Murder on the Toy Town Express: A Vintage Toyshop Mystery - Barbara Early

Liz McCall loves running her father's vintage toy shop. They're getting ready for the big Train and Toy Show but things don't go as Liz envisioned when she learns that her childhood bully and now local business rival, Craig McFadden, has set up a booth right next to hers. And things only get more complicated as Craig plummets from the ceiling in a publicity stunt gone wrong. What was thought of as an accident turns out to be murder. Liz's father is a retired police chief who still can't resist getting in on the action. Combine that with her feelings for Ken, the police chief, and Jack, her high school sweetheart whose brother has been in jail before and is one of the prime suspects, Liz can't help but getting drawn into the investigation herself.

 

This is the second book in the Vintage Toyshop series. I haven't read the first one yet, but didn't really have any problems reading this one first. We're introduced to lots of characters and almost any one of them could have a reason to want Craig dead, so who did it?! I loved the vintage toy shop with all those old toys and games! They even hold game nights there! This was a quick and easy read with an ending that did not disappoint.

 

Thank you to Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books for a copy of this book.