Saturday, November 3, 2018

Today I'm joining Berkley Mystery
in celebrating author
Kate Carlise
and her new release
Book 6 in the Fixer-Upper Mysteries

Shannon Hammer's younger sister Chloe left Lighthouse Cove after high school to make it big in Hollywood. And she did it! For several years now, Chloe has been the co-host of a popular home repair show on the Do-It-Yourself Network. Now, after ten years, Chloe returns to Lighthouse Cove with her crew and co-host to film several shows featuring her sister Shannon, along with some special mini-segments on Victorian style and design. 

But Shannon realizes quickly that things are not exactly blissful in TV land. Her sister's handsome co-host is being stalked by someone who turns out to be his estranged wife, Erica--who also happens to be the executive producer of the show. Erica's got a knack for stirring up sticky situations and when she's found dead, Chloe and the entire crew are under suspicion. 

Shannon soon discovers the real reason why Chloe was so eager to move away from Lighthouse Cove all those years ago. Can Shannon figure out if that ten-year-old secret is connected to Erica's death? And can she track down the real killer before her beloved sister becomes the next victim?


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This sixth book in the Fixer-Upper Mysteries is a wonderful installment to the series. Up to author Kate Carlisle’s expected writing standards, A WRENCH IN THE WORKS was a well written story, with an intriguing mystery. 

It was good being back in Lighthouse Cove with Shannon Hammer and the rest of the cast of characters. It’s been interesting watching the characters’ growth as Ms. Carlisle has fleshed them out.

A whodunit that kept me on my toes, A WRENCH IN THE WORKS flowed at a steady pace, building to a reveal that I wasn’t expecting. Fans of the series are going to mark this as one of their favorites. 

If you haven’t read the series but have been wanting to check it out, the author did a great job of giving this story a stand alone feel.


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  1. Can't wait to read this amazing book. LOVE This author!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. I love this series and can’t wait to read A Wrench in the Works.

  3. Hi Lisa! I enjoyed your review. I've watched the Fixer Upper Mysteries on the Hallmark Channel but haven't read any of the books yet. I think I'll have to start ~

    1. I hope you will, Celia. :) If you enjoyed the movies, I think you'll love the books, as well. You can read chapter 1 of each of my books for free at

  4. I love the movies and I'm sure I'll love the books, too.

  5. I love this series and was so excited to get an ARC via NetGalley. You hit is on the head once again. I have wondered about her sister and loved their relationship. I hope the team up permanently.
    Jeanie Whitmire Jackson