Published for the first time in the UK, Sarah Graves mixes death with DIY in this delightful mystery series.
It starts with a phone call that reopens a painful chapter in Jake Tiptree's past. After years of delay, the man who murdered Jake's mother is finally scheduled to stand trial - until he vanishes into thin air. Maybe the only thing worse about Ozzie Campbell's disappearance is that Jake has a terrible foreboding of just where he'll turn up next. With her family away, Jake had hoped to savour a few days of unaccustomed solitude. Now, without warning, her cozy, well-loved home in Eastport, Maine, seems more like a death trap ready to snap shut. Suddenly Jake feels that her house - and her life - has far too many windows. And in any one of them she might see the face of her killer.
Anyone who can mix slaughter and screwdrivers is a genius. Plus, anyone who has bought a home that needs even a new toilet seat is probably consumed with murderous thoughts. - Boston Herald
Like the old Victorian homes she describes... Graves' stories seem to grow better with the passing of time... Readers who enjoy solving mysteries and fixing up older homes will appreciate Jake's do-it-yourself expertise in both areas. - Booklist
A sleuth as tough as the nails she drives into the walls of her 1823 Federal home enhances a clever plot, which comes to an unexpected and explosive conclusion. Many will relish the vividly described Down East setting, but for anyone who's ever enjoyed making a home repair it's the accurate details of the restoration of Jake's old house that will appeal. - Publishers Weekly
Think Diane Mott Davidson with a tool belt instead of recipes! - Denver Post
This first-rate thriller features nail-biting suspense... Graves has written one of her best mysteries, full of courageous women and compelling action. - Library Journal
Graves continues to explore Jake's backstory in this installment... Relentless dramatic action and steadily building suspense. - Booklist