Saturday, 30 January 2016

Death in the Old Rectory by Kathie Deviny


Death in the Old Rectory

For many years Father Robert has called the old rectory at Seattle's Grace Church home. No longer. An enterprising volunteer has come up with a scheme to convert it into a thrift store. With great reluctance, the priest moves to a condo, realizing that the struggling Episcopal parish needs the revenue. As predicted, money is soon rolling in. That is, until disaster strikes: one of the employees, a charismatic young man named Nick, is killed execution-style. Though well loved, Nick had a criminal past. Did his past catch up with him, or was he simply in the wrong place at the wrong time? Detective Joyce Hitchcock and Officer Raymond Chen are on the case, and once again their efforts are bolstered by the colorful staff and members of Grace Church-Father Robert himself, his fiancee Molly, Deacon Mary, manager of the food bank Terry, Lester the formerly homeless sexton, Daniel the organist, Arlis the church secretary, and senior volunteers Lucy and Mae. Other incidents follow-an explosion, vandalism. The already dwindling congregation is being scared away, and Grace Church may soon be history. Meanwhile Nick's friends and colleagues can't help but wonder: will the killer strike again?   (Summary via Goodreads)

What a great cast of characters in Death in the Old Rectory !!  Death in the Old Rectory is the second book in the Grace Church Mystery series by Kathie Deviny.  I haven't read the first book but I know I will and hopefully soon.  

Death in the Old Rectory takes place in the church setting with the church and the rectory next door where Father Robert resides just like I remember when I was growing up.   Even though it is set in a busy section of Seattle, it still feels like its my old church in the country.  And the people in the story, from Father Robert all the way down to Spike the dog, you feel like you know them. (even without reading Death in the Memorial Garden)  

I specifically fell in love with Nick, you will see why when you read the book, but he seemed like the glue between the thrift store, the food pantry and the church plus all the people.  I was devastated when he was murdered and even though I had to step away for a bit to collect myself, I went right back to the story.  I was on a mission !!  I was right along side Father Robert, Terry, Mae, Mrs. Evans and the rest of them trying to figure out who the murderer was.

I highly recommend this book to everyone, religious or otherwise.   I also suggest picking up the first book, Death in the Memorial Garden, and put the third one on your to read list.  I know its on mine !!!

Review by Missi S.



Thursday, 28 January 2016

A Page From The Past by Cindy Davis


A Page From The Past

The first warning is swift and to the point, but bookstore owners Glenn and Lindsay Reade don't 'get it' until their lives are threatened a second time. All they've done is read a young girl's diary and attempt to locate the owner. Just because the journal describes the girl's rape and subsequent murder of the rapist is no reason for anyone to want them dead, is it? The book is obviously more than forty years old. Who in the tiny Berkshire town of Paris, Massachusetts could still care? But someone does. And that someone is willing to kidnap and murder to protect their long buried secret.  (summary via Goodreads)


This book was AMAZING !!  I could not put it down !!  You will fall in love with Glenn and Lindsay.  If you are like me when you're reading a book, you let your imagination go, you will want to read A Page From the Past.  

Glenn and Lindsay own a big house in a small Massachussetts village.  The downstairs is their bookstore while they live in the upstairs.  The way Cindy Davis describes the store, their living area, the yards and the people, you are instantly in love and will want to move there.

On one of their trips seeking old, collectible books, they come across a young girl's diary from years ago.  Lindsay, who loves to read diaries, was about to toss it aside when one word jumped out at her......murder.  She was curious so she started reading it.  She became obsessed with the diary which got Glenn curious also.  They decided to investigate a bit and see if they could find the owner of the diary.  Unfortunately as they dig for clues and follow up on leads, a black pick-up truck wants to do everything possible to prevent them from learning too much.

If you like a good story, a story that grabs you from Chapter 1 and doesn't let you go until the last page, this is the book for you.  If you like trying to solve the puzzle no matter how dangerous it gets, this is the book for you.  If you like reading a book that takes your breath away and totally shocks you with its ending......THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU !!!  

I LOVE this book so much that I am going to GIVE one AWAY ! ! !  And it will be autographed and I bet I can get the author to personalize it for you !!!!   Just send me a message telling me why you want to read this story and I will pick a lucky winner ! ! ! ! ! !

