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Guise & Dolls (Gretchen Birch #4)

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  144 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Doll restorer Gretchen Birch and the other Phoenix Dollers can hardly wait to open their doll museum. But when an out-of-town doll-maker meets her own maker, the Dollers's dream-come-true will soon prove more of a nightmare.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published December 2nd 2008 by D.B. Publishing (first published December 1st 2008)
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Apr 28, 2012 Loraine rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Very good cozy mystery with lots of interesting information about dolls, doll collecting, and doll restoration.
Dec 09, 2008 Karol rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, read-in-2009
Another great mystery by Deb Baker! I read through this one in a day, feigning a cold slightly worse than what it actually was just so that I wouldn't be interrupted by my husband and son. I've learned quite a bit about different types of dolls from the 4 books in this series, and I've enjoyed that. The author has created some interesting characters with relationships that have their ups and downs - and she has given a real face to the homeless people that I tend to look past. The mysteries them ...more
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Dec 06, 2016 Luanne Castle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Fun fun fun! I'm so sorry this is the end of the series!
Feb 08, 2012 Susan rated it it was ok
Shelves: murder-arizona
When a dead body is found in a Phoenix cemetery with a hand-crafted doll, Gretchen, a doll-repair expert who's dating doll-phobic policeman Matt, wants to get involved. Soon it seems that the death is related to a number of things near and dear to Gretchen: the victim was an acquaintance of Gretchen's mother, the homeless couple she has befriended were witnesses, and there's some strange connection to the doll museum that the local collectors' group is trying to organize. Unfortunately, all the ...more
Jan 16, 2013 Dave rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not a very particularly well-written story. Long on irrelevant details and really short on details to drive the narrative of the mystery. Author feels compelled to introduce various hot-button issues simply to make a soap-box statement. Characters are way to chatty about nonsensical topics and make ridiculous leaps of logic. It's like evesdropping at a hair salon... Won't make the mistake of picking up any others in the series. Editor should have been more brutal in corrections critiques.

Lynn Demsky
Mar 13, 2012 Lynn Demsky rated it it was amazing
republished as Guise and Dolls: A Gretchen Birch Murder Mystery 11/21/2010

The doll collectors have been given an historic house to turn into a Doll Museum –which decide its haunted—strange weird things happen along with creepy murders leaving Gretchen in the middle of a mess with her boyfriend detective. Lots of surprised and love how she added her up North Michigan Aunt, Gertie Johnson, into the story! And all the miniature puppies help in aiding and helping out the mess!
Feb 15, 2011 C.L. rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book, hated for it to end. Twist and turns, chills and spills. The author kept me guessing and on the edge of my chair. This is a must read book, uh series. Yes, I started with the last one. A mistake I'll rectify.
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May 28, 2012 Marion Hogervorst rated it it was ok
It's getting a bit boring. The cop-boyfriend who is over protective, we know that song by now.

But it was not bad, not yet...
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Bestselling, award-winning author Deb Baker writes the hilarious Gertie Johnson mystery series set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. A native Yooper herself, Deb brings her blend of humor and sass to everything she writes, including mysteries written under her pen name Hannah Reed.

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