Dolled Up For Murder: A Gretchen Birch Mystery

Dolled Up For Murder: A Gretchen Birch Mystery

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by Deb Baker
     
 

Caroline Birch. Put her away. The message was clutched in the fist of a destitute former doll collector found dead at the bottom of a cliff with a valuable French doll’s parasol in her pocket. And the person seen fleeing the crime scene fits Caroline’s description. But Gretchen Birch knows her mother is innocent. The problem is, Caroline has disappeared

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Overview

Caroline Birch. Put her away. The message was clutched in the fist of a destitute former doll collector found dead at the bottom of a cliff with a valuable French doll’s parasol in her pocket. And the person seen fleeing the crime scene fits Caroline’s description. But Gretchen Birch knows her mother is innocent. The problem is, Caroline has disappeared – and she’s left an urgent warning that Gretchen is in danger, too.

What The Critics Are Saying

"A trio of smart, independent women...the peek into this world is fascinating" ~ Romantic Times

"Quick-paced...engaging characters" ~ Armchair Interviews

"A puzzling mystery filled with charm as well as suspense" ~ Who Dunnit

"Sharp and entertaining" ~ Curled Up With a Good Book

“Fun, frantic and thoroughly engaging” ~ Sandra
Balzo, author of Brewed Crude Tattooed

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045082983
Publisher:
Deb Baker
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Series:
Gretchen Birch Murder Mysteries , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
32,018
File size:
636 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Deb Baker was born in the Michigan Upper Peninsula (yes, she is a Yooper!), which is the setting for her humorous award-winning Gertie Johnson mystery series. She also is the author of the Dolls to Die for series. Deb writes the Queen Bee mystery series under her pen name, Hannah Reed. (Buzz Off, Mind Your Own Beeswax,Plan Bee). For more information about Deb and her books, visit http://www.deb-baker.blogspot.com

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Dolled Up For Murder: A Gretchen Birch Mystery 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good, well written and fast moving. This book contains everytning needed to make it one worthy of being reccomended to others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thete are four books in the doll club series. I have enjoyed all of them. There are a few editing problems in each book. Nothing major, just a bit irritating. I love the books being set in Arizona. It is one of my favorite places and the main reason I bought this the first book in this series. I also like the books because there is a dab of romance without sex. So rare these days. There is no cursing and no blood, gore, guts or other horrifing details accompany the murders. There is not any cursing, preaching, rape, pyschological abuse or abuse of children. There is a kooky aunt, a down to earth mother, crazy friends, hunky police officer boyfriend, a whacked out dolls club and a heroine who is not perfect, but always does her best to get along in a world which seems to constantly throw corpses at her feet. There is dogs and cats and wonderful descriptions of Camelback mountain, which I have climbed. I have two other books by this author and enjoyed them also. The books are all over 500 pages long and cost about $4.00 each. Well worth the reader's time and money. Recommended for readers ages 15 and up, but not juvenile in any way. These mysteries contain humor and are more for women then men. A really enjoyable read. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good mystery. Had to laugh at aunt and the dogs, also chasing the homeless man.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was ok. It had twists and turns with intresting characters. I prefer Deb Baker's "Gertie" series over the doll series but thats just personal preference. This story was well written and held my attention the whole time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun to read entertaining
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most of the characters were well developed and charming: evev those lifestyles that may not be congruent with our own. Plot somewhat convoluted albeit contrived. Had read Gertie Johnson story, and it was fun to see her included. It was easy to ascertain the villain after only a few pages, but that 's OK It's still a cute way to spend a rainy day with a cup of tea
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in the series. It was a pleasant, light read, with interesting characters. But I never felt fully engrossed in the story. There was too much attention to details about things unrelated to the mystery and not enough development of the mystery itself. The details about collectible dolls wasn't at all informative, mostly just names of dolls that were meaningless to me. I found the mystery itself to be on the lite side. The conclusion seemed rushed and lacked suspense or tension, and it left me feeling generally blase about the whole thing. I doubt I'll read subseqent books in the series. JB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too much of this book was about dogs,dolls and uneeded details. The actual mystery was pretty good, but could have been told in a much shorter book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the story and characters, but sentence after sentence was underlined, making it harder to read. Someone needs to fix that!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was pleasantly surprised that this was such a good book. I read the reviews and put it behind some others - what a mistake. I love her humor and characters! It was a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun, easy, read, totally enjoyed it, will read more Deb Baker.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun read. Try her other book, Murder Passes the Buck. It's a kick !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great mystery story with unexpected twists
shelbaW More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. I will be purchasing the sequels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read. At the begining some underlining happens and it's very annoying, but it's brief. Very much worth getting past it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had plenty of mystery. No gore, sec or foul language. Enjoyed reading and look forward to reading more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't tolerate the underlined passages and had to give up. Get Smashwords to fix it or you are going to be a flash in the pan......pun intended. Sorry.
Lindsay1311 More than 1 year ago
The characters in this book were a little hard to follow at times. Pretty interesting doll business though.
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prgal1 More than 1 year ago
Well written, held my attention. I am an avid mystery/crime reader. I am also working on my own murder/mystery book. Will definitely read others by this author
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read some of this author's other books but this is the first I've read from this series. I will definitely consider purchasing more. This one was free and was such better quality than most of the free mysteries I've read lately. There are a few errors but the plot and characters are well-developed. It will quickly suck you in and you won't be able to put it down. It is unique in that it takes place in the doll collecting circle and even though I'm not a doll collector, I was fascinated by this glimpse into the doll world and it was a great setting for a mystery.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
why the heck are sentences underlined? very annoying. hard to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago