A Maine island town, a ramshackle old house -- and a guy with an icepick in his head! Jake Tiptree's first Eastport case. "...intricate plot, well drawn characters, and a wry sense of humor..." -- Publishers Weekly.
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Jake's second Eastport, Maine adventure: crumbling old houses, unwelcome ex-husbands, and a bad boy's dead body washed up on the beach.
"A pleasure to read..." -- Portland Press Herald
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Jake's ex-husband didn't kill a guy and hang his body on the cemetery gate -- did he? Amidst old-house calamities aplenty, Jake's on the case. "The town and its warmly wondrous residents continue to enchant." -- Booknews
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A mysterious houseguest, a cursed violin, and the local ladies' reading group all hit Jake's old Eastport house at once with results alternately tender and terrifying. "An enjoyable read." Publishers Weekly.
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It's a harrowing holiday shock when Jake and Eastport pal Ellie White discover a body stuffed into a freezer. "...a cozy New England murder." -- Publishers Weekly.
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When a snoopy neighbor vanishes, Jake smells a rat. But a bigger mystery's about to develop in her old house -- if it doesn't kill her first. "...fans will be vastly entertained..." Library Journal.
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A skeleton dressed in a 1920s flapper dress catapults Jake and Ellie into a murder mystery with modern victims.  "Readers will relish the evocative descriptions, strong characters, sense of humor, and home repair hints." -- Publishers Weekly.

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Home repair mixups and a moose on the loose complicate the mystery of who killed Jake's too-clean housekeeper's ex. "Plenty of cozy fun." Publishers Weekly
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Wanna-be witches bring murder to Eastport. But which witch did the deed? Jake dodges flying hammers and falling plaster to find out. "Good reading." --  New York Times Book Review
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Amidst home-repair mayhem, a hit man from Jake's past wreaks havoc on Eastport. "Just hearing the ways you can kill yourself fixing up an old house is a hoot." -- New York Times Book Review
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A mysterious old book attracts sinister interest, but did it provoke murder? "Anyone who can mix slaughter with screwdrivers is a genius." -- Boston Herald
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Jake drops her hammer to save a nabbed toddler, but will she get nailed herself? "Relentless pacing...will more than satisfy..." -- Publishers Weekly
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A true-crime writer gets more peril than she planned for when she tracks a killer to Eastport. "An exciting resolution." --  Publishers Weekly
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A guy with a grudge brings his explosive revenge plan -- and a kit of creepy costumes -- to Eastport, hoping to end Jake's 4th of July with a bang. "A very suspenseful mystery...this story nails it!" -- Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star
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The Home Repair is Homicide series
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Set in Eastport, Maine, Sarah Graves' Home Repair is Homicide series stars Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree, an old-house repair enthusiast and sometime sleuth, her staunch pal Ellie White, and a cast of authentic downeast Maine characters.