The Book of Old Houses: A Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery
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This book is actually a continuation of Trap Door, though I was able to enjoy it as a stand-alone book. Here, we get two alternating points of view: one by Jake Tiptree, the series protagonist, who's losing her temper with the badly-cramped-and-out-of-date bathroom in her ongoing-renovation-project house, and another by Dave, a mysterious character who's come to town to try and solve the murder of his mentor and friend Horace, who died in the previous book after being sent a rare volume that Jake found behind the basement walls of her house. The plot threads twine, suspects come and go, questions of the value - and autheticity - of the book arise, and a mildly-surprising villain causes more deaths before being detected.
I was pleased that some of my speculations about Dave and his mysterious Providence RI past were, in fact, borne out by the previous book - and I'd like to read more about *him*; I found Jake less interesting at this point in her own series. But it's a decent light read, and I might dip into more of the series.
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