Review and a chance to win a book or a prize package – GOING THROUGH THE NOTIONS

Cate Price is on a blog tour put on by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours with her new cozy GOING THROUGH THE NOTIONS, first book in Cate Price - giveawaythe Deadly Notions mystery series. You can read my review below and leave a comment (with an email to contact you) for a chance to win the bookand you want to win this book, trust me. And you can also enter the rafflecopter contest for the prize package pictured by clicking here: a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck to Cate with the tour. Stop at some of the other tour spots listed below for more chances to win.


cate price bio picCate Price was born in England and came to the U.S. when she was sixteen. She is a regular sight on the streets of her home town walking her two amazing rescue dogs, and enjoys gardening, yard sales, and cooking with friends. Her previous (unpublished) books span the genres of romantic comedy, romantic suspense and murder mysteries, and have finaled in numerous contests, including the prestigious Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America.

Writing the first book in the Deadly Notions mystery series proved to be rather an expensive project, because while researching auction houses, she also became addicted to bidding on box lots. She is currently hard at work on the next book in the series, A DOLLHOUSE TO DIE FOR.


A retired schoolteacher—and yes, daughter of a Fitzgerald fan—Daisy Buchanan has found her calling in the 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 going-through-notions coverAngus 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 she soon learns Angus had more than a few enemiesincluding the detective on the case.

As Daisy seeks the truth, she also uncovers some leads: a disgruntled heiress hunting for the pens, two farm boys with a grudge against the deceased and the accused, and a twisted scam that entangled the dead man. But if Daisy can’t stitch together the bidder truth soon, Angus will be going once, going twicegone forever.


I have read a lot of so called cozies lately. They were good, don’t get me wrong, but they really weren’t cozies. Some have been thrillers – it seems if you are female and write a series, you are called cozy because the publishing industry only allows a small percentage of Patricia Cornwalls. Or they were what I call ‘cozy lite’, those zany mysteries written more for the humour than the mystery. Well all lovers of true cozies can rest easy now because a new true cozy author has joined the ranks. If you are a fan of Cleo Coyle’s Coffee House Series or Ellery Adams’ Books By The Bay Series or Susan Wittig Albert’s China Bayles series or… well you get my drift, you are going to love Cate Price’s Deadly Notions series. The characters are well drawn. You can just see Daisy’s shop. You feel you could find your way around the quaint towns and villages in the area. The plot is very smart and you will be kept guessing. And it may have caused Cate to develop an expensive habit, bidding on box lots, but as someone whose husband owned an antique store many years ago, I can tell you her research was impeccable. I recommend GOING THROUGH THE NOTIONS and I can’t wait for A DOLLHOUSE TO DIE FOR to come out. ♥♥♥♥♥ +

Book Details:
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Published by: Berkley
Release Date: September 3, 2013
Number of Pages: 304
This is a Brand New Series

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Purchase Links:
Amazon              B & N                   Powell’s Books                   Book Depository


Tour Participants
August 29 – rantinravin’ and reading Review
August 30 – Cozy Up With Kathy Review & Interview
September 2 – Melina’s Book Blog Review & Interview
September 3 – A Year of Jubilee Reviews Review
September 4 – Booklady’s Booknotes Review & Interview
September 5 – readalot Review
September 6 – Book Dilettante Review
September 9 – Kaisy Daisy’s Corner
September 10 – Mochas, Mysteries and More Interview
September 11 – Must Read Faster Review
September 12 – Books n Kisses Review & Interview
September 13 – Brooke Blogs Review
September 14 – Escape With Dollycas Review


Published by Kate Eileen Shannon

Artist, Crafter, Writer, purveyor of ephemera and bagatelle

16 thoughts on “Review and a chance to win a book or a prize package – GOING THROUGH THE NOTIONS

  1. This sounds like a great story! One of my favorite “kinds” of cozies feature sewing and crafts.
    Thanks for the review and sharing the giveaway!


  2. Thank you, Melissa! Good luck in the giveaway. And Kate, thank you for such a wonderful review. It means a lot to me that you think
    the antique store sounds authentic, too.


    1. Thank you for being here, Cate. Was pleased to have the chance to read the book. And I love those box lots – addicted to them myself. Once got a Limoge hinged box in one that I had only paid a dollar for!


  3. Sometimes A Great Notion, sounds just like the kind of quirky shop I’d love to visit, and your novel sounds like a charming read. I’d really love to win a copy. I’ve been a sewer all my life.


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