If Walls Could Talk (Haunted Home Renovation Series #1)

If Walls Could Talk (Haunted Home Renovation Series #1)

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by Juliet Blackwell
     
 

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Melanie Turner has made quite a name for herself remodeling historic houses in the San Francisco Bay Area. But now her reputation may be on the line.

At her newest project, a run-down Pacific Heights mansion, Mel is visited by the ghost of a colleague who recently met a bad end with power tools. Mel hopes that by nailing the killer, she can rid herself of the

Overview

Melanie Turner has made quite a name for herself remodeling historic houses in the San Francisco Bay Area. But now her reputation may be on the line.

At her newest project, a run-down Pacific Heights mansion, Mel is visited by the ghost of a colleague who recently met a bad end with power tools. Mel hopes that by nailing the killer, she can rid herself of the ghostly presence of the murdered man-and not end up a construction casualty herself...

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From the Publisher
"This is the first entry in the Haunted Home Renovation Mystery series and it promises to be a load of fun." —RT Book Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451231819
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/07/2010
Series:
Haunted Home Renovation Series, #1
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
131,142
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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, including recordings of Wonderland by Stacey D'Erasmo and Survival Lessons by Alice Hoffman.

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If Walls Could Talk 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 61 reviews.
BookAdventurer More than 1 year ago
I'm a follower of Juliet Blackwell's Withcraft Mysteries, and sometimes after falling in love with one series by an author I find myself having a hard time getting into an author's new series, but NOT so with If Walls Could Talk. The mystery kept me guessing & Mel is a very likable character that the reader can easily identify with. The slight paranormal element of Keith (ghost) just added an extra layer of intriguiment. I was a little worried about another home restoration series coming out amidst numerous other series of the same, but Ms. Blackwell carved out her own niche! If you like this series you may also enjoy: Sarah Graves, Christy Evans, Jennie Bentley.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Since her mother died, Melanie Turner took over her depressed father's San Francisco Bay construction business; specializing in restoration of historical homes as her dad could no longer run the firm. Matt Addax hires Mel to restore a run-down mansion so he and his partner can flip it for a nice profit. After an all night party, Mel enters the house to see Matt's partner Kenneth dripping in blood. He was shot with a nail gun and someone cut off his hand with a motor saw. There is blood all over him and he dies shortly after arriving at the hospital. He told the nurses before he died that Matt didn't kill him, but he also said it was Matt's fault. Matt goes to jail leaving Mel to complete the renovations. She sees the ghost of Kenneth and he informs her he doesn't remember the time prior to his murder. Someone believes Mel found buried jewels and her house, car and storage room are ransacked. Someone is looking for them. To get rid of the ghost and to keep her family, friends and employees safe, Mel investigates only to be in the same perilous situation that Kenneth faced before he was killed. This is the start of a new paranormal amateur sleuth series filled with ghosts, unknown villains, a great heroine, and a man who warned her not marry her ex husband. Mel has "insider" information from the other side. Mel does not trusting the cops who have focused on Matt only so she risks her life to investigate. With a nod to the Ghost Whisperer in a murder mystery setting, Juliet Blackwell provides a fun entertaining opening act. Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked parts of this, disliked others. i really don't think nail guns work like that... I MIGHT reda the next in the series. I'll defintely read Blackwell's other series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
good light reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great, quick read. Really captures your attention and holds the reader all the way to the end. Can't wait until the next book comes out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little different twist. I'll read the next one
mistyJW More than 1 year ago
Good book for a cozy rainy day, of which we have had many lately. Fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great to get to know another interesting woman with a very interesting career. I've read some others by Juliet Blackwell and will look for more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love mystry books and I did enjoy this book. I will read the next one if there is a next one.
osaka 7 months ago
Light reading with great main characters. This story turned out to be better than I thought it would be. Kept me guessing, kept my attention. Looking forward to the next one in the series.
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Interesting fun read. Like learning about different professions and hobbies.
cjmaine More than 1 year ago
Fun book to read, I really enjoyed it.
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