Saturday, August 11, 2012

Wall-to-Wall Dead-Jennie Bentley

Wall-to-Wall Dead

Jennie Bentley

Berkley Prime Crime, Sep 4 2012, $7.99

ISBN: 9780425255568

Avery Baker gave up her work as a textile designer and her boyfriend Derek Ellis gave up his work as a doctor to do something they love. They became business partners flipping various abodes while also sharing love for each other demonstrated by Derek’s proposal to Avery who accepted.

Their latest venture is fixing up a condo in Waterfield, Maine so that the owner can sell it. However, a creepy woman Hilda Shaw stalks their every move just like she does to all the residents. Everyone loathes the busybody spy, Avery understands why. However, Avery is stunned to find Hilda’s corpse. The police chief insists the woman died accidentally from anaphylactic shock. When a second person dies, Avery believes a murderer resides amongst the condo dwellers and resolves to identify the culprit before she or Derek become obits.

The latest Do-It-Yourself Mystery (see Flipped Out) is an engaging amateur sleuth due to a strong eccentric support cast and the lovable lead couple. A sort of locked condo whodunit, fans will enjoy Wall-to-Wall Dead as Avery investigates the homicides.

Harriet Klausner

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