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Eaves of Destruction

(Fixer-Upper Mystery #5)

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Murder is on the to-do list when construction contractor Shannon Hammer looks for a killer in the fifth Fixer-Upper Mystery...

Don't miss the Hallmark Movies & Mystery Originals starring Jewel, based on the Fixer-Upper Mystery series!

At the annual Victorian Home and Garden Tour, Lighthouse Cove, California's premier contractor, Shannon Hammer, realizes that the competi
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Paperback, 365 pages
Published April 18th 2018 by Wheeler Publishing Large Print (first published November 7th 2017)
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James
Eaves of Destruction is the fifth book in the 'Fixer-Upper Mystery' cozy series by Kate Carlisle. In these books, Shannon, a ~30ish construction business owner, solves crimes as an amateur sleuth while helping renovate a wonderful seaside town in California. In this edition, the local town inspector causes trouble at several of her job sites and finds himself murdered in the neighbor's orangery (sun room / conservatory). Whodunit!?!

Shannon is a fun protagonist. She pokes fun at herself but also
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Karen
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading Eaves of Destruction it is so easy to see why this has become a Hallmark Channel success. Katie Carlisle has a wonderful series many of you will be familiar with, if not she writes the lovely cozy series called the Fixer-Upper Mysteries. This is book 5 in such an endearing cozy mystery! Main character Shannon is a craftsman builder and head of her family company. She and her company are sought after for their dedication and work ethic. Shannon has a wonderful personality and a great love ...more
LORI CASWELL
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Lighthouse Cove is getting ready for the Victorian Home and Garden Tour and everyone wants to have a little work done in hopes of coming in 1st this year. No one wants to win more than Petsy Jorgensen. Her neighbor won last year so she is pulling out all the stops with some delicate work inside the house and adding an orangery onto the house as well. Petsy is a “difficult” client but Shannon feels the home is a real “gem” and she really wants this job. She has several works in
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Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
Shannon and her team have been called in by various homeowners to spruce up their houses before the annual Home and Garden competition, with one of them Shannon and one of her Foremen (Wade) are seriously wondering about actually turning down the work, Petsy Jorgenssen is snooty, short tempered and quite frankly rude! But with a new female carpenter/wood carver eager to have a go at repairing the damage to some walls they stick with it.  

It would help if the local incompetent building Inspector
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Betty
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, cozy, e-books
The Victorian Home And Garden Show is a month away from and all the owners of the homes want a revocation on their home. Shannon Hammer is busy enough to hire another skilled carpenter to work on a repairing damaged eaves. The owner's wife caused a lot of trouble. Before long the body count started to climb. Shannon begins to explore the deaths and she will encounter jealousy, greed, blackmail, exchange babies, and evil before the answer becomes apparent. Shannon must work fast before her new hi ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)


EAVES OF DESTRUCTION is the fifth book in the Fixer-Upper series by Kate Carlisle. I’m really enjoying this series. Shannon Hammer is such a wonderful character. I love that although she is technically an amateur sleuth, she isn’t one of those who does stupid things in order for the story to work out. All of her actions are very organic and rational.

In this book, there’s a lot of tension between homeowners. Shannon gets a job that involves working with a very rude client. She is also looking to
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Taryn
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Shannon has been asked to do work on a home that will be entered into the local Victorian Home and Garden Tour, the only problem is the home owner is rude and obnoxious. With all the work that needs to be done on other houses for the tour Shannon hires a young woman who enjoys working with wood and puts her to work immediately. When the local building inspector turns up dead everyone can understand why, not only is he corrupt but he was always showing up at unexpected times and making trouble. S ...more
Laurel-Rain
Dec 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At the annual Victorian Home and Garden Tour, Lighthouse Cove, California’s premier contractor, Shannon Hammer, realizes that the competition is about to turn deadly....
 
Shannon is in high demand among rival homeowners, who will do anything to win Best in Show. One-upmanship and even espionage break out among neighbors, construction crews, decorators, and landscapers. Thanks to several new hires, Shannon is sure she can handle the extra load—until murder throws a wrench in the works.
 
