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Mix-Up in Miniature (Miniature Mystery Series #6)
     

Mix-Up in Miniature (Miniature Mystery Series #6)

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by Margaret Grace
 

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Tiny Houses Can Hold Big Clues. Geraldine Porter is thrilled to meet bestselling author and miniatures enthusiast Varena Young. The celebrity seems to seek friendship with Gerry and her crafts group, and makes a generous offer of a house from her collection for a library fund-raiser. But Young is suddenly murdered. Gerry and her eleven-year-old granddaughter Maddie

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Tiny Houses Can Hold Big Clues. Geraldine Porter is thrilled to meet bestselling author and miniatures enthusiast Varena Young. The celebrity seems to seek friendship with Gerry and her crafts group, and makes a generous offer of a house from her collection for a library fund-raiser. But Young is suddenly murdered. Gerry and her eleven-year-old granddaughter Maddie delve for information on Young's mysterious past, and find a clue to her murder in a secret room... in a dollhouse. "Perfectly written, with a cast of wonderful characters. This series keeps getting better and better." -- Hannah Reed, Mind Your Own Beeswax

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Near the start of Grace’s enjoyable fourth miniature mystery (after 2010’s Monster in Miniature), retired teacher Geraldine “Gerry” Porter succeeds in persuading bestselling romance novelist Varena Young to donate “her enormous museum-quality dollhouse, a Georgian mansion,” to the Lincoln Point, Calif., library auction. Varena herself lives in “an enormous mansion,” where on a later visit Gerry overhears a heated argument between Varena and an unseen man the maid has told her is Varena’s brother. When someone bludgeons Varena to death, the police interrogate Gerry, who is upset to learn that the records show Varena had no living brother. Gerry turns for aid in clearing her name as a murder suspect to her precocious 11-year-old granddaughter, Maddie. Together they retrieve a crucial clue from a hidden passage in a mysterious antique dollhouse. Endearing characters help make this cozy a winner. (Apr.)
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"Perfectly written, with a cast of wonderful characters. This series keeps getting better and better.” -- Hannah Reed, Mind Your Own Beeswax
Library Journal
Dollhouse expert Gerry and her tween granddaughter (Monster in Miniature) search for the tiny clues to the murder of a fellow collector.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564747594
Publisher:
SCB Distributors
Publication date:
11/12/2012
Series:
Miniature Mystery Series , #6
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
859,668
File size:
884 KB

Meet the Author

Margaret Grace is the pen name of Camille Minichino, author of three different mystery series. As Grace she has written six miniature mysteries (and has created many miniature scenes as charitable donations); under her own name she writes the periodic table series, and as Ada Madison, a new series of mathematical mysteries. She is a retired physicist, is on the staff at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, and teaches science and writing in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Mix-up in Miniature: The Miniature Mysteries 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Jani8 11 months ago
I have to say first that I love miniatures, had a dollhouse and still have lots of the furniture and accessories. That is what led me to this series in the first place. Ms. Grace does a wonderful job describing them and offers ideas of how to make miniatures from simple things around the house. The other reason I have continued to read this series is the murder mystery. She does a deft job creating interesting characters. I love not only Gerry Porter but I adore her granddaughter Maddie as well. Some of the other recurring characters are just as engaging, like her nephew Skip, the homicide detective, and her boyfriend Harry. The plot was as intricate as her miniatures and kept me turning the pages until I was done. I highly recommend this series!
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