   
Review by Missi S.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

The Case of the Defunct Adjunct ( The Molly Barda Mysteries ) by Frankie Bow


The Case of the Defunct Adjunct (The Molly Barda Mysteries, # 0)

A forbidden kiss. A death in plain sight. And the faculty meeting’s just begun.

When the lecherous Kent Lovely, Mahina State’s one-man hostile work environment, collapses face-first into his haupia cheesecake, the faculty retreat goes from dull to disastrous. Now Professor Molly Barda has to fight to keep an innocent out of prison—and herself off the unemployment line. If you like Dorothy Parker, Sarah Caudwell, P.G. Wodehouse, or E.F. Benson's Mapp and Lucia stories, you'll enjoy this tale of passion, pilferage, and petty politics.
 



I loved this book! I was caught laughing out loud. The sarcasm and humor are superbly written. I was hooked from the start and dare say forgot all about the time while reading. 

We all think of Hawaii as a paradise where everything is always in bloom and perfect weather with beautiful beaches. Molly, a literature Ph.D at Mahina University is teaching of all things business. Not exactly her dream job. And she is not a fan of rain and guess what, it rains a lot and with curly hair she is a frizzy mess and her clothes stick to her. Yuck! This is not exactly the paradise people think of but at least she has a job. She and her colleagues are going through a lot right now because of budget cuts, committees and working in the summer with no extra pay. Molly has been having trouble with a student getting violent in class and looks forward to a nice dinner out with her boyfriend Stephen for her birthday. Stephen stands her up and she ends up at her best friend Emma's who is also a professor of Biology at the university. Emma is one of my favorite characters because she is a hoot. She is funny, straight forward person who btw told Molly that Stephen the jerk would stand her up again.

Meanwhile back at the university Molly and Iker, professor of accounting have been working on budgets and possibly inappropriation of funds in the music department. This is where Molly's life goes from bad to worse. Kent Lovely is the professor who oversees the budget for the department and seems to have a "special " relationship with a staff member who is looking the other way. I'm sure you guessed that Molly and Iker are told to stop looking into the budget. This doesn't sit well with either of them. Then they find out that everyone is to attend a retreat with all the trimmings to hand out the best teacher award. Gee, what happened to the budget! After everyone is seated and they are ready to announce the winner Kent ends up face down in his haupia cheesecake . Things spiral out of control when he dies and her best friend Emma's brother Jonah is supposedly the prime suspect. Now with the help of her friends Emma and Iker they have to solve this mystery before the wrong person ends up in jail. 

The adventure, mystery, and twists and turns in this book were so much fun. I loved being on the edge of my seat throughout reading and being totally surprised at the end. I didn't see it coming! I look forward to reading more by Frankie Bow.


Review by Penny M.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Bun for Your Life (A Bread and Batter Mystery) by Karoline Barrett



Two bakery owners get mixed up with murder in the first adventure in the all-new Bread and Batter Mystery series...
 
As the co-owners of Bread and Batter Bakery in Destiny, New York, Molly Tyler and Olivia Williams have plenty on their plates. Molly is recently divorced and looking for a place to live, but they’re also both preparing for Destiny’s annual Apple Harvest Fair. The bakery has a booth where they’ll be selling not only delicious cupcakes and cider doughnuts, but also tote bags and t-shirts emblazoned with the bakery’s logo.
 
Tensions rise at the fair when local orchard owner Calista Danforth discovers organizers have assigned her usual booth to Bread and Batter. Although a heated argument ensues between her and Molly, the bakery manages to rake in lots of dough. But when Calista is found strangled to death with one of their t-shirts, Molly is named the prime suspect. Now these two friends must whip up some answers quickly before the future of their business crumbles...


Once you begin reading Bun for Your Life you are going to want to move to Destiny, New York.  How can you not fall in love with Molly and her one best friend, Olivia, who co-own a bakery which is right on the main street with all the other quaint shops ?  A few doors down from Bread & Batter Bakery is their other best friend Emily's bookstore, Barking Mad Books.They even have a famous author taking up residence in Destiny who gives talks regularly at the bookstore and the library.  

Molly's mother runs the library, Molly is still friends with her ex-husband, Brian, and his parents and grandmother.  Molly even moves into an apartment in an old Victoria style house with a wonderful land lady, Dottie, who treats her like shes family. And Molly finds out that  the new, hot detective, Sean, is also a tenant of Dottie's.   Everyone knows everybody and things are usually nice and quiet.

