By Sarah Graves
When it involves domestic fix, Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree is a fervent wielder of strength drills and paint brushes. And while catching criminals, she’s been recognized to truly convey down the hammer. but if a stunning homicide rocks the small city of Eastport, Maine, Jake could be the subsequent sufferer for whom the bell tolls.
it truly is approximately middle of the night whilst the large bell within the belfry of All religion Chapel—silent for decades—booms forth, startling conscious the total city of Eastport. Upon inspection of the steeple, the police discover the physique of neighborhood teen Karen Hansen, who had climbed the belfry’s darkish, rickety stairs for a nighttime rendezvous. yet rather than the promise of an exhilarating new existence, Karen meets her death.
in the meantime, as an epic nor’easter bears down at the idyllic island city, Jake Tiptree hurries to shore up her ramshackle previous apartment opposed to the large blow. An beginner detective, she has sworn off chasing criminals. but if the scoop of Karen’s homicide spreads and masses of the facts issues to Jake’s likable houseguest, she and her sleuthing companion, Ellie White, get to work.
They realize an unforeseen best friend in newcomer Lizzie Snow, a girl from “away” who appeared to have blown into city with the nor’easter, and who additionally turns out to understand much concerning the brain of a killer. Can Jake and Ellie belief her? As a killer roams unfastened and the townsfolk fight opposed to the pounding, screaming typhoon, the ensuing tempest of gossip and suspicion competitors whatever the Atlantic may well brew up—and threatens to maintain Jake and Ellie from placing the ultimate nail during this cold-blooded case.
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Praise for A Bat within the Belfry
“Stylishly suspenseful.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Nobody else can take a house fix venture and switch it right into a top quality secret the best way Graves can. It’s a among the best story.”—RT ebook Reviews
“Graves does the Down East area justice, nailing not just the scents, sounds, attractions, and folks, however the tradition. . . . It doesn’t harm that she’s a rattling strong storyteller, besides. [Her] prose is sharp, clever, and witty.”—Crimespree Magazine
Praise for Sarah Graves and the house fix Is Homicide series
“Graves’s emblems are edgy, conventional mysteries peppered liberally with humor, and sprinkled with layered, well-written characters.”—Julia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times bestselling writer of One was once a Soldier
“Just listening to her checklist the methods you could kill your self solving up an previous apartment . . . is a hoot.”—The ny occasions booklet Review
“What distinguishes the radical are its likable, no-nonsense protagonist-narrator, her references to domestic fix that the writer cleverly suits tongue-and-groove into the tale and, in particular, the exact descriptions of the town.”—Los Angeles Times
“Graves makes rehabbing shutters and different chores suspenseful.”—The Boston Globe
From the Hardcover edition.