The Book of Old Houses

The Book of Old Houses

Book - 2008
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Once upon a time, Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree was a hotshot money manager to Manhattan's rich and dreadful--until she left city life behind for a centuries-old fixer-upper in the quaint seaside town of Eastport, Maine. But even this tiny haven has its hazards--and they can be astonishingly deadly....

What would you do if a long-buried book was unearthed from beneath your 1823 fixer-upper--a book containing your name written in blood ? That's the mystery Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree faces in the midst of her latest old-house renovations. But it's only the first in a town better known for its scenic views and historic homes than its body count. Now Jake is putting aside her hammer and fixing to find someone who's got the blueprint for a perfect murder.

Complete with Home Repair Is Homicide Repair Tips!
Publisher: New York : Bantam Dell, 2008, c2007.
ISBN: 9780553588033
Characteristics: 294 p. ;,24 cm.


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Apr 21, 2013

I enjoyed this novel. It was fun and sometimes funny, although the bathtub part was a bit much...too slapstick for me. But, I love the characters and Graves way of making you really sense the beauty of the place and feel the different times of day or seasons.

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