Turner Construction's latest restoration project is a historic Queen Anne Victorian in San Francisco. This time general contractor Mel Turner has to work around the owners who insist on sticking around- along with some ghosts that insist in their own way that the work stops...
The ghosts aren't the only ones standing in the way of the renovations. A crotchety neighbor,...more
Mel’s latest job is restoration of an 1890s Queen Ann Victorian, Cheshire House, in San Francisco. The project has had a few problems, handprints appearing on the ceiling, deadbolts ...more
Mel Turner is renovating a Queen Anne Victorian In San Francisco when strange things start happening. There are misplaced tools, unusual handprints on 12 foot ceilings and a general feeling of unease. The owner has refused to move from the house during the project much to Mel's dismay. The murder of a shopkeeper after a run in with Mel puts everyone on edge and brings forth even more ghostly ...more
I enjoyed this story but it fell flat for me. Very predictable with a cooky cutter, simmering romance. The narrator's good job helped me to want to finish it.
Audiobook via Audible subscription; Xe Sands’ performance is excellent as usual.
I am really enjoying this series and am excited to read more in the series. Mel and her father have a great relationship. And i love the ...more
Melanie and her crew have been hired to restore a historic Queen Anne Victorian in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow neighborhood. This is no easy task because the home owners—the Daley family—refuse to leave and demand ...more
The main character, Mel, a general contractor, is interesting and quirky. However, she wears frilly clothes to the job site even though she has “overalls to wear over them if she needed to crawl through grime”. (Please, that is a little over the top.)
She has taken over Turner Construction from her retired dad and is surrounded by a warm non-traditional family and steadfast friends who add to the interest of the story.
Every house ...more
It took me a little bit to remember why I had enjoyed these books to begin with. At times, the details can be exhausting if you’re not ...more
Rating: 2.5/5 stars
Just like the first book, I think it is a good read. Interesting plot, as always, I mean, come on. Not everyday you read/hear a story about a construction worker who redoes haunted houses, right? If you feel like reading it, you're more than welcome, although some may find it slightly boring. It is a calm read.
The pace of the book was right and I think all the questions I asked myself throughout my reading ...more
I enjoy Ms Blackwell's writing style and in this book the way she ended and began chapters kept the story moving quickly. I was even hoping the story might be a bit longer.
If there is a weak spot in the story, it would be near the end where she eluded to malicious activity, enough that you got the idea but she did not fill in seedy details. This does make Dead Bolt a story safe for all age levels.
This can be read as a ...more
It was a good blending of the old mystery and the new one. Mel Turner isn't afraid to ask for help with the ghosts she is dealing with. I will be looking forward to the next in the series.
Highly recommend this series to anyone looking for a book that will keep you reading.
Second in the Haunted Home Renovation series and have already downloaded the third book.
Main character Mel Turner, ghost buster extraordinaire, is extremely likable and her San Francisco rehabbing shenanigans are fun and quirky.
Mel has a love interest that draws you in from the first book to the second and I am hoping to see him more in the upcoming installments.
I think I said this in my review of her ...more