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Sunday, March 6, 2016

21) Home for the Homicide by Jennie Bentley

The Blurb :

Avery Baker was a big city textile designer, until she inherited her aunt’s old Maine cottage and found her true calling—home renovation. But she never expected her latest job would come to such a bone-rattling dead end...

For Avery and her husband Derek, renovating the Craftsman Bungalow was like stepping back in time. The quaint old home was just as its original owners had left it—from the beautiful butler’s pantry to the surprisingly exquisite ribbon tile. But it’s the attic that yields the most heart-stopping surprise.

In a discreetly hidden antique crate, Avery finds a clue to a decades-old missing persons case. As Avery works on the house and delves deeper into the sinister story, it becomes clear that someone very crafty wants the Craftsman home’s secrets to stay that way!

My Thoughts :

I have so many books to read and I am way behind on my review book reading but I started this one the other week when I thought I had time to read and then I had guests etc etc and this one got forgotten.  The Kindle was actually dusty when I picked it up so I was determined to finish this one and not start one of the other books that I should of been reading.  After all it seems this is the last book in the series.

The Do-It-Yourself Mysteries have been lovely to read.  I have loved the characters and location throughout the series and the mysteries have been well worth reading.  I wouldn't say that this seventh installment was one of the better ones but it was interesting enough and had some nice twists.

It is is a shame to see this one end.  I would have liked to have at least one more installment.  This didn't feel like the end at all and I really enjoyed the concept.  I wonder if the author will do what many other writers have done and self publish or maybe this was supposed to be the end.

Anyway, if you like a good cozy and you enjoy home renovation then you will love this series.  I have to say I am not a big Do-It-Yourself person but this series is certainly inspiring and I really liked the houses they worked on and even ended up looking the styles up online.

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