Dead Cat Bounce by Sarah Graves

Challenge Book #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Subject: outsiders, revenge, protection of loved ones
Setting: Eastport, ME
Main Characters: Jacobia Tiptree, Sam Tiptree, Ellioe White, George Valentine, Wade Sorensen, Hedda White
Series: Home Repair is Homicide(1)
Dates Read: January 1 - January 4
Number of pages: 308
Off the Shelf (pre-2012)? Source?: yes, Barnes & Noble
Category for 12 in 12 challenge: Math (#1), Home Economics

Jacobia Tiptree has gone through a nasty divorce from her neurosurgeon husband and "retired" from her high-paced job on Wall Street to the peaceful town of Eastport ME. Then one morning she discovers a body in her basement and it turns out to be a high-profile multi-millionaire and her world starts spinning again.

Her first Eastport friend confesses to the murder but Jake knows that Ellie couldn't have done it and must be trying to protect someone. Is it father, her ex-boyfriend, her mother? As the story unfolds we see Jacobia trying to acclimatize herself to her new environment and neighbors as well as be a good mother and a good friend.

I really liked this story and the characters that involved. I'm definitely going to be looking for another in this series.

1 comment:

Cozy in Texas said...

Thanks for the review - sounds like one I would like.