That is until Calista, owner of one of the local apple orchard's is found murdered and one of Bread & Batter Bakery's t-shirt was used in the murder.  Molly knows that neither Olivia or herself murdered Calista even though Detective Sean keeps questioning her.  There were other people that she can think of that would have wanted Calista out of the way.  But once Molly starts doing her own research and she is determined that she knows who the murderer is, she keeps getting deeper and deeper into the research and cannot believe what she uncovers.

You must read Bun for Your Life !  Even though there is a murderer on the loose, you will still fall in love with the quaint little town and the people.  And when Molly discovers who murdered Calista and why it will blow your mind !!!!

Reviewed by Missi S.


  

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Author Interview & Book Giveaway with Catherine Bruns



Killer Transaction



Tastes Like Murder (Cookies & Chance Mystery #1)

Catherine Bruns lives in Upstate New York, which luckily for me is local, with a male dominated household that consists of her very patient husband, three sons, and an assortment of cats and dogs. She holds a B.A. and dual major in English and Performing Arts and is a former newspaper reporter and press release writer. She writes both the Cookies & Chance and the Cindy York Mysteries for Gemma Halliday Publishing.  I have had the pleasure of reading Killer Transaction which is the first book in her Cindy York Mystery Series and both books in her Cookies and Chance Mystery Series, Tastes Like Murder and Baked To Death.


Catherine and I met at a local Panera's and over coffee we had a delightful and amusing conversation.  After reading her books I was somewhat in awe of meeting this very imaginative and creative author.  But that feeling didnt last long at all.  Catherine and I clicked from the first moment.







Here is what we talked about.....


How long does it take to write a book ?


It depends.  Sometimes it's 6-7 weeks for me.  This is in addition to my full time job.  I like to write in marathon spurts.  Sometimes the edits and polishing take me even longer than the book itself.


Do you have a writing schedule ?


Like I said I have a full time job so writing takes place after dinner every night and on the weekends.  The best time for me is about midnight when everyone in the house is asleep.  I'm the most productive then.


How do you develop your plots and characters ?


Sometimes I take characteristics from people I know.  As for the plots, there are general guidelines to cozy mysteries that I follow but my publisher is great about letting us think outside the box, so to speak.


Do you read ? If so, what kinds of books do you read ?


I love to read but with deadlines and such I haven't had as much time as I'd like for it lately.  I tend to read a lot of books within the genre I write.  I do like the occasional romance once in a while too.


Do you have a favorite author ?


Laura Ingalls Wilder was my favorite when growing up.  I loved the Little House books.  Janet Evanovich and Sue Grafton are my favorites now.  I was fortunate to meet Sue once and chatted with Janet through email once.


What book are you reading now ?


Over Christmas break I read Rosie Genova's " A Dish Best Served Cold".  I absolutely love her Italian Kitchen Mystery series and highly recommend them.  I'm going on vacation in a couple of weeks and have several books on my kindle that I'm dying to dive into.


What inspires you ?


Readers inspire me.  Knowing that someone has enjoyed my book....It's just the BEST feeling in the world.


Does you family read your books ?


No.  My husband is very supportive but hes not a reader.  My kids are more inclined to read books like the Harry Potter series and that's fine with me.


When and why did you begin writing ?


I wrote my first book when I was 8.  It was a plagiaristic version of Cinderella.  Writing is something that I've always felt I was meant to do.


If you had to choose, which writer would you consider your mentor ?


That's tough.  Sue Grafton gave me some excellent writing advice once so I'll go with her.


What was the hardest part of writing this book ? ( Baked to Death )


I think the hardest part, at least for me, is the "whodunit" and why.  Readers enjoy trying to solve the mystery along with the protagonist, and I want them to enjoy the process as much as possible.


What was your favorite chapter ( or part) to write and why ?


In Baked to Death I really enjoyed writing about the reality baking competition.  If you've ever watched Cupcake Wars,  you will see some similarities, but mine was definitely of the more wacky type. Lol.


What question do you wish someone would ask you about your books that nobody has ?


What am I working on now ?   I just finished writing my 2nd Cindy York Mystery, Priced to Kill, and am starting my 3rd Cookies & Chance Mystery, Burned  to a Crisp.  That will hopefully be out this summer.  I'm also working on a third series as well.













And as always an interview wouldn't be complete without some questions from the readers.....


Mary Jane Hopper asked : When did you know that you wanted to be a writer ?


That was actually covered but when I was 8 and wrote my first book, Lazy Sisters, a plagiaristic version of Cinderella.


