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Primer and punishment

Kelly, Diane (author.).

Summary: "Carpenter Whitney Whitaker and her cousin Buck are looking once again to rehab and resell a house, only this particular house is made of fiberglass, floats, and has been dubbed the Skinny Dipper. The old houseboat sure could use some work, but the unusual project has Whitney bubbling with excitement. The charming and handsome Grant Hardisty lives on the cabin cruiser in the adjacent slip, but the cousins soon learn he's left a half dozen angry ex-wives in his wake and made enemies of all sorts of unsavory folks. The man is clearly caught in an increasingly dangerous current with no life preserver in sight. Whitney and Buck are spraying primer on their houseboat when--KABOOM!--Grant's boat blows sky high with the man himself inside. Detective Collin Flynn has no shortage of suspects, but the waters become muddied when several of them confess to the crime. Is one of those who confessed truly guilty, or are they taking a dive for someone else? When anonymous threats are made against the cousins, Whitney must quickly determine who killed their neighbor at the lake, or she and Buck might also be sunk."--Page 4 of cover.

Record details

  • ISBN: 1250816068 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 9781250816061 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: viii, 292 pages ; 18 cm.
    print
  • Edition: St. Martin's Paperbacks edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes recipes.
Subject: Murder Investigation Fiction
Dwellings Remodeling Fiction
Houseboats Fiction
Women carpenters Fiction
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Cozy mysteries.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kenton County.

Holds

  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch M KELLY D (Text) 33126026059489 New Adult Fiction Available -

  • Baker & Taylor
    When their neighbor’s boat in the adjacent slip is blown to bits, sending him to a watery grave, carpenter Whitney Whitaker and her cousin Buck dive into the murder investigation of this man who left many angry ex-wives and enemies in his wake. Original. 40,000 first printing.
  • Baker & Taylor
    Whitney Whitaker and her cousin Buck are working to rehab an old houseboat called the Skinny Dipper, but when their neighbor's boat in the adjacent slip is blown to bits, sending him to a watery grave, the cousins dive into the murder investigation of this man who left many angry ex-wives and enemies in his wake.
  • McMillan Palgrave

    Primer and Punishment marks the fifth in the delightful cozy mystery series from Diane Kelly set in Nashville, Tennessee. Whitney Whitaker has a knack for nailing down murderers . . . but this time she might just come unmoored.

    Carpenter Whitney Whitaker and her cousin Buck are looking once again to rehab and resell a house, only this particular house is made of fiberglass, floats, and has been dubbed the Skinny Dipper. The old houseboat sure could use some work, but the unusual project has Whitney bubbling with excitement.

    The charming and handsome Grant Hardisty lives on the cabin cruiser in the adjacent slip, but the cousins soon learn he’s left a half dozen angry ex-wives in his wake and made enemies of all sorts of unsavory folks. The man is clearly caught in an increasingly dangerous current with no life preserver in sight.

    Whitney and Buck are spraying primer on their houseboat when—KABOOM!—Grant’s boat blows sky high with the man himself inside. Detective Collin Flynn has no shortage of suspects, but the waters become muddied when several of them confess to the crime. Is one of those who confessed truly guilty, or are they taking a dive for someone else? When anonymous threats are made against the cousins, Whitney must quickly determine who killed their neighbor at the lake, or she and Buck might also be sunk.


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