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A Do-It-Yourself Mystery Series

Jennie Bentley
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A Do-It-Yourself Mystery Series : Titles in Order

Book 7
In this Do-It-Yourself mystery series that’s perfect for lovers of HGTV home renovation shows, a designer will attempt to put the finishing touches on a decades-old mystery.

Avery Baker was a big city textile designer, until she inherited her aunt’s old Maine cottage and found her true calling—home renovation. But she never expected her latest job would come to such a bone-rattling dead end…

For Avery and her husband Derek, renovating the Craftsman Bungalow was like stepping back in time. The quaint old home was just as its original owners had left it—from the beautiful butler’s pantry to the surprisingly exquisite ribbon tile. But it’s the attic that yields the most heart-stopping surprise.

In a discreetly hidden antique crate, Avery finds a clue to a decades-old missing persons case. As Avery works on the house and delves deeper into the sinister story, it becomes clear that someone very crafty wants the Craftsman home’s secrets to stay that way!
Book 6
In this Do-It-Yourself mystery series that’s perfect for lovers of HGTV home renovation shows, a designer looking for a quick house flip will discover that good fences don’t always make good neighbors—

Avery Baker never thought she’d leave Manhattan, until she inherited her aunt’s old Maine cottage and found her true calling—home renovation. But when Avery goes to work restoring a condominium, she discovers it’s another condo owner who’s been condemned… 

Avery and her partner, Derek, are fixing up a cute little condo in homey Waterfield, Maine, hoping for a quick turnaround and some extra money. It seems like a simple project—and Avery is looking forward to using her big-city experience with small spaces.

But they didn’t expect to have their every move watched by the resident busybody in the condo, Hilda Shaw, who loves snooping on everyone’s comings and goings. When the busybody becomes a dead body, Avery suspects foul play. Soon she’s doing some snooping of her own—and it seems everyone in the complex has a secret. Could one of them be worth killing for? Avery needs to work fast, before someone decides to fix her…for good.
Book 5
In this must-read for lovers of HGTV’s home renovation shows, a designer plumbs for clues to solve a highly-publicized murder.

Avery and her hunky handyman boyfriend are renovating a house belonging to a local news anchor who’s thrilled to be filmed as part of a home renovation show. But cable television fame proves fleeting when the man is murdered and Avery faces the task of nailing the killer. Fast.
Book 4
A designer and a handsome handyman hammer out the details of a cold case, in this must-read for lovers of HGTV’s home renovation shows.

Avery Baker was once a New York textile designer, but inheriting her aunt’s old Maine cottage has led her down a new career path-home renovation. Finding a property’s hidden potential has rewards and challenges-especially when a mystery surfaces from behind the walls of a centuries-old house on an island that has more than its share of deadly secrets.
Book 3
In the third installment of the Do-It-Yourself mystery series, Avery Baker must refurbish her friend’s reputation, in a mystery perfect for lovers of HGTV’s renovation shows.


Ex-New York designer Avery Baker left the bustle of the big city to start her own home renovation business in Maine. But as she renovates an old carriage house on behalf of a soon-to-be wed friend, she stumbles across a lifeless body-a person known all too well by the blushing bride. The small town is abuzz with big suspicions, and Avery realizes she must unravel a matrimonial murder.

Home renovation and design tips included! 
Book 2
First in a series about a designer—and a handsome handyman–tackling fixer upper homes and mysterious murders. A must-read for lovers of HGTV’s home renovation shows.

To Avery Baker, the idea of preparing her aunt’s crumbling and cluttered home for sale is overwhelming. So when someone offers to buy the place as is, Avery’s relieved. Until she learns it’s worth more than she thought–that is, with a few repairs here and there…

With help from hunky handyman Derek Ellis, Avery starts learning the ABC’s of DIY. But when a designer-turned-renovator finds clues that lead to a missing local professor and then her own life is threatened, Avery wonders if she can finish the house—without getting finished off in the process.
Book 1
A mystery surfaces behind the walls in the Do-It-Yourself series that’s perfect for fans of HGTV’s home renovation shows.

Avery Baker and her boyfriend, Derek Ellis, are flipping a seriously stigmatized house rumored to have ghosts. Soon they’ll have even bigger problems-and this renovation project might haunt them forever.

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