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Trap Door (Home Repair is Homicide, Bk 10)
Trap Door - Home Repair is Homicide, Bk 10 Author:Sarah Graves When Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree left behind her high-powered, high-risk career on Wall Street for the charming town of Eastport, Maine, she expected a quiet life spent fixing up her 1823 Federal-style house. But there are skeletons in her closet that may prove beyond repair. — Jake has a new project in the works: building a dock at... more » her lakeside cottage. She and her friend Ellie are on their way to start the job when they run into one of Jake's old New York City pals. There's a hit man after wiseguy Jemmy, and he just happens to live in Eastport.
Jake's cottage is the perfect hideout while Jemmy plans his next move. But when Jake and Ellie find a body hanging in the hit man's barn, they know there's more to the story than anyone's telling. Now Jake is determined to expose the truth, before she's caught in a trap she can't escape.« less
I like this series, although the murders are a little more graphic than in most cozies. The small town feel of the series is what I like best about it. It's easy to get to know the characters and get a feel for the town.
I like that the author doesn't make it too obvious who the killer is in her books - it allows me to read along and think about the clues and try to guess who it might be.
This series is a wonderful mix of excellent story-telling, realistically likeable people, and well thought out plots. The home repair hints aren't bad either. Each book leaves me wanting more. I didn't read them in order; that would probably be best. So, even though I had to adjust me thinking to the timeframe of each book, they have all been thoroughly enjoyable.