By Vicki Doudera
Synopsis from Amazon:
Red-hot actual property agent Darby Farr has spent years attempting to overlook her native land of typhoon Harbor, Maine-especially the painful stories of being raised via her controlling aunt following her parents' tragic deaths. Then one morning, she learns her aunt is demise, and the calculating lady has one ultimate call for: clinch the multimillion-dollar sale of Fairview, a wide ranging waterfront estate.
The deal turns out basic, yet difficulty is brewing at the rocky coast. inside hours of Darby's arrival, an vague deed limit scuttles the sale simply because the backup consumer is located bludgeoned to loss of life at the property's grounds. Assisted by way of good-looking journalist Miles Porter, Darby uncovers darkish secrets and techniques that demonstrate an unsightly scandal . . . or even uglier factors for homicide. As a brutal typhoon 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 genuine 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, genuine property contributor for NBC's Today Show and writer of Nextville: notable locations to stay the remainder of Your Life
GoodReads writer Information:
Author Name: Vicki Doudera
Author Description: Vicki has written ratings of journal articles, shuttle books for individuals attracted to Maine, a CD strolling travel approximately her city, and a brand new secret sequence that includes crimson sizzling Realtor Darby Farr. First within the sequence, a home TO DIE FOR, has bought rave stories, 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