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Series: A Mainely Needlepoint Mystery (Book 7)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Kensington (October 30, 2018)
Book descriptionAngie's first auction may turn out to be her last—when she bids on a coat of arms that someone would literally kill to possess . . .
Tagging along to an estate sale with her fellow Needlepointer, antiques shop owner Sarah Byrne, Angie Curtis impulsively bids on a tattered embroidery of a coat of arms. When she gets her prize back home to Haven Harbor, she discovers a document from 1757 behind the framed needlework—a claim for a child from a foundling hospital. Intrigued, Angie is determined to find the common thread between the child and the coat of arms.
Accepting her reporter friend Clem Walker's invitation to talk about her find on the local TV news, Angie makes an appeal to anyone who might have information. Instead, both women receive death threats. When Clem is found shot to death in a parking lot, Angie fears her own life may be in jeopardy. She has to unravel this historical mystery—or she may be the next one going, going . . . gone . . .
Meet the author - Lea WaitLea 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. Find her at Facebook, Goodreads, and at www.leawait.com
I loved the theme behind this book. How cool would it be to find a document from the 1700s and to be able to research the history behind it. But in this case it was not such a good find. I enjoyed going on the journey with Angie. This author's writing style was so easy to read. I also liked how she developed the characters and described the scenes. The author did a good job of giving us enough hints to make you think you figured out the murder then she puts a twist in there. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more by her.