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The Dead Cat Bounce | [Sarah Graves]

The Dead Cat Bounce

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. Jake's unknown guest turns out to be local boy turned billionaire Threnody McIlwaine.
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Publisher's Summary

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. 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.

©1997 Sarah Graves; (P)2009 BBC Audio

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    Amazon Customer United States 06-29-12
    Amazon Customer United States 06-29-12

    Mystery book lover

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    "A good who-done-it?"
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    This book is compared to diane mott davidson and her culinary mysteries, there are definitly a lot of similarities. If you like her books, you will most certainly like this one.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    ChihuahuaMomma 06-02-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Down East Maine at it's Best!"

    This is the first book in a series with each book a great stand alone. The author creates great storylines along with sidebars of humorous home repair perils. Makes me want to visit up north!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Doug Wilkie 06-25-14
    Doug Wilkie 06-25-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Slow starter, but gradullay gets there."
    Would you try another book from Sarah Graves and/or Lindsay Ellison?

    I would consider one more book, this one was slow to start and hard to get into.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator didn't put enough effort into the various characters.


    Do you think The Dead Cat Bounce needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    There is a number in the series.


    Any additional comments?

    Sleeper, almost didn't listen to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Gertz atlanta, ga, usa 10-08-12
    M. Gertz atlanta, ga, usa 10-08-12 Member Since 2011

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    "A great continuation on a series"
    If you could sum up The Dead Cat Bounce in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, Engaging, Interesting


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dead Cat Bounce?

    There are several cliff-hangers in the story, so it's hard to chose just one without giving anything away.


    Have you listened to any of Lindsay Ellison’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. It's my third book of hers, and I enjoy her characters, the setting and the wonderful little bits of New England history she scatters in her stories.


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