Tuesday, March 1, 2016

BOTM: March Thread and Gone by: Lea Wait

Title: Thread and Gone
Author: Lea Wait
Publisher: Kensington
Series: Mainely Needlepoint #3
Pages: 290
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks

Biography of Lea Wait:

THREAD AND GONE is the latest book from USA TODAY author, historian and antique print
dealer Lea Wait. It’s the latest in her popular Mainely Needlepoint series which combines a mystery in contemporary Maine with a background of custom and antique embroidery.

In THEAD AND GONE, seventeen-year-old Mary Clough finds a piece of medieval needlepoint in her attic. Angie Curtis and the Mainely Needlepointers agree to trace its origins, but before they can do that, someone kills to get that embroidery, and their murder unravels Haven Harbor, Maine.

“This was an especially fun book to write,” says Mainer Lea Wait, “because the plot is based in part on the history of my own home. And how many contemporary mysteries can includes connections to Mary Queen of Scots and Marie Antoinette?”
THREAD AND GONE follows TWISTED THREADS and THREADS OF EVIDENCE in the Mainely Needlepoint series. Wait also writes the Agatha-finalist Shadows Antique Print mystery series.

“Some writers focus on plot, or on characters. Location is key to me. My characters and plot grow out of the setting. Angie Curtis, my protagonist in the Mainely Needlepoint series, grew up in Haven Harbor, Maine, left it. Worked for a private investigator in Arizona, and has now returned. And, of course, my historical novels are full of real people who lived in nineteenth century Maine.

Wait was referring to her other genre: historical novels for ages eight and up. The latest of her historical novels is UNCERTAIN GLORY, about two real boys who published their town’s newspaper during the first two weeks of the Civil War, and a traveling girl spiritualist.  

Lea Wait’s next books will be DANGLING BY A THRAED, the next in the Mainely Needlepoint series, to be published in late October of 2016, and SHADOWS ON A MORNING IN MAINE, to be published in September, the next in the Shadows series.

For more information about Lea Wait and her books, see her website, www.leawait.com, friend her on Facebook and Goodreads, and read the blog she contributes to, www.mainecrimewriters.com

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