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Book Review | A Crafter Knits a Clue by Holly Quinn – A Handcrafted Mystery Book 1

Date Published | October 9, 2018

Date Read | June 2021

Goodreads Rating | 4

Overall | I love Michaels and JoAnn Fabrics – they’re my go to spot for buying yarn and supplies for knitting and crocheting so that’s what I pictured when I read this book.

Pros | The main character is kind of weak but the supporting characters who work at the store, customers and the instructors who teach classes there made it interesting.

Cons | The main character was kind of slow on the uptick a lot of times and didn’t really seem interested in anything but the detective made it feel a bit more like a mystery.

Warnings | None

POV | Third Person POV Past Tense

Will I Be Continuing With The Series | No

Description |

Sammy Kane just moved back to her hometown to run a craft store. But when the owner of a nearby yarn shop is murdered, Sammy will needle little help finding the killer.

When a heartbroken Samantha “Sammy” Kane returns to her hometown of Heartsford, WI, for her best friend Kate’s funeral, she learns that Kate’s much-loved craft store is in danger of perishing with its owner. Confounding all her expectations of the life she would live, Sammy moves back home with her golden retriever and takes over Community Craft. A few doors down Main Street, fellow new arrival Ingrid Wilson has just opened the Yarn Barn, a real “purl” of a shop. But when Sammy strolls over to see if Ingrid could use a little help, she finds Ingrid’s dead body—with a green aluminum knitting needle lodged in her throat.

Detective Liam Nash is thrown for a loop as every single citizen of Heartsford seems to have a theory about Ingrid’s murder. And nearly everyone in town seems to be a suspect. But the last time Sammy did any sleuthing was as a little moppet. And this is not fun and games. Sammy is eager to help the handsome Liam—who seems to be endlessly inventive in finding reasons to talk with her—and when Liam arrests affable woodworker Miles Danbury, Sammy puts everything on the line to help clear Miles.

As the case comes dangerously close to unraveling, Sammy must stitch the clues together. But the killer has other plans—and if Sammy’s not careful, she may wind up in a perilous knot in A Crafter Knits a Clue, the first warm and woolly yarn of Holly Quinn’s new Handcrafted mysteries.

A Crafter Knits a Clue A Handcrafted Mystery by Holly Quinn - Lisa Siefert Book Reviews
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