Home Repair is Homicide
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  • 1

    The Dead Cat Bounce

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Sarah Graves
    • Narrated By Lindsay Ellison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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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. Jake's unknown guest turns out to be local boy turned billionaire Threnody McIlwaine.

    Amazon Customer says: "A good who-done-it?"
    A good who-done-it?
    Reviewed on June 29 2012 by Amazon Customer (United States)
  • 2

    Triple Witch: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Sarah Graves
    • Narrated By Lindsay Ellison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
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    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    Jacobia Tiptree saved her sanity - and her son, Sam - the day she abandoned Wall Street for the seacoast village of Eastport, Maine. In her new home, a charmingly dilapidated fixer-upper, she looks forward to repairing old radiators and restoring antique shutters for years to come. But Jake's hopes of serenity are dashed when tiny Eastport erupts in a crime wave. Hometown bad boy Kenny Mumford - old flame of Jake's best friend and fellow sleuth, Ellie White - is the first victim.

    Amazon Customer says: "Good Continuing Series"
    Good Continuing Series

    Good second book to the series. Person narrating does well also, plan to listen to all the books in the series.

    Reviewed on August 03 2012 by Amazon Customer (United States)
  • 3

    Wicked Fix

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Sarah Graves
    • Narrated By Lindsay Ellison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (34)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
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    For ex-Wall Streeter Jacobia Jake Tiptree and her teenage son, Sam, September promises tranquil days winter-proofing their rambling handyman's special of a home in Eastport, Maine. But there's nothing idyllic about this Down East autumn. For starters, the return of truly vicious native son Reuben Tate stirs up the town. And when somebody slits Reuben's throat and hangs his corpse on the cemetery gate, the police trace a bloodied scalpel to surgeon Victor Tiptree - Jake's former husband.

    Beatrice says: "Wickedly Good"
    Wickedly Good

    This is one of my favorite series. The characters are realistic, the story is well plotted and the pacing is always good. I have to say that this bo..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 05 2013 by Beatrice (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 4

    Repair to Her Grave

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Sarah Graves
    • Narrated By Lindsay Ellison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (27)
    Performance
    (20)
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    Jacobia Tiptree and her teenage son are used to their Eastport, Maine, home attracting more than its share of houseguests. This year Jake is hoping the plaster dust will keep them away while she finally gets her gem of a fixer-upper into shape - from doorknobs and chandeliers to ghostly phenomena... But when the charming and mysterious Jonathan Raines appears on her doorstep and then just as suddenly disappears, remodeling the house becomes the least of Jake's problems.

    Beatrice says: "This is a great read!!!"
    This is a great read!!!

    This is one of the best mysteries I have read in a long time. Like Jacobia I was stumped as to the identity of the villain. I loved the family dynam..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 01 2011 by Beatrice (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 5

    Wreck the Halls

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Sarah Graves
    • Narrated By Lindsay Ellison
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    Story
    (17)

    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.

    Beatrice says: "Just another winter in Eastport"
    Just another winter in Eastport

    This is another addition to a great series. Jacobia is at her best in this latest installment. The subject matter was dark and complex. The book wa..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 09 2014 by Beatrice (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 6

    Unhinged

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Sarah Graves
    • Narrated By Lindsay Ellison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (25)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    It began with the mysterious disappearance of Harriet Hollingsworth - Eastport, Maine's, snoopiest resident. Everyone is convinced the old busybody bolted out of town to escape her creditor - everyone except Jake and her best friend, Ellie, who suspect otherwise. But they'll need to come up with proof more sinister than a pair of abandoned binoculars. Just as Jake starts poking around for clues, things take a troubling turn for the worse.

    Beatrice says: "Another excellent addition to a great series"
    Another excellent addition to a great series

    This is a well written story with great characters. Although I recommend reading the entire series in order, it is possible to read them out of order..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 05 2013 by Beatrice (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 7

    Mallets Aforethought

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Sarah Graves
    • Narrated By Lindsay Ellison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (21)

    When DIY enthusiast Jacobia Jake Tiptree and her friend, Ellie White, agree to refurbish Eastport's most disreputable old dwelling, Harlequin House, pulling up the floorboards reveals something far more sinister than dry rot. A hidden trapdoor unearths the skeleton of a notorious 1920s flapper with a fresh corpse sitting neatly beside her. With a good old-fashioned Maine murder on their hands, Jake and Ellie are hot on the trail of the murderer - but this time more than their reputations may be on the line.

    Delia says: "Good"
    Good

    I was slightly let down but I think it's because I prefer it when the main characters aren't in the hot seat, so to speak. A good book but not her be..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 15 2013 by Delia (MORGANTOWN, WV, United States)
  • 8

    Tool & Die

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Sarah Graves
    • Narrated By Lindsay Ellison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree's leisurely summer dreams involve rebuilding the front porch of her Maine fixer-upper and shingling the leaky tool shed out back. That's why she's hired the avenging angel of household hygiene, Bella Diamond, to keep her house--and her teenage son Sam--in tip-top shape. But when Bella confides in Jake that she's been receiving death threats, Jake has two choices: find out who is frightening the hapless housekeeper--or risk losing her.

