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If Walls Could Talk

If Walls Could Talk

#1 of the Haunted Home Renovation series

National bestseller!

Since she took over her father's construction business, Mel Turner's 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 herself becomes the next construction casualty...

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Penguin Group (USA) , Paperback (December 2010), ISBN-13: 9780451231819


Praise


"This book is filled with quick wit and chuckles throughout and one of the best cozy reads out there. If having ghosts in my house meant this many zany characters were involved, I'd say, 'Bring'em on!'"
   —Suspense Magazine

"A riveting tale with a twisting plot, likeable characters, and an ending that will make you shudder with how easily something small can get totally out of hand. Juliet Blackwell's writing is able to mix paranormal experiences with everyday life that leave you wondering what you just saw out of the corner of your eye... a good solid read."
   —The Romance Readers Connection

"Ms. Blackwell's offbeat, humorous book is a fun, light read... Mel makes a likeable heroine... Overall, a terrific blend of suspense and laughter with a dash of the paranormal thrown in make this a great read."
   —TwoLips Reviews

"Kudos and high-fives to Ms. Blackwell for creating a new set of characters for readers to hang around with as well as a new twist on the ghostly paranormal mystery niche. I can't wait to see what otherworldly stories Juliet has in mind for us next!"
   —Once Upon A Romance Reviews

"A wonderful new series in the Haunted Homes Renovation Mystery books. This was a quick read mainly because I just had to keep going to find out what was going to happen next. There's enough excitement to keep you reading until late in the night."
   —Fresh Fiction

"For the start of this new series, think 'DIY' meets 'The Ghost Whisperer.' Throw in a bit of 'Murder She Wrote' and you begin to get the idea. This story is told in the first person and in an easygoing manner that makes for quick reading. This is the first entry in the Haunted Home Renovation Mystery series and it promises to be a load of fun. Mel has a colorful family and eclectic group of friends who promise to be highly entertaining."
   —4 Stars, Romantic Times