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Guise And Dolls (A Gretchen Birch Murder Mystery Book 4)

(Originally published as Ding Dong Dead)When an anonymous donor gives Gretchen Birch and her friends a historic house to turn into a doll museum, Gretchen’s aunt becomes convinced the house is haunted. And strange, creepy things do seem to be happening. A dead woman in a cemetery, a cryptic note, and an eerie discovery in the house add up to danger. Gretchen better get to the bottom of it, or it’ll be her who is history. What The Critics Are Saying"A trio of smart, independent women...the peek into this world is fascinating" ~ Romantic Times"Quick-paced...engaging characters" ~ Armchair Interviews"A puzzling mystery filled with charm as well as suspense" ~ Who Dunnit"Sharp and entertaining" ~ Curled Up With a Good Book“Fun, frantic and thoroughly engaging” ~ Sandra Balzo, author of Brewed Crude Tattooed

File Size: 501 KB

Print Length: 181 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: D.B. Publishing LLC (November 21, 2010)

Publication Date: November 21, 2010

Sold by:  Digital Services LLC

Language: English


Text-to-Speech: Enabled

X-Ray: Not Enabled

Word Wise: Enabled

Lending: Not Enabled

Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Best Sellers Rank: #543,880 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #12 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Dolls #133 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Dolls, Toys & Figurines > Dolls #1463 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Supernatural > Ghosts

I'm disappointed that I wasted my money. I thought I was going to read a new Gretchen story. Instead I discover that this is "Ding, Dong, Dead" renamed.I did like the story but I didn't need to buy it twice. So frustrating.

It's with a little sadness that I read this Gretchen Birch book - because it is the last in the series. I so enjoyed the characters. For those that aren't sure they'd like the doll theme - this book is more about an old house and a ghost, and a murdered lady found in a nearby cemetery. It has less doll references than the other three books. (Although in my opinion, you really don't have to be a doll collector to enjoy these mysteries - I'm not). I love the characters - they stick with you. Gretchen is independent and stubborn. Her Aunt Nina is hilarious at times, yet they all known when to be serious and get down to business. And who can forget the lovable purse dogs! This was an enjoyable read and I highly recommend!

One of the reasons I enjoy reading Deb Baker's books is because of her interesting characters. A detective who has a phobia about dolls, an aunt who trains purse dogs and is a psychic , and a woman who seems to attract danger all add to the storyline. The story moves along well and gives a good description of the area and buildings without being boring.

This is a very good series, I'm glad I read all of the books in the series. If she writes more I'll get them too

Great cast of characters--kooky, fun, sensible, neurotic & practical--the total package. Love the developing characters and the intriguing doll connected plots.

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