This Old Homicide

Author: Kate Carlisle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698153912
Release Date: 2015-01-27
Genre: Fiction

Don't miss Framed For Murder, a Hallmark Movies & Mystery Original starring Jewel, based on This Old Homicide—the second novel in the New York Times bestselling Fixer-Upper Mystery series! Valentine’s Day is approaching, and while contractor Shannon Hammer is delighted to be friends with not one but two handsome men, not everyone in Lighthouse Cove, California, 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. Not only does she find Jesse dead—of an apparent heart attack—but she also realizes that his home has been ransacked. Someone suggests that a thief was searching for a priceless necklace Jesse claimed to have retrieved from a capsized sailing ship, but Shannon doesn’t believe it. Everyone knows Jesse had a penchant for constructing tall tales—like the one about him having a hot new girlfriend. But his death is soon ruled a homicide, and shady suspects begin popping out of the woodwork. When another victim turns up dead, Shannon is convinced she must find the killer before someone else gets nailed...

This Old Homicide

Author: Kate Carlisle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451469205
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Fiction

When she finds her elderly neighbor Jesse Hennessey dead and his home ransacked, contractor and part-time sleuth Shannon Hammer gives this case a complete overhaul as she tries to nail down a killer amidst a cast of shady characters. Original. By the New York Times best-selling author of A High-End Finish and the Bibliophile Mysteries.

A High End Finish

Author: Kate Carlisle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451469199
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Fiction

When her horrible blind date is found dead in the house she has been hired to restore and she is the main suspect, contractor Shannon Hammer investigates with the help of a handsome crime writer in order to clear her name.

Eaves of Destruction

Author: Kate Carlisle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399586460
Release Date: 2017
Genre: FICTION

Lighthouse Cove's annual Victorian Home and Garden Tour is only six weeks away, and handywoman Shannon Hammer has been busy with preparations. The competition is fierce this year, and so Shannon she hires three new crew members to help, including Amanda, an expert carpenter who specialises in delicate decorative woodwork. But Amanda has ulterior motives for coming to Lighthouse Cove that could have deadly consequences. When a snarly building inspector is murdered, Shannon and Amanda must work together to catch a killer.

Crowned and Moldering

Author: Kate Carlisle
Publisher: Obsidian, published by New American Library
ISBN: 9780451469212
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Fiction

Shannon is happy to help her beau, Mac Sullivan, renovate his historic lighthouse mansion but work grinds to a halt when the reamains of a missing young woman are found.

Deck the Hallways

Author: Kate Carlisle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451488237
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Fiction

In the fourth novel in the New York Times bestselling 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 ten 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!

Homicide in Hardcover

Author: Kate Carlisle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 144068765X
Release Date: 2009-02-03
Genre: Fiction

Book expert Brooklyn Wainwright discovers that murder is always a bestseller in the first novel in the New York Times bestselling Bibliophile Mystery series. Brooklyn Wainwright is a skilled surgeon. Sure, her patients might smell like mold and have spines made of leather, but no ailing book is going to die on her watch. The same can’t be said of Abraham Karastovsky, Brooklyn’s friend and former employer. On the eve of a celebration for his latest book restoration, Brooklyn finds her mentor lying in a pool of his own blood. With his final breath Abraham leaves Brooklyn with a cryptic message, “Remember the Devil,” and gives her a priceless—and supposedly cursed—copy of Goethe’s Faust for safe-keeping. Brooklyn suddenly finds herself accused of murder and theft, thanks to Derek Stone, the humorless—and annoyingly attractive—British security officer who found her kneeling over the body. Now she has to read the clues left behind by her mentor if she is going to restore justice...

If Books Could Kill

Author: Kate Carlisle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101184701
Release Date: 2010-02-02
Genre: Fiction

On a trip to Scotland, bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright gets caught up in case involving a forbidden masterpiece in the second novel in the New York Times bestselling Bibliophile Mystery series. Book restoration expert Brooklyn Wainwright is happy to be attending the world-renowned Edinburgh Book Fair. But then her ex, Kyle McVee, shows up with a bombshell. He has an original copy of a scandalous text that could change history—and humiliate the beloved British monarchy. Trying to get Kyle’s story out of her mind, Brooklyn takes a nighttime tour of the city. Unfortunately, the first landmark contains a real dead body—Kyle’s. The police are convinced Brooklyn’s the culprit, but with an entire convention of suspects, Brooklyn’s conducting her own investigation. Before she can crack the case, she’ll have to find out if the motive for murder was a 200-year-old secret—or something much more personal...

Second Chance Seduction

Author: Kate Carlisle
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781460322772
Release Date: 2013-12-01
Genre: Fiction

Her first love is her last hope…but for him, it's payback time in this MacLaren's Pride novel from New York Times bestselling author Kate Carlisle. Connor MacLaren never forgave Maggie Jameson for leaving him. Ten years later, his former sweetheart's back in their California town, desperate for the Scottish businessman's help. And he knows just how to get her out of his system once and for all…. Agreeing to temporarily pose as Connor's girlfriend is déj vu. After only a few minutes alone with the rugged Highlander, Maggie's breathless with desire. Of course, this was Connor's intention…until his plan backfires, leaving them both wanting much more.

