Character: Liz McCall
Book: Death of a Toy Soldier
by: Barbara Early
Liz McCall here, and I need your advice. Dad spent his evening in a creative endeavor, which is sometimes truly wonderful--but at other times incredibly scary. (And sometimes both.) But he was up almost all last might making what he says is a perfect ad for our vintage toyshop, Well Played. Before I unleash it on our friends and neighbors, I thought I'd test it out.
And I've been so busy at the shop, I haven't had time to put up our shop tree yet, but we decorate it with small toys. This is last years:
Comment below and tell me something you remember from your Christmases as a child, and you'll be entered to win a (signed) copy of Death of a Toy Soldier, the first book in the Vintage Toyshop mystery series. Make sure you include your email in a safe format (Name AT Provider DOT com) so I can contact you if you win. International readers may enter,but if you win, your book will not be signed.
Edited to add: Forgot to put a cutoff time. I'll choose a winner on Thursday, December 1st at 5pm eastern.
Liz McCall grew up in a playful winter wonderland but it was never her dream to manage her father’s vintage toyshop. However, after he sank his entire police pension into the business, someone needed to help him turn his dreams into reality—and keep him from sneaking off to patrol the not-so-mean streets of East Aurora, NY.
The mood goes from nice to naughty when a nervous man, who was trying to have his antique toys appraised, is found in the shop with a lawn dart through his chest. Suddenly, Liz’s business plan is plunged into deep freeze, while she and her father find themselves toying with a cold-blooded killer who’s playing for keeps.
Now, it looks like Christmas might be cancelled for the neighborhood kids if Liz can't wrap up the case in Barbara Early's delightful debut Death of a Toy Soldier.