The Book of Old Houses (Home Repair Is Homicide, Bk 11)
The Book of Old Houses - Home Repair Is Homicide, Bk 11 Author:Sarah Graves 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 uneart... more »hed from beneath your 1823 fixer-upper - a book containing your name written in blood? That's the mystery 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.
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I have very much enjoyed the Home Repair is Homicide series, but this installment is a bit different from the others. Darker in tone, it seemed to try for a supernatural bent, that never was resolved (purposefully?). It also has alternating points of view, 1st person Jake and 3rd person from another character, I found it jarring somewhat. I didn't dislike the story, but it wasn't my favorite of the series.