A House to Die For (Darby Farr Mystery, Book 1) by Vicki Doudera

By Vicki Doudera

Book Details:

ISBN: 0738719501
EAN: 9780738719504
ASIN: 0738719501
Publisher: hour of darkness Ink
Publication Date: 2010-04-08
Number of Pages: 328
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

Synopsis from Amazon:

Red-hot actual property agent Darby Farr has spent years attempting to omit her native land of typhoon Harbor, Maine-especially the painful stories of being raised by means of her controlling aunt following her parents' tragic deaths. Then one morning, she learns her aunt is demise, and the calculating girl has one ultimate call for: clinch the multimillion-dollar sale of Fairview, a wide ranging waterfront estate.

The deal turns out basic, yet hassle is brewing at the rocky coast. inside of hours of Darby's arrival, an vague deed limit scuttles the sale simply because the backup client is located bludgeoned to demise at the property's grounds. Assisted via good-looking journalist Miles Porter, Darby uncovers darkish secrets and techniques that display an unpleasant scandal . . . or even uglier causes for homicide. As a brutal typhoon surges up the coast, Darby needs to salvage the deal, locate the killer-and by some means remain alive.

"[Doudera] expertly weaves a story of suspense on a Maine island, the place homicide and actual property are an explosive combination."-Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling writer of The Mephisto Club

"Here's a fast moving and well-told tale with a sensible, savvy genuine property agent because the heroine, fixing crimes whereas making revenues. bring forth the following one!"-Barbara Corcoran, actual property contributor for NBC's Today Show and writer of Nextville: impressive locations to dwell the remainder of Your Life 

 

GoodReads writer Information:

Author Name: Vicki Doudera

Author Description: Vicki has written rankings of journal articles, commute books for individuals drawn to Maine, a CD jogging travel approximately her city, and a brand new secret sequence that includes crimson sizzling Realtor Darby Farr. First within the sequence, a home TO DIE FOR, has got rave experiences, and KILLER directory, Darby's moment secret, comes out in April of 2011. (Midnight Ink.)

Vicki loves to say she is "all approximately houses." She writes approximately them in her secret sequence, sells them as a true property agent at the coast of Maine, and is helping construct them via her longtime involvement with Habitat for Humanity.

She is an avid reader, hiker, knitter and skier and enjoys writing the type of books she herself likes to read.

Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3064179

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