From USA Today bestselling authors Christina A. Burke & Elizabeth Ashby comes the first book in a brand new multi-author series...
If these walls could talk...they'd scream murder.
Alex Jordan, owner of Finials and Facades Renovation and Restoration Services, has been living her dream of restoring Victorian-style homes in the town of Danger Cove. But her recent acquisition of the stately Marlton House has led to a showdown with the town real estate mogul, and now she needs to restore the old house and flip it before time runs out. But Alex gets more than she bargained for when a Hawaiian shirt-clad tourist with a bullet in his head turns up in the home's bathtub. Pairing up with unlikely partner and town florist, George Fontaine, Alex vows to solve the murder before her flip becomes a flop.
As Alex worries over deadlines, she stumbles across another body on the cliffs of Danger Cove. However, this "body" is a super-sexy man with amnesia...or so he says. Throw in a stash of stolen diamonds, a matchmaking grandmother, a foulmouthed parrot, and a mysterious killer with Alex in his sights, and Alex is in a race against the clock to salvage the job, solve the murder, and save her own life.
The Danger Cove books:
Secret of the Painted Lady (a Danger Cove Renovation Mystery)
Murder and Mai Tais (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Death by Scones (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
Four-Patch of Trouble (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
Killer Closet Case (a Danger Cove B&B Mystery)
Tree of Life and Death (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
A Killing in the Market (a Danger Cove Farmers' Market short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection)
Killer Colada (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Passion, Poison & Puppy Dogs (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)
A Novel Death (a Danger Cove Bookshop Mystery)
Robbing Peter to Kill Paul (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery)
Sinister Snickerdoodles (a Danger Cove Bakery Mystery)
Hurricanes and Heroes (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
A Death in the Flower Garden (a Danger Cove Famers' Market Mystery)
Divas, Diamonds & Death (a Danger Cove Pet Sitter Mystery)
A Slaying in the Orchard (a Danger Cove Famers' Market Mystery)
A Secret in the Pumpkin Patch (a Danger Cove Famers' Market Mystery)
Deadly Dirty Martinis (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
A Poison Manicure and Peach Liqueur (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
Not-So-Bright Hopes (a Danger Cove Quilting Mystery short story in the "Pushing Up Daisies" collection)
Tequila Trouble (a Danger Cove Cocktail Mystery)
Deadly Thanksgiving Sampler (a Danger Cove Quilting mystery)
Killer Eyeshadow and a Cold Espresso (a Danger Cove Hair Salon Mystery)
About Danger Cove:
Danger Cove is a sleepy little town in the Pacific Northwest and home to renowned mystery novelist, Elizabeth Ashby. While Elizabeth swears the stories she writes are fiction, you can find the inspiration for her murderous tales all over Danger Cove...from the intriguing cast of local characters to the places to eat, play, and explore in Danger Cove. Don't let our name fool you—we're the friendliest (even if deadliest) town in the Pacific Northwest!
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I enjoy all the books in this series. The town of Danger Cove is full of fun characters so each book is light and amusing to read. Once I read one I read them all!
A hilarious home renovation mystery with a Thin-Man theme!
When Alex Jordan, the owner of Finials and Facades Renovation and Restoration Services, purchased a stately but rundown Victorian mansion in Danger Cove, she found one thing she couldn't fix—the dead guy in the clawfoot bathtub. As the police begin their hunt for the killer, Alex decides to do some sleuthing of her own. With a sexy but mysterious florist at her side, Alex goes steel toe to toe with a corrupt realtor, a six-pack-abbed amnesiac, and a colony of bats to salvage her investment and save her life.
As a home-rehab-show fan and old movie buff, I had a lot of fun reading this mystery. I also loved meeting some of the residents of Danger Cove—especially that Alice. My personal favorite? The foul-mouthed parrot, hands (wings?) down.
Love this new series!
This is the first book in the Danger Cove mystery series. The characters were fun and entertaining. I can't wait to return to Danger Cove!