Just got word that the official title for DIY-5 will be FLIPPED OUT!
I wanted to call it FLIPPING OUT!, but apparently that’s already taken. Not by a book, but by a television show. And since the title of the book is also the title of a fictional home renovation show in the book, FLIPPED OUT! it is.
Here’s the back cover blurb, straight from the Penguin’s mouth:
Inheriting her aunt’s old Maine cottage has led Avery Baker down a new career path—home renovation. Finding a property’s hidden potential has rewards and challenges—not to mention certain unanticipated dangers. Like murder…
Avery and her hunky handyman boyfriend Derek Ellis are renovating another house in Waterfield, Maine. But it’s not just any house. It belongs to local news anchor Tony “the Tiger” Micelli—and it’s a quaint cottage with limitless possibilities. Even more exciting is that the makeover is going to be filmed as part of a home renovation TV show.
Unfortunately the road to cable TV fame is a bumpy one: this DIY spins into a DOA when Tony’s corpse is found at the cottage, flat on his back and not from natural causes. Turns out there were a few people who wanted Tony dead, and that the murderer might have his sights set on a few more Waterfield residents. That means it’s up to Avery to nail the killer. And fast.
FLIPPED OUT! will be coming to a store near you in October 2011.