Dead Bolt

Dead Bolt

A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery

Book - 2011
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The renovation of a Queen Anne Victorian in San Francisco is disrupted by ghosts who live on the property and a dead body found near the job site. General contractor Melanie Turner is accused of the crime and has to restore both the home and her reputation.
Publisher: New York : Obsidian, ©2011
ISBN: 9780451235305
Branch Call Number: BLACKWE
Characteristics: 325 p. ; 18 cm

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FabulouslyWeird
May 07, 2018

Once again of course I loved reading about the old house and the different ghosts that were encompassing the home. I really enjoyed it immensely. The characters are well rounded, the family relationships realistic, and the atmosphere made for a cozy book to curl up with. I would highly recommend.

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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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