Shot Through the Hearth by Kate Carlisle is the seventh A Fixer-Upper Mystery. In many ways, this book was what I've come to expect for this series. Michiko Kakutani's Gift Guide Book Recommendations. She has taken on a very ambitious project to remodel a home, build a high tech green tower and a barn for a local retired tech billionaire.., Rapheal Nash. She better be quick at figuring out this mystery though or she and one of her friends may end up dead in the process. Don't miss Concrete Evidence, a Hallmark Movies & Mystery Original starring Jewel, based on Crowned and Moldering—the third novel in the New York Times bestselling Fixer-Upper Mystery series! The guys helped the Hammer sisters build cool stuff like a birdhouse and a hope chest, and bought them pink hardhats and pink tool belts. Pulitzer Prize–winning literary critic Michiko Kakutani, the former chief book critic of The New York Times, is the author of the newly... To see what your friends thought of this book, Shot Through the Hearth (A Fixer-Upper Mystery, #7), Shot Through the Hearth is the 7th book in the Fixer-Upper Mystery series by Kate Carlisle. They are a couple who are truly meant for each other. She arrived from Scotland with her boyfriend a few years ago. Golden Heart and Daphne du Maurier Award winning author Kate Carlisle spent over twenty years working in television production as an Associate Director for game and variety shows, including The Midnight Special, Solid Gold and The Gong Show. Shannon is not only taking on the biggest job they've ever had, but a barn raising, joining a foundation board, participating in an eco-friendly convention and of course finding the killer of the body she finds! Good mystery with lots of suspects. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. So far so good, but at the opening evening Shannon and Mac witness Raphael's prior business partner having various arguments, including a very heated one with Raphael himself, but no one expects to find the man well and truly dead under that beams etc for the barn. by Berkley. There is one scene at the end that had me in stitches. ...You give love a bad name (said with a nod to one of my favorite Bon Jovi songs from years past) and another to the author, whose easy-to-read mysteries - and the characters in them - have become favorites as well. one of Kate’s Raters, I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Fixer Upper Mysteries: Concrete Evidence When Mac first moved to Lighthouse Cove, he bought the historic lighthouse mansion that the town is named after. Shannon and her sister Chloe were practically raised on their dad Jack's construction sites. When one of the bad guys makes fun of a character's girlfriend for being uninteresting and for her name being cow-like, a part of me couldn't help but wonder if Carlisle wasn't setting him up when she named her Marigold. During renovation demolition, the bones of a teenage girl were discovered. Raphael’s old business partner comes to town baring a grudge and trying to get Raphael to come back to the company. This series is quite good and I do recommend reading it from the first book through to prolong your entertainment and enjoyment as well as building a foundation for the relationships among the characters. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. But the tone just didn't work for me. Shannon Hale is back in action with one of the largest jobs she's had to date. The female readers will relish the character Niall Rose with his Scottish brogue and the descriptions of him wearing his kilt. Excellent characters elevate an already exciting plot to make for a fabulous and entertaining read! After a few detours, she grew up to take over her father's construction company and these days she's got her own crew to work with. Shannon is not only taking on the biggest job they've ever had, but a barn raising, joining a foundation board, participating in an eco-friendly convention and of course finding the killer of the body she finds! But while her home-renovation and repair business is booming, her love life needs work. True, it's very easy to read, and the protagonist is smart and capable. She has a direct line to all those Amish creations through her sister back home. When one of the bad guys makes fun of a character's girlfriend for being uninteresting and for h. Judging from other reviews, I'm out of the mainstream in my dislike for this book. It can be read by those familiar with the series as well as newcomers. In the small resort town of Lighthouse Cove, everyone knows that the best man for the job is a woman. He not only wants his Victorian farmhouse renovated, Rafe wishes a unique tower (the Ecosphere) to be constructed and for them to hold a barn raising. In addition to the restoration, Rafe has asked that a new barn be built, the old barn repaired, land be cleared and a new eco-greenhouse be built in time for a survival conference he plans to host the next year. She traveled the world as a Dating Game chaperone and performed strange acts of silliness on The Gong Show. When Rafe’s old business partner, Dillon Charles is murdered, there are a host of suspects who could have killed the unpleasant man. I had been so over-extended on my ARC reading that I hadn't had a chance to pick up this book until now. It seemed she was just nosy and lots of speculation . Based on Kate Carlisle’s New York Times bestselling novel series, the Fixer Upper Mysteries revolve around Shannon Hughes (played by Jewel). This series is quite good and I do recommend reading it from the first. He not only wants his Victorian farmhouse renovated, Rafe wishes a unique tower (the Ecosphere) to be constructed and for them to hold a barn raising. Shannon Hale is back in action with one of the largest jobs she's had to date. Shannon is a professional when it comes to restoring old Victorian-style homes, but she also uses clues that she uncovers along the way to discover the truth behind unsolved mysteries. She also studied acting and singing, toiled in vineyards, collected books, joined a commune, sold fried chicken, modeled spring fashions and worked for a cruise ship line, but it was the year she spent in law school that finally drove her to begin writing fiction. It has progressed naturally over the course of the series and they seem to complement each other nicely. Sketch Horn, an author, is also in attendance and Mac is not thrilled (wait until you meet him). Hammer Construction has been given their most challenging project yet, Raphael Nash would like them to completely renovate his farmhouse, and a barn and lay the foundation for another barn in less than eight months and then in less than a week raise a barn on the foundation using eco products - whilst a global eco conference is happening on the site, Shannon and her two foremen (well one foreman and a forewoman) take a deep breath and say they can do it, and they get everything ready a good whil.