- Series: A Deadly Notions Mystery (Book 2)
- Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Berkley; First Berkley Prime Crime Edition edition (May 6, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780425258804
- ISBN-13: 978-0425258804
- ASIN: 0425258807
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 55 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #597,708 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Dollhouse to Die For (A Deadly Notions Mystery) Mass Market Paperback – May 6, 2014
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Praise for Going Through the Notions
“Small-town charm, big-time stakes…[A] winner!”—Laura Childs, New York Times bestselling author
“Cate Price’s Going Through the Notions has everything I read cozy mysteries for—a terrific setting, a smart plot, and well-rounded, clever characters. Lucky us—it’s the first in an all-new series (Deadly Notions)—and I can’t wait for the next one!”—Mariah Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of At the River’s Edge
“A fun fast-paced debut filled with eccentric characters, quirky humor, and small-town drama.”—Ali Brandon, national bestselling author of Words With Fiends
About the Author
Cate Price is the author of Going Through the Notions. A Dollhouse to Die For is the second in her series of cozy mysteries featuring the proprietor of a small-town vintage notions shop.
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At an estate auction, Daisy is delighted to find the perfect present for a young friend – a charming dollhouse in need of restoration. A local collector tries to force Daisy to sell the house, and then an intruder breaks into the shop and tries to steal it. Daisy wonders why everyone has developed such an obsession over it.
I enjoy this series enough to get it in paperback. With each book, I learn something about crafting with miniatures. I like the relationship between Daisy and the younger, attractive, tormented police detective. She’s married, and entirely faithful to her husband, but I find the relationship between Daisy and the detective intriguing. In this book, he comes to realize she can help him and while he doesn’t like involving a civilian, he respects her knowledge. I find the relationships between the characters believable, and I enjoy the quirky nature of the secondary characters.
I understand this is a three-book series, which saddens me a little because I made an emotional connection with Daisy. I find the world of miniatures fascinating, I enjoy learning about vintage sewing notions, and I’m really curious about what happens in Millbury. I’ll definitely be picking up book 3, in paperback, so I can see what happens next. This is a series I will at some point want to re-read.
that Daisy Buchanan owns a shop called Sometimes A Great
Notion. She sells vintage sewing items and notions. She attends
auctions to obtain some of her wares. In this book, Daisy bids
and wins a dollhouse that she will spruce up as a birthday
present. But this dollhouse is creating a sensation, thus the title
“ A Dollhouse to Die For”
Get ready to settle down for a good cozy mystery. The
characters are well developed, unique and vivid. They become
involved in plenty of mystery, suspense with some romance.
There are many twists and turns surprising you at every turn.
This cozy will is a compulsive page turner.
It was real interesting learning the seriousness of dollhouse
owners in designing their houses.
This is the second book in the series but can be read as a stand
alone and easily understood. I have not read the first but will be
doing so as the characters are very entertaining
This series, "A Deadly Notions Mystery" series is one of my favorites and once I started this book I couldn't put it down. Daisy Buchanan is such a nice character and her shop is one I'd love to either work in or browse in every day. I'd have to leave my wallet home, though! Daisy has friends who visit every day to chat and Martha brings in delicious baked goods for the customers, although Daisy and her friends partake of them with the excellent coffee that is always available in the shop.
One day Harriet Kunes, who collects dollhouses, comes into the shop and offers an outlandish price to Daisy for the dollhouse. Daisy tells her it is a gift for a child and isn't for sale. That doesn't stop Harriet, though. She wants the dollhouse very badly but she ends up in a bad way. Not long after Harriet's scene at the shop, someone breaks into Once a Great Notion and tries to steal the dollhouse. What secrets does the dollhouse hold? It might even be connected to another murder.
Nothing is more charming than a beautifully restored dollhouse with lighting and furniture that is custom built to scale. The story of this dollhouse and how Daisy fixes it up is so interesting and there is a lot to learn about miniatures along the way. As some other reviewers have said, Daisy and her husband are very close and in love, and her husband even cooks a gourmet meal every night. However, no matter how happily married Daisy is, she can still look at the very handsome policeman, Officer Serrano.
The little Pennsylvania town and the shop with its interesting merchandise, coffe, baked goods and lovely friends is a perfect setting for these mysteries. Cate Price has done a perfect job with the setting, stories and characters and I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
Oh! And I love Alice!