Dead Level

A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery

By Sarah Graves
(Bantam, Mass Market Paperback, 9780553593433, 352pp.)

Publication Date: November 27, 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback, Hardcover, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD

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Description

In this new Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery, a killer with a screw loose sets his sights on Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree, whose latest renovation project becomes a dire matter of life and deck.
 
Driving to a cottage in the Maine woods with her best friend, Ellie White, Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree has a challenging week ahead of her. She bet her husband that she could finish building the cottage porch in only a few days—a lofty goal for even the craftiest home renovator. But as Jake and Ellie set to work, they soon realize that they’re not alone. Dewey Hooper, a recently escaped convict, is watching them. Jake’s testimony got him sent away for murder years ago and here, in the remote wilderness, he can exact his revenge. Tough as nails and not afraid to defend themselves, Jake and Ellie are determined to keep their wits about them—to prevent the quaint little cottage from turning into the ultimate death trap.
 
Praise for Sarah Graves and the Home Repair Is Homicide series
 
“Readers won’t be able to put this page-turner down—but it will certainly make them think twice about vacationing at that Maine lakeside cottage.”—Leslie Meier, author of the Lucy Stone mysteries
 
“Just hearing her list the ways you can kill yourself fixing up an old house . . . is a hoot.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Graves makes rehabbing shutters and other chores suspenseful.”—The Boston Globe

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About the Author

Sarah Graves lives with her husband in an 1823 Federal-style house in Eastport, Maine, where her mystery novels are set. When she is not scraping, painting, glazing, sanding, hammering, or otherwise repairing (or failing to repair!) the old house, she is working on her next Home Repair Is Homicide novel, A Bat in the Belfrey.




Praise For Dead Level

Advance praise for Dead Level
 
“Readers won’t be able to put this page-turner down—but it will certainly make them think twice about vacationing at that Maine lakeside cottage.”—Leslie Meier
 
“Sarah Graves continues successfully reinventing her much beloved Home Repair Is Homicide series. Her newest is a terrific thriller and an all-around treat, bearing Graves’s trademarks: edgy traditional mysteries peppered liberally with humor, and sprinkled with layered, well-written characters. This series is better than ever!”—Julia Spencer-Fleming
 
Praise for Sarah Graves and the Home Repair Is Homicide series
 
“Just hearing her list the ways you can kill yourself fixing up an old house . . . is a hoot.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“What distinguishes the novel are its likable, no-nonsense protagonist-narrator, her references to home repair that the author cleverly fits tongue-and-groove into the story and, especially, the detailed descriptions of the town.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“Graves makes rehabbing shutters and other chores suspenseful.”—The Boston Globe
 
“Nail-biting suspense that ensnares the reader . . . full of courageous women and compelling action. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal

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