Death of a Toy Soldier (Vintage Toyshop Mystery Series #1)

Death of a Toy Soldier (Vintage Toyshop Mystery Series #1)

by Barbara Early

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Overview


Liz McCall grew up in a playful winter wonderland but it was never her dream to manage her father's vintage toyshop. However, after he sank his entire police pension into the business, someone needed to help him turn his dreams into reality—and keep him from sneaking off to patrol the not-so-mean streets of East Aurora, NY.

The mood goes from nice to naughty when a nervous man, who was trying to have his antique toys appraised, is found in the shop with a lawn dart through his chest. Suddenly, Liz's business plan is plunged into deep freeze, while she and her father find themselves toying with a cold-blooded killer who's playing for keeps.

Now, it looks like Christmas might be cancelled for the neighborhood kids if Liz can't wrap up the case in Barbara Early's delightful debut Death of a Toy Soldier.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683314998
Publisher: CROOKED LANE BOOKS
Publication date: 09/12/2017
Series: Vintage Toyshop Mystery Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 757,622
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


Barbara Early earned an engineering degree, but after four years of doing nothing but math, developed a sudden allergy to the subject and decided to choose another occupation. Before she settled on murdering fictional people, she was a secretary, a school teacher, a pastor's wife, and an amateur puppeteer. After several years living elsewhere, she and her husband moved back to her native Western New York State, where she enjoys cooking, crafts, classic movies and campy seventies television, board games, and posting pictures of her four cats on Facebook. This is her fourth mystery, and the first in her Vintage Toyshop series.

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Death of a Toy Soldier (Vintage Toyshop Mystery Series #1) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
LolaReviews More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this well written cozy mystery and am already looking forward to book 2! The setting and focus on the vintage toy shop added a fun touch to the book. The mystery was very done and I liked how we could easily follow along with Liz her suspicions and thought process. Who the murderer was came as a surprise to me, but it did make sense. There are some good red herrings and a lot of other information that gets uncovered along the way. This book kept my attention from start to finish. And it was a fun book to read this time of the year as it took place around winter and Christmas. The characters all come alive and have their own quirks and personality. I can't wait to return to this town in book 2! I would recommend this to everyone who loves a good cozy mystery!