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....
©2012 Molly MacRae (P)2012 Tantor
"This is the first of a new series that should be popular with cozy fans." (Booklist)
Nice, light, fluffy, fiber arts related formula book. Suitable to relieve the tedium of a long drive and an evening around the camp fire. -- heavy holiday traffic was tedious, not the campfire. The campfire contained marshmallows.
Kath's grandmother has just died and she was racing to her burial when she was stopped for speeding. At first we wondered if he would be the love interest because he was tall. Heroes are always tall--except my husband. But we were soon dissuaded of this because he was described as having thinning hair. Heroes are never bald--except my husband. And Kath nicknamed him "Officer Clod." Heroes are never clods--except ...sometimes.
Don't go looking for romance in this book. The love interest will probably, possibly turn out to be Officer Clod's younger brother, but it hasn't happened yet. What has happened is a few murders, a weepy ghost, several casseroles, three or four snakes, a lot of "bless your hearts" and a couple cats.
I was glad I listened to my daughter's Audible with her because I listen to my Audibles over and over again and I don't think I would want to hear this one thirty or forty times. I enjoyed listening to it this time with my daughter because we "ooo-ed, oh no-ed, maybe-ed?" together at the right places... I might enjoy listening to it a few more times, just not thirty or forty times.
It was a nice "read" and I enjoyed some of the twists and turns. It seemed to drag sometimes but then it would pick up again.
Obvious, somewhat cartoonish villain. Sensible, fluid prose. Lovely narrator. Definitely, not an earth-shaking or gripping "wow!" experience, yet it made for a pleasant buffer between other [more demanding] books. I might get the rest for quiet park walks or relaxing craft times (:
I'm a mystery lover, a quilter and love to knit! What was not to love about this book? Hope the rest of in the series will be as good.
This is my first experience with Emily Durante and she does an excellent job.
Looking forward to book 2.
good story line funny parts an intriguing good characters good story plot good mystery and could have tweaked a little more for a love story
I would recommend this book to ladies who enjoy knitting and would like an entertaining, charming story. There were a couple chapters that moved a bit too slowly, but on the whole I was captured by the charm of this little town and its special yarn shop.
I started this book months ago and couldn't get into it. I tried again yesterday and couldn't stop listening. It's a cozy mystery, not too gory or creepy. The story moved along at a good pace, and the narrator is ok. I knew who the thief was right away, but didn't catch on to the murderer til later in the book. All in all I enjoyed the story.
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