Friday, August 12, 2011

Coffee with a canine: Janet Bolin & Laddie and Lacy

This weekend's featured trio at Coffee with a Canine: Janet Bolin and Laddie and Lacy.

The author, on how she was united with Laddie and Lacy:
They were discovered trembling together on a cold day in January and taken to a very nice rescue facility where they had plenty of outdoor exercise with other dogs. Some folks wanted to adopt one or the other of them, but they are totally devoted to each other, and the rescue facility insisted that they had to be adopted together. We we saw them on, fell in love, and adopted them when they were about a year old. And they are...[read on]
Among the early praise for Dire Threads, the first book in Bolin's Threadville Mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime:
Willow Vanderling wants to leave her New York City life behind and has joined good friend Haylee in tour bus destination town Threadville. Nicknamed for the abundance of fiber art and fabric stores, Elderberry Bay, PA, looks like a perfect setting for Willow's new machine embroidery shop. And it is, until a powerful bully from the village is found dead in Willow's backyard, and she was the last one to wish him dead! Being the newest shopkeeper in town, Willow has no way to figure out her allies, initially. But as she and Haylee sleuth, they learn about the village's dark secrets. As expected, all hands are on deck to solve this whodunit, including a loyal posse of tour bus gals. VERDICT With a winning cast of characters, Bolin should be able to stitch together quite a series for Willow and her fellow shopkeepers. Certain to appeal to Lorna Barrett's "Booktown Mystery" readers. Embroidery project included.
--Library Journal
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Read--Coffee with a Canine: Janet Bolin and Laddie and Lacy.

--Marshal Zeringue