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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (512 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sarah Graves Narrator: Lindsay Ellison Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Home Repair is Homicide Mysteries Release Date:
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When Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree and her friend, Ellie White, agree to refurbish Eastport’s most disreputable old dwelling, Harlequin House, pulling up the floorboards reveals something far more sinister than dry rot. A hidden trapdoor unearths the skeleton of a notorious 1920s flapper with a fresh corpse sitting neatly beside her. With a good old-fashioned Maine murder on their hands, Jake and Ellie are hot on the trail of the murderer—but this time more than their reputations may be on the line.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Offers all the pleasures of the ‘cozy’ subgenre…[with] its feisty amateur sleuth…[and] quirky assortment of friends and family…The plot is leavened with home repair passages full of detail and a nice dose of attitude.”

    New England Today

  • “An enjoyable read for those who like their mysteries well-built.”

    Bangor Daily News

  • “Like the old Victorian homes she describes…Graves’ stories seem to grow better with the passing of time…Readers who enjoy solving mysteries and fixing up older homes will appreciate Jake’s do-it-yourself expertise in both areas.”


  • “[An] innovative cozy series…Readers will relish the author’s evocative descriptions of small-town Maine, strong characters whose relationships evolve, sense of humor, and, of course, helpful home-repair hints.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Graves make rehabbing shutters and other chores suspenseful. The novels are as well-crafted as the household projects are carried out.”

    Boston Sunday Globe

  • Mallets Aforethought does not disappoint…Do expect at least one very useful tip on home repair…to go with the careful and sensitive development of characters, which I have learned to anticipate with pleasure. Not to mention that rich and well-developed plot.”

    Washington Times

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kelly | 2/18/2014

    " I usually like the books in this series, but not this one. I finished it, but only to be sure that I know I had the right person as the killer. Weak entry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Margaret | 1/10/2014

    " Jacobia needs to be more careful. I need to visit Maine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cheryl | 12/28/2013

    " This was a great read, and I loved Jake and her friend finding a secret room with a dead body! They had to discover then who the person was and what had happened. One of the better Jacobia Tiptree stories! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pat | 12/8/2013

    " I really do enjoy Jacobia Tiptree and her Home Repair is Homicide Series. Excellent writing and a pleasure to read. Or, as I like to do, to listen to them. The Reader, Lindsay Ellison's voice does the character so well! "

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