Thursday, January 15, 2015

Great Escapes Book Tour: Twisted Threads (A Mainely Needlepoint Mystery) by Lea Wait

Tour Participants

January 5 – The Bookwyrm’s Hoard – Review, Guest Post
January 6 – Babs Book Bistro – Review, Interview, Giveaway
January 7 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Giveaway
January 8 – I Wish I Lived in a Library – Review
January 9 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review, Guest Post
January 10 – off
January 11 – off
January 12- Brooke Blogs – Review, Giveaway
January 13 – Marie’s Cozy Corner – Review, Giveaway
January 14 – Back Porchervations – Review, Interview
January 15 – MysteriesEtc – Review
January 16 – Community Bookstop – Review
January 17 – off
January 18 – off
January 19 – A Blue Million Books – Guest Post, Giveaway
January 20 – readalot – Review
January 21 – Michelle’s Romantic Tangle – Review, Guest Post
January 22 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review, Guest Post
January 23 – A Cozy Girl Reads – Review

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1154 KB
  • Print Length: 318 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1617730041
  • Publisher: Kensington Books (Jan. 6 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

Book Description

 Returning to the quaint coastal town of Harbor Haven, Maine—a place she once called home—Angie Curtis finds her memories aren’t all quite pleasant ones…

After leaving a decade ago, Angie has been called back to Harbor Haven by her grandmother, Charlotte, who raised her following her mother’s disappearance when she was a child. Her mother has been found, and now the question of her whereabouts has sadly become the mystery of her murder.

The bright spot in Angie’s homecoming is reuniting with Charlotte, who has started her own needlepointing business with a group called Mainely Needlepointers. But when a shady business associate of the stitchers dies suddenly under suspicious circumstances, Charlotte and Angie become suspects. As Angie starts to weave together clues, she discovers that this new murder may have ties to her own mother’s cold case…

About the Author

 Maine author Lea Wait writes acclaimed historical novels for ages 8 and up set in 19th century Maine (the latest of which, UNCERTAIN GLORY, takes place during the first two weeks of the Civil War,)the NYT-praised 7-book Shadows Antique Print traditional mystery series for adults, latest of which is SHADOWS ON A MAINE CHRISTMAS, published in September, 2014, and the Mainely Needlepoint mystery series, a traditional series for adults which will debut with TWISTED THREADS in January, 2015. Lea did her undergraduate work at Chatham College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and her graduate work at New York University. While she was raising the four Asian daughters she adopted as a single parent she worked as a manager for AT&T. Now she writes full time, speaks at schools and libraries, and is married to artist Bob Thomas. She loves rowing, visiting historical sites, and, of course, reading and writing. See her website,, and the blog she writes with other Maine Mystery writers,, and friend her on FB and Goodreads.

My Review

I always enjoy a well written cozy mystery and Twisted Threads by Lea Wait is definitely one of them! I enjoyed reading the first book in the Mainely Needlepoint Mystery series.

I liked that Twisted Threads was set in Maine in a seaside village. The characters in the novel all seemed to be genuine Maine citizens.  The main character Angie Curtis was believable and a pleasure to read about. While Twisted Threads is a cozy, it is also very contemporary and discusses current issues.

Angie is first and foremost a survivor. Her mother disappeared in her childhood and she was raised by her grandmother. She left Harbor Haven when she became an adult and never looked back...until her mother's body is found. She had not disappeared...she had been murdered. Twisted Threads contains several interconnected mysteries.

Twisted Threads has plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader's attention. It is well written and overall a good read. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series!


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