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Barbara Early

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Barbara Early earned an engineering degree, but after four years of doing nothing but math, developed a sudden allergy to the subject and decided to choose another occupation. Before she settled on murdering fictional people, she was a secretary, a school teacher, a pastor’s wife, and an amateur puppeteer. After several years living elsewhere, she and her husband moved back to her native Western New York State, where she enjoys cooking, crafts, classic movies and campy seventies television, board games, and posting pictures of her four cats on Facebook. She writes the Vintage Toyshop series and the Bridal Bouquet Shop Mysteries (as Beverly Allen).

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Death of a Toy Soldier (Vin...

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Gold Frankincense and Murder

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Murder on the Toy Town Express by Barbara Early
"Conductor . . . I mean author Barbara Early takes her readers on the ride of a life time! Toot Toot!

Having loved the first book in this series, DEATH OF A TOY SOLDIER, I couldn’t wait to hop on board book two, MURDER ON THE TOY TOWN EXPRESS. Oh my..." Read more of this review »
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"This was a fun read, very hard to put down. Loved the characters getting fleshed out and the twists and turns the story took. The cliffhanger at the end better have a good explanation in the third book!"
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Elizabeth Michel Thank you, Barbara for inviting me as your friend. As a fellow Upstate New Yorker, I find your invitation an honor and privilege. I write historical romance that has action & adventure, mystery & suspense...and in the end, I promise to leave you smiling!

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Donna Thank you Barbara for friending me on Good Reads.
The VINTAGE TOY SHOP MYSTERIES look very good. I have entered the giveaway for these. Hope I win one.
Thanks for being so talented.

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Kathy Hey, Barb. I knew you would do well on that Cozy Mystery quiz!! I have joined two book groups here. Looking forward to using this site more.

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Karen Malena Hello Barbara! Thank you for accepting the friend request! Have a great night! Karen

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