Going Through the Notions (Deadly Notions Series #1)

Going Through the Notions (Deadly Notions Series #1)

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by Cate Price
     
 

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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.<

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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 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!

Editorial Reviews

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“Small-town charm, big-time stakes…a winner!” —Laura Childs, New York Times bestselling author of Sweet Tea Revenge

"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! Cate Price is a natural-born storyteller." —Mariah Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of The Long Way Home
 
“A fun and fast-paced debut filled with eccentric characters, quirky humor, and small-town drama.”—Ali Brandon, national bestselling author of A Novel Way to Die

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425258798
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/03/2013
Series:
Deadly Notions Series, #1
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
321,051
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher

“Small-town charm, big-time stakes…a winner!” —Laura Childs, New York Times bestselling author of Sweet Tea Revenge

"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! Cate Price is a natural-born storyteller." —Mariah Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of The Long Way Home
 
“A fun and fast-paced debut filled with eccentric characters, quirky humor, and small-town drama.”—Ali Brandon, national bestselling author of A Novel Way to Die

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