Knockdown by Sarah Graves
A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery (Home Repair Is Homicide Mysteries)

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Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree is deep in her latest home improvement project—repainting the porch of her lovingly restored house in Eastport, Maine—when she notices the man repeatedly biking past her house. His face is unsettlingly familiar, but his chilling message seems inexplicable: Blood shows up again. Murder will out. Then there’s the anonymous email warning her to beware the Fourth of July—just two days away. Jake remembers some shady characters from her days as a hotshot financial manager, but she’s baffled as to the identity of her nemesis—until she receives a photo of a murdered man. From home invasion to kidnapping, this twisted killer is slowly but surely plotting a knockdown, not just for Jake but for the entire town of Eastport.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Sarah Graves's Dead Level.
 

About Sarah Graves

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Sarah Graves lives with her husband in an 1823 Federal-style house in Eastport, Maine, where her mystery novels are set. When she is not scraping, painting, glazing, sanding, hammering, or otherwise repairing (or failing to repair!) the old house, she is working on her next Home Repair Is Homicide novel.
 
Published April 26, 2011 by Bantam. 289 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It’s hard to enjoy the Fourth of July celebrations in your lovely Maine community when you’re the target of a psychopath bent on making you pay for your past misdeeds.

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In chapter one of Graves's unsettling 14th Home Repair Is Homicide mystery (after 2009's Crawlspace), Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree is scraping paint off the front steps of her 1823 Federal house in Eastport, Maine, when a guy in his 20s on a bicycle rides by yet again and gives her a dirty look.

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The bright-as-a-penny town has it’s darker aspects—the reason Steven isn’t caught is because he hides in one of the abandoned and crumbling sea captains mansions—far too expensive for the locals to keep up.

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As always, Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree is deep in a repair project on her enormous old Eastport, Maine house.

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Night Owl Suspense

Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree's past catches up with her in this latest novel in the long running series as the formal financial manager's dealings with some very "marginal" characters comes back to haunt her.

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