A Crafter Quilts a Crime: A Handcrafted Mystery
by Holly Quinn
Author Guest Post
See this handsome dog in the photo? He reminds me of the Golden that inspired Bara, Sammy’s best furry friend in the Handcrafted Mystery series. Can’t you just picture him sitting in her store, Community Craft, to greet her many customers? He’s so sweet!
Sadly, I didn’t have a dog growing up nor do I now. Frowny face. Only because I have allergies—loads of them! I also suffer with Celiac, so I must be very careful with everything in and around my surroundings, which sometimes can be the pits. At least I can live vicariously on the page! 😊I do however have outdoor pets, 3 chickens, who supply me daily with organic eggs.
Growing up, my Aunt and Uncle had a dog named Bara. He loved to chase the sticks my Uncle tossed out for him into the sea, not far from their oceanfront home. He’d then shake his wet fur off on us and make us giggle. I miss Bara and our walks to the coast. And so, I indulge myself to spend time with him again, (and spend some time reminiscing about my youth.) I hope you enjoy getting to know Bara too as you peruse the pages of my books.
About A Crafter Quilts A Crime
A Crafter Quilts a Crime: A Handcrafted Mystery
3rd in Series
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (February 11, 2020)
Kindle ASIN: B07RTMXRK8
Perfect for fans of Betty Hechtman and Maggie Sefton, Holly Quinn’s third Handcrafted mystery aspires to wrap you in its warmth.
Community Craft proprietor Sammy Kane must piece together a patchwork of clues when a “live” mannequin ends up stone-cold dead.
Snowcapped pines and glittery dusted sidewalks adorn tranquil Heartsford, Wisconsin, while residents cuddle beneath heirloom quilts in front of cozy wood fires. But come the next day, the below-zero temperatures won’t keep the locals away from Heartsford’s annual Fire & Ice event. To boost customer traffic at Community Craft’s one-night-only sale, Samantha “Sammy” Kane persuades a few of the craftspeople who sell their wares at the store to participate in a live mannequin window display contest.
Local quilter Wanda Wadsworth emerges as a favorite to win the contest, as she manages to not move a muscle for an unusual amount of time. Onlookers outside the window try everything to get her to crack–tapping on the glass and making funny faces–but nothing disrupts Wanda’s stillness. When the eagle-eyed spectators realize Wanda isn’t breathing, a blanket of grief and fear descends upon the wintry town.
Detective Liam Nash can’t seem to piece the clues together. Fortunately, Sammy’s cousin, Heidi, and her sister, Ellie, are on hand to reconvene their detective team, S.H.E. They set out to solve Wanda’s untimely death before the case grows as icy as a sub-zero Wisconsin winter. But they are all too aware that the killer is too close for comfort.
About Holly Quinn
Holly Quinn has published two stand-alone fiction novels in another persona. She graduated from Carroll University in Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science in business and a minor in marketing. This is her second Handcrafted mystery. Visit her @ www.authorhollyquinn.com
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