Friday, February 9, 2024

Hammers and Homicide (A Hometown Hardware Mystery) by Paula Charles ~ #CozyMystery


Hammers and Homicide (A Hometown Hardware Mystery) by Paula Charles

About Hammers and Homicides:


Hammers and Homicide (A Hometown Hardware Mystery)

Cozy Mystery 

1st in Series 

Setting - Oregon 

Crooked Lane Books (January 16, 2024) 

Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 280 pages 

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1639105999 

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1639105991 

Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0C9PJXCFG

Perfect for fans of Kate Carlisle and Victoria Gilbert, when a body is found in a hardware store, will Dawna Carpenter’s sleuthing measure up to find the killer?

Recent sexagenarian widow Dawna Carpenter thought running her own hardware store after the death of her husband was hard enough. With her adult daughter, April, moving back into town, and Darlene, the annoying boutique owner next door to her shop poking around, Dawna has her hands full. But when she finds a dead man in the bathroom of her store, with a framing hammer by his side, she’s in way over her head.

The victim, Warren Highcastle, was a land developer who was looking to purchase the old theater in town to build a new hotel. Dawna and April, worried about the implications of the crime scene at the hardware store, put themselves on the case. They soon learn that Warren had made quite a few enemies in his short amount of time in town. As the suspect list starts growing, so too do the threats against Dawna and April. Can Dawna and April nail the killer before they strike again?

About Paula Charles:


When Paula Charles isn't writing under the towering trees of the Pacific Northwest, she can be found in the garden with her hands in the dirt or sitting on her front porch with a good book and a glass of iced tea. She has a love for small towns, ghost stories, and pie. Paula lives on a small farm in Southwestern Washington with her patient husband and a handful of furry and feathered critters. Paula also writes cozy mysteries under the pen name of Janna Rollins. 

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  1. Thank you so much for featuring Hammers and Homicide today, Sapphyria! _ Paula Charles