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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,087 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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Since she bought her rambling fixer-upper of a house, Jacobia Tiptree has gotten used to finding things broken. But her latest problem isn’t so easily repaired. Along with the rotting floor joists and sagging support beams, there’s the little matter of the dead man in Jake’s storeroom, an ice pick planted firmly in his cranium. Not much happens in her tiny Maine town, but that’s about to change. Jake’s unknown guest turns out to be local boy turned billionaire Threnody McIlwaine. When Jake’s best friend, quiet and dependable Ellie White, confesses to the murder, cops and journalists swarm into the snowbound Eastport. Jake smells a cover-up and begins poking into past history between McIlwaine and Ellie’s family. But someone doesn’t like nosy neighbors—and Jake’s rustic refuge may become her final resting place.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Jacobia has a witty and ironic voice, and the book resonates with good humor, quirky characters, and a keen sense of place.”

    Down East magazine

  • “In her polished debut, Graves blends charming, evocative digressions about life in Eastport with an intricate plot, well-drawn characters and a wry sense of humor.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “When Ellie White, longtime resident of Eastport, Maine, confesses to murdering a local billionaire with an ice pick, she’s promptly thrown in jail, and Jacobia Tiptree is promptly suspicious. Determined to prove her friend’s innocence, Jacobia (Jake) begins making her own inquiries and soon finds herself the object of threats and attacks. In portraying Jake, narrator Lindsay Ellison captures the sardonic tone of a strong, independent woman who is both amused and irritated by human behavior (including her own). Her voicing of Jake’s teenage son is realistic, and her portrayal of Ellie’s bossy elderly mother is at times hilarious. Pauses between chapters are a little long, but, overall, the leisurely narration suits the pace of life described in the community of Moose Island.”


  • “Think Diane Mott Davidson with a tool belt instead of recipes.”

    Denver Post

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews | 2/8/2014

    " I wasn't sure I was going to like this book because it seemed hard to get into, but I did eventually and enjoyed the book. didn't suspect who the killer was (but rarely do) and am interested to see how the rest of the series goes "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by T.W. Fendley | 1/25/2014

    " I listened to the audio version...enjoyed it and look forward to reading more from this author! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Francesca Hurley | 1/15/2014

    " this was a pretty good book, but i couldn't understand why it was called that. it mentioned it maybe once. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Eero | 12/21/2013

    " Murder mystery staring old finance guru in little town which nobody has never heard. Story itself is ok. Characters of book give feel of overacting their roles, but writer say that this is feature of town where story happens, but she failed to make me believe that. Solution of murder mystery was bit disappointing as reasoning's of participants were just plain stupid. But book prose's quality is good which make it easy and somewhat enjoyable to read even with previously mentioned problems. "

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About the Author
Author Sarah Graves

Sarah Graves lives with her husband in Eastport, Maine, in the 1823 Federal-style house that helped inspire her books. This series and the author’s real-life experience have been featured in House & Garden and USA Today.

About the Narrator

Lindsay Ellison is a narrator, producer, director, editor, performer, teacher, and a published and recorded songwriter and poet. She has narrated hundreds of audiobooks for the Library of Congress and the Perkins School for the Blind. She is an improvisational storyteller and a spokesperson for art and literacy on several New England television stations, and she coaches the art of narration nationally.