North Carolina-based developer Digi Ronin Games has announced an upcoming hidden object game for PC and Mac based on the novel "The Fixer Upper" by Mary Kay Andrews. In Mary Kay Andrews: The Fixer Upper you’ll join fledgling lobbyist Dempsey Jo Killebrew, framed for a crime and then fired by her unsavory boss, as she flees the high-powered world of Washington, D.C. for the hilarious surprises of small-town Guthrie, Georgia.

Upon her return to Guthrie, the now unemployed Dempsey Jo is tasked by her father with restoring the family’s recently inherited, and definitely fading, Victorian mansion into a real-estate cash cow. You must guide her through the house renovation process, as well as bring her boss to justice. As you search for items and clues to progress in the game and reveal the story, you will encounter more than 10 mini-games based on over 20 scenes from the book, as well as meet characters from the book who will reveal key information and assign important tasks.

Digi Ronin Games has confirmed a release date of Jan. 11, 2010 for the game. In the meantime, check out some screenshots or chat about Mary Kay Andrews: The Fixer Upper in our forum.