Kim Russell asked :  Do you already have the story in your head before you write it, or do you start with an idea and work from there ?


Always have to have the ending set, who the murderer is and how it ends.


Emilie Davis asked :  What finally made you sit down and start writing ?


If I didn't do it now, I figured it would never happen.

Dianne Nickel Casey asked :  How do you develop the story lines and characters, or do they sort of develop themselves as the story progresses ?

For me, they tend to develop more as I write them. I never know what direction my mind is going to take me in.


And lastly, Vickie wants to know more about your pets.  What kind of dogs do you have ?


We have 2 cats, they are both shelter rescue cats.  They are named Hugs and Kisses but for some reason we tend to call Hugs Spike.

We also have 2 dogs.  Grady / Grampie G is a 13 year old Chihuahua and we have a Husky named after the Green Bay Packers Field, Lambeau.


Website: www.catherinebruns.net
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/CatherineBruns3
Facebook Page:   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catherine-Bruns-Writer/218522341685434





**********And the winner of Baked To Death, the 2nd book in the Cookies and Chance Mystery Series is KIM RUSSELL !!!  **********

  ( Kim let me know which you prefer, an autographed print copy of the book or an ebook version.  Email me you preference please ) 


Interviewed by Missi S.










Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Author Interview with Sadie Hartwell / Susannah Harding & Book Giveaway


Olive and Let Die (Greek to Me Mystery #2)

In November I had the pleasure of meeting Susannah Hardy / Sadie Hartwell (aka Jane).  We were able to talk briefly and she was estatic about doing an Author Interview and Book Giveaway.  So grab a cup of coffee, sit back and get to know this amazing author.....

Feta Attraction (Greek to Me Mystery #1)

Why a Greek theme? I love the Greek theme, so what was the inspiration? Were you able to go to Greece for your research?

These are great questions. I’m not Greek. Nor is my heroine, Georgie, but she married into a Greek family. Like Georgie, during college I worked as a waitress in a Greek restaurant, so I got to observe certain family dynamics as well as the inner workings of a restaurant. After college, I backpacked through Europe with my bestie, and we spent quite a bit of time in Greece. We had the time of our lives! And I fell in love with the food, the breathtaking scenery, and the welcoming, beautiful (and I do mean beautiful—there is not an unattractive man, woman, or child in the entire country, I’m convinced) people. As a more practical matter, when it came time that I wanted to write a cozy mystery, I realized that there was no cozy out there about a Greek restaurant—which is a big part of the reason I sold it so easily.

How long does it take to write a book ?

My first draft usually takes me between three and four months, sometimes as much as six. I write fairly slowly, but by doing so I’ve never had to make any substantive changes to my first drafts. I take a break of a week or so, then go back in and clean up the prose (my favorite part—yes, I’m weird, LOL!). The finished product that you read is very close to what I initially wrote.

Why do you write under 2 different names?  How do you balance them?

I took a pen name because my maiden name is, shall we say, politically controversial, even though I don’t believe I’m related at all to a couple of recent former presidents and a current presidential candidate—or if I am, the relationship is at least four hundred years back. My married name has an unusual spelling and pronunciation, and I wanted readers to be able to find me easily. So I looked into my genealogy and took a name I liked, that of my great-great-great grandmother, Susannah Hardy. When I sold the Tangled Web mysteries to a different publisher, I was required by the publisher to take a new name, so I chose one with the same initials and a similar sound. Readers are smart, so I knew they’d be able to make the association. As for how I’m handling it, I admit it’s tough, especially this month when I have a book releasing under each name. Anybody have any suggestions for keeping me sane, LOL?

Do you have a writing schedule?

It varies. My other job is freelance editing, mostly in the romance and young adult genres, so if I have one of those jobs on tap I try to get a few hours done on that project in the mornings, since just like I do, those writers have deadlines and they’re generally fairly tight. That leaves me the afternoons to work on my own writing, and I sometimes do another writing session after dinner. If I don’t have an editing job, I like to write in the mornings and get my word count in earlier, so I have a bit more free time.


What do you like to do when not writing?

I like to read (of course!); putter in my flower gardens in the nice weather (I admit I’m not the world’s best gardener, but I’m trying to learn!); take long walks (during which I either listen to an audio book or think about my own plot and characters); knit, crochet, or sew; cook; and I love to travel.

Do you read?  If so, what kinds of books do you read? Favorite author?

