Tuesday, February 02, 2016

What is Lea Wait reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Lea Wait, author of Thread and Gone (Mainely Needlepoint Mystery Series #3).

Her entry begins:
I write mysteries; the most recent, Thread and Gone, is about a piece of medieval needlepoint found in a Maine attic, and the chaos (and murders!) that result. So you might assume that I read mysteries and suspense and thrillers in my free time.

But for the past month I’ve been reading the poems of Emily Dickinson.

I “discovered” Emily Dickinson and her poetry when I was still in elementary school and was assigned to “memorize a poem.” Hers were short, and made sense to me (little did I know then!) because she often used images from nature. I was hooked. A few years later I started reading analyses of the work, as well, and biographies, and went on to have...[read on]
About Thread and Gone, from the publisher:
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 open and ransacked, the real mystery begins…
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