Saturday, October 14, 2017


Murder on the Toy Town Express: A Vintage Toyshop Mystery by Barbara Early

Murder on the Toy Town Express: A Vintage Toyshop Mystery
Cozy Mysterry 2nd in Series Setting - 
New York Crooked Lane Books (October 10, 2017)
Hardcover: 304 pages ISBN-13: 978-1683313090

Liz McCall has come to love running her father’s vintage toyshop back home in East Aurora, NY, so when the Train and Toy Show comes to town, she’s all aboard for a fun toy-filled weekend. The only hitch is that her childhood bully Craig McFadden, now local business rival, has set up a booth next to hers. But the fun and games are over when Craig falls from the ceiling in a publicity stunt gone wrong.
What was initially thought to be a fatal accident proves much more sinister. Pulled into the case by her feelings for both Ken, the police chief, and Jack, her high school sweetheart whose brother is one the prime suspects, Liz dives headfirst into the investigation. But as she digs deeper, she’s shocked to learn her father may have been the intended target.
The trouble train is barreling down and Liz may have just bought herself a first class ticket in Murder on the Toy Town Express, Barbara Early’s delightful second installment in her Vintage Toyshop mysteries.

 Bringing together so many elements I love in a cozy mystery with the added bonus of Liz working alongside her father - I recommend you get onboard and pick up this series.
Even when the victim is someone you can't feel sorry for, or too bad about, the adventure is in following the clues and figuring them out before the police do, while trying not to cross the police because Liz is sort of dating the present chief, while her father is a former police chief.

It is a fast and humorous ride that makes us feel warm and fuzzy with childhood memories.
A well crafted mystery filled with developed characters with whom we enjoy spending time .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.
She writes the Vintage Toyshop series and the Bridal Bouquet Shop Mysteries (as Beverly Allen).

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1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to reading Murder on the Toy Town express. Loved the first book.


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