By Sarah Graves
When it involves domestic fix, Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree is a fervent wielder of energy drills and paint brushes. And whilst catching criminals, she’s been identified to actually carry down the hammer. but if a stunning homicide rocks the small city of Eastport, Maine, Jake could be the subsequent sufferer for whom the bell tolls.
it really is approximately middle of the night whilst the large bell within the belfry of All religion Chapel—silent for decades—booms forth, startling unsleeping the full city of Eastport. Upon inspection of the steeple, the police discover the physique of neighborhood teen Karen Hansen, who had climbed the belfry’s darkish, rickety stairs for a nighttime rendezvous. yet rather than the promise of a thrilling new lifestyles, Karen meets her death.
in the meantime, as an epic nor’easter bears down at the idyllic island city, Jake Tiptree hurries to shore up her ramshackle previous condo opposed to the large blow. An novice detective, she has sworn off chasing criminals. but if the inside track of Karen’s homicide spreads and masses of the facts issues to Jake’s likable houseguest, she and her sleuthing accomplice, Ellie White, get to work.
They observe an unforeseen best friend in newcomer Lizzie Snow, a girl from “away” who appeared to have blown into city with the nor’easter, and who additionally turns out to understand much concerning the brain of a killer. Can Jake and Ellie belief her? As a killer roams unfastened and the townsfolk fight opposed to the pounding, screaming typhoon, the ensuing tempest of gossip and suspicion opponents something the Atlantic might brew up—and threatens to maintain Jake and Ellie from placing the ultimate nail during this cold-blooded case.
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BONUS: This variation contains an excerpt from Sarah Graves's Winter on the Door.
Praise for A Bat within the Belfry
“Stylishly suspenseful.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Nobody else can take a house fix venture and switch it right into a top notch secret the best way Graves can. It’s a probably the greatest story.”—RT booklet Reviews
“Graves does the Down East zone justice, nailing not just the scents, sounds, attractions, and folks, however the tradition. . . . It doesn’t damage that she’s a rattling solid storyteller, as well. [Her] prose is sharp, shrewdpermanent, and witty.”—Crimespree Magazine
Praise for Sarah Graves and the house fix Is Homicide series
“Graves’s emblems are edgy, conventional mysteries peppered liberally with humor, and sprinkled with layered, well-written characters.”—Julia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times bestselling writer of One used to be a Soldier
“Just listening to her record the methods you could kill your self solving up an previous condominium . . . is a hoot.”—The long island occasions e-book Review
“What distinguishes the radical are its likable, no-nonsense protagonist-narrator, her references to domestic fix that the writer cleverly matches tongue-and-groove into the tale and, in particular, the unique descriptions of the town.”—Los Angeles Times
“Graves makes rehabbing shutters and different chores suspenseful.”—The Boston Globe
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Additional resources for A Bat in the Belfry (Home Repair is Homicide, Book 16)
It’s your dollar,” he said. “I’ll be just a minute. ” Rosie swung her legs out of the car and hurried across the busy sidewalk. The queue at the atm was only three people deep. The first in line, a heavyset man with the saddest eyes Rosie had ever seen, finished up and set off towards a twenty-four hour bar across the street; the woman behind him fumbled inside her handbag, and then finally produced a slim leather wallet. Rosie glanced behind, at the cab; it was still there, the driver leaning down to adjust the stereo.
Another ghost… Slowly, she followed the soft imprints of footmarks along the first floor landing, pausing only to glance through the open doorway of the master bedroom. It was empty, but the door handle glistened, as if wet. The bathroom door was ajar, and the trail of watery marks continued into the room. Rosie pushed open the door and watched in fear as it swung wide. Then — afraid, yet strangely calm — she walked inside. Chapter 5: INFIDELITY ROSIE STOOD IN the bathroom, all too aware of the silence, the absolute lack of background noise within the house.
Rosie shuffled towards the Coke machine that stood against the wall by the notice board, her legs stiff and feeling as if they did not belong to her body. Suddenly thirsty, she popped a coin into the slot. As she waited for the chilled can to drop into the dispenser, she scanned the small square cards pinned to the corkboard: ads for roommates, someone selling a mountain bike, a lady called Sapphire offering “Executive Massage”. A faded business card bearing the moniker “Andrew Stonegrave, Attorney at Law”.
A Bat in the Belfry (Home Repair is Homicide, Book 16) by Sarah Graves