Deck the Hallways

A Fixer-Upper Mystery
Narrated by: Alex Barrett
Series: Fixer-Upper Mysteries, Book 4
Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
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In the fourth novel in the New York Times best-selling Fixer-Upper Mystery series, contractor Shannon Hammer must restore the Christmas spirit by clearing her father's name....

Even during the holidays, Shannon is more spackle than sparkle, which is why she leaps at the chance to transform a grand old Victorian mansion into 10 charming apartments for homeless families. Filled with the spirit of the season, all of Lighthouse Cove turns out to help - including her best friends, a troupe of far-from-angelic Santa Claus impersonators, and her father, Jack.

But their merriment is soon dashed by a heated scuffle between Jack and the miserly president of the bank who's backing the project. When the man is murdered, all eyes are on Jack, and visions of prison time dance in Shannon's head. Now she needs to pull off a crime-solving miracle before her father's Christmas goose is cooked....

Don't miss Framed for Murder, a Hallmark Movies & Mystery Original starring Jewel, based on the Fixer-Upper Mystery series!

©2016 Kathleen Beaver (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
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Good holiday story.

I enjoyed this book, but there were a number of places where the narrator repeats herself. It’s as if changes were made, and the original narration was left in rather than edited out. That shouldn’t happen when people pay or use valuable credits for books.

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Crime doesn't pay. And some sweet surprises

This series is a feel good wholesome version of murder mystery genre. Some might find it too sweet for their taste. I don't mind that the heroine is focused on her career and her friendships and is taking romance slowly. I can see some formulaic aspects in the series, but I still enjoy the audible listening experience of this series.

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This Audible book has some flaws

This story has left some loss ends without conclusions---but that could carry to the next story.
Just a warning-about the audible edit.
The biggest problem with this one book--- there are a hand full of time (mostly in the last quarter of the story) that repeat sentences already read. Very annoying.

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I could do without the cheesy romance ...

I read the first 3 books in this series & loved them. Then there was a 2 year hiatus without audiobooks recorded & finally book 4 came out! While I liked the story and mystery itself, I found Shannon's romance story line to be incredibly juvenile and annoying. The whole mean girl rival sabotaging her relationship seems straight out of high school. The belief that Mac would be afraid to call or text her was so absurd that I had to remind myself time and time again that these were adults... It ruined a lot of the story

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Deck the Halls

Loved the book! I couldn't put it down! I worked as I listened! What a great book to encourage people to help each other! It has a great ending! Enjoy!

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Not one of Carlisle‘s best books who is a terrific storyteller. First murder is very similar to character type and means as in another book. The turn of events and resolution are pretty improbable. The deaths are pretty grim. You also don’t get a feel of the charm of the seaside community as much as in herb other books. I wouldn’t recommend. Read her other books instead

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this was interesting

this eem to have more danger in it than normal i wished ir would have more about shannon,mac, kelly and babe angel in it that anything.
was disappointed that they didn't keep the babe.

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Classic Shannon Hammer

Is 10 Santa's enough? what a cute baby.....It's not a kitten...What do I do with it?
Homes for needy families. The still evil and selfish Whitney and her sidekick Jennifer play high school games hoping to destroy a budding romance so they can laugh at their victims. Carpenter's. A Christmas Parade with a goal to get shelter pets homes. A mansion. oh yeah, of course, there is a murder needs solving

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Murder in the Mansion

As with the previous novels in this series, Kate Carlisle has assembled a lively group of hometown characters. In this particular offering, our heroine is breaking down a mansion into separate apartments for previously homeless individuals and their families. I loved the descriptions not only of the people, but the tasks that they took on to ready the old dilapidated mansion made of quality materials, for habitation. The descriptions of stripping paint and refitting old built in items of furniture fascinated me. That is one of the things that this author does so well. Her descriptions of the carpentry and restoration of old Victorian homes are full of detail, but never boring. The murder occurred to a suitably villainous character, a banker. The culprit was not immediately identified since the victim had MANY enemies. Altogether enjoyable story.

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Think light hearted Christmas story

A Wonderful Life for Shannon! Small town, a mean and hated banker, Shannon Hammer volunteering her time and construction company to turn a Victorian into apartments for low income families, and then throw in a dozen Santas. Except with all else that is going on, Shannon has to clear her father of murder. OH, such a WONDERFUL LIFE.

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unrealistic

This book in the series was a stinker. I was incredulous the whole way and only kept listening because I've enjoyed the previous books. It was so disjointed that a few times I thought the book had skipped because it made no sense.
Rediculous premis, story line non existent and FAR TOO MUCH going on.
Ending of book laughable. I was expecting one more chapter where the main character could "save the Dolphins, end World Poverty and stop all Wars and then think of a nifty way to fix Global Warming". (The main character would be able to do all this while...coordinating a 8mth renovation in only 2 weeks, solving her love life problems, solving a murder, working with social services to rehome an abandoned baby, planning/co-coordinating the MONTHLY town Parade shes in charge of; AND run her weekly handman courses for underprivileged kids AND having a skermish with her evil nemesis)