Death of a Toy Soldier by Barbara Early is the 1st in the new Vintage Toy Shop Mystery series (Available October 11, 2016).
It is no secret that I am a big fan of Barbara Early’s cozy mysteries. Just take a peek at the praise I heaped on Bloom and Doom, the first book in her Bridal Bouquet Shop mysteries, written as Beverly Allen.
See also: Review: Bloom and Doom by Beverly Allen
I am delighted that, as Barbara Early, she is writing the Vintage Toy Shop series filled with humor and warmth.
In Death of a Toy Soldier, Liz McCall has the best job in the world. She and her father run a vintage toy shop called Well Played. It's a place I wanted to visit as soon as I noticed that the telephone was “custom painted—and mounted on wheels—to resemble an iconic pull toy.” Both my children dragged the Fisher Price Chatter Phone all around our house and spoke on it in words only they could understand, so vintage toys equal fond memories for me.