Of course! I read all kinds of books, both fiction and nonfiction, though of course I love me some mysteries the best. It might surprise you to find that I read horror of the Stephen King variety. And I like to read romance too. Mystery writers can learn so much from reading other genres. The horror writers really understand pacing and suspense and delving into a character’s deepest fears; the romance writers really understand character development as shown through emotions. And these are all elements that make a mystery novel better. As for my favorite author, I would say that my favorite book of all time is Jane Eyre. But the author I most love is the late Barbara Michaels/Elizabeth Peters. I could read or listen to her books every day and never grow tired of them.

What book are you reading now? (at time of interview)

I’m reading a romance right now, Gail Chianese’s Boyfriend for Hire. Next on my list are Maddie Day’s Flipped for Murder, Julianne Holmes’s Just Killing Time, and Cleo Coyle’s Dead to the Last Drop.

What "technology" do you use for writing?

I am a very linear writer so I don’t use any of the writing programs out there, though some writers swear by them. I open a new document in MS Word on my four-year-old laptop, type “Chapter One,” and write through to the end. I also use an old-fashioned stenographer’s notebook, which I carry with me everywhere in case an idea hits, and plain old index cards (sometimes I go nuts and get the colored ones) to brainstorm my ideas for scenes. The only other things I use are a pen, any old pen, and a kitchen timer, which I use to keep myself from getting distracted when I’m supposed to be writing.

What inspires you?

I find inspiration pretty much everywhere I go, but I’d have to say spending time with my writer friends (and I’m blessed to have a LOT of them here in New England) is what really gets my writing motor revving.

Does your family read your books?

My husband and son don’t read my books. They prefer a little more action and a little less cozy, I think. And we all know that most—not all, but most—cozy readers are women. But my sisters, nieces, mom, and aunts all read my books, and are my biggest fans and cheerleaders.
When and why did you begin writing?

My fiction writing journey really began in high school, when I took AP English from a wonderful teacher (to whom I dedicated my first book, by the way). I wrote a couple of short stories and some bad poetry. Over the years, I had the vague desire to write a novel, but was never able to get past the first chapter. When I got to be a woman of a certain age, and my son was old enough not to need me so much, and my husband was busy starting a new business, I took stock and realized that I would regret it on my deathbed if I never finished a novel. 
Note, I didn’t say published a novel. I only wanted to write the words “Chapter One” and “The End” and have a complete story in between. So I found a writers’ group, then another one that fit my needs better, and I finished the book that would become Feta Attraction. As for the why, it really was just a matter of self-respect.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider your mentor?

Are you really going to make me choose? Because I have several: Kristan Higgins, Jessica Andersen/Jesse Hayworth, Thea Devine, Roberta Isleib/Lucy Burdette, and my dear friend Laura Bradford/Elizabeth Lynn Casey have all been incredibly generous with their time, expertise, friendship, and advice. Ladies, if you’re reading this, I love you all!

Out of the two author names you write under do you have a favorite?  If so, why?

Well, I like Suze, but Sadie’s growing on me. If I ever write in another genre, though, I plan to write under my own name, regardless of political controversy or unspellability, LOL!


What question do you wish someone would ask you about your books that nobody has?

This one’s easy. “Susannah/Sadie, what’s it going to take for you to allow my employer, the Hallmark Channel, to make both your series into a television movies?”






And some of the readers had a few questions as well....

Peggy Hyndman asked : When you start a new book, do you have all the characters in place and an ending planned or does it come to you as you write ?

For my first book, Feta Attraction, I only knew that I wanted my main character to be a non-Greek woman who had married into a Greek family. I let the characters grow and unfold as I wrote and I’m pretty pleased with the way it turned out. Because I sold the next two books (Olive and Let Die and A Killer Kebab, coming out in November) on proposal, and because they were part of a series, I had to do some more prep work on the stories before I wrote them. Same with the knitting series I write as Sadie Hartwell (Yarned and Dangerous). The publisher needed to know what they were buying, so I had to have a general idea of what happens. I can tell you that what I initially plan is not always the way the story turns out. Quite often these characters have secrets that they only reveal to me as I go along, LOL! But I do have to be careful to keep certain details consistent from book to book.

Margaret Rushton asked : Do you have any special rituals you do when writing your books ?

