A Dollhouse to Die For by Cate Price
The Second Deadly Notions Mystery
Daisy Buchanan discovers a dollhouse that will be a perfect gift for a
young friend, after a little restoration. But Daisy gets more than she
bargained for with this purchase. There must be something more than
meets the eye to this dollhouse. A dollhouse fanatic tries to buy it
from her at a price much higher than its value, then someone tries to
steal it! When Daisy finds the fanatic dead, electrocuted by one of her
own dollhouses, she can't help but look into the crime. Unfortunately,
she also has to look for a new location for her store, Sometimes a Great
Notion, as she has a new landlord who wants to raise her rent
I admit that I had some issues with Daisy Buchanan in the first book of the series. I didn't really like her. In her second outing, however, I find that the behavior that bothered me in Going Through the Notions wasn't noticeable in A Dollhouse to Die For. Perhaps Daisy has grown, or possibly, the simple fact that she wasn't interacting with her daughter meant she hadn't the opportunity to bother me. Whatever the case, Cate made me like Daisy in this book and I enjoyed reading it.
Cate Price showcases the world of dollhouses and their collectors in the second book of the Deadly Notions Mystery series. We see the interest and the fanaticism, and how easily one can lead to the other. By the end of the book even I wanted to fix up my own dollhouse!
Household tips and recipes included.