I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Crewel and Unusual by Molly MacRae
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
Series: A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery #6
Published by Pegasus Books on January 1, 2019
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Emily Durante
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Also by this author: Last Wool and Testament, Dyeing Wishes (A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery #2), Spinning in Her Grave, Plagued By Quilt, Knot the Usual Suspects
Yarn shop owner Kath Rutledge is looking forward to the grand opening of the Blue Plum Vault, a co-op of small shops on Main Street. But in the week before the grand opening, Kath and her needlework group, TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Fiber), hear rumors of an unpleasant rivalry developing between two of the new shopkeepers. Nervie Bales and Belinda Moyer declare each other’s embroidery patterns and antique embroidered linens fakes, copies—and stolen goods. Kath is caught in the middle when she’s asked to use her textile expertise to decide if there’s any truth to the accusations.
Then, the day before the grand opening, an exquisite tablecloth that Kath has fallen in love with—the pride of Belinda’s shop—is found cut to shreds. Belinda accuses Nervie of the outrage, but Nervie has an airtight alibi: she was at Kath’s shop, the Weaver’s Cat, teaching a crewel embroidery class.
Despite worries over the rivalry and vandalism, the opening is a success—until Belinda is found dead, stabbed in the back with a pair of scissors from the Weaver’s Cat. Geneva, the ghost who haunts Kath’s store, claims she saw the murderer leaving the scene of the crime. But the ghost is the ultimate unreliable witness—only Kath and her shop manager can see or hear her. That means it’s up to Kath, TGIF, and especially Geneva the ghost to solve the crime before the killer cuts another life short.
Today I have a couple of cozy mysteries I have listened to on audio I haven’t gotten around to reviewing them as I am so behind!
I really liked this series but it got cancelled by the original publisher and I am glad it has been picked up by another so that we can continue with this fun series.
It has been a few years since the last one so it took me a little while to get back into the characters but once I started remembering them I started to really enjoy it.
Kath Rutledge took over her Aunts yarn shop and has been making a pretty good go of things. She has gotten use to it’s resident ghost who can be a handful sometimes. She is looking forward to the grand opening of the Blue Plum Vault, but before it’s open she hears rumors of some rivalries between a couple shop owners and then one ends up dead. Geneva, the ghost, is pretty sure she seen the murderer but she has an unusual way of saying what she seen so it takes Kath some sleuthing on her own to figure out what Geneva might have seen.
This was a lot of fun and I really like the characters, Geneva the ghost is really funny! I like Kath and Joe and the yarn group. If you like ghost in your cozies then check out this series!
I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Silence of the Lamb's Wool by Betty Hechtman
Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
Published by Berkley Pages: 304
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Margaret Strom
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Also by this author: Hooked on Murder, Dead Men Don't Crochet, Yarn to Go
Dessert chef Casey Feldstein has learned one end of a knitting needle from the other after inheriting her aunt’s yarn retreat business, but a murder threatens to unravel her latest event . . .
Casey’s running a new retreat called �From Sheep to Shawl” at a resort on the atmospheric Monterey Peninsula. Participants will learn about sheepshearing, fixing up the fleece, and spinning, and will eventually knit a lovely shawl.
Nicole Welton has been hired to teach the fleece-to-fiber portion of the retreat. She’s an expert spinner, and her small shop in Cadbury by the Sea houses a beautiful assortment of spinning wheels and drop spindles. But when the new teacher fails to show up for class and is found lying dead on the boardwalk, it leaves everyone’s nerves frayed.
Now Casey has to knit together clues faster than she can count stitches before someone else at the retreat gets dropped . . .
Includes a knitting pattern and a recipe!
Dessert chef Casey runs a yarn retreat she inherited from her aunt and this year she has a retreat called from Sheep to Shawl and things are not off to a really good start. The manager of the resort that she works in doesn’t really like her running the retreat and thinks he should be in control so he makes things hard for her. Then the lady who is suppose to run the retreat and show them how to turn wool into yarn turns up dead.
Casey starts to look into things because everyone thinks it was suicide even the police and they won’t investigate but she just doesn’t think that is what happened. It seems there could be a few different reasons that someone might have killed Nicole.
It had been a while since I listened to the first one but once I got going it was easy to get into and I really enjoyed the characters. I like Casey, the old ladies who own the resort and all the others. It had a pretty good mystery because I didn’t figure it out.
If you like crafting cozies then check out this series!