I LOVE mysteries.
You know… whodunits, detective stories, crime novels… Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, Nancy Drew, the famous Sherlock Holmes, and now…
Jacobia “Jake” Tiptree, the intrepid DIYer and amateur sleuth in Sarah Graves’ Home Repair is Homicide mystery series.
They are the best kind of books if you love mysteries (with names like Trapdoor, Tool & Die, and Wicked Fix) and even more fun if you also love DIY home renovating.
Peppered throughout are useful home repair and renovating tips, hilarious reminders of how an 1823 federal-style house needs constant upkeep and repair, and a sense at the end that you should have somehow figured out who-dun-it and wouldn’t a paint sprayer be a good investment.
Sarah Graves’ novels have become my latest obsession, and I want to read them all!
Sarah, may I call you Sarah… if you don’t already have a fan club on my street, consider it done!!
Anyone else love mystery novels or TV shows (-I love those too!)?
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