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New in the "wonderful" (Green Bay Press Gazette) Dolls to Die For mystery series.

When doll restoration artist Gretchen Birch finds the owner of a dollhouse shop murdered, she winds up in the thick of a mystery of miniature proportions.

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Overview

New in the "wonderful" (Green Bay Press Gazette) Dolls to Die For mystery series.

When doll restoration artist Gretchen Birch finds the owner of a dollhouse shop murdered, she winds up in the thick of a mystery of miniature proportions.

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Editorial Reviews

Dawn Dowdle
5 star reviews! “I love this series with its quirky characters and doll collecting theme. I always get a chuckle out of it and highly recommend it!”
Dawn Dowdle
5 star reviews!
“I love this series with its quirky characters and doll collecting theme. I always get a chuckle out of it and highly recommend it!”
Monica Ferris
“A wonderful peek into the not-always-genteel world of doll collecting!”
Ruth Jordan
"Gretchen is a contemporary and adult Nancy Drew. Deb Baker is an extremely talented cozy writer.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425220511
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/4/2008
  • Series: A Dolls to Die For Mystery Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.78 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

As Deb Baker, the author also writes the Gertie Johnson Backwoods Adventures. Under her pen name, Hannah Reed, she writes the Queen Bee Mysteries. Visit her at http://deb-baker.blogspot.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    Very good

    This is the second book in the doll club series. I have enjoyed all of them. All are over 500 pages long. There a few minor editing mistakes in all of them. These are nice, clean murder mysteries. No sex, horrible descriptions, cursing, or other types of abuse. There is quite a bit of humor. I love the setting, characters and animals. While it was pretty easy to figure out whodunit and why, it was a fun read. The books cost about $4.00 each, so not a terrible expense and a lot of bang for your buck. So far there are four books in this series and I have enjoyed them all. They are more of a woman's read and while not at all juvenile, ages fifteen and up would probably really like them. The characters and animals are very likable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2008

    A fun and quirky series

    A Scottsdale western parade is off to a rocky start for doll restoration artist Gretchen Birch when she¿s startled by a rude clown, must chase after her runaway teacup poodle, and discovers the body of dollhouse store owner Charlene ¿Charlie¿ Maize. Even creepier is that one of the miniature room boxes that Charlie designed contains a bloody axe that is left scattered across the floor of her store. As upset as she is by Charlie¿s sudden death by an allergic reaction, Gretchen would probably have left things alone had she not been specifically ordered away by the very interested (in Gretchen) detective Matt Albright. As handsome as he is though, Matt comes with a psychotic estranged wife, a busybody gossiping mother, and a paralyzing fear of dolls. So as much to annoy Matt as to discover who murdered her friend Gretchen and her Curves-workout crew investigate Charlie¿s life to uncover her drug addict son, an embezzling dollhouse builder, and a sister whom Charlie believed was murdered. Riding the wave of crafty/collecting mysteries, Baker stands out with her entertaining and very funny doll-centered cozy. Quirky and likable characters serve as the center for this series, and readers will read just to spend time with them as much as they will to learn about the mystery. While the solution to the murder is handed to Gretchen (but not to reader, who may have already spotted the culprit) a little too easily, it¿s the path to the answer that makes this novel so much fun. In what other mystery do the characters debrief and plan their investigation while changing workout stations at Curve? This is a fun cozy that doesn¿t rely on gimmicks to make it unique.

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