ORIGINAL ANGLE: A cozy set at a toy shop is seemingly a first for the genre and has endless potential. Set in snowy East Aurora, NY, a real place otherwise known as "Toytown", Death of a Russian Doll is brimming with playful themes and a colorful cast of characters.
AUTHOR EXPERIENCE: This is Early's third cozy mystery series following her Bridal Bouquet Shop mystery series published by Berkley.
MYSTERY GROUPS: Early is a member of Sisters in Crime and president of Murder on Ice, a new SinC chapter in the northern NY area.
Höhe: 210 mm
Breite: 140 mm
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 third in her Vintage Toyshop series.
Praise for Murder on the Toy Town Express
"Worth a read...droll."
--Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review "Well-drawn characters and an intriguing plot will keep cozy fans turning the pages."
"An especially enjoyable cozy for lovers of vintage toys and surprise endings."
"Share with readers who enjoy mysteries with women business owners like Joanne Fluke's Hannah Swensen or Jane K. Cleland's Josie Prescott."
"Charming and surprising, with a thrilling twist, humor, and heart."
--San Francisco Book Review
Praise for Death of a Toy Soldier
"Delightful... The cozy hometown setting and a lovable cast of characters add to the story's charm."
-- Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling author of the Bibliophile mysteries
"An absolutely delightful cozy mystery."
--Julie Hyzy, New York Times bestselling author of the Manor House mysteries