The Dead Cat Bounce

The Dead Cat Bounce

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dead cat bounce n. Stock market jargon for a small, temporary rise in a stock's trading price after a sharp drop. Since she bought her rambling old fixer-upper of a house, Jacobia Tiptree has gotten used to finding things broken. But her latest problem isn't so easily repaired. Along with the rotting floor joists and sagging support beams, there's the little matter of the dead man in Jake's storeroom, an ice pick firmly planted in his cranium. Not much happens in her tiny Maine town, but that's about to change. Jake's unknown guest turns out to be a world-famous corporate raider, local boy turned billionaire Threnody McIlwaine. When Jake's best friend, quiet and dependable Ellie White, readily confesses to the murder, cops and journalists swarm into snowbound Eastport. Jake smells a cover-up, and begins poking into past history between McIlwaine and Ellie's family. But someone doesn't like nosy neighbors...and Jake's rustic refuge may become her final resting place. From the Paperback edition.The ceiling was a textbook project: some of the sagging plaster could be screwed back up again, using dryAr wall screws and ... Repairing almost anything in an old house, however, involves scraping paint as a sort of soul-testing prologue. Each swipe of the scraper should have brought down an avalanche of paint chips, but this was lead paint, the most infuriatingly adherent material ever invented.


Title:The Dead Cat Bounce
Author: Sarah Graves
Publisher:Bantam - 2009-10-07
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