By Vicki Doudera
Synopsis from Amazon:
Red-hot actual property agent Darby Farr has spent years attempting to disregard her fatherland of storm Harbor, Maine-especially the painful stories of being raised by way of her controlling aunt following her parents' tragic deaths. Then one morning, she learns her aunt is death, and the calculating lady has one ultimate call for: clinch the multimillion-dollar sale of Fairview, a panoramic waterfront estate.
The deal turns out basic, yet difficulty is brewing at the rocky coast. inside hours of Darby's arrival, an imprecise deed restrict scuttles the sale simply because the backup patron is located bludgeoned to dying at the property's grounds. Assisted by way of good-looking journalist Miles Porter, Darby uncovers darkish secrets and techniques that exhibit an unsightly scandal . . . or even uglier causes for homicide. As a brutal hurricane surges up the coast, Darby needs to salvage the deal, locate the killer-and in some way remain alive.
"[Doudera] expertly weaves a story of suspense on a Maine island, the place homicide and actual property are an explosive combination."-Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling writer of The Mephisto Club
"Here's a fast moving and well-told tale with a wise, savvy actual property agent because the heroine, fixing crimes whereas making revenues. bring forth the following one!"-Barbara Corcoran, genuine property contributor for NBC's Today Show and writer of Nextville: extraordinary locations to dwell the remainder of Your Life
GoodReads writer Information:
Author Name: Vicki Doudera
Author Description: Vicki has written ratings of journal articles, trip books for individuals drawn to Maine, a CD strolling travel approximately her city, and a brand new secret sequence that includes pink scorching Realtor Darby Farr. First within the sequence, a home TO DIE FOR, has obtained rave stories, and KILLER directory, Darby's moment secret, comes out in April of 2011. (Midnight Ink.)
Vicki loves to say she is "all approximately houses." She writes approximately them in her secret sequence, sells them as a true property agent at the coast of Maine, and is helping construct them via her longtime involvement with Habitat for Humanity.
She is an avid reader, hiker, knitter and skier and enjoys writing the type of books she herself likes to read.
Author URL: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3064179
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Extra info for A House to Die For (Darby Farr Mystery, Book 1)
Death’s triumph does not simply gesture toward absurdity. It also means, just as essentially, that I, while living, deal more with the deaths of others than I do with my own—not simply in the sense that I am afflicted by their death, but in the sense that their death turns me into the custodian [gardien] of their past life. Death, to the extent that it is the annihilation of my possibilities, positions my being as in-itself [est position de mon être comme en-soi]. My life, as it ceases to be “its own suspense”14 [sursis, postponement or stay of execution], exists no longer except in the memory of others.
Nor does it exclude an “authentic Being-towarddeath,” though it might radically transform its meaning. Nevertheless, this “being-against-death” could well open up the possibility for a very different kind of politics—a politics freed from the sacrificial. But Heidegger’s cursory allusion to the camaraderie of the trenches, by way of his commentary on Hölderlin, is silent on such a possibility. It may also be what is lacking in his analysis of Being-toward-death in Being and Time, and it is perhaps because of that lack that Heidegger’s analysis, with untold results, forecloses the political.
The question whether death can be “recovered [recupéré] by freedom”2 makes an appearance in nearly all the theatrical works that Sartre wrote in the following decade, beginning with The Flies, The Victors, Dirty Hands, and of course No Exit. Indeed, a close reading of these plays reveals that each presents, successively, a mise-en-scène of an argument that Sartre developed in Being and Nothingness in critical engagement with Heidegger’s analysis of Being-toward-death. Nevertheless, these plays cannot simply be reduced to such arguments.
A House to Die For (Darby Farr Mystery, Book 1) by Vicki Doudera