The small
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Under the Covers Book Blog
EAVES OF DESTRUCTION is the fifth book in the Fixer-Upper series by Kate Carlisle. I’m really enjoying this series. Shannon Hammer is such a wonderful character. I love that although she is technically an amateur sleuth, she isn’t one of those who does stupid things in order for the story to work out. All of her actions are very organic and rational.

In this book, there’s a lot of tension between homeowners. Shannon gets a job that involves working with a very rude client. She is also looking to
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Melissa Cochrill
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Good book, story line was a little weird. Also a little weird that the main character and her boyfriend enjoy and spend so much time talking about murder!
Jennifer
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great book in this mystery series that I love!!
Micky Cox
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent visit with Shannon, Mac and their group of friends/coworkers as they interact with each other, the customers they assist and of course with a dead body or two to keep things interesting. Excellent character development with personalities that make you want to be friends with the characters added to a well plotted story line with just enough twists to keep you interested and entertained! This is an excellent series and I can't wait to read the next one that comes out!
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Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Eaves of Destruction
Fixer-Upper Mystery, Book #5
By Kate Carlisle
ISBN 9780399586460
Author Website: katecarlisle(.)com
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Jeanie

Synopsis:

Murder is on the to-do list when construction contractor Shannon Hammer looks for a killer in the fifth Fixer-Upper Mystery….

At the annual Victorian Home and Garden Tour, Lighthouse Cove, California’s premier contractor, Shannon Hammer, realizes that the competition is about to turn deadly….

Shanno
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K.A. Davis
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
EAVES OF DESTRUCTION by Kate Carlisle is the fifth book in the Fixer-Upper Mystery series, but I’m embarrassed to say, the first one I’ve read. Now mind you, I have the first three books in the series sitting in my to-read stack and while I had good intentions of getting caught up this past summer, life got in the way. When Kate mentioned that she had developed a recipe to go with the book, I jumped at the chance to share it and read EAVES OF DESTRUCTION for my blog post. Based on her Bibliophil ...more
Laura
Lighthouse Cove contractor Shannon Hammer is busy, busy, busy as homeowners prepare for the annual Victorian Home and Garden Tour.

One of Shannon's employers is a woman not known for being nice. Shannon does her best to work with her, despite the woman's nasty temperament. Shannon also has a new employee that has a secret that makes Shannon wonder about her intentions.

Things are heating up as the competition with spying and construction workers making sure their work is the best. But when the cit
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Becky Burciaga
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been hooked on this series from the first book...each one since has just gotten better and better. I especially enjoy Shannon and her tenacity, in both her work and getting to the bottom of the current mystery she becomes immersed in...she definitely is a mystery magnet.

The author has crafted characters who are so very real, their personalities tailored specifically to the part they play in each story, making them believable and multidimensional. Reoccurring characters are a joy to see as
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Ann
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i don't know how I missed the first four books in this series, Fixer-Upper Mystery Series but I will be reading them soon. I didn't have any problems at all picking up the cast of characters or the small town dynamics. A great murder mystery with a whole group of suspects to sort through. Shannon is a construction contractor who is busy preparing for Victorian Home and Garden Festival where the competition is cut throat and a contestant is willing to murder to win. Enjoyed this book and couldn't ...more
Clare O'Beara
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: america-crime
A lot going on as usual in this mystery book about building and renovating. The location is wealthy California where Victorian-era homes are being judged for a contest with prestige attached. Sharon Hammer runs a renovation firm but every move is slowed down by the officious building inspector. Since he's the main disliked person in the tale it's not giving much away to say he ends up dead on one of the many work sites in town.

Sometimes to keep tension in a series you need to keep the strong an
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Valerie
Generally, when you think of a Home and Garden tour, murder is NOT the first thing that comes to mind, but we've got plenty of it in Lighthouse Cove this time around! It'll take serious sleuthing by Shannon, Mac, and their friends to find the culprit this time around. Villains abound where you least expect them.

Well-written, interesting characters are what keep me reading a series and the characters in this series are great. I enjoy Shannon and Mac tremendously. Shannon's crew are also great. I'
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Peggy R
This is the fifth book in this series and I look forward to each new release. Kate Carlisle crafts such wonderful stories with quaint settings, wonderful characters and mysteries that keep her readers on their toes. I look forward to each new trip back to Lighthouse Cove to catch up with Shannon and the rest of the characters to see what the author has in store form them.

