A Fixer-Upper Mystery
Award-winning writer Kate Carlisle worked in television for many years before turning to writing. Inspired by the northern seaside towns of her native California, where Victorian mansions grace the craggy cliffs and historic lighthouses warn fishermen and smugglers alike, Kate was drawn to create the Fixer-Upper Mysteries (This Old Homicide, A High-End Finish), featuring small-town girl Shannon Hammer, a building contractor specializing in home restoration. Kate also writes the New York Times bestselling Bibliophile Mysteries (Ripped from the Pages, The Book Stops Here) featuring Brooklyn Wainwright.
In the New York Times bestselling Fixer-Upper mysteries, contractor Shannon Hammer can repair even the most distressed building. But clearing out the cobwebs from her current project may distress her
When Mac Sullivanfamous thriller writer and Shannon’s new beaufirst moved to Lighthouse Cove, California, he bought the historic lighthouse mansion that the town is named after. Mac needs help cleaning up the place, and Shannon is more than happy to get her handywoman hands on the run-down Victorian.
But during demolition, a grisly discovery is made among the debristhe bones of a teenage girl who went missing fifteen years ago. Locals had always assumed Lily Brogan ran away from her difficult life, but it seems her troubles followed her to the grave. If Shannon has any chance of getting her renovation back on track, she’ll need to tackle the cold case. But with new suspects coming out of the woodwork every day, she’ll have to be careful to pry the right secrets and clues from the poor girl’s problematic past
Praise for Kate Carlisle and the Fixer-Upper Mysteries
“Kate Carlisle never fails to make me laugh, even as she has me turning the pages to see what’s going to happen next.”—Miranda James, New York Times bestselling author of Cat in the Stacks Mysteries
“Perfect escapist cozy fare.” —Library Journal
“Another winner from one of the leaders in the genre!”—RT Book Reviews
“Quick, clever, and somewhat edgy…Shannon’s not a stereotype—she’s a person, and an interesting, intelligent, likable one at that, which makes it easy to become invested in her tale.”—Smitten by Books
“A fun read with a great sense of humor and a soupcon of suspense.” --Nancy Atherton, New York Times bestselling author of the Aunt Dimity Mysteries