Many cozy mysteries have food at their center, but this week’s review of Going Through the Notions by debut author Cate Price focuses on Daisy Buchanan and her husband who, as a retired couple, run a sewing accessories and antiques shop in the sleepy hamlet of Sheepsville, Pennsylvania. At a local auction, Daisy has her eye on a few antiques for her shop. And Angus the auctioneer is an old friend, so perhaps bidding will go her way. However, even before the first “sold!” of the day Angus is arrested for bashing in the head of an old drinking buddy. Trouble is, Angus had a few too many the night before and can’t remember a thing. Daisy doesn’t believe Angus could do such a thing, and it’s up to her to stitch together the pieces. The action starts in chapter 1 of this book and doesn’t wrap until the very last page. After the story are some crafting ideas, yard sale tips, and of course a recipe. Cate Price does a great job of creating quirky characters and a fun small town setting. If you like authors Susan Wittig Albert or Laura Childs, be sure to give this title a try.
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Going Through the Notions by Cate Price
ISBN: 9780425258798, 293 pages.