Check out my REVIEW of The BODY IN THE ATTIC at the end.
The Body in the Attic
by Judi Lynn
About the Book
The Body in the Attic
1st in Series
Lyrical Underground (November 27, 2018)
Paperback: 218 pages
Digital Print Length: 280 pages
Welcome to River Bluffs, Indiana, a cozy small town populated with charming homes, close-knit families, and the occasional deadly secret . . .
House-flipper Jazzi Zanders and her cousin Jerod have found their latest project. The property, formerly owned by the late Cal Juniper, is filled with debris that must be cleared before the real renovation begins. But a trip to the attic reveals something more disturbing than forgotten garbage—a skeleton wearing a locket and rings that Jazzi recognizes . . .
Tests confirm that the bones belong to Jazzi’s aunt Lynda, who everyone assumed moved to New York years ago after breaking up with Cal. Soon enough, the whole family is involved, sifting through memories and rumors as they try to piece together what really happened to Lynda—and the baby she gave up for adoption. In between investigating and remodeling, Jazzi is falling for the old house’s charms—and for her gorgeous contractor, Ansel. But with surprises lurking in every nook and cranny, a killer might be waiting to demolish her dreams for good . . .
About the Author
Judi Lynn received a Master’s Degree from Indiana University as an elementary school teacher after attending the IPFW campus. She taught 1st, 2nd, and 4th grades for six years before having her two daughters. She loves gardening, cooking and trying new recipes.
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***My Review – five stars***
“The Body in the Attic” by Judi Lynn is chalk-full of tidbits to interest a variety of readers. From tips on flipping and remodeling/decorating old houses to cooking huge family dinners (with recipes like BBQ baby back ribs, bruschetta, and crostini), the author has made her book quite hard to put down. In her cast of likable (or detestable) characters, are a large and quirky family, a funny cousin-work partner, a handsome “Viking” romantic interest, and a cute spoiled Pug. Wow!
Oh, and there’s also a couple murders for the protagonist Jazzi and the local friendly police inspector to solve, including the 25-year-old titular “body in the attic” as well as a much fresher one.
Judi Lynn keeps the pace quick and interesting, as Jazzi bounces between work on the house and puzzling out the mysteries. Who profited by the deaths? Who was angry or scared enough to kill again? And who is so threatened by Jazzi’s questions that they begin telephoning threats?
The surprising solution to the old mystery is poignant, but makes total sense. More satisfying is the capture of the second murderer. After that, the reader dusts off her hands, catches her breath, and is ready to dig in for the next house to flip. Hopefully Judi Lynn has another mystery for Jazzi and crew to solve too.
Full Disclosure – I received a digital ARC of this book for review from the publisher
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