Madness in Miniature
A Geraldine Porter Mystery by Margaret Grace
Review: Geraldine "Gerry" Porter and her 11-year-old granddaughter Maddie assist the Lincoln Point police with their investigation of a murder in SuperKrafts, a new large chain store specializing in crafts of all kinds opening within their community, in Madness in Miniature, the seventh mystery in this series by Margaret Grace.
The new store promises jobs but some of the existing small shop owners don't see it that way. Catherine Duncan, who had grown up in Lincoln Point but moved to New York with her family several years ago, is now a public relations manager with SuperKrafts. Her job is to make the store opening a smooth one. But it isn't. Just before the grand opening, a small earthquake shakes the ground. Damage is minimal, but instead a man is found dead on the floor, apparently the result of a large box of vases tumbling from above onto his head. However, it isn't just any man, but Craig Palmer, the CEO of SuperKrafts, and his head wound wasn't accidental. He wasn't well-liked by his colleagues and had received threats from people in Lincoln Point. Gerry's nephew Skip, a detective in the police department, begins an investigation with the help of Gerry and computer-savvy Maddie, who starts documenting links between the dead man and various suspects, and checking off who has alibis and who doesn't.
Madness in Miniature is a very enjoyable mystery, made better by the special dynamics of the multi-generational Porter family. Too, Gerry has an on-going relationship with a local widower, Harry, which is really quite sweet. The storyline is nicely constructed, with plenty of suspects having a reason, if not always the means, to kill Craig Palmer, and following along as Gerry and her family narrow down the field until just one remains.
Special thanks to guest reviewer Betty of The Betz Review for contributing her review of Madness in Miniature.
Acknowledgment: Perseverance Press provided a copy of Madness in Miniature for this review.
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Selected reviews of other mysteries by this author …
Mix-Up in Miniature
Perseverance Press (Trade Paperback), April 2012
ISBN-13: 9781564745101; ISBN-10: 1564745104
Manhattan in Miniature
Perseverance Press (Trade Paperback), April 2015
ISBN-13: 9781564745620; ISBN-10: 1564745627
Location(s) referenced in Madness in Miniature: California
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Madness in Miniature by Margaret Grace — A Geraldine Porter Mystery
Publisher: Perseverance Press
Format: Trade Paperback
Publication Date: April 2014
List Price: $15.95
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