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Tightening the Threads (A Mainely Needlepoint Mystery Book 5) Kindle Edition
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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.
Christina Delaine is an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator and accomplished stage actress. Her theater credits include Jewtopia, the longest-running comedy in Off-Broadway history, and the title role in Antigone at both Portland Center Stage and Kentucky Repertory Theatre. She holds a BA degree from Dartmouth College and an MFA in acting from Brown University.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B01HWKM6CU
- Publisher : Kensington Cozies (March 28, 2017)
- Publication date : March 28, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 947 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 208 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #300,610 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Ms. Wait is the Maine author of several cozy mystery series and excellent historical fiction titles for young adults.
In this particular series, the characters are well-developed and sync well with the plot points.
Angie Curtis returned home to Haven Harbor, Maine (after a stint in Arizona) and was immediately embroiled in solving the mystery of her mother’s death many years previously. Angie also took over the management of a local needlepoint business from her grandmother. Angie’s grandmother is a continuing character, as is friend and antiques dealer Sarah Byrne.
TIGHTENING THE THREADS reveals the reason Sarah chose to move to Haven Harbor from Australia. Many secrets are also revealed about the wealthy and artistic Lawrence family.
There is a strong ‘sense of place’ with many remarks about Maine and local customs. The plot is fairly lightweight, but moves steadily and involves all the characters. There is just the right amount of tension.
I quite enjoy the cover with its bright colors, the clever titles (TWISTED THREADS, THREADS OF EVIDENCE, THREAD AND GONE, DANGLING BY A THREAD, TIGHTENING THE THREADS), the recipes and the chapter headings which refer to works of 1800’s embroidery and needlework. The chapter headings are my favorite part of the book, although Sarah Byrne’s Maple Cheesecake recipe is ‘to die for’!
This book revolves around Sarah Byrnes who runs a antique store and is a new friend of Angie's. She is moved to Haven Harbor after leaving Australia with an stop over in England. Sarah has had a somewhat mysterious past in previous books as to what brought her to Haven Harbor. Sarah has befriended Ted Lawrence who is the son of a very famous painter. Ted is quite wealthy, has dabbled in painting and owns a gallery where he sells art work. Sarah has recently told Ted some information about her background. Ted is terminally ill and is calling all his children home to make several announcements. Soon there are two deaths and the police and Angie work to determine if they are accidents or homicide .
I liked that Angie put on her PI role , carried a gun at times and was hired to find the answers of the deaths. She is very level headed, independent and works with the police. I have already preordered the next book as I stated earlier it is a favorite cozy read due to the characters, location and plotting.
This story moves fast. I enjoyed every minute of it!