RAINY DAY EXCERPTS: “EAVES OF DESTRUCTION”

Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, First Chapter/Intros, originally hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea and now hosted by I’d Rather Be at the Beach; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by The Purple Booker.

Today’s feature is Eaves of Destruction (e-book, a fixer-upper mystery), by Kate Carlisle:  Murder is on the to-do list when construction contractor Shannon Hammer looks for a killer in the fifth Fixer-Upper Mystery…

 

 

Intro:  I really love my job.  But I’ve got to admit, some days are better than others.

I’ve been working on construction sites since I was eight years old and my father started taking my sister, Chloe, and me to work with him.  Our mom had died a month earlier and it just made sense for Chloe and me to hang out with Dad after school instead of going home to a big, sad, empty house.

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Teaser:  Jane flashed me a coy smile.  “Well, actually, next year I was thinking we could have a DIY project booth.  You could be in charge, demonstrating how to do simple construction projects…” (p. 57).

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Synopsis:  At the annual Victorian Home and Garden Tour, Lighthouse Cove, California’s premier contractor, Shannon Hammer, realizes that the competition is about to turn deadly….

Shannon is in high demand among rival homeowners, who will do anything to win Best in Show. One-upmanship and even espionage break out among neighbors, construction crews, decorators, and landscapers. Thanks to several new hires, Shannon is sure she can handle the extra load—until murder throws a wrench in the works.

The small town’s corrupt building inspector is found dead on one of Shannon’s jobsites, and soon plenty of suspects are coming out of the woodwork. When another body is discovered, Shannon calls on her team of close friends and devilishly astute thriller writer Mac to help her nail down the details and build a case against the killer before the door shuts on someone else—for good.

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I love a good cozy, and I became interested in this series after watching episodes on Hallmark’s Movies & Mysteries.  What do you think?  Would you keep reading?

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