Mini Reviews ~ Cozy mysteries

April 23, 2019 Book Reviews 6

Mini Reviews ~ Cozy mysteries

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Thread Herrings by Lea Wait
Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation on October 30, 2018
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

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Angie's first auction may turn out to be her last--when she bids on a coat of arms that someone would literally kill to possess . . . Tagging along to an estate sale with her fellow Needlepointer, antiques shop owner Sarah Byrne, Angie Curtis impulsively bids on a tattered embroidery of a coat of arms. When she gets her prize back home to Haven Harbor, she discovers a document from 1757 behind the framed needlework--a claim for a child from a foundling hospital. Intrigued, Angie is determined to find the common thread between the child and the coat of arms.
Accepting her reporter friend Clem Walker's invitation to talk about her find on the local TV news, Angie makes an appeal to anyone who might have information. Instead, both women receive death threats. When Clem is found shot to death in a parking lot, Angie fears her own life may be in jeopardy. She has to unravel this historical mystery--or she may be the next one going, going . . . gone . . .

Also by this author: Twisted Threads, Threads of Evidence, Thread and Gone, Dangling by a Thread, Tightening the Threads, Thread the Halls

Since I read two books in the Mainely Needlepoint series back to back I figured I might as well review them together. Hopefully I can keep them apart…lol.

What I thought

In Thread Herring Angie seems to get herself in a bit more trouble than she is use to and it’s all over an old embroidery that she picked up at an action when she went with her friend Sarah. The embroidery is pretty much deemed not repairable by everyone but it’s what was behind the frame that has Angie’s curiosity going. It’s also the thing that gets her andΒ  trouble and someone she knows murdered.

Angie gets death threats, her car is blown up and she is pretty much in hiding while still trying to figure out why someone would want to murder over the old paper about a foundling boy from a long time ago. Even though she trust the police to do their job she just can sit around and do nothing as she is going stir crazy.

This one was a lot of fun and as always I really enjoyed the characters. It had a great mystery as it took me a long time to decide who it might be as I really thought it was someone else…lol.

If you love this series or just cozies in general then you will enjoy this one!

Mini Reviews ~ Cozy mysteries

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Thread on Arrival by Lea Wait
Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation on April 30, 2019
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

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In this coastal New England town, folks take care of the needy--but someone is killing without kindness . . . Ike Hamilton is a part of the Haven Harbor community just like anyone else, though he's fallen on hard times and has to make do on disability checks and deposit bottles. Most of the locals do what they can to help him out, and needlepointing partners Angie and Sarah are happy to see him at the annual Blessing of the Fleet, honoring all those lost at sea over the centuries.
But when harmless Ike is stabbed, suspicion quickly falls on a troubled teenage boy who's new in town. Angie's convinced that young Leo is innocent--but if he didn't do it, who did? Turns out Ike may have appeared simple-minded, but he knew a few secrets that someone might have murdered him to keep quiet. Angie sets out to trace Ike's bottle-collecting route to find out what he witnessed--and for this killer, there may be no redemption . . .

Also by this author: Twisted Threads, Threads of Evidence, Thread and Gone, Dangling by a Thread, Tightening the Threads, Thread the Halls

In Thread on a Arrival a young teen Leo seems to have gotten himself into a bit of trouble and Angie as always is in the middle of everything.

Ike is the resident semi-homeless person, he lives in a garage and collects bottles to make extra money. Not everyone is fond of him because they think he makes their tourist place trashy, and others don’t like that he likes to spread gossip. Leo is a young man who has been staying with him and when Ike is killed he comes to Dave because he had told him if he wanted to he could come see him. The police think Leo did it but Dave and Angie are not to sure and Dave ends up taking him in. Angie wants to believe the young man is innocent and that Dave is safe with him. The thing is it’s not so easy to find out who might have wanted him dead. She does learn that he did like to talk and maybe something he seen or said finally got him killed.

I really liked this one and it’s always fun to be with these characters for a while. It had a good mystery to because it kept me guessing even though I figured it out it wasn’t till close to the end. πŸ™‚

If your into crafty cozies give this series a try!

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6 Responses to “Mini Reviews ~ Cozy mysteries”

    • Stormi

      I always feel good when I catch up with a series, as I am so behind on most my cozies!

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