Friday, July 11, 2014

Review - A Dollhouse to Die For


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 threefold.

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.


  1. Good review Kathy! I have Going Through the Notions in my TBR pile. I'll have to see if I pick up the same vibe from Daisy as you did. Have a beautiful weekend!
    Sandy in So. Cali

  2. I'd love to hear your thoughts on Daisy, especially after the first book. Please post at the Cozy Up With Kathy Facebook page or e-mail me at cozyupwithkathy at gmail dot com.

  3. Just started it and already having fun!

  4. Thanks very much for the review, Kathy!

    1. Sorry it took so long, I have a block with writing reviews-but I'm trying to do better!