Thursday, September 5, 2013
Tour – Going Through The Notions by Cate Price Review and Giveaway
By Cate Price
GoingThroughTheNotions (2)Book Details:
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Published by: Berkley
Release Date: September 3, 2013
Number of Pages: 304
This is a Brand New Series
A retired schoolteacher—and yes, daughter of a Fitzgerald fan—Daisy Buchanan has found her calling in the 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 she soon learns Angus had more than a few enemies…including the detective on the case.
As Daisy seeks the truth, she also uncovers some leads: a disgruntled heiress hunting for the pens, two farm boys with a grudge against the deceased and the accused, and a twisted scam that entangled the dead man. But if Daisy can’t stitch together the bidder truth soon, Angus will be going once, going twice…gone forever.
Cate Price was born in England and came to the U.S. when she was sixteen. She is a regular sight on the streets of her home town walking her two amazing rescue dogs, and enjoys gardening, yard sales, and cooking with friends. Her previous (unpublished) books span the genres of romantic comedy, romantic suspense and murder mysteries, and have finaled in numerous contests, including the prestigious Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America.
Writing the first book in the Deadly Notions mystery series proved to be rather an expensive project, because while researching auction houses, she also became addicted to bidding on box lots. She is currently hard at work on the next book in the series, A DOLLHOUSE TO DIE FOR.
Before I read a little bit about Cate Price I thought Going through the Notions had a British feel about it. Some words, small town, walking and riding bikes. It feels like a cozy place to live in.
The Characters are full of characters. I like Daisy. She is a retired school teacher who taught in Harlem. She has been married happily to Joe for years. Her daughter Sarah is 26. She has opened up a store that sells vintage new sewing supplies, linens, old toys. Her store is the place everyone gathers for coffee and baked goods and gossip every morning.
She loves to go to auctions and garage sales to pick up stuff for her store. She goes a lot of times with Angus Backstead. Angus and his wife Betty really took them under their wing when they first bought their house. Angus feels like her older brother.
Angus is arrested for killing his best friend. They were at the bar the night before together and Jimmy droved him home. Angus had blackout. He is sure though that he did not kill his friend.
The police detective is sure that they have the guilty party. He knows what Angus is capable of.
Daisy is the only one that is sure Angus is innocent and she is going to find out the truth. The more she finds out about her friends & neighbors.
The pace of the book is slow. Not in a bad way. Builds and reveals about the different characters and their lives and friends. The book has depth. You like the characters, you want to go to the auctions, the stores and taste all the yummy deserts they eat.
In trying to figure out what really happened to Jimmy, run her store, help Betty with the next auction her daughter shows up for a long visit and brings a puppy with her that is not trained at all. Daisy and Joe's patience is tested.
I am glad that Cate is already working on the next book in the series. I would read it.
This book is a clean read, good quirky characters, could make you eat deserts, go to a auction or two, Has good suspense that keeps you guessing, lots of suspects, some drama and keeps your attention.
At the back of the book has some fun tips on garage sales to crafts. A couple of the crafts using old sweaters I would like to do sometime. I would not have minded more of these ideas. even has a recipe or two.
I was given this book and asked in return to give honest review and be part of the blog tour.
Besides the contest on the rafflecopter Cate is giving one book away on each blog. To enter to win Going Through the Notions by Cate Price on this blog leave a comment with name and email address so I can contact the winner. The winner will be emailed and has two days to reply before a new winner will be picked. contests runs 9/5/2013 to 9/14/2013
Going Through The Notions: a Rafflecopter giveaway
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