Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Going Through the Notions Blog Tour *Review & Giveaway




Book Details:
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Published by: Berkley
Release Date: September 3, 2013
Number of Pages: 304
This is a Brand New Series


Synopsis
A retired schoolteacher—and yes, daughter of a Fitzgerald fan—Daisy Buchanan has found her calling in the village of Millbury, Pennsylvania. While her husband endlessly renovates their old house, Daisy happily presides over Sometimes a Great Notion, a quirky shop that sells sewing bits and bobs, antiques, and jewelry.
Daisy has her eye on an antique dollhouse and a classic Singer Featherweight at the local auction—until her friend and mentor, auctioneer Angus Backstead, is led away in handcuffs. It appears he bashed in the head of a drinking buddy who stole a set of fancy fountain pens. Daisy’s sure the sprightly old-timer couldn’t have done it. But she soon learns Angus had more than a few enemies…including the detective on the case.
As Daisy seeks the truth, she also uncovers some leads: a disgruntled heiress hunting for the pens, two farm boys with a grudge against the deceased and the accused, and a twisted scam that entangled the dead man. But if Daisy can’t stitch together the bidder truth soon, Angus will be going once, going twice…gone forever.

My Thoughts:
Set in the perfect place for me, an antique notions shop! I love auctions, love antiques and Daisy is seeking out all these great items to have in her shop. I enjoyed the details of the shop, organizing buttons and linens. Not only that but a place for people to gather and chat, made me want to visit!
Daisy is a retired teacher, correcting those whose grammar isn't that great, and on a mission to rescue her friend Angus.
The police officer who is in charge of the case hates Angus for what he did to his own father. If Angus is going to be set free, it won't be from anything the police are doing to help. Daisy is his only hope. As she travels around town she talks to the locals and tries to piece together what happened that night.
Right in the middle of the investigation Daisy's daughter Sarah comes home to visit from New York where she is in the film industry. Coddled her whole life, Sarah sleeps late and does whatever she wants. Daisy wishes her relationship with Sarah was better, and I love how Daisy is able to reach out to love the people around her that are considered less loveable by societies standards and Sarah can see that.
Daisy's husband Joe is a laid back, easy going husband. I love the healthy relationship between Daisy and Joe. There are so many books that don't build up marriage and I really loved how these two, despite their different personalities, worked like a well oiled antique together.
This was Cate's debut novel and I am super excited to read more of her work!

About Cate Price
Cate Price was born in England and came to the U.S. when she was sixteen. She is a regular sight on the streets of her home town walking her two amazing rescue dogs, and enjoys gardening, yard sales, and cooking with friends. Her previous (unpublished) books span the genres of romantic comedy, romantic suspense and murder mysteries, and have finaled in numerous contests, including the prestigious Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America.
Writing the first book in the Deadly Notions mystery series proved to be rather an expensive project, because while researching auction houses, she also became addicted to bidding on box lots. She is currently hard at work on the next book in the series, A DOLLHOUSE TO DIE FOR.

Links:
Cate loves to connect with readers at her website, http://cateprice.com/via email at cate@cateprice.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/catepriceauthor or Goodreads at www.goodreads.com/cateprice

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23 comments:

  1. love to read one of your books. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  2. I would like to see a cozy mystery take place is a small english village. There probable already are some but I haven't found them yet. kumquat8 at hotmail dot com

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  3. Berthoud, CO; there's a lovely B&B just on the east edge of town that would make a great spot for a murder.
    mo11yb1ue@yahoo.com

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  4. I love cozies! Can't wait to try your new series. I would love to see a cozy set in a museum.

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  5. Great post! Thank you for being part of this tour!!

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  6. Melanie, thank you for hosting me on your blog and for such a terrific review!

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  7. I would like to see a cozy mystery take place in a Pie shoppe. =)

    I have a copy of this book on the way to me...so Im not entering your contest, but thanks for the chance to win!

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  8. Great review. I would have to say that I have always enjoyed the settings that I have seen for a cozy mystery. I think a doll shop would be fun. There is one that I used to frequent quite often back when I lived in Rhode Island.

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  9. Cate, I am so looking forward to reading your book! Like Melanie, I particularly like that Daisy's marriage is portrayed positively. But mainly, the whole setting and premise sound like so much fun!

    Melanie, I'd love to see a cozy series set in Creede, Colorado. It's a charming old mining town. Between the old mine museum, the small theater, lots of B&Bs and small hotels, plenty of outdoor activities (rafting, hiking, Jeep and Pinzgauer tours of the mountains, there's more than enough scope for mysteries!

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  10. I think a good old cozy book would take place in the dust of the prarrie in Oklahoma with the weather changes and changes ofheart.. lol

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  11. For Cate, how fun a retired teacher and antiques. What was your first antique/bidding buy? What's your favorite find?

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    Sherry Compton

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  12. A cozy mystery - I think of an older library. The creaky wooden staircase leading up to the second story. Intimate, small feel with lots of history.

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    Sherry Compton

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  13. I enjoy reading cozy mysteries alot. thanks for the review and chance to win this book.

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  14. For me the theme of genealogy and family trees would be interesting to write a cozy mystery about. Maybe someone stealing information and books of family trees.

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  15. i would love to see a Cozy Mystery take place at an amusement park.......!!!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!
    congrats & good luck to Cate!!!

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  16. love your cozy books thanks for the giveaway

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  17. I would like to see one take place in a college coffee shop.

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  18. Looking forward to reading your books. I would like to see a cozy mystery take place in a museum. Thanks! teachinmomma123abc at yahoo dot com. Linda Bradshaw

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  19. Looking forward to reading your books. I would like to see a cozy mystery take place in a museum. Thanks! teachinmomma123abc at yahoo dot com. Linda Bradshaw

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  20. I think I'd like to see one take place at a historical site (with people in costume.)

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  21. In Duluth MN. Glensheen Mansion could provide lots plots.

    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  22. I would love to check out your book this fall, seems like a good read on a comfy night.

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  23. Congratulations to Linda Bradshaw the Winner of Going Through the Notions book!

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