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Ellison, Lindsay

Works: 54 works in 277 publications in 1 language and 6,599 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Christmas stories 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Actor
Classifications: PS3557.R2897, 813.54
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Publications about Lindsay Ellison
Publications by Lindsay Ellison
Most widely held works by Lindsay Ellison
Nail biter by Sarah Graves( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 522 libraries worldwide
Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree is up to her neck in trouble when a coven of self-styled witches takes over her Eastport, Maine, rental property for Halloween, fundamentalist preacher Gene Dibble turns up dead, rumors begin to spread about Jake's involvement in dark magic, ghostly moaning terrorizes her neighbors, and she must do everything to find the culprit
The book of old houses by Sarah Graves( Sound Recording )
11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 412 libraries worldwide
When a mysterious book is unearthed from the foundation of Jake's 1823 fixer-upper, she immediately sends it off to local book historian Horace Robotham. After all, there must be a logical explanation for why the long-buried volume has her name in it--written in what looks suspiciously like blood. But all logic goes out the window when the book disappears, and Horace turns up dead. When two more victims turn up in a town better known for its scenic views and historic homes than its body count, Jake and her comrade-in-sleuthing, Ellie White, need to go on the prowl to find someone who may believe that the pages of an ancient book are the blueprint for a perfect murder
Dead level : a home repair is homicide mystery by Sarah Graves( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 libraries worldwide
Aside from saying goodbye to paved roads and indoor plumbing, Jake bet her husband that she could finish building the cottage porch in only a few days. But as they set to work, they soon realize that they're not alone. Recently escaped from prison and having fled into the woods, Dewey Hooper recognizes Jake the instant he sees her. Her testimony got him sent away for murder years ago and here he can finally exact his revenge
Crawlspace by Sarah Graves( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
Everyone in Eastport thought murderer Randy Dodd had drowned -- there was plenty of evidence pointing to that fact. But now, six years later, a true-crime writer and her assistant come to town to investigate what they're convinced is a death that was faked. And as it turns out, they're absolutely right. Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree, the resident amateur sleuth, has problems of her own: someone is phoning in anonymous death threats. This time though, it's Jake's intention to sit out the local mystery. That is, until Dodd is discovered alive and is holding Jake's son hostage
Unhinged by Sarah Graves( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
The mysterious disappearence of Harriet Hollingworth, known to be intrusive in the affairs of others, lead to an investigation by Jake and her best friend Ellie. As Jake and Ellie search for clues, a series of lethal mishaps occur. Ellie's son and husband are imperiled and a visitor to Eastport is killed
Tool & die by Sarah Graves( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
It's a bright June afternoon and old-house-fixer-upper Jake Tiptree is driving through downeast Maine on an unusual errand. She's getting ready to interview a large, angry man with a criminal history. Jim Diamond may or may not be harassing his ex-wife with life-threatening letters, but Jake promised her new housekeeper, Bella Diamond, she'd look into the matter. An ex-con and a deadbeat, Jim Diamond doesn't have a history of violence that is, not until Jake arrives at his apartment and discovers that a killer has been there first. Suddenly Jake and her best friend, Ellie White, find themselves at the center of a murder with too many suspects and too few clues. And as if that's not enough, Jake is now saddled with the manic Bella, whose certainty that she'll be the next victim is fueling a supercompulsive neatness - one that threatens to clean Jake and her long-suffering husband, Wade, out of house and home. Add to that a moose in her kitchen, a rebellious son with a habit of dumping Miss Right for Miss Wrong, and a troublesome ex of her own, and Jake is already at wit's end. Then she gets word that a horde of her dad's long-lost relatives mean to descend on Eastport, intending to be put up at her far-from-fixed-up fixer-upper. When the killer does strike again, it's not where Jake expects and the victim couldn't be more of a surprise. For this is a case bigger than the usual angry ex-spouse variety, and now that Jake and Ellie have gotten themselves involved, they've each won a special place in a ruthless murderer's master plan of greed, deception, and death. And the prize? A pair of eternally private rooms - six feet under!
