Dead Bolt (Haunted Home Renovation Series #2) by Juliet Blackwell, Audiobook (MP3 on CD) | Barnes & Noble
Dead Bolt (Haunted Home Renovation Series #2)

Dead Bolt (Haunted Home Renovation Series #2)

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by Juliet Blackwell, Sands Xe
     
 

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Turner Construction's latest restoration project is a historic Queen Anne Victorian in San Francisco. This time, general contractor Mel Turner has to work around the owners, who insist on sticking around-along with some ghosts that insist in their own way that the work stops. The ghosts aren't the only ones standing in the way of the renovations. A crotchety

Overview

Turner Construction's latest restoration project is a historic Queen Anne Victorian in San Francisco. This time, general contractor Mel Turner has to work around the owners, who insist on sticking around-along with some ghosts that insist in their own way that the work stops. The ghosts aren't the only ones standing in the way of the renovations. A crotchety neighbor, Emile Blunt, secretly wants this house and could be behind some of the disturbances. But when Emile is found dead, it's Mel who appears guilty. Now she must restore the building-and her reputation-before it's too late.

Editorial Reviews

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"Cleverly plotted with a terrific sense of the history of the greater Bay Area, Blackwell's series has plenty of ghosts and supernatural happenings to keep readers entertained and off balance." —Library Journal
Publishers Weekly
In Blackwell’s smooth, seductive second mystery featuring San Francisco historic house contractor Melanie Turner (after 2010’s If Walls Could Talk), something otherworldly is interfering with Mel’s work on Jim and Katenka Daley’s 1890s Queen Anne Victorian. Mel must also contend with the elderly neighbor across the street, Emile Blunt, who’s determined to buy the Daleys’ house, even though it’s not for sale. Mel’s father, himself a former contractor, tries to smooth things over with the crotchety Emile, only to find him shot dead the next day. Desperate to save her character and her renovation from a murder, Mel may have to dig the truth up about yet another ghost before all is said and done. The return of divorced Mel’s old crush, green building expert Graham Donovan, adds romantic interest. Cozy fans will want to see a lot more of the endearing Mel. (Dec.)
-Library Journal
"Cleverly plotted with a terrific sense of the history of the greater Bay Area, Blackwell's series has plenty of ghosts and supernatural happenings to keep readers entertained and off balance."
-Publishers Weekly
"In Blackwell's smooth, seductive second mystery featuring San Francisco historic house contractor Melanie Turner (after 2010's If Walls Could Talk), something otherworldly is interfering with Mel's work on Jim and Katenka Daley's 1890s Queen Anne Victorian. Mel must also contend with the elderly neighbor across the street, Emile Blunt, who's determined to buy the Daleys' house, even though it's not for sale. Mel's father, himself a former contractor, tries to smooth things over with the crotchety Emile, only to find him shot dead the next day. Desperate to save her character and her renovation from a murder, Mel may have to dig the truth up about yet another ghost before all is said and done. The return of divorced Mel's old crush, green building expert Graham Donovan, adds romantic interest. Cozy fans will want to see a lot more of the endearing Mel."
Library Journal
San Francisco-based Melanie Turner (If Walls Could Talk) is no ordinary contractor. Her renovations veer to spooky, haunted Victorian houses, and you might call her a ghost buster. But the specters in this current job are more malevolent, suggesting that some crimes remain unresolved. When a neighbor turns up murdered and former tenants of the house aren't being forthright, Mel knows there is unfinished business in this place. She would just like to live to see the murderer caught. VERDICT Cleverly plotted with a terrific sense of the history of the greater Bay Area, Blackwell's series has plenty of ghosts and supernatural happenings to keep readers entertained and off balance. Sue Ann Jaffarian's "Ghost of Granny Apples" series is a good match. Blackwell also writes as Hailey Lind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452665634
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
09/09/2013
Series:
Haunted Home Renovation Series, #2
Edition description:
MP3 - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Juliet Blackwell is the pseudonym for a mystery author who, together with her sister, wrote the Art Lover's Mystery series, which includes Shooting Gallery, Brush with Death, and the Agatha Award-nominated Feint of Art. A former anthropologist and social worker, Juliet currently resides in Oakland, California.

Xe Sands is an award-winning narrator known for her authentic characterizations and intimate delivery. She has more than a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration, performance, and visual art, and she has been recognized for her engaging romance narrations.

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