Hmmm. No actual rituals, other than shooing the cat off my keyboard, but I’m thinking about getting some! I usually have a hot beverage (coffee in the morning, herbal tea in the afternoon) by my side, and I also keep an old-fashioned steno pad to the right of my mouse for jotting down notes as they come to me.

Mary Jane Hopper : What is the story about ?  Do you make it up as you write ? 

The Greek To Me Mysteries are set in a fictional tourist town in the Thousand Islands, which are located in the St. Lawrence River, which separates Canada from New York State. The Bonaparte House is a historic house that has been turned into a Greek restaurant, and my heroine, Georgie, manages the place for her soon-to-be-ex-mother-in-law and soon-to-be-ex-husband. The mysteries always involve some type of local legend—and at least in books 1 through 3, involve family relationships.

The Tangled Web Mysteries are set in a fictional village in Litchfield County, Connecticut. My heroine, Josie, returns home to care for her crotchety great-uncle and in the process takes over her deceased great-aunt’s yarn shop. These mysteries have more to do with the town of Dorset Falls itself rather than Josie’s personal relationships—for now, anyway!

And as for whether I make it up as I go along, yes and no! See my earlier answer.

Karen Kalebaugh asked : Do you write about subjects you are familiar with ?

I did work in a Greek restaurant in a Thousand Islands tourist town for several summers during college, so I know a bit about how a restaurant works from the inside. And I love to cook, so including recipes was a natural fit for the Greek to Me Mysteries. I also love yarn (I knit and crochet, and can also sew fairly well), so writing a knitting series with included patterns is a dream come true.

Dolly Perry wanted to know : What was your favorite yarn project ?

Funny you should ask. If you know anything about Yarn People, you know that we tend to have big stashes of yarn and projects that never got completed. Back in November I decided to attack the stash/projects, and I started a granny square afghan to use up my acrylic yarns. I just put the finishing touches on that, and I gave it to my 17-year-old son, who apparently loves it (he’s slept with it every night since I finished). This project is special to me because he loves it, but also because many of those acrylic yarns were initially used to make a particularly style of hat that my son (and all his friends) wanted when they were in elementary school and junior high—I made a few dozen of these hats in many different color combinations. So when I look at the afghan now, I also see my son as a younger boy, when his going off to college seemed so far in the future. And now you’ve made me cry!






Bio: Susannah Hardy/Sadie Hartwell grew up near the Canadian border in northern New York State, where it’s cold, dark, and snowy almost half the year—a perfect environment for nurturing a simultaneous love of mystery fiction, cooking, and needlework. She attended St. Lawrence University, graduating with a degree in history, and has worked as a waitress, handbag designer/manufacturer, and office drone, before turning to writing and freelance editing full time. Now she gets to play with recipes and yarn and make up stories whenever she wants, and wishes everyone had a job as much fun as hers.

Olive and Let Die: Between her soon-to-be ex-husband Spiro coming out of the closet and her budding romance with Captain Jack Conway, Georgie’s life is beginning to feel like a soap opera.  And that’s before a surprise visit from her estranged mother Shirley, better known as soap star Melanie Ashley. But the dramatic family reunion takes a chilling turn when another long-lost relative turns up dead. Georgie begins to wonder if the dead-broke diva is capable of murder.  She’d better find out before someone adds a new twist to the family plot.

Links:
Olive and Let Die: goo.gl/4pPol3
Feta Attraction: goo.gl/M7DutM
Facebook: goo.gl/cZKbC6
Twitter: goo.gl/v3bVFF, @susannahhardy1


Yarned and Dangerous: Josie Blair left Dorset Falls twelve years ago in hopes of making it big in New York City. But her great-uncle was injured in a car accident, and newly unemployed Josie is the only person available to take care of him. Uncle Eb’s wife didn’t survive the crash, so Josie is also tasked with selling the contents of her Aunt Cora’s yarn shop. But the needling ladies of the Charity Knitters Association pose a far bigger challenge than a shop full of scattered skeins. And when one of the town’s most persnickety knitters turns up dead in a pile of cashmere yarn, Josie realizes there’s something truly twisted lurking beneath the town’s decaying fa├žade…


Links: 

Yarned and Dangerous: goo.gl/0DX7bJ
Twitter: https://goo.gl/8Y3qU5, @sadiehartwell


********** AND THE WINNER OF THE BOOK OLIVE AND LET DIE IS **********

*************** MARY JANE HOPPER ***************
( Mary Jane please send me your address so I can get Olive And Let Die in the mail to you !!!!! )