I enjoyed this book, and recommend it. I felt it wasn't as good as the first book, but it was an enjoyable cozy. It does focus more on Ginger and Earl, Kindra, and the female detective. While it was still interesting, I missed the other characters.
If you want to sit back and read a chapter of a book then set the book aside for days, this book is not for you. Sharon Dunn, author Death of a Garage Sale Newbie, wove a most interesting mystery. From her cast of characters to the unfolding mystery she created a sequel to her first book with the same entertainment value as its predecessor. And, even if you haven't read Death of a Garage Sale Newbie, you can jump right in enjoy the lives of the Bargain Hunter's Network(BHN) and the most unusual set of circumstances they find themselves in.Ginger has followed her husband, Earl, to Calamity, Nevada for the Inventor's Convention. In an effort to show her support of his inventions, she and her friends travel on this adventure. Of course, it helps that they will be able to attend the world's largest yard sale while there.No one expected to meet a man in a six-foot teddy bear costume who immediately bonds with Kindra, the youngest member of the BHN. When a man is found murdered at the marina, wearing the bear costume, the Inventor's Expo is canceled. Ginger finds herself tangled in the most intriguing mystery and even ends up one of the murder suspects. And, while their days spent in Calamity appear to define the city's name, they more than define Ginger and her friends. They refine them. Can you lose everything and realize you have it all? With skill and wit Sharon Dunn has created a story that is believable and lovable. You will laugh and cry, sometimes on the same page. You will be sure you have solved the mystery and when you turn the page she surprises you with something else. I highly recommend this book.
Question: What do you get when you mix mystery, friendship, romance, giant toys, a wacky hotel, squirrels, the World's Biggest Garage Sale and then shake it up with murder and stolen jewelry? Answer: Sharon Dunn's newest book and the second in her Bargain Hunter Mystery Series! Buckle your seatbelt and strap in for a wild and wacky ride in this fun book that grabbed me from the get-go and didn't let me off (no matter how dizzy I got!) until the ride was over... and what a ride it was! Join Ginger and her husband Earl as they travel to Calamity, Nevada with the other Bargain Hunter gals as Earl looks for his big break at the Inventor's Expo and the ladies set out to find the best deals possible at the World's Biggest Garage Sale! Wait a second... Earl discovers a dead man in a bear suit with a celebrity squirrel in his mouth - and then it starts to get bizarre!!!This is a fun read that will keep you entertained and make you laugh, but it will also keep you guessing til the end about who did what and why and how - Sharon's writing style makes it all a joy!
Death of a Six Foot Teddy Bear is as fun and quirky as the title suggests. Once again we find all the lovable bargain hunters from book one as they arrive in Calamity, Nevada to attend the Invention Expo and the worlds largest garage sale. Ginger, Kindra, Suzanne, and Arleta begin their stay at the Wind-Up Hotel where trouble starts even before they check in. They are plagued by lost luggage, non-existent air conditioning, loss of Gingers husband Earls booth at the Invention Expo, and a runaway feline. This is just the beginning of a zany ride for our Bargain Hunters. Kindra meets and falls for Xabier, aka the six foot teddy bear. But does this relationship come to an abrupt end before it can really blossom, when the teddy bear meets his fate at the hand of a mysterious killer? Arleta comes to life for the reader in this book as she begins to question the meaning of life without God, but does she find Him? Ginger once again strives to improve her relationship with Earl, but does she succeed or will her relationship need further honing in the next book? Couple these struggles with a more complex mystery with many twists and turns, and an unpredictable outcome and you have a winner here. Sharon Dunn has a great humorous writing style and you can always, I mean always, count on her to deliver a quirky, fun, and laughable read. She doesnt disappoint in this second book. In fact, due to the very creative setting of the story, at the Wind-Up Hotel decorated in retro-childrens toys, where squirrel lovers are plentiful, I enjoyed this book more than the first. As a writer, I admire Dunns well-played humor and her creative descriptions along with her eccentric characters. Even the detectives in this story come alive with Dunns unique depiction of the pair. I have always recommended Sharon Dunn as an author not to miss and Ill stand by that recommendation. If you love a good cozy style mystery, Death of A Six Foot Teddy Bear will not disappoint.