Tiny Houses Can Hold Big Clues
Endearing characters help make this cozy a winner. Publishers Weekly
When miniaturist Geraldine Porters friend, superstar author and dollhouse collector Varena Young, is murdered, Gerry and her eleven-year-old granddaughter are on the case.
Margaret Grace (aka Camille Minichino) compares writing fiction to creating miniature houses and rooms. In each case, she writes, Im creating a model of reality, a fictional world where things can be easier and often make more sense than in the life-size world.
In the world of dollhouses, theres no laundry to do, and a houseful of carpeting can be changed in a matter of minutes. In my mystery novels, the good guys always win and justice is always served. What could be more satisfying? The many thousands of miniature enthusiasts and craft-mystery readersoftentimes the same people--would agree. Mystery writer Deb Baker says of Mix-up in Miniature: I loved itdidnt want it to end!
Margaret Grace is the pen name of Camille Minichino, author of three different mystery series. As Grace she has written six miniature mysteries (and has created many miniature scenes as charitable donations); under her own name she writes the periodic table series, and as Ada Madison, a new series of mathematical mysteries. Shes a retired physicist, is on the staff at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, and teaches science and writing in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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A Miniature Mystery
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