A Crafter Knits a Clue: A Handcrafted Mystery by Holly Quinn
About the Book
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.
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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A Crafter Knits a Clue by Holly Quinn
Review: A CRAFTER KNITS A CLUE
One of the happiest aspects of Cozy Mystery is Community. The way in which a community meshes together, whether in normal circumstances or in the face of need, is heartwarming and inspiring. In this new mystery series by Holly Quinn, even the town's name, Heartsford, is heartwarming! The setting, with Samantha Kane returning to her home town for her childhood friend's funeral, and staying to keep her late friend's shop, Community Crafts, open for business, is a joy, since the shop has brought together townspeople helping others in need. I wish I could find a community like that!
Sammy literally stumbles onto a mystery, and since she's “Johnny on the spot,” of course there's some suspicion. But she's also very clever, and before the investigation is completed, she's going to do her best to demonstrate her sleuthing ability to the town's new detective.