Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: If Walls Could Talk by Juliet Blackwell

"So what does all this mean? I have to go through life talking to ghosts now?"

He shrugged. "After that boy, you never mentioned anything else. I thought maybe you are ok."
~Page 237

Title: If Walls Could Talk
Author: Juliet Blackwell
ISBN: 9780451231819
Publisher: Obsidian Mystery/2010
Pages: 316

Melanie Turner is escaping her past and comes to San Fransisco Bay Area to her parents. Her mother passes away and she takes over her father's construction business. And she is well known for remodeling old houses. However, she has plans to get away from all this and go to Paris.  

She is helping out one of her friend in renovating one of his house that he plans to sell. after the renovation. And something goes horribly wrong. Matt, her friend had invited his friends to half demolish the house before renovating and it ends up in a murder. No one knows who killed that man, who is the partner of Matt but Mel does not like him. Kenneth dies in her arms and that somehow makes her see him as a ghost. A ghost which is confused, and does not know what happened but wants her help in finding out his killer.

Mel has no lead except for an old box, which contains obsolete papers. Yet there are attacks, directly related to the crime. She knows she has to nail the killer, especially when Matt is arrested for it. Mel has never liked Kenneth, yet she does everything to nab his killer. And she finds dark dealings, which involves almost everyone....

It is a cozy mystery and has a good story line. Mel is very likeable. Although she professes to leave for Paris soon, she has too many entanglements to just let go. I look forward to read more by the author..

22 comments:

Veens said...

Sounds really cozy :)

Book Dragon said...

I love the cover and the whole series sounds promising

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I like the sound of this one. And the book cover is fascinating, too.

Thanks for sharing.

Here's mine:

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Lady Q said...

Sounds very interesting! This week my teaser is from Paranormalcy.

Lisa said...

This book sounds wonderful! I'm adding it to my list right now! Thanks!

Belinda said...

Sounds like a great book. You can find my teaser at The Bookish Snob

Kathy Martin said...

I like the sound of this one. Happy reading!

Kah Woei said...

Sounds interesting.

CMash said...

Intriguing!!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

This is the second reference to this title that I've seen, and it seems so interesting and fun to read! Thanks for the teaser!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Very interesting.

mine

Alice Audrey said...

I can see how seeing ghosts could make everything else she does inconvenient.

My teaser is here.

Aisle B said...

going to add this one to my shelf for reading. I like the cover, it's so cute.

Serena said...

I'm not sure how many books you read for the challenge, but there are 3 giveaways up for participants of the Vietnam War Reading Challenge. I hope you'll enter and spread the word.

fredamans said...

Sounds like a fun read!

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Robin McCormack said...

Sounds good. will add it to my wishlist.

jlshall said...

A cozy mystery with ghosts! Sounds like something I should be reading. Thanks for the great teaser and review.

P.E. said...

This seems really interesting! I'm adding it to my TBR.

Book Bird Dog said...

Sounds like a very serious cozy! Glad you enjoyed it. Haven't read anything by this author as yet.

SusanB-knits said...

Great teaser! I have this book on the shelf in my "to be read" pile.

Yvonne said...

This is on my list to read. It sounds great.

Deepali said...

The book sounds interesting, and I'd read it too. Hope she gets away safely :)
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