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Death by Drywall


Ever worn a pair of drywall stilts? It’s not easy, especially when it’s your first time and you’ve snuck into a home renovation project after hours. A girl could get killed, which is exactly what happens to Lila Halpern. What first looks like a horrible accident soon is deemed murder, and it’s up to former-homicide-cop-turned-home-renovator Rowena Summerfield and her partner, Hercules Morgan to figure out why the victim would put herself in harm’s way and find her killer.


Author Barbara Barrett

Meet Barbara

Welcome to my website. If you’re looking for cozy mysteries that also feature friendships, family and community, you’ve come to the right place. I have also written several lighthearted, contemporary romances featuring compelling personal issues. My website features both my cozy mysteries and my romances.

Prefer cozy mysteries? Start with my Mah Jongg Mystery Series!

Prefer romance? Start with a reader favorite!

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Four retired senior sleuths augment their weekly mah jongg game investigating homicides in their small central Florida community of Serendipity Springs even though they occasionally are at odds with the local sheriff.

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