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A High-End Finish

A High End Finish

1st Fixer-Upper Mystery

In the seaside town of Lighthouse Cove in northern California, everyone knows the best man for the job is actually a woman—contractor Shannon Hammer. But while Shannon can do wonders with a power drill and a little elbow grease, she's about to discover that some problems aren't so easily fixed....

Shannon's home-renovation and repair business is booming, but her love life needs work. On a blind date with real estate agent Jerry Saxton, she has to whip out a pair of pliers to keep Jerry from getting too hands on. Shannon is happy to put her rotten date behind her, but when Jerry's found dead in a run-down Victorian home that she's been hired to restore, the town's attractive new police chief suspects that her threats may have laid the foundation for murder. Determined to clear her name, Shannon conducts her own investigation—with the help of her four best friends, her eccentric father, a nosy neighbor or two, and a handsome crime writer who's just moved to town. But as they get closer to prying out the murderer's identity, Shannon is viciously attacked. Now she'll have to nail down the truth—or end up in permanent foreclosure....

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"VERDICT Light and frothy, this new series launch by the author of the 'Bibliophile' mysteries makes for perfect escapist cozy fare. Recommended for fans of Susan Wittig Albert and Rosemary Harris."
   —Library Journal

"Perfect for book clubs who enjoy a smart, well-crafted whodunit with a healthy dollop of humor."
   —American Library Association

"A cozy to cozy up to."
   —Crimespree Magazine

"With her trademark wit, she will captivate readers with the mystery surrounding the death of man who was not well liked. This book will have readers flipping the pages to find out who the culprit really is. Throw in not one, but two love interests and A High-End Finish is a must read!"
   —RT Book Reviews

"Top Pick! The author knew how to keep me glued to my seat the entire time I was reading the story."
   —Night Owl Reviews

NAL, Paperback, November 2014, ISBN: 978-0451469199