A Wrench in the Works (A Fixer-Upper Mystery)


by: Carlisle, Kate
Format: Mass Market Paperback

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Product Description Lights! Camera! Homicide! Contractor Shannon Hammer has to dig through murder suspects in the latest Fixer-Upper Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Eaves of Destruction and Once Upon a Spine. Don't miss the Hallmark Movies & Mystery Originals starring Jewel, based on the Fixer-Upper Mystery series! Shannon Hammer’s younger sister, Chloe, left Lighthouse Cove after high school to make it big in Hollywood. And she did it! Chloe is the cohost of a popular home repair show on the Home Builders Network. Now, after ten years, she has returned to their quaint coastal hometown to film several shows featuring her sister, Shannon, along with some special mini-segments on Victorian style and design. But Shannon quickly realizes that things are not exactly blissful in TV land. Bree, the executive producer of the show, has a knack for stirring up sticky situations, and when she’s found dead, Chloe and the entire crew are under suspicion. Shannon, her thriller writer boyfriend, Mac, and their crime-solving friends soon unearth the real reason Chloe left home. Is that ten-year-old secret connected to Bree’s death? And can Shannon track down the real killer before her beloved sister becomes the next victim? Review Praise for Kate Carlisle's Fixer-Upper Mysteries "[An] immensely satisfying page-turner of mystery."--Jenn McKinlay,  New York Times bestselling author "I fell for this feisty, take-charge heroine and readers will, too."--Leslie Meier,  New York Timesbestselling author "Another winner from one of the leaders in the genre!"-- RT Book Reviews "Carlisle's second contractor cozy continues to please with its smart, humorous heroine and plot. Fans of Sarah Graves's Home Repair Is Homicide series will appreciate this title as a solid read-alike."-- Library Journal "Highly entertaining...Quick, clever, and somewhat edgy...Shannon's not a stereotype--she's a person, and an interesting, intelligent, likable one at that, which makes it easy to become invested in her tale."--Smitten by Books About the Author A native Californian, New York Times bestselling author Kate Carlisle worked in television for many years before turning to writing. A lifelong fascination with the art and craft of bookbinding led her to write the Bibliophile Mysteries featuring Brooklyn Wainwright, whose bookbinding and restoration skills invariably uncover old secrets, treachery, and murder. She is also the author of the Fixer-Upper Mysteries featuring small-town girl Shannon Hammer, a building contractor specializing in home restoration. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. ***This excerpt is from an advance uncorrected copy proof*** Copyright © 2018 Kate Carlisle Chapter 1 Two months earlier “Shannon!” I turned and saw my friend Jane Hennessey waving at me from halfway down Main Street. She ran to catch up with me, despite the fact that she was wearing a lovely dress and high heels. I guess when you owned the Hennessey House Inn, the most elegant world-class inn in Lighthouse Cove, you had to dress the part. “Hi, Jane.” I set my toolbox down on the sidewalk and gave her a quick hug. “You look so nice. Where are you headed?” “I’m swinging by Lizzie’s shop to pick up Mac’s latest thriller and then we’re going to have lunch at Emily’s. You should come with us.” “What a coincidence,” I said, gazing up at the clear blue sky. It was early fall and the weather was warm and sunny with a slight breeze. Perfect for walking along the town square. “I was just on my way to Emily’s to fix a stopped-up sink. I’ll walk with you.” I surreptitiously brushed my hand over my mop of curly hair, hoping to swipe away as much sawdust as I could. “But I should probably pass on lunch. I’ve been working at the old Parton mansion all morning, redoing the staircase. I’m covered in wood shavings.” “We’re used to seeing you like that,” she said with a grin. “Emily won’t mind. We’ll just hose you down before we go in


Product Code: 9780399586484
ISBN: 0399586482
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: 2018-11-06
Number of Pages: 304 pages
Languages: english
Edition: No Information
Dimension: 4.17 x 0.94 x 6.77 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.31 pounds