This was the first book I have read by Deb Baker. It is one of her "A Dolls to Die For" mysteries. I enjoyed it and intend to read more in this series.
Gretchen Birch is the daughter of doll restorer and author, Caroline Birch. In this story, she travels from Boston to Phoenix, Arizona, due to the fact that her mother has disappeared. Her Aunt Nina is frantic, because Caroline is the prime suspect in the murder of a doll collector who had become very down on her luck. The victim took a deadly fall in the Camelback Mountains, and Caroline Birch was seen by witnesses fleeing the scene of the crime. Now Gretchen must work to clear her mother's name, but she isn't even sure her mother is still alive!
I enjoyed Dolled Up for Murder, and reading about the art of restoring dolls was very interesting to me. I have collected some dolls myself, and I enjoy reading mysteries that deal with a hobby of mine. Deb Baker's writing style was refreshing, and the characters in this novel, especially Gretchen, were very likable. I definitely intend to read more books in this series. In fact, as I write this review, I am already reading a second novel in the Dolls to Die For series, and I will be doing a review on that book shortly.