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The house on Tradd Street

by White, Karen

Format: Large Print 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Bethel Park Public Library Large Print LP WHITE Karen
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  LP WHITE Karen
 
 
Summary
Practical Melanie Middleton hates to admit she can see ghosts, but she's going to have to accept it. An elderly man has died, leaving her his historic Tradd Street home, complete with housekeeper, dog, and ghosts anxious to tell their secrets. Jack Trenholm, a gorgeous writer obsessed with unsolved mysteries, has reason to believe that diamonds from the Confederate Treasury are hidden in Melanie's the house. So he turns on the charm, only to discover he's the smitten one. Unfortunately, Jack's search has caught the attention of a malevolent ghost. Now, he and Melanie must unravel a mystery of passion, heartbreak - and murder.

"A fun and satisfying read, this series kickoff should hook a wide audience." - Publishers Weekly.

"Brilliant and engrossing, The House on Tradd Street brings the reader through Charleston's deep-rooted history and Confederate legends to uncover a story of passion, heartbreak, and murder." - Book Connection

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this engaging novel from Southern novelist White (The Memory of Water), buttoned-up real estate agent Melanie Middleton, lover of order and all things modern, inherits an old house in Charleston, S.C., from a virtual stranger. Melanie can't help seeing the house as a big white elephant, especially regarding the terms; according to the will, Melanie's required to live in the house for a year, restoring it to its former glory, before she can sell so much as a piece of china. But as the house draws the attention (and ulterior motives) of a colorful group of locals, particularly GQ-handsome journalist Jack Trenholm, Melanie finds she has plenty of volunteers to help out. White skillfully balances her tale at the meeting point of romance, mystery and ghost story. The supernatural elements are not played for scares, but instead refine and reveal Melanie's true character; Melanie and Jack flirt with sparkling, snarky energy, but White also digs deeper, giving Melanie a tragic past that's handled with compassion and realism. A fun and satisfying read, this series kickoff should hook a wide audience. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Charleston Mystery series
#1 - The House on Tradd Street
#2 - The Girl on Legare Street
#3 - The Strangers on Montagu Street
#4 - Return to Tradd Street
#5 - The Guests on South Battery
Subjects Real estate agents -- Fiction.
Single women -- Fiction.
Haunted houses -- Fiction.
Historic buildings -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Charleston (S.C.) -- Fiction.
Ghost stories.
Love stories.
Publisher Thorndike, Me. :Center Point Pub,2009
Language English
Description 551 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781602854062 (library binding : alk. paper)
1602854068 (library binding : alk. paper)
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