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Teaser Tuesday | June 19th | Death of a Russian Doll

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This marks the 2nd installment of Teaser Tuesday! Today you are hearing about Death of a Russian Doll by Barbara Early.


Death of a Russian Doll  (Vintage Toy shop Mystery #3) by Barbara Early

Who knew? Liz McCall is not thrilled when her boyfriend Police Chief Ken Young introduces her to his estranged wife Marya. The model-quality Russian immigrant, back in East Aurora to rekindle their romance, will be working as a hairstylist at the barber shop next door to Well Played, the toyshop Liz manages for her dad. When Marya offers to help with the shop’s doll rehab project, Liz can’t help but offer up only a weak smile, but her secret hesitations are for naught when Marya’s body is discovered in the barber shop with a hair dryer cord wrapped around her neck.

Liz’s dad, retired from the police force, is asked to investigate since Ken is the prime suspect.The whole town is abuzz with the scandal and Liz has a few questions of her own, wanting nothing more than to forget the loud argument she overheard between Marya and Ken the night before. There could have been other motives… Was Marya going to cut into a competing hairstylist business? Who is the bumbling private investigator hanging around and why won’t he explain himself?

All eyes are on Liz, including those of an odd matryoshka doll in the shop which seems to move of its own accord, to unravel this entertaining riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma that is Death of a Russian Doll, the third jolly Vintage Toy Shop mystery from Barbara Early.

Genre: Christmas Mystery

Series: Vintage Toyshop Mystery

Expected Publish: October 9th 2018 by Crooked Lane Books

Author Information: Website | Goodreads

Length: unlisted- 25 Chapters

I felt like a flyweight watching the heavyweight match from the stands. She squinted. “How are things going, Anyway?”
Marya eyes her coolly. “Very well.”
Lori shrugged. “I only ask because Ken always looks so tired and worn down. He hasn’t seemed himself lately.”
“Maybe he is not getting as much sleep as he is used to.” Now it was their turn to share a moment. Cue the jaws soundtrack. These were dangerous waters.

“The evil eye, a curse,” Diana explained, then vehemently wagged a warning finger at me. “She’s not worth it.”

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