Mayhem in Miniature by Margaret Grace is the second book in the “Miniature” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime (Penguin), August 2008
Gerry likes working in a smaller scale, yet her to-do list is anything but. Between creating a miniature Victorian room box for the holiday auction, teaching crafts at the Mary Todd Retirement Home, and watching her granddaughter, Madison, her calendar is bursting with holiday cheer – until she has to add in a murder investigation. The gardener at the nursing home has been found dead, and one of her very own craft students, eighty-seven-year-old Sofia Muniz, is the prime suspect. With the help of a friend and fellow crafter, Gerry turns the home upside down trying to clear Sofia’s name. What she uncovers in this upscale community is not a tiny cans of worms – it’s more like a twisted bunch of foul snakes. And it’s up to Gerry to shrink the mystery down to size.
This was an entertaining read. My rating: 3 stars