Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Last Wool and Testament: A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery (Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries) [Mass Market Paperback]

I've finished "Last Wool and Testament" the 1st boo in her Haunted Yarn Shop series by Molly Macrae.

Kath Rutledge is about to learn the true meaning of TGIF — Thank Goodness It’s Fiber .…

That’s the name of the spunky group of fiber and needlework artists founded by Ivy McClellan, Kath’s beloved grandmother. Though Ivy has recently passed on, the members still meet regularly at her fiber and fabric shop, The Weaver’s Cat, which Kath has now inherited. But that’s only the first in a series of surprises when Kath returns to the small town of Blue Plum, Tennessee, to settle her grandmother’s affairs.

There’s been a murder, and it turns out her grandmother was the prime suspect. Before she can begin to clear Ivy’s name, Kath encounters a looming presence in the form of a gloomy ghost. It turns out the specter has just as much interest in solving the murder as Kath. So, with a little help from the members of TGIF — and a stubborn spirit from beyond — she sets out to unravel the clues and hook the real killer .…

About the Author

Molly MacRae was director of the history museum in Jonesborough, Tennessee’s oldest town, and later managed an independent bookstore in Johnson City. Her short stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine for more than twenty years, and she has won the Sherwood Anderson Award for Short Fiction.

Product Details
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Signet; Original edition (September 4, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 045123782X
ISBN-13: 978-0451237828

My Review:

As Kath Rutledge rushed to her grandmother's funeral she is pulled over by Sheriff Deputy Cole Dunbar.  When Kath explains to him about her grandmother's funeral he starts going on about her death and called her "Crazy Ivy".  As a result Kath gives him a dressing down which he didn't appreciate!

Kath has come to oversee her grandmother's affairs and what she should do with "The Weaver Cat" her shop.  Then she finds out the locks have been changed at her grandmother's home at Lavender Street and it now belonged to Max Cobb.  She is offered a caretaker position at Holston Homeplace Living History Farmby her grandmother's friend Ruth Wood.  She also discovers her grandmother is the prime suspect of the murder of Emmett Cobb at Holston Homeplace Living History Farmby.

She also has to contend with a ghostly spectra of a crying woman and saying, "Em, why did I kill you? and another spectra of man who helps her with her sleuthing.

This cozy was full of interesting characters, set in a small town, witty sayings and the engaging banter between Kath and her ghostly man. 


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