Like many of you, I adore needle arts of all types, which makes the setting of my latest mystery read simply fabulous to me. Seven Threadly Sins is the fifth part in the Threadville Mystery series by Janet Bolin and takes place in a town where all the shops are needle art related and is thus nicknamed: Threadville.
From the back of the book:
Fashion turns killer in the latest novel from the national bestselling author of the Threadville mysteries…
Threadville, Pennsylvania, is famous for its fabric, needlecraft, and embroidery, so it’s only natural that it would become the home of the Threadville Academy of Design and Modeling. While Willow Vanderling has certainly never wanted to be a model, here she is, voluntarily strutting her stuff in a charity runway show in outrageous clothing, all to support the Academy’s scholarship fund.
But the lascivious, mean-spirited director of the academy, Antonio, is making the fashion show a less-than-fabulous affair. After Antonio plays a shocking prank on Willow and her friends that doesn’t exactly leave the ladies in stitches, he mysteriously winds up dead—and someone is trying to pin the blame on Willow.
Now, she must do whatever it takes in order to clear her name, even if it means needling around in other people’s secrets…
I want to move here! This is my type of town and it is filled with my type of people. The characters, all of them, are so much fun, witty, and down to earth. I jumped in to this series on this part with no background reading and fell right into the story with no problems. In fact, I felt so at home reading this that I have already ordered the first four parts. This will be a series I read from start to finish!
Aside from a quaint setting where everything is so close, people mostly walk where they need go so the mystery was well written and paced perfectly. I was able to guess who done it and that made it so much fun for me as the story unfolded and I started to get the feeling I was right! This one is a must read.. get your copy now, get them all! Trust me, you will want move right into Threadville.
Oooo and in the back of the book you will find a great machine embroidery project too!
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