Margaret Grace has written about five miniature mysteries, and I intend to read every one of them because I really enjoyed the first one I read, which was titled Mourning in Miniature (reviewed separately). Now I am reviewing Murder in Miniature.
I really enjoy these books because the heroine, Geraldine Porter, is a lady after my own heart. She works with constructing miniature objects and also builds dollhouses and room boxes, and I also had this hobby at one time in my life. I gave it up when I moved away from my hometown and married, but I would love to take the hobby up again.
In Murder in Miniature, retired schoolteacher, Geraldine Porter, is a vendor at the Dollhouse and Miniatures Fair. She has a table right next to her friend, Linda Reed. But when Linda mysteriously disappears during the fair and Geraldine has to watch over not only her own table but Linda's as well, Gerry gets a little annoyed with her friend. One of Linda's miniatures, a Governor Winthrop desk, is missing along with Linda, and Gerry realizes that she has to find out what is going on. A mysterious phone call and a murder complicate matters even further. With the help of her very intelligent granddaughter, Maddie, who is staying with her for a month, Gerry turns up some interesting facts and gets more deeply involved in the events that are taking place right under her nose.
I enjoyed this book and do intend to read the remaining three books which I believe make up this series. If you would like to read a mystery involving an older, more mature heroine who indulges in the hobby of working with miniatures, you would probably enjoy reading Murder in Miniature.