The first in a brand-new cozy series from Diane Kelly set in Nashvillewhere the real estate market is to die for. WILL THIS KILLER DEAL LEAD TO A DEAD END? Meet Whitney Whitaker. A hopeless romantic when it comes to real estate, she knows what it takes to findand flipthe home of ones dreams. A fixer-upper is like catnip to Whitney: she cant resist the challenge of turning an...
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Dead as a Door Knocker Reviews
Clearly, this book is aimed at cat lovers, featuring chapters devoted to Sawdust. I have to confess I am not a fan, either of cats, or of the number of pages devoted to this cat. I also found the book heavy on various aspects of the property management, real estate and home renovation industry. The mystery plot was the saving grace of this book.
This is the first book in the "House Flipper Mystery Series" by Diane Kelly. This is book is set in exciting Nashville in the real estate market and was pleasing to read from start to finish. This is one of my favorite new series of the year and I look forward to the next in series.. I highly recommend this book for all who enjoy mysteries . The author has all the definitive elements here of a great cozy series.
Our protagonist is Whitney Whitaker who happened into the career of flipping houses ...more
Whitney Whitaker is a property manager with dreams of making it big in real estate. When she gets the chance to buy a property to flip it, she thinks it might be too good to be true. And it is. Especially when a dead body is found buried in the flower bed.
The first book in a new cozy mystery series. Whitney is a likable character. She is single, living in her parent's guest house, and working all the time. She's a hard-worker with good relationships with her family and friends. In addition to he ...more
Dead as a Door Knocker by Diane Kelly
Book #1: House-Flipper Mystery Series
Source: NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press
My Rating: 4/5 stars
Whitney Whitaker leads a charmed life! She has a tiny, totally suited to her pool house she shares with her cat, Sawdust; she is on the verge of becoming a proper real estate agent, and she loves her jobs working as a property manager and skilled carpenter. Just when she thinks her life can’t get any better, Whitney gets an offer she just can’t refuse. With the he ...more
The first book in The House Flipper mysteries. Meet Whitney Whitaker and her cat, Sawdust. Whitney has been saving for a house of own. She accepted an offer to purchase a dilapidated house at a reduced price as the owner is liquidating his rentals. Since Whitney did not have enough funds to start remodeling She asked her cousin go into with her. The first-night Whiney spends at the house, she and her, cat Sawdust nearly escape with the lives from a fire in a back room. As the electoral system wa ...more
Whitney Whitaker, carpenter/property manager, was excited about a lucky break into the world of real estate flipping but one fire and a murder later she was not feeling so lucky.
A unique and fun twist to this story are the brief chapters written from the viewpoint of Sawdust the cat. The human characters are a likeable group too and I look forward to getting to know them better in coming editions of the House-Flipper Mystery series.
Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for an ARC of this s ...more
This will be one of my favorite new series this year! Dead as a Door Knocker appeals for many reasons, including the protagonist, Whitney Whitaker. She works at least part time for her uncle doing upgrades and other carpentry work as well as for a realtor overseeing repairs for managed properties. Her sidekick and roommate is Sawdust, the littlest kitten of his litter, who absolutely adores Whitney. The mystery is complex and challenging, and the author’s trademark humor is LOL funny.
Whitney evi ...more
This is an entertaining cozy mystery that I thoroughly enjoyed. Whitney is a wonderful character that drew me right in. I loved that she's in a non-traditional female job and how she approaches life on her terms, no matter what obstacles she faces. I'm also looking forward to seeing more of Colin, the police detective.
If you enjoy the genre, you will love this book. I'm already looking forward to the next book in the series and seeing how the relationships develop over time. Put this one on your ...more