Friday, October 5, 2018

Friday Memes: A Crafter Knits a Clue by Holly Quinn

Happy Friday everybody!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City ReaderThe Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

It was yet another gray and colorless Wisconsin day, and Samantha Kane peeked out the front display window of the Community Craft store, urging the sun to make an appearance.
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It was then Sammy noticed he had one tooth on the bottom that jutted out in front of the rest. Why was she looking for his imperfections? This had to stop. 
This week I am spotlighting A Crafter Knits a Clue by Holly Quinn. Here is the description from Amazon:
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.


  1. I pre-ordered the book! Looks good!

  2. Sounds like a fun cozy! I am grateful that you participate every week. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving weekend!

  3. This series sounds perfect for me! My absolute favourite type of cozies are craft-based. Thanks for putting this one on my radar!

  4. This sounds like a wonderful read for fall! I am loving the concept of this cozy. Enjoy! :)

  5. The blurb is wonderfully punny. I have to admit, though, my editor brain felt the urge to revise both the quotes to get rid of "it was."

  6. Sounds like a delightful cozy. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  7. I'm reading this right now too. I'm really enjoying it.

  8. This sounds like such a great cozy! I love the cover too. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have an awesome weekend! :)

  9. Such a cute cover. Very clever use of the yarn to let us know there was a murder brewing.

  10. A perfect time of year for cozy mysteries. Hope yu enjoy your weekend!


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