Cove’s Victorian Home and Garden Tour is approaching
and contractor Shannon Hammer has her hands full fulfilling
the wishes of rival homeowners, each determined to win the
large cash prize. One of the homeowners is Petsy Jorgensen,
who is snappish and difficult, and looks down on Shannon and
her crew. Shannon acquires several new hires to help with
the jobs, especially her new hire Amanda Walsh, who is wonderful
at carving and restoring the damaged wood panels at Petsy’s
home. But it seems Amanda has an ulterior motive in wanting
to work with Shannon on Petsy’s old Victorian home:
one that deals with her remarkable resemblance to a painting
hanging in the Jorgenson home.
Unfortunately, building inspector Joe Scully keeps popping
up at the sites where Shannon works, trying to prevent her
– and other contractors – from completing their
jobs. When he shows up dead, there are more than enough suspects.
But when another death occurs, Shannon calls in her friends
and her love interest, MacKintyre Sullivan, to help find the
killer before someone else dies.
Eaves of Destruction is an intriguing mystery with
lots of action, suspects and surprises that kept the plot
moving and had me turning the pages at a fast pace. Shannon
is a strong and independent woman who loves her job and works
well with the male contractors, yet shows her feminine side
in the way she cares about her friends and coworkers. Her
intelligence and curiosity shines through each page, which
is revealed though her reactions to the surprising twists
in the plot. This novel is the latest release in a wonderful
series, but can stand on its own as a very satisfying and
exciting read indeed.
Notes: Kate Carlisle is also the author of the Bibliophile
Mysteries. Her Fixer Upper mysteries will soon be a Hallmark
Movies and Mysteries original.
of other titles in this series
the Hallways #4
of Destruction #5