Sunday, September 24, 2017

Review: Murder on the Toy Town Express by: Barbara Early

Title: Murder on the Toy Town Express
Author: Barbara Early
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Series: Vintage Toy Shop Mystery #2
Format: e-book
Source: NetGalley


Liz McCall has come to love running her father’s vintage toyshop back home in East Aurora, NY, so when the Train and Toy Show comes to town, she’s all aboard for a fun toy-filled weekend. The only hitch is that her childhood bully Craig McFadden, now local business rival, has set up a booth next to hers. But the fun and games are over when Craig falls from the ceiling in a publicity stunt gone wrong.

What was initially thought to be a fatal accident proves much more sinister. Pulled into the case by her feelings for both Ken, the police chief, and Jack, her high school sweetheart whose brother is one the prime suspects, Liz dives headfirst into the investigation. But as she digs deeper, she’s shocked to learn her father may have been the intended target.

The trouble train is barreling down and Liz may have just bought herself a first class ticket in Murder on the Toy Town Express, Barbara Early’s delightful second installment in her Vintage Toyshop mysteries.

My Thoughts:

This book follows Liz and her father Hank as they are spending time at the Train and Toy Show.  When funny things begin happening like Craig an old nemesis of Liz's winds up taking a leap into  a train track.  As Liz and Hank try to put the pieces together which lead to more questions instead of answers!  Who killed Craig and why?

This book had so much going on.  There were so many puzzles and searching out the clues was a lot of fun.  I really found myself following along with Liz wondering where it would lead.  Can't wait to see what the author comes up with next!
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