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Murder is on the to-do list when construction contractor Shannon Hammer looks for a killer in the fifth Fixer-Upper Mystery....

At the annual Victorian Home and Garden Tour, Lighthouse Cove, California’s premier contractor, Shannon Hammer, realizes that the competition is about to turn deadly....

Shannon is in high demand among rival homeowners, who will do anything to win Best in Show. One-upmanship and even espionage break out among neighbors, construction crews, decorators, and landscapers. Thanks to several new hires, Shannon is sure she can handle the extra load—until murder throws a wrench in the works.

The small town’s corrupt building inspector is found dead on one of Shannon’s jobsites, and soon plenty of suspects are coming out of the woodwork. When another body is discovered, Shannon calls on her team of close friends and devilishly astute thriller writer Mac to help her nail down the details and build a case against the killer before the door shuts on someone else—for good.

Don't miss Framed For Murder, a Hallmark Movies & Mystery Original starring Jewel, based on the Fixer-Upper Mystery series!


Praise for Kate Carlisle and the Fixer-Upper Mysteries   “Sleuth Shannon Hammer knows her way around a building site and a murder—I fell for this feisty, take-charge heroine, and readers will, too.”—Leslie Meier, New York Times bestselling author of the Lucy Stone Mysteries   “Clever wit and complex plotting...immensely satisfying.”—Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author of the Library Lover’s Mysteries   “Perfect escapist cozy fare.”—Library Journal   “Another winner from one of the leaders in the genre!”—RT Book Reviews   “Highly entertaining...quick, clever, and somewhat edgy....Shannon’s not a stereotype—she’s a person, and an interesting, intelligent, likable one at that, which makes it easy to become invested in her tale.”—Smitten by Books

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Also by Kate Carlisle

Once Upon A Spine
Books Of A Feather
Ripped From The Pages
This Old Homicide
Crowned And Moldering
Deck the Hallways
Homicide in Hardcover: A Bibliophile Mystery Book 1
If Books Could Kill: A Bibliophile Mystery Book 2
The Lies That Bind: A Bibliophile Mystery Book 3
Murder Under Cover: A Bibliophile Mystery Book 4
One Book in the Grave: A Bibliophile Mystery Book 5
Peril in Paperback: A Bibliophile Mystery Book 6
A Cookbook Conspiracy: A Bibliophile Mystery Book 7
The Book Stops Here: A Bibliophile Mystery Book 8
Books of a Feather: A Bibliophile Mystery


The Snowman
Make Me
The Girl on the Train
The Store
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Don't Let Go
After the Fire
The Child
Two Nights
A Stranger in the House
The Girl Who Was Taken
The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay
Never Never
Final Girls
I Am Pilgrim
The Word Is Murder
I Know a Secret
Earthly Remains