When a priceless antique is stolen, murder unravels the peaceful seaside town of Haven Harbor, Maine…
Angie Curtis and her fellow Mainely Needlepointers know how to enjoy their holidays. But nothing grabs their attention like tying up loose threads. So when Mary Clough drops in on the group’s Fourth of July supper with a question about antique needlepoint she’s discovered in her family Colonial-era home, Angie and her ravelers are happy to look into the matter.
Their best guess is that the mystery piece may have been stitched by Mary, Queen of Scots, famous not just for losing her head, but also for her needlepointing. If they’re right, the piece would be extremely valuable. For safekeeping, Angie turns the piece over to her family lawyer, who places it in her office safe. But when the lawyer is found dead with the safe and ransacked, the real mystery begins. . .
This series becomes more and more fascinating and intriguing. Each book is written really well, with a strong plot and a compelling story line that is really hard to put it down. The mystery is well constructed, the characters are charming and Haven Harbor is a really cute and amazing small town in Maine. Angie Curtis and her friend Sarah are contacted by a young man and his girlfriend. They have found a needlepointer in the former residence that she has inherited from her parents and want that Angie estimate its value. It 's a great needlepointer, looks really valuable, Sarah thinks could also be an accomplished work by Mary, Queen of Scots. Angie entrusted the precious object to a notary to avoid it being lost or damaged. But the lawyer is found dead and the precious needlepointer disappeared. Angie will have to use her skills as a private detective to solve this intricate mystery, this time without the help of her grandmother who is on honeymoon. Each book of this series can be read as a standalone, but once you read one you will want to read them all. The story was addictive and easy to read with a compelling mystery, charming characters, and some awesome quote added at the beginning of each chapter. This was a very enjoyable read. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a riveting story.
About The Author
Lea Wait lives on the coast of Maine. A fourth generation antique dealer, and author of the Agatha-nominated Shadows Antique Print mystery series, she loves all things antiques and Maine, and she’s learning to do needlepoint. She also writes historical novels for young people set in (where else?) nineteenth-century Maine. Lea adopted her four daughters when she was single; she’s now the grandmother of eight, and married to artist Bob Thomas.