When it comes to home repair, Jacobia aJakea Tiptree is a fervent wielder of power drills and paint brushes. And when catching criminals, sheas been known to really bring down the hammer. But when a shocking murder rocks the small town of Eastport, Maine, Jake may be the next victim for whom the bell tolls. It is nearly midnight when the enormous bell in the belfry of All Faith Chapelasilent for decadesabooms forth, startling awake the entire town of Eastport. Upon inspection of the steeple, the police uncover the body of local teenager Karen Hansen, who had climbed the belfryas dark, rickety stairs for a midnight rendezvous. But instead of the promise of an exciting new life, Karen meets her death. Meanwhile, as an epic noraeaster bears down on the idyllic island town, Jake Tiptree hurries to shore up her ramshackle old house against the big blow. An amateur detective, she has sworn off chasing criminals. But when the news of Karenas murder spreads and much of the evidence points to Jakeas likable houseguest, she and her sleuthing partner, Ellie White, get to work. They discover an unexpected ally in newcomer Lizzie Snow, a woman from aawaya who seemed to have blown into town with the noraeaster, and who also seems to know a lot about the mind of a killer. Can Jake and Ellie trust her? As a killer roams free and the townsfolk struggle against the pounding, screaming storm, the resulting tempest of gossip and suspicion rivals anything the Atlantic could brew upaand threatens to keep Jake and Ellie from putting the final nail in this cold-blooded case. Complete with Home Repair Is Homicide repair tips! BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Sarah Graves's Winter at the Door. Praise for A Bat in the Belfry aStylishly suspenseful.aaMilwaukee Journal Sentinel aNobody else can take a home repair project and turn it into a first-class mystery the way Graves can. Itas a top-of-the-line story.aaRT Book Reviews aGraves does the Down East region justice, nailing not only the scents, sounds, sights, and people, but the culture. . . . It doesnat hurt that sheas a damn good storyteller, to boot. [Her] prose is sharp, smart, and witty.aaCrimespree Magazine Praise for Sarah Graves and the Home Repair Is Homicide series aGravesas trademarks are edgy, traditional mysteries peppered liberally with humor, and sprinkled with layered, well-written characters.aaJulia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times bestselling author of One Was a Soldier aJust hearing her list the ways you can kill yourself fixing up an old house . . . is a hoot.aaThe New York Times Book Review aWhat distinguishes the novel are its likable, no-nonsense protagonist-narrator, her references to home repair that the author cleverly fits tongue-and-groove into the story and, especially, the detailed descriptions of the town.aaLos Angeles Times aGraves makes rehabbing shutters and other chores suspenseful.aaThe Boston GlobeComplete with Home Repair Is Homicide repair tips! BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Sarah Gravesa#39;s Winter at the Door.
|Title||:||A Bat in the Belfry|
|Publisher||:||Bantam - 2013-04-30|