GOING THROUGH THE NOTIONS
A retired schoolteacher-and yes, daughter of an F. Scott Fitzgerald fan-Daisy Buchanan has finally found her calling in the quaint village of Millbury, Pennsylvania. While her husband endlessly renovates their old house, Daisy happily presides over Sometimes a Great Notion, a quirky shop that sells sewing bits and bobs, antiques, and jewelry. Daisy has her eye on an antique dollhouse and a classic Singer Featherweight at the local auction-until her friend and mentor, auctioneer Angus Backstead, is led away in handcuffs. It appears he bashed in the head of a drinking buddy who stole a set of fancy fountain pens. Daisy's sure the sprightly old-timer couldn't have done it. But if Daisy can't stitch together the bidder truth-and soon-Angus will be going once, going twice... gone forever. Includes creative tips for vintage notions!
Berkley Prime Crime 09/03/2013