By Vicki Doudera
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Red-hot genuine property agent Darby Farr has spent years attempting to omit her place of birth of storm Harbor, Maine-especially the painful stories of being raised by way of her controlling aunt following her parents' tragic deaths. Then one morning, she learns her aunt is loss of life, and the calculating lady has one ultimate call for: clinch the multimillion-dollar sale of Fairview, a panoramic waterfront estate.
The deal turns out uncomplicated, yet hassle is brewing at the rocky coast. inside hours of Darby's arrival, an imprecise deed restrict scuttles the sale simply because the backup customer is located bludgeoned to demise at the property's grounds. Assisted via good-looking journalist Miles Porter, Darby uncovers darkish secrets and techniques that display an unpleasant scandal . . . or even uglier explanations for homicide. As a brutal hurricane surges up the coast, Darby needs to salvage the deal, locate the killer-and by some means remain alive.
"[Doudera] expertly weaves a story of suspense on a Maine island, the place homicide and actual property are an explosive combination."-Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling writer of The Mephisto Club
"Here's a fast paced and well-told tale with a wise, savvy genuine property agent because the heroine, fixing crimes whereas making revenues. bring about the subsequent one!"-Barbara Corcoran, actual property contributor for NBC's Today Show and writer of Nextville: striking locations to reside the remainder of Your Life
GoodReads writer Information:
Author Name: Vicki Doudera
Author Description: Vicki has written ratings of journal articles, commute books for individuals drawn to Maine, a CD jogging journey approximately her city, and a brand new secret sequence that includes purple sizzling Realtor Darby Farr. First within the sequence, a home TO DIE FOR, has got rave reports, and KILLER directory, Darby's moment secret, comes out in April of 2011. (Midnight Ink.)
Vicki loves to say she is "all approximately houses." She writes approximately them in her secret sequence, sells them as a true property agent at the coast of Maine, and is helping construct them via her longtime involvement with Habitat for Humanity.
She is an avid reader, hiker, knitter and skier and enjoys writing the type of books she herself likes to read.
Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3064179
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A House to Die For (Darby Farr Mystery, Book 1) by Vicki Doudera