Triple Witch

A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery
Narrated by: Lindsay Ellison
Series: Home Repair is Homicide, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (151 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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. When his corpse washes up on the beach at Prince's Cove, all evidence points to a drowning...except the bullet hole in his forehead. When bodies begin littering the Maine scenery, Jake and Ellie learn that the ante on Kenny's small-town antics has been upped.

Add a pair of unwelcome arrivals - Jake's ex-husband, and an unscrupulous New York ex-money mogul - and you've got a blueprint for more deadly danger than one old house can hold.

©1999 Sarah Graves (P)2009 BBC Audio

Critic Reviews

"[T]he cozy details of small-town life and home repair make for an enjoyable read." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Weak Female Main Character

As a Maine native, I wanted to love a story set in Washington County where I have very fond memories of digging clams and eating lobster rolls. The narrator does a fairly decent Down East ascent, with the exception of pronouncing Bangor as banger. Hint, there is no R in the Maine dialect, where beer is pronounced be-a. However, the main character is incredibly weak and uneven, making her very difficult to like or admire. Jocobia was a financial wizard on Wall Street, who suddenly moved to Eastport Maine, where she miraculously knows everything about restoring an old house. Really? Worst of all, she allows her surgeon ex-husband to insult and belittle her, supposedly to keep the peace for her teenage son. In reality, she is teaching Sam that it's okay to treat women like dirt. I can't image why this obviously talented female author would create such a sad and depressing character. Hopefully Jocobia grows a backbone - and feeds the asshole ex-husband to a black bear - before I totally lose interest in this series...

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Second in the series and looking forward more

Would you listen to Triple Witch again? Why?

Yes, great book, a lot of detail

Any additional comments?

I like this kind of book, not too heavy, good humour, enough of a mystery to keep you going.

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Entertaining

I have read the first and second book of this series and will probably read the third. If I have nothing else to read. While it is entertaining, there are things about the book that is annoying. While Jake and her family are well developed characters, many of the other characters seem to fall into stereotypes. I know that small towns are prone to gossip, but I wonder if people in Maine all have guns and tend to be closed mouth about their feelings and family. It sounded like Graves was talking about a small town in the Appalachians. I guess that is a stereotype that I have about that region. Also, the tie with New York should be cut. Is this the only town in Maine that people from New York want to? And does Jacobia have to know them? I thought New York was a big city. Anyway, it was a good story. I like the developments with Jacobia's family. Like I said I will read another book in this series.

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Well Done

This is a well written story with great characters and a well developed mystery. I love the town of Eastport Maine. It's almost another character in the story.

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Loved it!

Don't miss this second in the series. Sarah Graves dances a fine line in this genre. She keeps it light...but the story still touches on serious topics and there is character development. Not many in this genre manage the finesse Ms. Graves does.

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

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okay

This is the 2nd book in the series. I wish audible would get the complete series instead of bits and pieces. I still looking for crawlspace. It's the type of audio book for a "COLD WINTER" night! And the narrated Lindsay Ellison has an excellent voice for the series.