Hammers and Homicide (A Hometown Hardware Mystery) by Paula Charles
About Hammers and Homicides:
Hammers and Homicide (A Hometown Hardware 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?