Dead Bolt

Dead Bolt

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Turner Construction's latest restoration project is a historic Queen Anne Victorian in San Francisco. This time general contractor Mel Turner has to work around the owners who insist on sticking around- along with some ghosts that insist in their own way that the work stops...

The ghosts aren't the only ones standing in the way of the renovations. A crotchety neighbor, Emile Blunt, secretly wants this house, and could be behind some of the disturbances. But when Emile is found dead, it's Mel who appears guilty. Now she must restore the building-and her reputation-before it's too late.

ISBN: 9780451235305
Branch Call Number: PBK MYS Blac

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merlinsilver
Mar 31, 2014

Really like all of her books.

LaughingOne Mar 29, 2014

Mel is someone I'd like to have as a friend. The San Francisco Bay area, with its old Victorian houses and the whole left coast vibe, is a perfect place to set a series that has haunted houses in need of restoration. In this book we also learn more about a subset of the Russian immigrants in the area. And we learned about "crazy cat ladies" and the feral cat community. Plus, how to go about renovating gems of old houses. And a little romance. Who could ask for anything more?

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pdeschamps
May 08, 2012

2nd book in this series. I enjoyed this continuing story of Mel. I liked that it seem to continue from where we left her just a few months down the road and how the author deals with learning of having such a gift in such a realistic way. Not everyone is going to love the idea of being able to see or interact with ghost. Not always as cool as the movies will lead you to believe.
This book really shows that. On top of which I enjoyed getting a much better understanding of her relationship with her stepson.

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dbharper
Mar 10, 2012

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astrella
Jan 21, 2012

Interesting protagonist. The series handles the seeing-ghosts bit very well - not over the top at all. Very interesting story line this installment.

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