Going Through the Notions

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A retired schoolteacher—and yes, daughter of an F. Scott Fitzgerald fan—Daisy Buchanan has finally found her calling in the quaint village of Millbury, Pennsylvania. While her husband endlessly renovates their old house, Daisy happily presides over Sometimes a Great Notion, a quirky shop that sells sewing bits and bobs, antiques, and jewelry.
 
Daisy has her eye on an antique dollhouse and a classic Singer Featherweight at the local ...
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Overview


A retired schoolteacher—and yes, daughter of an F. Scott Fitzgerald fan—Daisy Buchanan has finally found her calling in the quaint village of Millbury, Pennsylvania. While her husband endlessly renovates their old house, Daisy happily presides over Sometimes a Great Notion, a quirky shop that sells sewing bits and bobs, antiques, and jewelry.
 
Daisy has her eye on an antique dollhouse and a classic Singer Featherweight at the local auction—until her friend and mentor, auctioneer Angus Backstead, is led away in handcuffs. It appears he bashed in the head of a drinking buddy who stole a set of fancy fountain pens. Daisy’s sure the sprightly old-timer couldn’t have done it. But if Daisy can’t stitch together the bidder truth—and soon—Angus will be going once, going twice… gone forever.
 

Includes creative tips for vintage notions!

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Library Journal
09/01/2013
Former New Yorkers Daisy Buchanan and her husband have retired early and moved to pastoral Bucks County, PA, where Daisy owns a vintage notions shop. Then, out of the blue, her picking buddy and auctioneer Angus Backstead is arrested for the murder of Jimmy Kratz, a local trash hauler and no-goodnik. Adding to the punch, an extremely valuable auction set of fountain pens is missing. Daisy, convinced that Angus is innocent, goes amateur sleuth with clumsy ardor. It doesn't help that the local detective hates Angus and that the victim's widow gives off a bad vibe. Daisy is rudderless in her search for the real killer, and she needs help soon. VERDICT Price's debut series doesn't break new ground here, but her protagonist shows promise for those who delight in small-business cozies. Her emphasis on family relationships and crises almost smothers the murder plot, so let's hope the next outing finds Daisy sleuthing more and fussing less. Consider partnering with titles by Camille Minichino, Kylie Logan, and Sharon Fiffer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425258798
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 9/3/2013
  • Series: Deadly Notions Series , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 228,270
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Going Through the Notions is Cate Price's debut, the first in a series of cozy mysteries featuring the proprietor of a small-town vintage notions shop.  She is hard at work on her second novel.  
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  • Posted September 5, 2013

    Going Through The Notions is the first book in the A Deadly Noti

    Going Through The Notions is the first book in the A Deadly Notions Mystery series.

    Daisy and her husband, Joe, are in there 50's and have retired to Millbury. PA, where Daisy has opened the business of her dreams, A notions and related antique store. She loves to attend the local auction looking for items to put in her store. One morning as they are arriving at the auction, they find the police hauling off the auctioneer, Angus, off in handcuffs. It seems that Jimmy Krantz has been found brutally beaten to death. Jimmy has allegedly stolen some valuable fountain pens that were to be auctioned off. What with Jimmy and Angus having been drinking the night before and that Angus' hands had injuries that would be consistent with the victims injuries and he is arrested for the murder. Even though Daisy knows Angus can have fits of temper, she doesn't feel that he is guilty. Then when you add that the detective might have reason to not look past Angus, Daisy knows she has to do some sleuthing. So with help of her fellow shopkeepers she starts to investigate.

    A very enjoyable cast of characters and a beautiful little community add to the story.

    I'm certainly looking forward to the next book in the series.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2014

    Daisy Buchanan and her husband, Joe, have moved from their busy

    Daisy Buchanan and her husband, Joe, have moved from their busy life in New York to live a more relaxed life in Millbury, PA, but they are busier than ever.  Daisy runs her new store--Sometimes A Great Notion--a store for sewing notions and a variety of antiques, while her husband works on renovating their house and repairing numerous other antiques. Going to auctions and estate sales become their guilty pleasures. 




    While at a recent auction, Daisy's good friend, Angus, is arrested for murdering his friend, Jimmy, but Daisy doesn't believe he's guilty.  Then again, the glutinous, dull brained local sheriff is sure that Angus is guilty and doesn't choose to entertain any of Daisy's objections or clues towards ant one else's guilt.  Why?  The town's variety of characters are willing to believe that Angus is a good man, but are convinced that everything points toward his guilt. Always helpful and compassionate, Daisy, may loose her family and her life before she can find the actual guilty party.




    Lots of fun information about antiques and auctioneering adds to the fun of this cozy mystery.  Family relationships are explored with emphasis on family conflicts and loyality.  The tension ratchets up faster and faster until the twisted final solution.  I love the variety of characters involved, especially the little puppy that causes havoc all by himself.  Looking forward to the next one in this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2014

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    Going Through The Notions, is a quirky 283 page book that will h

    Going Through The Notions, is a quirky 283 page book that will have you turning the pages faster then the bodies are being found. Daisy, is in the drivers seat leading her friends in a fast paced thrill ride. She is truly a dedicated friend as she tries to save her friend Angus from a life in prison. Grab this series, there is more fun and sleuthing outside her store.

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    Posted January 9, 2014

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    Nothing special.

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