By Sarah Graves
When it involves domestic fix, Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree is a fervent wielder of strength drills and paint brushes. And whilst catching criminals, she’s been identified to truly 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's approximately nighttime whilst the large bell within the belfry of All religion Chapel—silent for decades—booms forth, startling wide awake 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 dead night rendezvous. yet rather than the promise of a thrilling new existence, 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 residence opposed to the large blow. An beginner detective, she has sworn off chasing criminals. but if the scoop of Karen’s homicide spreads and masses of the proof issues to Jake’s likable houseguest, she and her sleuthing accomplice, Ellie White, get to work.
They realize an unforeseen best friend in newcomer Lizzie Snow, a girl from “away” who looked as if it would have blown into city with the nor’easter, and who additionally turns out to understand much in regards to the brain of a killer. Can Jake and Ellie belief her? As a killer roams loose and the townsfolk fight opposed to the pounding, screaming typhoon, the ensuing tempest of gossip and suspicion competitors something the Atlantic may perhaps 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 undertaking and switch it right into a top quality secret the way in which Graves can. It’s a probably the greatest story.”—RT publication Reviews
“Graves does the Down East sector justice, nailing not just the scents, sounds, attractions, and other people, however the tradition. . . . It doesn’t damage that she’s a rattling strong storyteller, besides. [Her] prose is sharp, clever, 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 was once a Soldier
“Just listening to her record the methods you could kill your self solving up an previous residence . . . is a hoot.”—The manhattan occasions ebook 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, particularly, the precise descriptions of the town.”—Los Angeles Times
“Graves makes rehabbing shutters and different chores suspenseful.”—The Boston Globe
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I am going to take a shower,’ Wexford said coldly. He took it. When he emerged from the bathroom the dog was still howling and pop music was issuing from behind Sheila’s door. A degenerate male voice exhorted its hearers to give it love or let it die in peace. ‘There seems to be an awful lot of noise going on, darling,’ said Mrs Wexford sleepily. ’ He opened Sheila’s door. She was applying a face pack. ‘Just this once, then,’ said the chief inspector. ’ Clytemnestra. Of all the stupid pretentious names for a dog .
His grin wide, he slapped Jack on the back and peered six inches up into the bridegroom’s handsome red face. ‘I made it then, me old mate. My brother Jonathan, very pleasant hast thou been unto me; thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women. ’ ‘I reckoned you would,’ said Jack and his heart was filled with joy. ‘I’d have had it in properly for you if you hadn’t. ’ ‘Not that gnat’s piss, for a start. Eleven bloody hours I’ve driven today. ’ ‘Give me a chance, I . ’ ‘Put it away. It’s only my fun, you know me.
Or it won’t stand my weight, Wexford thought, alarmed. The lift came to rest at the first floor and the door slid open. Sergeant Camb hesitated apologetically on the threshold. ‘Sorry, sir. I didn’t know it was you. ’ ‘Three persons are permitted, Sergeant,’ Wexford said, hoping his now very real trepidation didn’t show. ’ ‘Not bad, is it? ’ Come on, come on, he thought, and pictured the three of them plummeting down the last thirty feet into the basement. ’ he said superfluously. The lift floated lightly, steadied and the door opened.
A Bat in the Belfry (Home Repair is Homicide, Book 16) by Sarah Graves