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Dead as a Door Knocker

Dead as a Door Knocker

Dead as a Door Knocker by Diane Kelly

Summary: The first in a brand-new cozy series from Diane Kelly set in Nashville–where the real estate market is to die for.


Meet Whitney Whitaker. A hopeless romantic when it comes to real estate, she knows what it takes to find–and flip–the home of one’s dreams. A fixer-upper is like catnip to Whitney: she can’t 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 Whitney’s cat–of course. Whitney’s passion for gut-renovation may be a mystery to him but one thing Sawdust knows for sure is this: Dead bodies don’t belong in flower beds. So why is there one in this new, albeit old, house? Now it’s up to Whitney, along with the help of hot-and-cold Nashville Police Detective Collin Flynn, to find the truth about what happened before the mortgage property forecloses and Whitney loses her investment…and maybe her own life.

Angie‚Äôs comments: A nice cozy mystery, with some house flipping thrown in. The cat Sawdust has some very short chapters with his point of view. Those chapters are funny, and (possible spoiler alert) Sawdust is a normal cat and doesn’t actually help solve the crime. Loved the family relationships!

Recommended for readers who like cozy mysteries.