Batten Down the Belfry combines two of my favorite things to do: read cozy mysteries and watch house flipping shows.
Whitney and her cousin Buck flip unusual properties. This time they buy an abandoned church and parsonage, which they plan to make an entertainment venue and restaurant, respectively. Not only is that a lot of work by itself, but they are plagued with a lawyered-up neighbor who is convinced their property is his. Then, a deliveryman is murdered in the church’s belfry! This is definitely not your usual Flip or Flop!
I love the characters and the mysteries were a challenge to solve. There are also some real house flipping tips sprinkled throughout the book. Batten Down the Belfry is a fun read. 4.5 stars!
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.