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Premeditated Mortar

Premeditated Mortar
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8th Fixer-Upper Mystery

Contractor Shannon Hammer investigates a murder in a spooky old asylum in the latest Fixer-Upper Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author Kate Carlisle. . . .

Shannon Hammer is about to embark on one of the biggest projects of her career. Her best friend Jane Hennessey has purchased one wing of the Gables, formerly the old state insane asylum, located on a bucolic hillside two miles northeast of Lighthouse Cove. Jane plans to turn her section into a small luxury hotel complete with twenty ocean-view rooms, a spa, and a restaurant.

Shannon is raring to get started on the enormous project and is shocked when a group of unruly protesters shows up at the groundbreaking ceremony and wreaks havoc. She’s even more freaked-out when someone pushes her into a pit of bricks in a closed-off room of the asylum. Despite her close call, Shannon wants nothing more than to get back to work . . . until she finds a body not far from where she was pushed. Now Shannon is determined to get to the bottom of the goings-on at the Gables even if it kills her. . . .

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"Like the Fixer Upper movies it’s spawned on the Hallmark Channel, this popular series hits just the right notes: mystery, romance, historical detail."
   —Kirkus Reviews (read more)

"The engaging story is propelled by the large cast of well-drawn characters and is buffeted by numerous satisfying plot twists."

Berkley, Paperback, December 2020, ISBN: 9781984804419