    Sophielei says: "I've come to dislike most of the characters"
    I've come to dislike most of the characters
    Reviewed on July 21 2014 by Sophielei (Oconomowoc, Wisconsin)
  • 9

    Nail Biter

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Sarah Graves
    • Narrated By Lindsay Ellison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    Jake Tiptree has a problem. A coven of self-styled witches has taken over her Eastport, Maine, waterfront rental property for Halloween - and their repair requests are annoyingly frequent. But while Jake is normally game to take on any fixer-upper challenge, she'd rather be tackling her own needed repairs on her 1823 Federal-style home. Until, that is, preacher Gene Dibble turns up dead - and the whole town is convinced that Jake and her tenants are up to sorcery and skullduggery.

    Delia says: "Didn't like it..."
    Didn't like it...

    I just couldn't get into this book for some reason and after several tries just went on to the next one. I have enjoyed this series very much but thi..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 24 2013 by Delia (MORGANTOWN, WV, United States)
  • 10

    Trap Door: Home Repair Is Homicide, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Sarah Graves
    • Narrated By Lindsay Ellison
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    (6)
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    Spring has sprung in Eastport, Maine, and in Jacobia Jake Tiptree's 1823 Federal style fixer-upper, that means a housecleaning so thorough even the skeletons in the closet get polished! But nothing can prepare Jake for what she'll uncover: a trio of mysteries certain to make her usual home repair projects seem as simple as scraping paint. What do an old book hidden in Jake's cellar, the appearance of her ex-husband's ghost, and the murder of her housekeeper's son have in common? Only Jake can jigsaw the clues into place - and she'd better do it fast, before a killer snares her in a trap she can't escape.

    Beatrice says: "Dark but good"
    Dark but good

    This was on the dark side of cozy. It still had the cozy feel that Sarah Graves created in Eastport Maine. But, the plot was dark with lots of twist..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 09 2014 by Beatrice (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 11

    The Book of Old Houses (Home Repair is Homicide, #11)

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    • By Sarah Graves
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  • 12

    A Face at the Window

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Sarah Graves
    • Narrated By Lindsay Ellison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (34)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    As a toddler, Jacobia Tiptree watched a man kill her mother. Jake once believed that man to be her father. Now, 35 years after the murder, as the real killer's long-delayed trial is about to begin, the defendant has vanished. Jake tries to distract herself from murder with the constant attempts to keep her 1823 Federal-style fixer-upper from tumbling down on her head. But when her best friend's infant daughter suddenly goes missing, Jake feels her dark past wrapping itself around her.

    N. Richard says: "Missed the Mark"
    Missed the Mark

    I have been an Audible listener for over 4 years, and this book ranks at the bottom of my selections from Audibile. I have read and listened to all of..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 22 2009 by N. Richard (Raymond, ME USA)
  • 13

    Crawlspace: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Sarah Graves
    • Narrated By Lindsay Ellison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
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    The infamous Dodd murders are hardly among Eastport's proudest legacies. So when bestselling true-crime author Carolyn Rathbone arrives to research the case for a new book, the locals in the seaside town let her know that she's about as welcome as a spoiled clam. But surely no one would harm a crime writer out of a sense of civic pride--or would they?

    Beatrice says: "Another winner"
    Another winner

    This is a great book. It started with action and kept it up through the entire book. This is the best in the series, so far.

    Reviewed on August 10 2011 by Beatrice (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 14

    Knockdown: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Sarah Graves
    • Narrated By Lindsay Ellison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree is deep in her latest home improvement project 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. Back in her days as a hotshot financial manager she did business with plenty of shady characters, but she's still baffled as to the identity of her nemesis - until she receives a photo of a murdered man. Now Jake knows what she's up against.

    beatrice says: "Knock out"
    Knock out

    I love this series and this entry was no different. Jake Tiptree is an independent woman who refuses to play damsel in distress. Once again she face..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 21 2012 by beatrice (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 15

    Dead Level: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery, Book 15

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Sarah Graves
    • Narrated By Lindsay Ellison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    >Driving deep into the woods to her husband's cottage with her best friend in tow, Jake knows she has a challenging week ahead of her. Aside from saying good-bye to paved roads and indoor plumbing, Jake bet her husband that she could finish building the cottage porch in only a few days. But as they set to work, they soon realize that they're not alone. Recently escaped from prison and having fled into the woods, Dewey Hooper recognizes Jake the instant he sees her. Her testimony got him sent away for murder years ago and here he can finally exact his revenge.

    Beatrice says: "Another Great Entry"
    Another Great Entry

    Sarah Graves is one of my favorite mystery writers. While I admit that her books are a bit on the dark side of cozy, they are still cozy mysteries. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 27 2012 by Beatrice (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 16

    A Bat in the Belfry: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Sarah Graves
    • Narrated By Lindsay Ellison
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (25)

    As an epic nor'easter bears down on the idyllic island town of Eastport, Maine, Jacobia Tiptree hurries to prepare her antique house for the big blow, while the town battles to evacuate tourists and save the beloved 200-year-old Seaman's Church steeple, threatened by the storm. But when a local teen beauty-pageant winner from a troubled family is found murdered in the steeple's bell tower and Jake's son Sam's visiting childhood friend comes under scrutiny as a suspect, the resulting storm of gossip and suspicion rivals anything the Atlantic could brew up.

    Beatrice says: "Her Best Yet!!!"
    Her Best Yet!!!

    This is one of the best books in the series. It is possibly one of the best books I have read this year. Sarah Graves does a very good job weaving t..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 21 2013 by Beatrice (Houston, TX, United States)