Wednesday, October 11, 2017

My Nails and My Book Review - Murder on the Toy Town Express by Barbara Early


Title: Murder on the Toy Town Express
Series: Vintage Toyshop Mystery #2
Author: Barbara Early

Goodreads Summary: Liz McCall has come to love running her father's vintage toyshop back home in East Aurora, NY, so when the Train and Toy Show comes to town, she's all aboard for a fun toy-filled weekend. The only hitch is that her childhood bully Craig McFadden, now local business rival, has set up a booth next to hers. But the fun and games are over when Craig falls from the ceiling in a publicity stunt gone wrong. 
What was initially thought to be a fatal accident proves much more sinister. Pulled into the case by her feelings for both Ken, the police chief, and Jack, her high school sweetheart whose brother is one the prime suspects, Liz dives headfirst into the investigation. But as she digs deeper, she's shocked to learn her father may have been the intended target. 
The trouble train is barreling down and Liz may have just bought herself a first class ticket in Murder on the Toy Town Express, Barbara Early's delightful second installment in her Vintage Toyshop mysteries.

My Review: **I voluntarily read this ARC**

That was puntastic. Seriously, the sense of humor was amazing. I enjoyed the mystery, although it did seem a little over complicated. The characters were wonderful, and everyone had their own unique personality. The toy shop setting was a lot of fun (but demon Santa freaked me out a little, especially after I saw a picture). 

My Manicure: OK, this is another me being silly manicure. There was a scene involving pies that really stuck in my mind, so I did a fruit pie splatter manicure. I wanted a neutral base, so I started with Sinful Colors Kovet. After it dried, I used coffee stirrers to splatter Zoya Pippa, Zoya Renee, and Finger Paints Magritte's Masterpiece. Doesn't really look like my inspiration, but it is super cute.


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