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Threaded For Trouble (2012)

by Janet Bolin(Favorite Author)
3.83 of 5 Votes: 5
0425251322 (ISBN13: 9780425251324)
Threadville Mystery
review 1: I enjoyed the first book in this series but this book irritated me. The author fell into the trap that a lot of cozies fall into. She makes the heroine insufferable. Willow Vanderling owns the In Stitches store in Threadville, PA. A sewing and embroidery machine is won by a local woman and the company asks Willow if the award can be made in her store. The woman is found dead under the sewing machine. Willow goes right ahead and questions the police and then goes behind the police and questions everyone in the case, walks into people's homes uninvited, and then spends a great deal of the book saying over and over that she doesn't want anything to do with the murder or solving it. The other problem with this book is that the murderer is someone that it would be imposs... moreible to know about because other than a mention in the very beginning, the murderer is not a part of the story at all. Enough for me, thanks but no thanks.
review 2: This book has it all for cozy mystery fans: an intriguing mystery, lots of humor, close friendships, a spark or two of romance, and the lure of the needle arts. Every time I read one of Janet Bolin's Threadville mysteries, I have the insane desire to buy a sewing machine, even though I know I wouldn't use it. Bolin's descriptions of Willow thinking through new designs as well as the descriptions of finished projects of faithful customers are like catnip to any fan of needle and fiber.There is humor laced throughout the story such as the scene when Willow agrees to meet a suspect for dinner and finds that she has plenty of bodyguards. Readers also get to learn a bit about what it takes to be a volunteer fireman. As with all the best cozy mystery series, it's the characters who make or break the books, and Bolin has assembled an excellent cast. Felicity Ranquels, representative of the Chandler sewing machine company, managed to be the sort of irritating that I'd like to see make a repeat visit. Just when I thought Felicity was a rather stock character with all the beauty and appeal of a horse fly, Bolin added a twist and gave her the depth that makes me want to see more. If you're in the mood for a light-hearted mystery with some depth to it, grab a copy of Threaded for Trouble. You're going to have a fun read. less
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Another cozy mystery in Threadville. Cute characters, except the villian!
This was even better than the first one. Great series
Good read, didn't figure it out till the end
3.5 stars
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