Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours: Thread and Gone by Lea Wait

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 563 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington (Dec 29 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

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January 15 – A Blue Million Books – Interview
January 15 – Book Babble – Review
January 16 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review
January 17 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review
January 18 – The Bookwyrm’s Hoard – Review
January 19 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – Spotlight
January 19 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies – Review
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Book Description

When a priceless antique is stolen, murder unravels the peaceful seaside town of Haven Harbor, Maine…

Angie Curtis and her fellow Mainely Needlepointers know how to enjoy their holidays. But nothing grabs their attention like tying up loose threads. So when Mary Clough drops in on the group’s Fourth of July supper with a question about antique needlepoint she’s discovered in her family Colonial-era home, Angie and her ravelers are happy to look into the matter.

Their best guess is that the mystery piece may have been stitched by Mary, Queen of Scots, famous not just for losing her head, but also for her needlepointing. If they’re right, the piece would be extremely valuable. For safekeeping, Angie turns the piece over to her family lawyer, who places it in her office safe. But when the lawyer is found dead with the safe and ransacked, the real mystery begins. .

About the Author

 Lea Wait lives on the coast of Maine. A fourth generation antique dealer, and author of the Agatha-nominated Shadows Antique Print mystery series, she loves all things antiques and Maine, and she’s learning to do needlepoint. She also writes historical novels for young people set in (where else?) nineteenth-century Maine. Lea adopted her four daughters when she was single; she’s now the grandmother of eight, and married to artist Bob Thomas.

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My Review

Thread and Gone is the latest book in the Mainely Needlepoint Mystery series by author Lea Wait. I have read earlier books in the series and I have really enjoyed them. Thread and Gone is a great addition to the series.

Angie Curtis is settling into her new, lonelier life now that her grandmother has married the local pastor and moved into his home. She does not have much time to ponder her living situation as a murder and mysterious ancient needlepoint take up her time.

Young Mary Clough has found an ancient needlepoint in her ancestral home that she asks Angie and the Mainely Needlepointers to examine. Concerned that it may be valuable, Angie leaves it with a local lawyer for safekeeping in her safe. When the lawyer is found murdered and the safe robbed, Angie cannot help but get involved.

Lea Wait is a good writer and Thread and Gone is a good, fast, cozy mystery read. Young Mary's fiance drove me crazy...such a self absorbed controlling young twit! I hate when women are manipulated and controlled by their partners....anyways it added spark to the tale!

Good mystery! I had a hard time figuring it out. Looking forward to the next book in the series.


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