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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (626 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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Christmas is just weeks away, but what Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree discovers at Faye Anne Carmody’s house is far from festive: a dazed Faye Anne covered with blood. Her no-good husband, Merle—Eastport’s butcher and least-liked citizen—is nowhere in sight. Nowhere, that is, until Jake finds his body—wrapped in his own butcher paper. It looks like an open-and-shut case, but Jake isn’t convinced. Then another resident turns up dead, and Jake knows the trail doesn’t begin—or end—with Merle. Jake had planned to spend the winter rehabilitating her old house, but now she’ll have to work on nailing a killer before her beloved town gets even smaller.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The prose is brisk and the jokes are funny.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Appealing.”

    USA Today

  • “The mystery and its solution are satisfying, but what distinguishes the novel are its likable, no-nonsense protagonist-narrator, her references to home repair that the author cleverly fits tongue-and-groove into the story and, especially, the detailed descriptions of the town.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “This book has it all…fun and gripping.”

    San Diego Union-Tribune

  • “An adventuresome spirit makes Wreck the Halls an amusing read…Graves has created a vivid picture of small-town Maine. Her characters are lively…and often charming. Her puzzle is involving and intricate…and Jake’s constant worries about her restoration projects and her love for her home provide an appealing backdrop.”

    Dallas Morning News

  • “Wreck the Halls boasts a plot with an edge and characters with a solidity so often lacking in books of this type. And Graves is a whiz at dialog and witty to boot…[A] humorously grisly take wrapped in a picturesque Maine winter. Grab a throw blanket and curl up.”

    Rocky Mountain News

  • “A fun read, with just enough mayhem and suspense to keep you guessing until the end. Graves is a clever mystery writer and this proves her talent.”

    Brunswick Times Record (Maine)

  • “Graves hits the nail square on the head in her Home Repair Is Homicide series…Graves paints a compelling portrait of small-town Maine in this entertaining cozy.”

    Booklist

  • “The ride is fun, and Sarah Graves seems to be having a blast.”

    Maine Sunday Telegram

  • “Eloquently depicts the beauties and hardships of life on an island in Maine…Filled with believable and engaging characters, exquisite scenery, and extravagant action.”

    Greensboro News and Record (North Carolina)

  • “Lindsay Ellison realistically portrays each strong and independent woman and gives listeners a keen sense of place, including the weather, eccentric characters, and way of life on a remote island. Jake and her bevy of friends have a quirky way of detecting and, at times, seem more like gun molls than modern women in New England. An enjoyable puzzle for mystery fans and those who enjoy an evocative setting.”

    AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sherrie | 2/13/2014

    " This was my first read of the series, and I would like to go back and start from number 1. Nice twists, not predictable! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Francesca Hurley | 2/11/2014

    " it was a fairly good book. of course, it made no sense to me whatsoever until i was way past capter 4. but stil... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erin | 1/29/2014

    " These books always give me a quick read and a fun reminder of home improvement horrors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shirley | 1/18/2014

    " Still generally liking this series, but can't read them one after another. "

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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.