Mortar and Murder
A Do-It-Yourself Mystery #4
Berkley Prime Crime
January 4, 2011
Available in: Paperback
When Avery and Derek take on the renovation of a decrepit 1783 center-chimney Colonial house on a remote island off the coast of Maine, they soon get more than they bargained for.
A grumpy thriller-writing neighbor, a mysterious animal that lives under the porch, and the dead body of a young woman floating in the ocean between Rowanberry Island and Waterfield Harbor conspire to make this the most thrilling and dangerous renovation Avery has ever undertaken.
A career as a REALTOR® and professional renovator has given debut author Jennie Bentley plenty of fodder for her new series of Do-It-Yourself Home Renovation Mysteries from Penguin/Putnam.
She has stumbled over dead bodies those of birds, cockroaches, and the occasional rat; unearthed buried treasure gorgeous tile floors hidden under ugly vinyl, pristine footed bathtubs covered over with drywall; and had personal experience with just how dangerous renovating a house can be she and her husband have come close to killing each other on many occasions while renovating the eight houses the family has owned in the past eight years.
Jennie lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and two children.