Book Spotlight: A CRAFTER HOOKS A KILLER by Holly Quinn


A Crafter Hooks a Killer:

A Handcrafted Mystery
by Holly Quinn

About the Book



A Crafter Hooks a Killer: A Handcrafted Mystery
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Crooked Lane Books (June 11, 2019)
Hardcover 274 Pages
ISBN-10: 1643850121
ISBN-13: 978-1643850122
Digital ASIN: B07MGS1XDW


Community Craft proprietor Sammy Kane suspects that a tantalizing thread links the deaths of her best friend and a bestselling author. But can she weave together the clues?

Samantha “Sammy” Kane is settling into her new life in idyllic Heartsford, Wisconsin, running her late friend Kate Allen’s craft shop, Community Craft when one early June day, bestselling crochet author Jane Johnson visits Heartsford. Captivated by Community Craft, Jane devotes a chapter in her new book, Behind the Seams, to the store. Sammy is honored, though satisfaction quickly turns to shock when she finds Jane strangled to death—her cold hands clutching a copy of her most recently published book, with the words “THE END” raggedly scratched into the cover.

Heavens to Etsy! Not only must Sammy contend with the author’s inauspicious demise, she has to untie some knotty details from her own past. It turns out Kate’s death was not what it seemed, and instead somehow hooked to Jane Johnson’s demise. Handsome Detective Liam Nash is on the “skein”, more than happy to see the shop owner again, if less than enamored by her sleuthing interventions. But this was Sammy’s best friend—she has to know.

Fortunately, Sammy has a “lace” in the hole. As a child, she formed the S.H.E. detective team with her cousin, Heidi, and her sister, Ellie. Having already reconstituted their partnership, the S.H.E. team searches for a pattern behind the latest death. As the case starts to unravel, will Sammy and team be able to sidestep Liam quick enough to stitch together the clues?


About the Author



Holly Quinn has published two stand-alone fiction novels in another persona. She graduated from Carroll University in Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science in business and a minor in marketing. This is her second Handcrafted mystery. Visit her @ www.authorhollyquinn.com



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Guest Post: Holly Quinn – A CRAFTER KNITS A CLUE



Hello, my fellow book lovers. I’m always honored when an author is willing to take time out of their busy schedules and stop by The Book Diva’s Reads. Today I’m pleased to announce a visit by Holly Quinn, author of the Handcrafted Mystery Series featuring the debut book A Crafter Knits A Clue. This series combines a cozy mystery with a love of handcrafts. Ms. Quinn will be providing us with a little background into the inspiration for this series. Ladies and Gents, I give you Ms. