It's time for Blue Plum's annual historical festival, and everyone-including Kath and her spunky fiber and needlework group, TGIF-is getting in on the action. Expert spinners are being gathered, and a businessman has approached Kath about using the second-floor windows of her store for part of a reenactment. But the reenactment ends in real-life bloodshed when local baker Reva Louise Snapp is shot-with a bullet from a modern-day gun.
Kath has her theories about who wanted to end Reva Louise's life. But there's also talk of a sniper stalking Blue Plum, and Kath's shop is suspected to be the murderer's hideout. Now Kath, her TGIF pals, and the gloomy ghost, Geneva, must unravel the mystery quickly, or someone else might be left hanging by a thread...
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This was a fast paced and quick cozy mystery. By the time I got reaquainted with the characters and met the new characters, The mystery was solved. The star of the series as far as I can see is Geneva. She gets the best lines and is a great character. Overall the book was okay. I will probably get the next one.
I have followed Molly MacRae's "Haunted Yarn Shop" mysteries from the beginning. This is my first foray into "cozy mysteries" but I have become a fan. I look forward to every new installment.
Mom of four boys, 12-19. Avid reader of everything, published author, pseudo and wife of over twenty years. I dye yarn too.
I love Molly MacRae's books, but this series is a hoot. You never see the odd moments, the blind acceptance of a ghost and a very likeable ghost, at that, until you are caught up in them. Molly is masterful at bringing you on the journey of the main character, without making you feel like a voyeur, or that you are being told how things are from her perspective, without involving your imagination and fun too. You root for people, but you want to know more about her grandmother, Genevieve and a cat with now, the purrfect name.
While I am never on the edge of my seat, I stopped knitting, more than once, because I was so drawn into the story.
Anything involving Ardis and Genevieve. Just a hoot.
Nothing extreme. Just fun and I did not want this book, and hopefully this series to end. I love Blue Plum and it's inhabitants.
It's a fun read/listen. It's not complicated, overtold, or boring. It's just a lovely way to while away a cold day with tea and knitting and some alone time. While this book is not life-changing, why should it be more than fun, entertaining and just a wonderful listen. I do not think it is frivolous in the least, but I am aware it is not ground=breaking. This book is a marvelous story you can join in. Exactly what a lovely fiction read should be.
Spinning in Her Grave continues the adventures of Kath Rutledge, owner of the Weaver’s Cat. Spinning and murder turn the small town of Blue Plum, Tennessee upside-down in this Haunted Yarn Shop mystery. I love Geneva, who does the haunting, and Kath’s big orange cat. Spinning in Her Grave is a quick, cozy mystery… full of fun without a lot of gore… definitely not a heavy read or listen. I found the Audible version to be entertaining while working on my own needlework. I’m on to Plagued by Quilt and look forward to Knot in the Usual Suspects, which will be available in September 2015.
after reading books one and two, the reader is comfortable with the cast of characters. Plus the fact that this is probably the best storyline so far and you have a very enjoyable listening experience.
i thought I knew how the book was going to end. However, there were a number of clues given to us that did keep me wondering. I enjoyed this very much.
i love the emotion she brings to the scenes. Whether it is exasperation, frustration, or sarcasm, her reading hits the mark every time and quite often makes me laugh out loud!
the scenes between Kath and Mel were very touching. Mel is probably my second favorite character. She is likable, her personality is perfect. Her situation in this book makes me want to support and comfort her. However, this is something she wouldn't appreciate!
i recommend this book. I look forward to reading more stories in this series.
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