On Sale: April 27, 2013
Featuring: Ellie; Jake Tiptree
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Mystery Amateur Sleuth
When it comes to home repair, Jacobia â€śJakeâ€ť Tiptree is a
fervent wielder of power drills and paint brushes. And when
catching criminals, sheâ€™s been known to really bring down
the hammer. But when a shocking murder rocks the small town
of Eastport, Maine, Jake may be the next victim for whom the
It is nearly midnight when the enormous bell in the belfry
of All Faith Chapelâ€”silent for decadesâ€”booms forth,
startling awake the entire town of Eastport. Upon inspection
of the steeple, the police uncover the body of local
teenager Karen Hansen, who had climbed the belfryâ€™s dark,
rickety stairs for a midnight rendezvous. But instead of the
promise of an exciting new life, Karen meets her death.
Meanwhile, as an epic norâ€™easter bears down on the idyllic
island town, Jake Tiptree hurries to shore up her ramshackle
old house against the big blow. An amateur detective, she
has sworn off chasing criminals. But when the news of
Karenâ€™s murder spreads and much of the evidence points to
Jakeâ€™s likable houseguest, she and her sleuthing partner,
Ellie White, get to work.
They discover an unexpected ally in newcomer Lizzie Snow, a
woman from â€śawayâ€ť who seemed to have blown into town with
the norâ€™easter, and who also seems to know a lot about the
mind of a killer. Can Jake and Ellie trust her? As a killer
roams free and the townsfolk struggle against the pounding,
screaming storm, the resulting tempest of gossip and
suspicion rivals anything the Atlantic could brew upâ€”and
threatens to keep Jake and Ellie from putting the final nail
in this cold-blooded case.
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