From the very first book I just fell in love with Shannon Hammer. I think part of it is because she is so different from me in
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Biljen
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an excellent book. It's well written and keeps ones attention. Everytime i thought the mystery was about to be exposed it would get more complex and kept me guessing. There were twists I just didn't see coming. I highly suggest this book.
Diane Houdeshell
3.5 stars

I usually enjoy this series, but in this book Shannon’s sleuthing was annoying. She seemed to spend more time trying to figure the mystery, than she did working. And the ending seemed a little abrupt and very far fetched.
Dawn Michelle
Great Googly Moogly, two terrific mysteries in a row tonight!! Wowsers.

I like this series, but its been awhile since I read one - well I was sucked right back in and this one did NOT disappoint at all. Twists and turns and freak outs galore. Really good read!!!
Beth
Nov 26, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
it was an okay read. I haven't figured out yet why I wasn't thrilled with it. generally I like Kate's writing very much. This one just felt like she didn't have much to say. Did like the new characters, the general premise, etc. just felt blah...
Kristina
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, cozy-mysteries
Eaves of Destruction by Kate Carlisle is the fifth book in A Fixer-Upper Mystery series. Shannon Hammer is busy running Hammer Construction in Lighthouse Cove, California. Many homeowners are hiring Hammer Construction to fix up their residences before the Lighthouse Cove Victorian Home and Garden Tour. Everyone wants to win Best in Show which comes with a large cash prize and this year they have a famous mystery author as the judge. Petsy Jorgensen is Shannon’s most difficult client and matters ...more
Jeanie
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: obs
I have long been a fan of this author, but this mystery raises the bar for the future - the best of this series. It is great to visit Lighthouse Cove and the delightful folks who live there. Shannon Hammer, her boyfriend and well-known mystery writer Mac, work together to solve a real poser of a mystery.

Shannon now manages Hammer Construction, her father's company. She especially loves working on Victorian homes - both the originals and the contemporary ones her father built. With an upcoming ho
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Patty
Dec 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eaves Of Destruction
By
Kate Carlisle




What it's all about...

So...we have Shannon Hammer...owner of a local construction company...and someone who just happens to have a reputation for finding murdered people. In this book she just happens to be at a house where a really awful irritating dishonest building inspector is found dead in an orangery...a greenhouse. He has a well made chisel stuck in his tummy! Yikes! Fortunately Shannon is not a suspect but some of the people she is associated with could
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Anastasia
Eaves of Destruction by Kate Carlisle is book 5 in the Fixer Upper Mystery series. Construction contractor Shannon Hammer is busy with preparations for the annual Victorian Home and Garden Tour at Lighthouse Cove, when the body of the town's building inspector is found on one of her job sites. An interesting and enjoyable mystery focusing more on solving the murder and the building work not as overwhelming as in previous books. I loved the introduction of Amanda, a new contractor and hope to see ...more
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
I really enjoyed this episode of Shannon Hammer, construction company owner and restorer of Victorian Homes life and adventures.

Shannon has worked with many home owners, but, this Pesty Jorgenson takes the honor of her worst encounter ever. Pesty is simply a pest. She doesn't appear to like anyone. Shannon doesn't even try to figure out why Pesty is so mean-spirited, she just has an instant dislike for the person. Pesty's home is another feeling altogether. The Victorian is amazing and the chall
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Jeannie
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I look forward to each new book in this series. I think this is my favorite one so far. I received an arc of the book yesterday and already finished it, I couldn't put it down. I really like the relationship that Shannon has with her workers. I enjoy revisiting the characters and I feel like you learn more about each one with each new book. The mystery is well plotted and every time I thought I knew who killed the inspector, a red herring was thrown and I was back to guessing who it was. I love ...more
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Golden Heart and Daphne du Maurier Award winning author Kate Carlisle spent over twenty years working in television production as an Associate Director for game and variety shows, including The Midnight Special, Solid Gold and The Gong Show. She traveled the world as a Dating Game chaperone and performed strange acts of silliness on The Gong Show. She also studied acting and singing, toiled in vin ...more

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