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A Good Day to Buy
by Sherry Harris
Good Day to Buy is a fantastic cozy mystery that is full of twists, turns, distractions, and red herrings.
~Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
The story moves along at a steady pace and the ending includes a bit of a surprise.
~Christa Reads and Writes
A first rate mystery, and a carefully thought out whodunit, A GOOD DAY TO BUY is the perfect addition to this already fantastic series.
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews
This is definitely a great book for garage sale lovers and those who love a mystery this one was so good I couldn’t put it down!
I liked that this character was real. She had flaws. She kept secrets. I like when I can read “real” characters that others can relate too.
~ Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting
This is the perfect binge worthy series, to me the idea of a professional garage sale organizer or planner is very cool.
A Good Day to Buy (A Sarah W. Garage Sale Mystery)
4th in Series
Kensington (April 25, 2017)
Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
E-Book ASIN: B01JEJCA4G
HER BROTHER IS NO BARGAIN
When Sarah Winston’s estranged brother Luke shows up on her doorstep, asking her not to tell anyone he’s in town—especially her ex, the chief of police—the timing is strange, to say the least. Hours earlier, Sarah’s latest garage sale was taped off as a crime scene following the discovery of a murdered Vietnam vet and his gravely injured wife—her clients, the Spencers.
BUT IS HE A KILLER?
All Luke will tell Sarah is that he’s undercover, investigating a story. Before she can learn more, he vanishes as suddenly as he appeared. Rummaging through his things for a clue to his whereabouts, Sarah comes upon a list of veterans and realizes that to find her brother, she’ll have to figure out who killed Mr. Spencer. And all without telling her ex . . .
Guest Post By The Author
Collecting Small Things
Writing the Sarah Winston Garage Sale series reminds me of all of the things I love to do and collect.
Over the years I’ve gone through collecting phases – cobalt glass, vintage tablecloths, chairs, and small tables. Yeesh, looking around my house I realized I have four different benches I’ve bought at flea markets or antique stores. A lot of big stuff! And most of those things pop up in my books at one point or another. In my third book, All Murders Final, a vintage tablecloth sets off a series of events for Sarah.
We are thinking about downsizing, but I don’t want to give up collecting something. It’s the thrill of the hunt for me! So for now I’ve settled on two things that are easily transportable (thus my husband won’t complain) and hard to find (fulfills that urge to hunt).
The first is something a friend hooked me on – a collection of initials – in my case the letter “H”. They are fun to look for and the whole collection fits in a small dish. Once you buy one it’s hard not to keep going. One of my favorites is a key from an old typewriter. Another is a printer’s block that a friend brought me from England. There’s another H that must have been some kind of tag for something. I always wonder where it came from and what it was used for. That is what intrigues me about all of the old things I’ve collected over the years.
I stumbled upon a small antique shop in Concord, Massachusetts that had lots of different letters. It helped fill my bowl. But I also love digging around thrift shops, garage sales, and flea markets to add to my collection. Sometimes you find the best things in the oddest spots, hidden with a stack of old photos or under a stack of vintage linens. Don’t be afraid to poke around!
And the “don’t be afraid to poke around” works well for another thing I like to collect – art. I’ve found lots of little paintings stuck behind all kinds of things in dusty corners of various stores or sales. I found one of my favorite paintings at a thrift shop on Hanscom Air Force Base. It’s a scene that reminds me of the fishing villages along the coast of Massachusetts and Maine. It cost a dollar.
Most of the art I buy is something a dabbler in the art of painting did. But there is something that speaks to me in the simple, not perfect painting. Sometimes it’s the colors that stand out or maybe the painting reminds me of somewhere I lived. I have no talent when it comes to drawing or painting so I admire those who have the imagination and ability to create images out of paint and canvas.
Sometimes I put the piece of art in a new frame or just take it out of the frame altogether. It’s so much fun to group paintings together. They may have a theme like flowers or houses. Or they may just look right together – do whatever feels good to you. One of the great things with cheap pieces is you can rotate things depending on the season. I have a painting of an old red barn on a snowy hill that comes out in the winter.
Whatever you collect enjoy the hunt!
About The Author
Agatha award nominated author, Sherry Harris, started bargain hunting in second grade at her best friend’s yard sale. She honed her bartering skills as she moved around the country while her husband served in the Air Force. Sherry uses her love of garage sales, her life as a military spouse, and her time living in Massachusetts as inspiration for the Sarah Winston Garage Sale series.
Author Links –
Webpage – https://sherryharrisauthor.com/
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Twitter – https://twitter.com/SHarrisAuthor
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