If Walls Could Talk

If Walls Could Talk : A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery

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Melanie Turner has made quite a name for herself remodeling historic houses in the San Francisco Bay Area. But more than her reputation is on the line in the first novel in the New York Times bestselling Haunted Home Renovation Mystery series.

At her newest renovation project, a run-down Pacific Heights mansion, Mel is visited by the ghost of a colleague who recently met a bad end with power tools. Mel hopes that by tracking down the killer, she can rid herself of the ghostly presence of the murdered man.

Mel's only clue is an odd box she discovers inside a wall at the job site. If she can make sense of its mysterious contents, she might be able to nail a killer--before she herself becomes the next construction casualty...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 109 x 170 x 22mm | 198g
  • Signet
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0451231813
  • 9780451231819
  • 195,407

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Praise for the New York Times bestselling Haunted Home Renovation Mystery series

"Juliet Blackwell sits firmly on my list of must-read authors...[Her] writing is like that of a master painter, placing a perfect splash of detail, drama, and whimsy in all the right places."--Victoria Laurie, New York Times bestselling author

"A winning combination of cozy mystery, architectural history, and DIY with a ghost story thrown in."--The Mystery Reader

"Cleverly plotted with a terrific sense of the history of the greater Bay Area, Blackwell's series has plenty of ghosts and supernatural happenings to keep readers entertained and off-balance."--Library Journal

"This series is exceptional."--Kings River Life Magazine

"One of the most exciting, smart, and funny heroines currently in any book series."--Fresh Fiction

"Fans will want to see a lot more of the endearing Mel."--Publishers Weekly
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About Juliet Blackwell

Juliet Blackwell is the pseudonym for the New York Times bestselling author of the Haunted Home Renovation Mystery series. She also writes the Witchcraft Mystery series and, together with her sister, wrote the Art Lover's Mystery series as Hailey Lind. The first in the series, Feint of Art, was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel. She is also the author of the novels Letters from Paris and The Paris Key. As owner of her own faux-finish and design studio, the author has spent many days and nights on construction sites renovating beautiful historic homes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Rating details

5,660 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
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4 40% (2,268)
3 28% (1,606)
2 5% (282)
1 1% (63)
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