Daily Archives: November 27, 2016

Tool & Die: A Home Repair Is Homicide (Home Repair Is Homicide Mystery) by Sarah Graves

Reviewed by Allen Hott

Tool  & dieSeems as though Jacobia, the little lady heroine in this one, spends as much time solving murders up in Maine as she does repairing/restoring houses which is her supposed interest. But that second calling is good for the little town she lives in as it is for the readers of this story.

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Although a little wordy in places it is a good overall mystery as Jake (as she is called) and her friend Ellie go about finding out who killed Jim Diamond and why. Jim was the husband of Bella who is an overly ambitious house cleaner who works for Jake. Bella and Jim were supposedly separated but she believes that he or someone is sending her threatening messages. When Jake and Ellie go to see Jim about the quandary they find that he has been killed by someone supposedly hitting him with an oversize frying pan.

Home by Harlan Coben

Reviewed by Allen Hott

HomeThis time both Myron Bolitar and Win Lockwood are very deeply into trying to find out what happened to Win’s nephew, Rhys. Ten years ago when Rhys was six years old he and a playmate, Patrick Moore, were supposedly kidnapped. However nothing has ever been heard of either of them as far as ransom or bodies found someplace or anything.

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Now Win has received a phone call telling him the boys are in England. He takes off to begin the search and calls Myron for help. Myron is somewhat at a loss as he hasn’t seen Win in almost a year and also because Myron is within a very short distance of getting married! Yes after all these years and various girlfriends Myron is now ready to settle down with this latest love, Terese.