The first in a brand-new cozy series from Diane Kelly set in Nashvillewhere the real estate market is to die for. WILL THIS KILLER DEAL LEAD TO A DEAD END? Meet Whitney Whitaker. A hopeless romantic when it comes to real estate, she knows what it takes to findand flipthe home of ones dreams. A fixer-upper is like catnip to Whitney: she cant resist the challenge of turning an eyesore into a priceless work of art. So when one of her clients decides to liquidate a crumbling property, Whitney seizes the opportunity to purchase it for a song. But soon a curious incident of the cat in the night-time leads to a change in tune. . .Sawdust is the name of Whitneys catof course. Whitneys passion for gut-renovation may be a mystery to him but one thing Sawdust knows for sure is this: Dead bodies dont belong in flower beds. So why is there one in this new, albeit old, house? Now its up to Whitney, along with the help of hot-and-cold Nashville Police Detective Collin Flynn, to find the truth about w...
|Title||:||Dead as a Door Knocker|
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|Number of Pages||:||368 pages|
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Dead as a Door Knocker Reviews
One of the cool things about this book is that just as you don't want it to end, there's a little sneak preview of the next book at the end! It goes right into the same time of year too. I'm so anxious to find out when that next book is coming out!
Whitney Whitaker was a carpenter and a property manager who was about to become a real estate agent and a house flipper with her cousin Buck as her partner, after her real estate agency's biggest client offered her a house for a steal of a deal. The h ...more
Light and undemanding series debut about carpenter, property manager and future real estate agent Whitney Whitaker. Whitney gets a rare opportunity to buy a refurbishable property at a bargain price and flip it for a profit after doing some renovations.
She and her cousin and renovation partner Buck are excited about this deal, until everything begins to go wrong. The first night Whitney and her cat Sawdust barely escape a fire that reveals that the property had old and faulty wiring -- ...more
Dead as a Door Knocker is the debut of the House-Flipper Mystery series set in Nashville and featuring Whitney Whitaker, property manager, realtor trainee and house flipper. The worst part of Whitney's job as a property manager is evictions and she's got her hands full with the three rowdy college students months behind in their rent.
Property owner Rick Dunaway is well known as a cheapskate when it comes to repairs and this time after surveying the damage left behind by the boys he offers to sel ...more
Clearly, this book is aimed at cat lovers, featuring chapters devoted to Sawdust. I have to confess I am not a fan, either of cats, or of the number of pages devoted to this cat. I also found the book heavy on various aspects of the property management, real estate and home renovation industry. The mystery plot was the saving grace of this book.
Dead as a Door Knocker by Diane Kelly
Book #1: House-Flipper Mystery Series
Source: NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press
My Rating: 4/5 stars
Whitney Whitaker leads a charmed life! She has a tiny, totally suited to her pool house she shares with her cat, Sawdust; she is on the verge of becoming a proper real estate agent, and she loves her jobs working as a property manager and skilled carpenter. Just when she thinks her life can’t get any better, Whitney gets an offer she just can’t refuse. With the he ...more
This will be one of my favorite new series this year! Dead as a Door Knocker appeals for many reasons, including the protagonist, Whitney Whitaker. She works at least part time for her uncle doing upgrades and other carpentry work as well as for a realtor overseeing repairs for managed properties. Her sidekick and roommate is Sawdust, the littlest kitten of his litter, who absolutely adores Whitney. The mystery is complex and challenging, and the author’s trademark humor is LOL funny.
Whitney evi ...more
Dead as a Door Knocker by Diane Kelly is the first book in the brand new cozy House-Flipper Mystery series. This series takes a couple of my favorite things, renovating real estate and kitty cats, and combines them together so how could I say no to reading this one?
Whitney Whitaker has been working as a property manager to pay the bills for a while now while living in her parents pool house with her cat, Sawdust. Real estate and renovating are really Whitney’s passions so when an opportunity to ...more
Whitney Whitaker is a property manager with dreams of making it big in real estate. When she gets the chance to buy a property to flip it, she thinks it might be too good to be true. And it is. Especially when a dead body is found buried in the flower bed.
The first book in a new cozy mystery series. Whitney is a likable character. She is single, living in her parent's guest house, and working all the time. She's a hard-worker with good relationships with her family and friends. In addition to he ...more