"A haunted house and a murder will distract Shannon from her construction company."
Reviewed by Leanne Davis
Posted January 10, 2015
Mystery | Mystery Cozy
Shannon's neighbor, Jesse, hasn't been seen for a couple
of days, so she uses her key to get into the house and
discovers his body. At first everyone assumes, the cause
of death is probably illness, even though he hadn't been
ill. The fact that his house has been torn apart causes
Shannon and her friends to be suspicious.
When one of Jesse's friends goes into a diabetic coma just
days after the funeral, Shannon becomes even more
suspicious. At the same time, one of Shannon's crew is
working to renovate an old Victorian for their friend,
Emily. The house is known to be haunted and there are
strange things happening there.
Since Jane inherits Jesse's house, she asks Shannon to
at it to see what would be needed to get it ready to sell.
While checking the foundations, Shannon finds an old,
encrusted necklace hidden away. She and Jane put it away
in a safety deposit box but someone is determined to find
the necklace. Both Shannon's home and Jane's B&B are
Another body turns up when a man who was insistent on
staying at Jane's B&B is discovered, the investigation
really gears up.
What Jane and Shannon discover will put both of them at
Ms. Carlisle has always been an author I enjoyed. The
second in a new series, THIS OLD HOMICIDE, takes the
in a completely new direction. The Bookbinder series is
very different from The Fixer-Upper mysteries.
series is about a single woman who owns a construction
company with a group of very close friends, a couple of
venomous enemies and two men who may or may not be
interested in her. Since I had just finished A High End
Finish and really enjoyed it, I was glad to discover that
the quality is equally high in THIS OLD HOMICIDE.
Ms. Carlisle is an accomplished author who writes
engrossing stories with well-paced mysteries. I'm really
enjoying the new direction she has taken.
From the New York Times bestselling author of the
Bibliophile Mysteries and A High-End Finish comes the second
Contractor and part-time sleuth Shannon Hammer specializes
in improving the quirks and flaws of the Victorian homes in
Lighthouse Cove, California. The quirks and flaws of their
residents are another story....
Valentine’s Day is approaching, and while Shannon is
delighted to be friends with not one but two handsome men,
not everyone in town is feeling the love. After her elderly
neighbor Jesse Hennessey fails to make his daily appearance
at the local diner, Shannon swings by his place to check on
him. Not only does she find Jesse dead—of an apparent heart
attack—but she also realizes that his home has been ransacked.
Someone suggests that a thief was searching for a priceless
necklace Jesse claimed to have retrieved from a capsized
sailing ship, but Shannon doesn’t believe it. Everyone knows
Jesse had a penchant for constructing tall tales—like the
one about him having a hot new girlfriend. But his death is
soon ruled a homicide, and shady suspects begin popping out
of the woodwork. When another victim turns up dead, Shannon
is convinced she must find the killer before someone else
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