Trap Door: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery

Sarah Graves, Author . Bantam $22 (247p) ISBN 978-0-553-80429-4

Graves's humorous, well-constructed 10th home improvement cozy (after 2005's Nail Biter ) finds Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree, former money manager to the mob, still hard at work on her 1823 Federal-style house in Eastport, Maine. But she's got more to fix than a roof caving in: her dead ex-husband, Victor, is haunting the house and her friend Jemmy is on the run from hit men, including the ruthless Walter Henderson, who's also made his home in Eastport. A local young man who had been dating Walter's daughter has gone missing, and when Jake and her friend Ellie show up at the assassin's home, they make a grisly discovery in his barn. Graves weaves in plenty of home repair tips and a correspondence between two antiquarian experts concerning a mysterious book Jake has found in her cellar for an outing sure to please series fans. (Jan.)

Reviewed on: 10/16/2006
Release date: 12/01/2006
Genre: Fiction
Hardcover - 419 pages - 978-0-7862-9512-8
Compact Disc - 978-0-7927-4676-8
Open Ebook - 204 pages - 978-0-553-90334-8
Mass Market Paperbound - 331 pages - 978-0-553-58802-6
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