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Book Information: Unhinged

Unhinged (2003) [Novel]
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Series: Home Repair is Homicide Mysteries

Summary (From the publisher):

Once a Wall Street hotshot, Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree chucked it all for a charmingly dilapidated fixer-upper in the tiny town of Eastport, Maine. She was certain she'd left the dangers of city life behind, until she discovered that no place, no matter how idyllic and peaceful it may appear, is safe from murder.

It began with the mysterious disappearance of Harriet Hollingsworth, Eastport's snoopiest resident. Everyone is convinced the old busybody bolted out of town to escape her creditors, everyone except Jake and her best friend Ellie who know Harriet would never leave home without her most prized possession. But before Jake and Ellie can persuade police chief Bob Arnold to open an investigation, they'll need to come up with proof more sinister than a pair of abandoned binoculars.

Just as Jake starts poking around for clues, things suddenly take a troubling turn for the worse. A suspicious accident nearly kills her teenaged son, Sam, and her husband, Wade, just misses getting his head blown off. Jake is prepared to attribute these incidents to a spate of bad luck, until another "accident" leaves a visitor to Eastport unmistakably dead.

Most perplexing, all this mayhem coincides with the unexpected arrival of a man from Jake's past: a former New York City cop. Harry Markle claims he has unintentionally brought an unwelcome guest in to Eastport: a crook determined to knock off everyone with ties to Harry.

Twenty-four hours ago, Jake's only worry was fixing her broken-down gutters and downspouts before the big storm swept into town. Now, everything seems to be falling apart all around her. Jake knows from experience that the truth is usually as messy and complicated as do-it-yourself remodeling. As it becomes chillingly clear that appearances in this quaint community are more misleading than ever, she'll have to find a way to lure a homicidal maniac into the light, before he nails another victim.

Original title: Unhinged
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryCrime/Caper
FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesAmateur
FictionGeneral FictionRegional Interest

Edition #1: Unhinged

Unhinged (2003)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Think Diane Mott Davidson with a tool belt instead of recipes!" Denver Post
  • "Graves hits the nail square on the head in her Home Repair is Homicide series!" Booklist
  • "Lively and charming!" Dallas Morning News
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Unhinged (November 2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 9780553582277
Dimensions: 6.93 x 4.16 x 1.22 in
Pages: 368

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