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Dangerous tides ahead....

When her friend Alicia hires Turner Construction to renovate a historic lighthouse in the San Francisco Bay, Mel Turner can't wait to get her hands dirty. Alicia plans to transform the island property into a welcoming inn, and while Mel has never attempted a project so ambitious - or so tall - before, she's definitely up for the challenge.

But trouble soon arises when Alicia's abusive ex-husband shows up to threaten both her and Mel, and later turns up dead at the base of the lighthouse stairs. With no other suspects in sight, things start looking choppy for Alicia. Now, if Mel wants to clear her friend's name, she'll need the help of the lighthouse's resident ghosts to shine a light on the real culprit....

©2017 Julie Goodson-Lawes (P)2017 Tantor

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NOooooooo! 😀

This was a fun story. Same great characters a few more too. But at the ending I screamed as the final sentence was spoken. Aughhjjh WHEN IS THE NEXT BOOK? I can't wait 😄

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Book 7 of HHR-Murder Mystery PLUS++++++

Juliet Blackwell you did it again.
Haunted Home Renovation--I've listened/read them all and this series is one of my favorite cozy mysteries.

BOOK 7----The island in San Francisco bay--and a old lighthouse to renovate-- is the perfect focal point in this ghosty murder mystery. Love the clues and the comradery of the Characters. Your stories alway focus around ghosts and Mel's ability to see and talk with them. But how you wrap you stories into layers, more then one story, but they all join in the solving of the mystery--amazing. I applaud you and can't wait for book 8.

I like the yin-yang love interest for Mel--and how their relation develops. Way to go Mel.

Xe Sands is one of my favorite narrators--in fact it was in the following Xe Sand's collection of books she narrated that lead me to you, Ms. Blackwell. And I am not disappointed.

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Clever ending

Mel Turner is remodeling a lighthouse and bringing it back as a B & B and restaurant on an island located in San Francisco Bay. Of course, in the process she also is solving a murder and trying to figure out the back story of the two ghosts who already reside on the island. Although nearby boaters are upset because the construction area is now closed to the general public the police consider Alicia, Mels’s friend, the prime person of interest in the murder. Mel is looking for an answer to clear her friend’s name.

The lighthouse information and the use of the keeper’s logs in this story made it especially interesting. JB does great research.

This story keeps you guessing and, yet, the clues that are laid in plain sight throughout the adventure all point to the extraordinarily clever ending.

I've always enjoyed Juliet Blackwell's Witchcraft Mystery and the Haunted Home Renovation series and wish she would write more of both of them.

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Another Home Run by Blackwell & Sands

I love love love all of Juliet Blackwell's books. Bought this one the day it came out on Audible and forced myself to wait until the weekend to listen. Spectacular! Wonderful scenery, fabulous characters, and a twisty plot. And Xe Sands' brilliant interpretation brings it all together.

If you're new to the Mel Turner/Home Renovation series, start at the beginning and enjoy knowing there are more to come. If you've already read the books before, dive in!

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Excellent

The story is wonderful, but I really want Mel to end up with Gram. But over all excellent book.

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 07-09-17

Best yet

I love this series. The story is always interesting and the characters are so well developed that I always feel like I'm visiting friends. I can't wait for the next one.

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Always perfect

Miss Blackwell writes amazing books and Miss Sands brings them to life. A wonderful combination every single time.

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I want the next book now. what an amazing story .

the story was amazing the whole series really built on one another. I love the narrator I have to find more books with her voice

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  • MT
  • 10-09-17

Loved it

Love this series and this book in particular. Hope there are many more to come.
As always, Xe Sands is excellent.

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  • Mary
  • Inver Grove Heights, MN, United States
  • 09-09-17

Love it!

I love this series. The last two books have had the BEST endings! The only downside is that now I want to listen to Treasure Island! Lol!

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