A face at the window : a novel by Sarah Graves( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
As a toddler, in a room illuminated only by the flames of a fallen candle, Jacobia Tiptree watched a man kill her mother. Jake once believed that man to be her father. Now, thirty-five years after the murder, as the real killer's long-delayed trial is about to begin, the defendant has vanished. Jake tries to distract herself from murder with the constant attempts to keep her 1823 Federal-style fixer-upper from tumbling down on her head. But when her best friend's infant daughter suddenly goes missing, Jake feels her dark past wrapping itself around her--and needless to say, it's nowhere near as charming as her rickety old house
Wreck the halls by Sarah Graves( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
A bat in the belfry by Sarah Graves( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
As an epic nor'easter bears down on the idyllic island town of Eastport, Maine, Jacobia Tiptree hurries to prepare her antique house for the big blow, while the town battles to evacuate tourists and save the beloved 200-year-old Seaman's Church steeple, threatened by the storm. But when a local teen beauty-pageant winner from a troubled family is found murdered in the steeple's bell tower and Jake's son Sam's visiting childhood friend comes under scrutiny as a suspect, the resulting storm of gossip and suspicion rivals anything the Atlantic could brew up
Mallets aforethought by Sarah Graves( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
While renovating Eastport's Harlequin House, Jake Tiptree and her friend Ellie White discover a hidden room containing two bodies--one a woman dead since the 1920's, the other, the recently-deceased local real estate mogul, Hector Gosling. Hector and Ellie's husband George were bitter enemies, and George is arrested when evidence points to his guilt. As Jake and Ellie begin delving into the case, they realize that somewhere close by lurks a murderer ready to put the hammer down on anyone standing in the way
Wicked fix by Sarah Graves( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
Everyone in the island town of Eastport, Maine, is cursing the return of Reuben Tate, a bad boy who terrorized half the town in his youth. So no one is too upset when Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree, a transplant from Manhattan, and her friend Ellie White discover Reuben's dead body hanging from the cemetery gate. Jake had been busy getting her rambling old house ready for winter and working with her ex-husband, Victor, to open a trauma center, but their plans are jeopardized when Victor's scalpel turns out to be the murder weapon, and he's arrested. Victor and Jake have had their trouble in the past, but she knows he's no murderer. Jake and Ellie's investigation turns up no shortage of suspects; the list of those who might have wished Reuben harm is a mile long, and the annual Salmon Festival has brought many old residents back to the small town. Graves (Triple Witch) skillfully uses these suspicious folk to draw out the suspense. Though the psychological motive for the crime is a bit far-fetched, the oddball characters--especially a preacher and son who form a musical group called the Bible Belters--make for good entertainment.--Publishers Weekly
Trap door by Sarah Graves( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
Spring has sprung in Eastport, Maine, and in Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree's 1823 Federal style fixer-upper, that means a housecleaning so thorough even the skeletons in the closet get polished! But nothing can prepare Jake for what she'll uncover: a trio of mysteries certain to make her usual home repair projects seem as simple as scraping paint. What do an old book hidden in Jake's cellar, the appearance of her ex-husband's ghost, and the murder of her housekeeper's son have in common? Only Jake can jigsaw the clues into place--and she'd better do it fast, before a killer snares her in a trap she can't escape
The dead cat bounce by Sarah Graves( file )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
Jake finds the corpse of a world-famous corporate trader who used to be a local boy, and when her friend Ellie confesses to the murder, Jake smells a cover-up and investigates as cops and journalists swarm into snowbound Eastport
Clam wake by Mary Daheim( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
With the holidays gone and Hillside Manor almost empty, Judith McMonigle Flynn has a bad case of the blues. A house-sitting stint at her aunt and uncle's retirement home on Whoopee Island with cousin Renie seems like the ideal pick-me-up. But it isn't long before a dead body pops up in their vicinity
Knockdown by Sarah Graves( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree discovers that the past she thought she'd laid to rest comes calling at her lovingly restored 1823 Federal-style house in Eastport, Maine. Back in her days as a hotshot financial manager she did business with plenty of shady characters, but she's still baffled as to the identity of her nemesis--until she receives a photo of a murdered man
The wurst is yet to come by Mary Daheim( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
The charming Hillside Manor is the perfect B & B for a few days of R & R. Okay, so it also features the occasional corpse or two. But is a small body count really any reason for the state to yank Judith McMonigle Flynn's innkeeper's license? Volunteering to help out at the State B & B booth during Oktoberfest is just the opportunity she's looking for. But before the beer begins flowing, Judith finds a dead body
Triple witch by Sarah Graves( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Jake Tiptree moves to a small rural town for peace but finds a crime wave instead. Corpses are turning up all over town, and the first victim is the town bad boy and former sweetheart of Jake's friend and fellow sleuth, Ellie. Add a pair of unwelcome arrivals--Jake's ex-husband, and an unscrupulous New York ex-money mogul--and you've got a blueprint for danger
Repair to her grave by Sarah Graves( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Jacobia Tiptree and her teenage son are used to their Eastport, Maine, home attracting more than its share of house guests. This year Jake is hoping the plaster dust will keep them away while she finally gets her gem of a fixer-upper into shape-from doorknobs and chandeliers to ghostly phenomena. But when the charming and mysterious Jonathan Raines appears on her doorstep and then just as suddenly disappears, remodeling the house becomes the least of Jake's problems. Could Jonathan's disappearance have something to do with his quest for a cursed violin that local legend says was hidden by a long-ago owner of Jake's house, before he too vanished without a trace? Jake needs to strip Eastport's past of its idyllic veneer before a killer paints her very dead indeed!
Gone with the win by Mary Daheim( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
When Ruby Tooms, the world-weary barmaid she met at Oktoberfest, arrives at her bed-and-breakfast with some unexpected baggage, Judith McMonigle Flynn, after much coercing by her husband, agrees to help Ruby solve the 20-year-old mystery of her mother's murder
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