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 recognized to truly deliver 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 truly is approximately middle of the night whilst the large bell within the belfry of All religion Chapel—silent for decades—booms forth, startling conscious the complete 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 middle of the night rendezvous. yet rather than the promise of an exhilarating 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 condominium 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 notice an unforeseen best friend in newcomer Lizzie Snow, a lady from “away” who appeared to 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 opponents whatever the Atlantic may possibly 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 version 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 firstclass secret the best way Graves can. It’s a the most effective story.”—RT ebook Reviews
“Graves does the Down East sector justice, nailing not just the scents, sounds, points of interest, and other people, however the tradition. . . . It doesn’t damage that she’s a rattling strong storyteller, in addition. [Her] prose is sharp, clever, and witty.”—Crimespree Magazine
Praise for Sarah Graves and the house fix Is Homicide series
“Graves’s logos 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 outdated condo . . . is a hoot.”—The manhattan instances publication Review
“What distinguishes the radical are its likable, no-nonsense protagonist-narrator, her references to domestic fix that the writer cleverly suits tongue-and-groove into the tale and, particularly, the distinctive descriptions of the town.”—Los Angeles Times
“Graves makes rehabbing shutters and different chores suspenseful.”—The Boston Globe
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Extra resources for A Bat in the Belfry (Home Repair is Homicide, Book 16)
Jeeza. I got no experience. I’ve never done an investigation. The lieutenant threw you a bone with me, and a not-too-juicy bone either. ” “Then that’s more than I had when I walked into Lumpy’s office this morning. ” They drove past summer hay, baled and waiting pick up from feed buyers in a five-state region. In most places of the country, the hay would have been a sign of prosperity for Indians, but here non-Indians farmed the bulk of the reservation. Indian reorganization of the last century had stripped most Lakota of land ownership.
Willie paused again. “Maybe the killer figured he had no chance of being caught. Thumbing his nose at us. ” Manny nodded approval. “Or the club’s been wiped of prints. ” Manny agreed, and continued looking at the pictures. ” Manny pointed to bruising on Jason’s left cheek and nose. ” Willie grabbed the photo while he reached inside his shirt pocket and grabbed a can of Copenhagen. He put a pinch under his lip and offered the can to Manny. He shook his head and instinctively reached for the pack of cigarettes no longer in his shirt pocket.
Before Willie could turn around, the dispatcher ordered him to respond to the powwow grounds on the west end of Pine Ridge. A drunk had staggered into the middle of the road trying to flag down passing cars. “I’m on an investigation,” Willie radioed back. A brief lull followed before Lumpy’s voice blared across the police radio. “You want to see your retirement, you’ll do your follow-up another time. ” Willie apologized to Manny. “No need. ” Lumpy would love to see the Living Legend fail. Niles’s Living Legend.
A Bat in the Belfry (Home Repair is Homicide, Book 16) by Sarah Graves