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Thread the Halls (A Mainely Needlepoint Mystery Book 6) Kindle Edition
Christmas in Haven Harbor, Maine, means family, trouble, and murder . . .
This Yuletide season, there’s no time for Angie Curtis and Patrick West to linger under the mistletoe. Patrick’s being needled by his mother—movie star Skye West—to set the stage for a perfect white Christmas as she brings her costar, screenwriters, and director home for the holidays. With his mother’s long list of wishes, Patrick’s becoming unraveled. To help, the Mainely Needlepointers offer to decorate Skye’s Victorian mansion and create needlepoint pillows as gifts for the guests.
But not long after the celebrity celebrants invade Haven Harbor, an unscripted tragedy occurs. Then some questionable Christmas cookies make Patrick sick. Before Santa arrives at the town pier on a lobster boat, Angie and the Needlepointers need to trim down the naughty list, catch a cold-hearted killer, and wrap up the case . . .
Praise for the Mainely Needlepoint mysteries
“Offers a wonderful sense of place and characters right from the very beginning. Highly recommended.”—Suspense Magazine
“A cozy debut that hits all the sweet spots: small town, family ties, and a crew of intriguing personalities.”—Library Journal
“For a trip to Maine for the cost of a book, this is the author to read.”—Kings River Life Magazine
About the Author
Lea Wait comes from a long line of antique dealers. The single adoptive parent of four Asian daughters adopted as older children, she is now married and lives in Maine where she runs an antique print business and writes the Maggie Summer series as well as historical novels for young readers. Her debut mystery, Shadows at the Fair, was nominated for an Agatha Award.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B01N2A9UUD
- Publisher : Kensington Cozies (October 31, 2017)
- Publication date : October 31, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 1260 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 259 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #463,400 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Thread the Halls will get you into the spirit of the holdays even though Angie is again caught up in a murder..... Angie has been back in her hometown for about 6 months now, she has moved into her childhood home, her grandmother has gotten married and moved out, Angie has successfully taken over the needlepoint business her grandmother started, she has some dear friends and even a boyfriend. Life is good for her except for the fact that murder seems to follow her around.
Angie's boyfriend Patrick is the son of movie actress Skye West and she is coming to spend her holidays in Aurora, the Victorian mansion she owns in Haven Harbor, and she's bringing some of the people working on her latest movie set. Skye wants everything to be perfect for the holiday ....unfortunately one of her guests is murdered and Angie happens to be the one to find the body.
All Angie wants to do is bake cookies, finish her Christmas shopping and wrapping and spend her first Christmas back with family. However Patrick draws her into the festivities at Aurora and she also tries to solve the murder.......which is so Angie !!
The Mainely Needlepoint Mystery series by Lea Wait is a great series to get lost in. You will fall in love with Angie and her family and friends, the town is a great town to want to move to, and even the murders will capture your interest. Once you read one of the books in this series, you will want to read all of them and not stop until you have....they are addicting !!!!
Angie is looking forward to a relaxing Christmas in Haven Harbor. She has been gone at Christmas time for awhile so she is looking forward to having her Haven Harbor traditional Christmas. This is not be as Angie's boyfriend Patrick West receives a phone call from his famous movie star mother Skye West, that she want to bring her co-stars, screen writers and director to Aurora for Christmas. Aurora is a beautiful home that she uses as a privacy retreat. There are only a few days until Christmas and she has a list of what she needs done to make this a perfect Christmas for her and her guests. This disrupts many people's personal plans to make this happen for Skye West. She offers money and expects it to be accomplished. It is accomplished but a murder occurs on their first day at Aurora.
I want to mention too that the location of Maine and its traditions add to the enjoyment of the book. Also, the reoccurring secondary characters are interesting to keep up with. I particularly enjoyed the oh so cozy scenes between Angie and her Gram. A Nor'easter storm took out the power and heat at Angie's house and she went to spend the night with her Gram. Gram is Angie's rock. .
It was a good read. I had two suspects in mind for the murder. I wonder what the future holds for Angie and Patrick. I wonder if Pete will be a future suitor. I am looking forward to the next book.
I particularly enjoy the way Lea Wait juxtaposes Angie's lifestyle, and that of other town folks who live ordinary, work-a-day lives against Skye's lifestyle. She captures the highlights of a small town Christmas: the Christmas pageant, the arrival of Santa, the exchange of baked goods. All her writing rings true - true to people, weather, and place - the intricate details she provides always enhance the story. Give yourself an early holiday treat, and get in the holiday mood with this one.
I know I'm picky, but when a sentence stops me cold and distracts me from the book to take time to write a grumpy review, I figure it would be helpful for the writer to know that.