February Releases



Emily Brightwell
Mrs. Jeffries and the One Who Got Away


Jenn McKinlay
At the Drop of a Hat








Sheila Connolly
An Early Wake


Kate Collins
A Root Awakening








Duffy Brown
Dead Man Walker


Monica Ferris
Darned if You Do








J. J. Cook
Fry Another Day


Miranda James
Arsenic and Old Books








Eva Gates
By Book or By Crook


Amanda Carmack
Murder in the Queen's Garden








Lucy Arlington
Played by the Book


Monica Ferris
The Drowning Spool








Mary Ellen Hughes
License to Dill


B. B. Haywood
Town in a Sweet Pickle








Kate Carlisle
This Old Homicide


Avery Aames
As Gouda as Dead






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Janet Bolin
http://threadvillemysteries.com


Janet Bolin

I was about seven, and for years (!), I'd been offering really helpful suggestions about the clothes my mother designed and sewed. Now I was going to make my own skirt.

At the fabric shop, I ran my fingers along each bolt of cloth, probably about sixteen times. My mother didn’t mind. She was doing the same thing. Finally, after much indecision and heavy consultation, I chose a navy blue cotton broadcloth with a red pin stripe.

Back home, under my mother’s close supervision, I cut out a couple of large rectangles and a strip for the waistband. Using my mother’s old black Singer, I carefully stitched the rectangles into a tube, then gathered the tube to the waistband. I made a buttonhole and sewed on a big red button. We folded a deep hem, and my mother, whose ability to stitch a straight line was far superior to mine, sewed the hem with her machine. For the finishing touch, she showed me how to wind red embroidery floss under one machine stitch and over the next.

I had made my own skirt and embroidered it, too. I was hooked.

I also loved reading. I asked where books came from. People wrote them? Wow! I knew what I wanted to do when I grew up.

Whether I grew up or not is debatable, but now I’m writing books in which my main character solves crimes. She also embroiders the way I do now, with sewing and embroidery machines.

What could be better?

Books:
Night of the Living Thread, June 2014
Thread and Buried, June 2013
Threaded for Trouble, June 2012
Dire Threads, June 2011






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