By Kate Carlisle
FIRST IN a brand new SERIES!
In the seashore city of Lighthouse Cove in northern California, we all know the simplest guy for the activity is absolutely a woman—contractor Shannon Hammer. yet whereas Shannon can do wonders with an influence drill and a bit elbow grease, she's approximately to find that a few difficulties aren't so simply fixed....
Shannon's home-renovation and service enterprise is booming, yet her love lifestyles wishes paintings. On a blind date with actual property agent Jerry Saxton, she has to whip out a couple of pliers to maintain Jerry from getting too palms on. Shannon is worked up to place her rotten date in the back of her, but if Jerry's discovered lifeless in a run-down Victorian domestic that she's been employed to revive, the town's beautiful new police leader suspects that her threats could have laid the basis for murder.
Determined to transparent her identify, Shannon conducts her personal investigation—with assistance from her 4 top neighbors, her eccentric father, a nosy neighbor or , and a good-looking crime author who's simply moved to city. yet as they catch up with to prying out the murderer's id, Shannon is viciously attacked. Now she'll need to nail down the truth—or turn out in everlasting foreclosure....
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Or words to that effect. ” At that second session I noticed that the tie-line had been put up in the backyard. Allison had gotten someone else to do it. She was not a woman who was willing to have her desires thwarted. The last time I had seen her had been in early December. Ginger had turned nine months and we’d started her strict training regimen—sit, stay, heel, down at a distance, down while running full speed, coming when called—pretty heady stuff. Oh, and fetching Allison’s slippers. And she was great at all of it.
Her wild, uncontrolled energy was now totally focused on me. “Wow, she’s sitting,” said Allison. ” I thought Allison, like a lot of people, especially many dog trainers, would have trouble understanding this. But she didn’t. She tilted her head, smiled, and said, “Where were you when I was a kid? You could have done wonders training my parents. ” We had a laugh over that and then began our ﬁrst training session: basic puppy stuff; housebreaking, how to deal with mouthing of the hands and chewing on the furniture.
There’s always a certain amount of shortterm memory loss after any concussion. ” She had a puzzled look on her face. “Was Mrs. ” The sheriff said, “Sam, go on home and get cleaned up. Then put your uniform on and get back out here. I’m gonna need you to keep the press and any lookie-lous off the prop- A N OSE FOR M URDER 39 erty. ” Jamie—ever the doctor—asked Kirby, “Are you all right, Sam? ” Kirby grunted an embarrassed grunt. ” He shook his leg twice, pulled a toothpick out of his big forest-green parka, jammed it in his face, then stepped around Flynn and towered over me.