Monday, August 1, 2011

If Walls Could Talk

By Juliet Blackwell

From the back of the book:

Since she took over her father’s construction business, Melanie Turner has made quite a name for herself remodeling historic houses in the San Francisco Bay Area. But now her reputation may be on the line. At her newest renovation project, a run-down Pacific Heights mansion, Mel is visited by the ghost of a colleague who recently met a bad end with power tools. Mel hopes that by tracking down the killer, she can rid herself of the ghostly presence of the murdered man. Mel’s only clue is an odd box she discovers inside a wall at the job site. If she can make sense of its mysterious contents, she might be able to nail a killer – before she becomes the next construction casualty.

Just my opinion:

This book is pure fun and hilarity. The interactions between Melanie and the ghost are so outrageous! I truly enjoyed reading this and found myself laughing out loud at many part of the story.

If Walls Could Talk is the first in Juliet Blackwell’s new Haunted House Renovation Mystery series and I can’t wait to read the next one. It’s titled Dead Bolt (don't you love that title?) and will hit the stands in December.

Some of you may have read some of the books in her Witchcraft Mystery Series, the latest of which is Hexes and Hemlines, published in June.

She’s really a fun writer and has quite an imagination.

If you haven’t read any of her books, you will want to give them a try and If Walls Could Talk is a great one to start with.

Some favorite passages from the book:

It’s a bit like the old saying about running with scissors: You’re bound to lose an eye eventually.

If you don’t get dirty, you’re not trying hard enough.

Mothers always had a sixth sense, didn’t they?

I might have to resort to the local news soon, and you know that’s scraping the bottom of the old barrel.

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