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 and Gone by Lea Wait
Published by Kensington on December 29th 2015
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Also by this author: Twisted Threads, Threads of Evidence, Dangling by a Thread, Tightening the Threads, Thread the Halls
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 an antique needlepoint she's discovered in her family attic, Angie and her ravelers are happy to look into the matter.
Angie's 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 Angie's right, the piece would be extremely valuable. For safekeeping, Angie turns the piece over to her family lawyer, who places it in a safe in her office. But when the lawyer is found dead with the safe open and ransacked, the real mystery begins. . .
The simple folded leather packet looked old.
What I thought of this book
Thread and Gone is the third installment of the Mainely Needlepoint mystery series and I really enjoyed it. Not only was there a murder mystery but there is a mystery surrounding the authentication of a really old piece of needlepoint that a young girl found in her attic while cleaning it out.
Mary ask Angie if she could find out if her needlepoint was worth anything. Her fiance wants to know if it’s valuable cause he want’s to sell everything so he can buy a lobster boat. He is making Mary sell her ancestral house which really made me not like him much.
Angie and the needlepointers have been doing a bit of research on old needlepoint and so she said she would put it in the safe of her lawyers until they can figure out if it’s worth anything or where it came from, etc. It looks to be an Elizabethan piece and could have been sewn by Mary, Queen of Scot.
After Angie takes it to the lawyer the next day the lawyer ends up dead and everything in the safe is missing. So Angie takes on the task of trying to find out who has the needlepoint, which would also leader her to the killer, but she keeps telling herself she is just looking for the needlepoint. Meanwhile some of the needlepointers take on the task to keep looking into where the piece of cloth came from to prove it’s authenticity.
There are only a handful of people who knew that the needlepoint was in the lawyers safe and there was also some jewelry so it could have been that they were after. The mystery was great and I had it narrowed down to who I thought might have done it.
I like Angie, but I don’t like how much she drinks, though at least in this one it wasn’t as much as in the book before this one. I love her Gram and wish she was in it more but she recently got married and was on her honeymoon through most of it and then busy with her new minster husband. Hopefully she will be in the next one more. Of course all the needlepointers are great. Dave is my favorite as he has a poisonous plant collection!
If you looking for a good cozy series then I think you will enjoy this series.