Fixer-Upper Mysteries

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,664 ratings

A High-End Finish Publisher's Summary

First in a new series!

In the seaside town of Lighthouse Cove in northern California, everyone knows the best man for the job is actually a woman - contractor Shannon Hammer. But while Shannon can do wonders with a power drill and a little elbow grease, she's about to discover that some problems aren't so easily fixed... Shannon's home-renovation and repair business is booming, but her love life needs work. On a blind date with real-estate agent Jerry Saxton, she has to whip out a pair of pliers to keep Jerry from getting too hands on. Shannon is happy to put her rotten date behind her, but when Jerry's found dead in a run-down Victorian home that she's been hired to restore, the town's attractive new police chief suspects that her threats may have laid the foundation for murder.

Determined to clear her name, Shannon conducts her own investigation - with the help of her four best friends, her eccentric father, a nosy neighbor or two, and a handsome crime writer who's just moved to town. But as they get closer to prying out the murderer's identity, Shannon is viciously attacked. Now she'll have to nail down the truth - or end up in permanent foreclosure....

©2014 Kathleen Beaver (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • A High-End Finish

    • By: Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated by: Angela Starling
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,424
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,307
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,302

    In the seaside town of Lighthouse Cove, everyone knows the best man for the job is actually a woman - contractor Shannon Hammer. But while Shannon can do wonders with a power drill and a little elbow grease, her love life needs work. On a blind date with real estate agent Jerry Saxton, she has to whip out a pair of pliers to keep Jerry from getting too hands on.Shannon is happy to put her rotten date behind her, but when Jerry's found dead in a run-down Victorian home that she's been hired to restore, the town's attractive new police chief suspects that her threats may have laid the foundation for murder.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It was ok

    • By Diana on 12-19-14

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • This Old Homicide

    • By: Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated by: Angela Starling
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 434
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 396
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 394

    Contractor and part-time sleuth Shannon Hammer specializes in improving the quirks and flaws of the Victorian homes in Lighthouse Cove, California. The quirks and flaws of their residents are another story... Valentine's Day is approaching, and while Shannon is delighted to be friends with not one but two handsome men, not everyone in town is feeling the love. After her elderly neighbor Jesse Hennessey fails to make his daily appearance at the local diner, Shannon swings by his place to check on him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Second Installment

    • By Christina on 08-01-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Crowned and Moldering

    • By: Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated by: Angela Starling
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 308

    When Mac Sullivan - famous thriller writer and Shannon's new beau - first moved to Lighthouse Cove, California, he bought the historic lighthouse mansion that the town is named after. Mac needs help cleaning up the place, and Shannon is more than happy to get her handywoman hands on the run-down Victorian. But during demolition, a grisly discovery is made among the debris - the bones of a teenage girl who went missing 15 years ago.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Demolition can be deadly.

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-31-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Deck the Hallways

    • A Fixer-Upper Mystery
    • By: Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated by: Alex Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good holiday story.

    • By DRS on 01-07-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • Eaves of Destruction

    • By: Kate Carlisle
    • Narrated by: Angela Starling
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    At the annual Victorian Home and Garden Tour, Lighthouse Cove, California's premier contractor, Shannon Hammer, realizes that the competition is about to turn deadly.... Shannon is in high demand among rival homeowners who will do anything to win Best in Show. One-upmanship and even espionage break out among neighbors, construction crews, decorators, and landscapers. Thanks to several new hires, Shannon is sure she can handle the extra load - until murder throws a wrench in the works.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Fun series

    • By Haveenoughstuff on 01-15-18

    Regular price: $19.95