One Book in the Grave

Author: Kate Carlisle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101575260
Release Date: 2012-02-07
Genre: Fiction

There may be grave consequences for bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright as she attempts to solve two murders tied to one book in this novel in the New York Times bestselling Bibliophile Mystery series. Brooklyn’s chance to restore a rare first edition of Beauty and the Beast seems a fairy tale come true—until she realizes the book belonged to an old friend of hers. Ten years ago, Max Adams, a brawny renowned papermaker, fell in love with a stunning beauty, Emily, and gave her the copy of Beauty and the Beast as a symbol of their love. Soon afterward, he died in a car crash, and Brooklyn has always suspected his possessive ex-girlfriend and her jealous beau. Now she decides to find out who sold the book and return it to its rightful owner—Emily. She believes a rare book dealer can assist her, but when she arrives at his shop, she finds him murdered. Is it possible that the same couple who may have killed Max are now after his edition of Beauty and the Beast? With the help of her handsome boyfriend, Derek Stone, Brooklyn must unravel the murder plot—before she ends up in a plot herself....

The Book of Old Houses

Author: Sarah Graves
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553904468
Release Date: 2007-12-26
Genre: Fiction

Once upon a time, Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree was a hotshot money manager to Manhattan's rich and dreadful—until she left city life behind for a centuries-old fixer-upper in the quaint seaside town of Eastport, Maine. But even this tiny haven has its hazards—and they can be astonishingly deadly.... When a mysterious book is unearthed from the foundation of Jake's 1823 fixer-upper, she immediately sends it off to local book historian Horace Robotham. After all, there must be a logical explanation for why the long-buried volume has her name in it—written in what looks suspiciously like blood. But all logic goes out the window when the book disappears—and Horace turns up dead. The suspects include Horace's spoiled daughter, who has enough credit card debt to give killing her rich daddy a certain appeal. And just about everyone's pointing fingers at a local crackpot with a penchant for black magic and an unholy lust for its artifacts—including antique texts inked in blood. To complicate matters further, there's a mysterious stranger in town with vengeance in his heart and a gun in his pocket. Never mind that Jake's just taken a sledgehammer to her ancient bathroom. Or that she forgot she's set to host a party for Eastport's most treasured teacher. She's also about to lose her beloved housekeeper on account of her father's hasty marriage proposal...and her son, Sam, has just taken his first tentative steps toward sobriety. But all that will have to wait, because when two more victims turn up in a town better known for its scenic views and historic homes than its body count, she and her comrade-in-sleuthing, Ellie White, need to go on the prowl to find someone who may believe that the pages of an ancient book are the blueprint for a perfect murder. From the Hardcover edition.

Murder Under Cover

Author: Kate Carlisle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101514531
Release Date: 2011-05-03
Genre: Fiction

A rare book inspires a crime of passion in the fourth novel in the New York Times bestselling Bibliophile Mystery series. When she receives an exquisite copy of the Kama Sutra from her best friend, Robin, to appraise and restore, bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright anticipates recreating a beautiful book and spicing up her love life. But before Brooklyn can get started, Robin winds up in big trouble: her apartment’s been ransacked, and the great guy she recently met lies murdered in her bed. Now Robin is the #1 suspect. Luckily Brooklyn’s boyfriend, British security expert Derek Stone, has moved to San Francisco and is ready to help. And not a moment too soon as Brooklyn’s own apartment is found thoroughly searched. Obviously, exploring the Kama Sutra’s bliss will have to wait until after Brooklyn finds the killer...

Repair to Her Grave

Author: Sarah Graves
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780307490148
Release Date: 2008-12-10
Genre: Fiction

Home repair can be murder. 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 leaky pipes 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. Could Jonathan’s disappearance have something to do with his quest for a cursed violin — the one that local legend says was hidden by a long-ago owner of Jake’s house before he too vanished without a trace? Soon Jonathan’s grief-stricken girlfriend arrives downeast, and Jake needs to strip Eastport’s past of its idyllic veneer — before a killer paints her very dead indeed! From the Paperback edition.

The Dead Cat Bounce

Author: Sarah Graves
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780307569363
Release Date: 2009-10-07
Genre: Fiction

dead cat bounce n. Stock market jargon for a small, temporary rise in a stock's trading price after a sharp drop. Since she bought her rambling old 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 firmly planted in his cranium. Not much happens in her tiny Maine town, but that's about to change. Jake's unknown guest turns out to be a world-famous corporate raider, local boy turned billionaire Threnody McIlwaine. When Jake's best friend, quiet and dependable Ellie White, readily confesses to the murder, cops and journalists swarm into snowbound Eastport. Jake smells a cover-up, and begins poking into past history between McIlwaine and Ellie's family. But someone doesn't like nosy neighbors...and Jake's rustic refuge may become her final resting place. From the Paperback edition.

She s Having the Boss s Baby

Author: Kate Carlisle
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781460312216
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Genre: Fiction

All Systems Are Go! Ovulation cycle? Check. Estrogen level? Check. Nothing can stop Ellie Sterling's baby-making attempt at the fertility clinic. Nothing but her CEO boss—and good friend—who offers her an alternative to leaving their island headquarters: let's make a baby the old-fashioned way. It isn't that Aidan Sutherland wants to be a baby daddy; he just doesn't want to lose his senior VP. But Aidan's plans for romance and candlelight quickly turn business into pleasure. After one night with his pal Ellie, the bikini-chasing billionaire is dazed, confused and—could it be—in love?