Monday, January 23, 2012

Teaser Tuesday 116: Flipped Out

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current book or recent read.
* Share a few “teaser” sentences from somewhere in the book.
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!

It's back to cozy mysteries this week. Flipped Out is the fifth book in the "Do-It-Yourself" mystery series by Jennie Bentley. I love this series, and am almost half done already. Book three, Plaster and Poison, was a Teaser Tuesday featured book in April 2010.

A babble of protest greeted this pronouncement, as everyone wanted to express their shock, outrage, and innocence, all at the same time. Wayne held up a hand. "Save it for later. You'll have a chance to tell me your side of the story."

(pg 63)


Inheriting her aunt's old Maine cottage has led Avery Baker down a new career path—home renovation. Finding a property's hidden potential has rewards and challenges—not to mention certain unanticipated dangers. Like murder...

Avery and her hunky handyman boyfriend, Derek Ellis, are renovating another house in Waterfield, Maine. But it's not just any house. It belongs to local news anchor Tony "the Tiger" Micelli—and it's a quaint cottage with limitless possibilities. Even more exciting is that the makeover is going to be filmed as part of a home-renovation TV show.

Unfortunately the road to cable-TV fame is a bumpy one; this DIY spins into a DOA when Tony's corpse is found at the cottage, flat on his back and not from natural causes. Turns out there are a few people who wanted Tony dead, and the murderer might have his sights set on more Waterfield residents. That means it's up to Avery to nail the killer. And fast.

1. Fatal Fixer-Upper
2. Spackled and Spooked
3. Plaster and Poison
4. Mortar and Murder


JLS Hall said...

This sounds like a fun read. I'm just about ready for another cozy, too.

Alice Audrey said...

Sounds like complete bedlam.

Beth said...

I wonder what happened! Here is my teaser for this week.

Heather said...

Joy: I have enjoyed this entire series. They are fun, fast mysteries.

Alice: Could be. Hehe...

Beth: Ah, good... It lef tyou wodnering. *g*

Shelley Munro said...

This does sound like a fun read. I hadn't heard of this series before.

Here's My Teaser

Hazel said...

I'd love to inherit a cottage, minus murder. Wouldn't mind the renovation :) As a fan of cottages, I would love to read this.

Unknown said...

Hadn't heard of this series till now, thanks for sharing :-)
Here's my TT this week:


Kaye said...

This does sound like a fun read. I love the Maine location!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I'm really getting into cozy mysteries this year...and this one looks really good. I love anything about home renovation, but coupled with mystery...I'm there!

Thanks for teasing me.

Here's MY TT POST and here’s

kayerj said...

I'm not a cozy fan but your teaser sounds interesting. enjoy your book. kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Sandra Nachlinger said...

This sounds like a great series--lots of humor. Thanks for introducing me to it through your terrific teaser.
Here's mine: Sandy's Teaser

Jan said...

This sounds like a series I should add to my wishlist. Great teaser, thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

Shelley: I love this series, and there are lots of fun decorating/make-over tips sprinkled throughout.

Hazel: I could easily see myself in a cozy little cottage, too--provided all of my books fit. ;-)

TToria: Happy to have shared. *g*

Heather said...

Kaye: What? All the cozies you've read and you haven't read this series yet? I love the Maine descriptions and would love to visit that area of the country some day.

Laurel-Rain: Definitely give this series a try if you like home renovation mags and programs. It's a fun series.

Kaye: Thank you, I have enjoyed it so far!

Heather said...

Sandy: Definitely a good, fun series - one I've been following from book one.

Janet Ruth: If you're into DIY and like mysteries, do give this series a try. I think anyone who has done home renovation - no matter how big or small - would appreciate these, too.

Peggy@Peggy Ann's Post said...

Sounds good. I haven't read a cozy in a while. Have to get back to them soon!