A House to Die For (Darby Farr Mystery, Book 1) by Vicki Doudera PDF

By Vicki Doudera

Book Details:

ISBN: 0738719501
EAN: 9780738719504
ASIN: 0738719501
Publisher: dead night Ink
Publication Date: 2010-04-08
Number of Pages: 328
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

Synopsis from Amazon:

Red-hot genuine property agent Darby Farr has spent years attempting to fail to remember her homeland of storm Harbor, Maine-especially the painful stories of being raised via her controlling aunt following her parents' tragic deaths. Then one morning, she learns her aunt is death, and the calculating girl has one ultimate call for: clinch the multimillion-dollar sale of Fairview, a panoramic waterfront estate.

The deal turns out uncomplicated, yet hassle is brewing at the rocky coast. inside hours of Darby's arrival, an vague deed restrict scuttles the sale simply because the backup customer is located bludgeoned to dying at the property's grounds. Assisted by means of good-looking journalist Miles Porter, Darby uncovers darkish secrets and techniques that demonstrate an unpleasant scandal . . . or even uglier reasons for homicide. As a brutal typhoon surges up the coast, Darby needs to salvage the deal, locate the killer-and in some way remain alive.

"[Doudera] expertly weaves a story of suspense on a Maine island, the place homicide and genuine property are an explosive combination."-Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling writer of The Mephisto Club

"Here's a fast moving and well-told tale with a wise, savvy actual property agent because the heroine, fixing crimes whereas making revenues. bring forth the following one!"-Barbara Corcoran, genuine property contributor for NBC's Today Show and writer of Nextville: notable locations to reside the remainder of Your Life 

 

GoodReads writer Information:

Author Name: Vicki Doudera

Author Description: Vicki has written rankings of journal articles, shuttle books for individuals attracted to Maine, a CD jogging travel approximately her city, and a brand new secret sequence that includes crimson sizzling Realtor Darby Farr. First within the sequence, a home TO DIE FOR, has bought rave reports, and KILLER directory, Darby's moment secret, comes out in April of 2011. (Midnight Ink.)

Vicki loves to say she is "all approximately houses." She writes approximately them in her secret sequence, sells them as a true property agent at the coast of Maine, and is helping construct them via her longtime involvement with Habitat for Humanity.

She is an avid reader, hiker, knitter and skier and enjoys writing the type of books she herself likes to read.

Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3064179

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She thought I ort to travel. One time Mammy let me go to the next county with Myrtle and we had to camp overnight. ” When the sun went down we stopped to rest under a lonely tree in a wide open field. All day long we had walked and talked. Myrtle was good to ask questions to, because she talked to everybody just the same, didn’t matter what their age was. The whole day it was just like Myrtle told Mammy. We was having a big time. But when we settled down for the night in that long, lonesome field, not a house in sight for miles, I started missing Grandmaw and Mammy.

Much as we cared for Della and Myrtle, it was hard to be around them without missing Grandmaw so bad it liked to killed us. Pap got word of land for sale about sixty miles east, in a little farming community called Piney Grove. He bought ten acres off a man named Bucky Cochran that owned a big dairy farm and everything else along the five-mile stretch of road between our place and his house, a two-story yellow brick with white trim and fancy columns on the porch. Pap built us a log cabin with a loft where I slept in a feather bed Mammy made for me.

Grandmaw always said it can draw ugly things to you if you’re not right with the Lord. Whenever she talked like that, I figured she was thinking about her cousin Lou Ann. Most people thought Lou Ann wasn’t all there, but that was no excuse for her to be so hateful. She was a granny woman, too, but the neighbors didn’t go to her unless they was ashamed to go to Grandmaw and Della and Myrtle. Sometimes a girl would go up to Lou Ann’s to get rid of an unwanted child she was carrying. Lou Ann knowed what kind of root to use.

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