Nail Biter

Nail Biter

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A Home Repair is Homicide Mystery. qReaders will enjoy Jake's repair tips as they follow her dogged investigation all the way to its startling conclusion.q - Publishers Weekly. Jacobia qJakeq Tiptree took the plunge from Wall Street power broker to Maine homeowner. Now the do-it-yourself enthusiast is about to discover that her own dream house is built on a foundation of murder. Buying a fixer-upper to lease to the tourist crowd seems like a good idea to Jake and her friend, Ellie. But working double-time as landladies to a coven of wannabe witches isn't what they had in mind. And it gets worse when Jake is called out one stormy night to make a repair - and stumbles on a dead body in the utility shed. The deceased was no favorite of Jake's, but that doesn't mean she wanted him dead! Jake's tenants - an ex-cop, a con man, and a mute teenage girl - say they heard nothing. Scandal, secrets, and a mysterious box buried deep in the foundation of her home are just the beginning of a mystery that threatens to bring Jake's life crashing down. Now she and Ellie are racing to find a missing girl who may be the key - or lead them to a killer holding the nails to their coffins.Because, I thought, feeling the pill bottles rattling in my pocket, maybe Marge hadna#39;t been such a foolish woman after all. The railing assembly for an outdoor stairway consists of the posts, the balusters between the posts, and the handrails anbsp;...

Title:Nail Biter
Author:Sarah Graves
Publisher:Center Point Pub - 2006


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