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Picker Who Perished:
* As an added product and
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customers for you!
customers have made a point to come back in to tell me
how much they enjoyed it. :-)
I always tell them that
always tells people that even HE liked it. LOL!
--Julie, Repeat Boutique
* As a Best-Customer gift
A present for customers who
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* As a unique purchase
Your regulars want to buy a gift but don't know
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laughed out loud
--Judy, Designer Threads
while reading a book! My kids kinda
looked at me funny.... a good book.
* As a sales incentive to build bigger sales
Offer a copy as a reward for a large purchase. Shoppers
more to "earn their gift".
* As a donation that catches attention
As a door prize or silent auction item to a charity, it'll
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unique a gift!
* As a staff gift or bonus
or as an incentive, your helpers will love a
Wendy Sam Miller is on the job: ...
the consignment shop owner job, that is! Can she convince the police
that the death of her friend and picker for her shop was murder not
accident? Can she resist the charms of Detective Tom Litwin? Does she
even want to? And can she
persuade her young helper Annie that a micro-mini is not the best thing
to wear when dusting high shelves in the shop?
From Roundtable Reviews:
Kate Holmes, author of nonfiction books related
to the consignment shop industry, has
expanded her writing horizon to include mystery fiction, beginning
with THE PICKER WHO PERISHED.
Wendy Sam Miller (read that "Wendy
Sam" as her unusual first name), lives in Sarasota, Florida,
where she had moved from Up North for early retirement. Despite
this, Wendy Sam had un-retired herself and was owner of Too Good
To Be Threw, a consignment shop in Sarasota. She had developed
close friendships with a group of other women who met each Monday
for a Girls Night Out. It was just one such evening that revealed
the beginnings of unease between two of Wendy Sam's friends, and
before long, one of them, Ilene the Picker, ends up dead in what
seem to be mysterious circumstances.
In the course of the brief police investigation
into what was officially labeled an accidental death, Wendy Sam
meets Detective Tom Litwin and the two form a friendship of
good-natured adversity. Wendy Sam is out to prove her friend was
murdered and Detective Litwin ostensibly remains in the picture to
help the amateur sleuth. As it turns out, there is a chemistry
brewing between these two middle-aged, single adults, and as the
story progresses, the sparks fly!
There is lots going on in THE PICKER WHO
PERISHED. The reader is introduced not only to Wendy Sam and her
friends in their leisure life, but also in their roles in the
resale shop community, herbal medicine, and other unique and
interesting vocations. There is also a fair amount of
citizens with whom Wendy Sam and friends interact, and of course,
the various suspects along the way. The author gives a realistic
glimpse into life in Sarasota in both description and plot action.
The foray into consignment shop background proved interesting as
well. It looks as if Kate Holmes has a winner in
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Ann wasn't sure her customers would want to buy a
mystery novel and didn't want to "waste" ordering a 10-pack. So she bought just one copy at
full retail and left it on her sales counter. Enough shoppers picked it
up and wanted to buy it that a week later she called to order
a batch of books and she's reordered again and again!
now have people who've never been in my shop before coming in,
because of word of mouth, JUST
to get The Picker...and now
I have a good shot at converting them to resale
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