A Crafter Knits a Clue: A Handcrafted Mystery
by Holly Quinn
About the Book
A Crafter Knits a Clue: A Handcrafted Mystery
NEW COZY MYSTERY SERIES
SET IN WISCONSIN
Crooked Lane Books (October 9, 2018)
Digital ASIN: B078LZ5ZM5
For fans of Betty Hechtman and Maggie Sefton, the latest craft frenzy is Holly Quinn’s Handcrafted series debut.
Sammy Kane just moved back to her hometown to run a craft store. But when the owner of a nearby yarn shop is murdered, Sammy will needle little help finding the killer.
When a heartbroken Samantha “Sammy” Kane returns to her hometown of Heartsford, WI, for her best friend Kate’s funeral, she learns that Kate’s much-loved craft store is in danger of perishing with its owner. Confounding all her expectations of the life she would live, Sammy moves back home with her golden retriever and takes over Community Craft. A few doors down Main Street, fellow new arrival Ingrid Wilson has just opened the Yarn Barn, a real “purl” of a shop. But when Sammy strolls over to see if Ingrid could use a little help, she finds Ingrid’s dead body—with a green aluminum knitting needle lodged in her throat.
Detective Liam Nash is thrown for a loop as every single citizen of Heartsford seems to have a theory about Ingrid’s murder. And nearly everyone in town seems to be a suspect. But the last time Sammy did any sleuthing was as a little moppet. And this is not fun and games. Sammy is eager to help the handsome Liam—who seems to be endlessly inventive in finding reasons to talk with her—and when Liam arrests affable woodworker Miles Danbury, Sammy puts everything on the line to help clear Miles.
As the case comes dangerously close to unraveling, Sammy must stitch the clues together. But the killer has other plans—and if Sammy’s not careful, she may wind up in a perilous knot in A Crafter Knits a Clue, the first warm and woolly yarn of Holly Quinn’s new Handcrafted mysteries.
I am always excited when I get to read the beginning of a new series, so I was very excited about reading A Crafter Knits a Clue. Holly Quinn exceeded my expectations!
Sammy has just moved back to her hometown after her best friend, Kate, passed away. She knew she had no other choice when she learned Kate’s store was in danger of closing. Sammy knew she couldn’t let that happen. Community Crafts was more than a store. It was the glue for that small town. It brought people together through fundraisers and had a way of bringing the town together. She is looking forward to making it thrive again, but it won’t be as easy as she thought, especially when she becomes involved in a murder investigation. She certainly wasn’t expecting to find Ingrid’s body when she walked over to the Yarn Barn to see if Ingrid needed some help. She is determined to find the killer even if her own life is in danger.
Liam Nash is the detective in charge of solving the murder. When Sammy sees the new detective, she wasn’t expecting him to be so good-looking. As the story progresses, there is a possibility that something more might develop. However, Sammy is somewhat scared of letting someone in for fear of losing someone else she cares about. I like that Quinn isn’t rushing this relationship; it makes it more realistic.
I loved the mystery itself. However, I also love the community and setting Quinn has created. It is an atmosphere I am going to love coming back to again and again. Quinn also throws a bit of a twist near the end. Readers will know what I’m talking about once they read it. The icing on the cake is at the end with suggested yarns for different projects. I always love when I get a little something extra at the end!!! Great book, and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.
About the Author
Holly Quinn is both an avid reader and crafter. Holly sells her artistic creations locally and dreamed of one day opening a gift shop to sell local artist’s handiwork. Instead, she began writing about it and thus her journey of the Handcrafted Mystery series was born. Visit her @ www.authorhollyquinn.com
Author Links –
Website – www.authorhollyquinn.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HollyQuinnbooks/
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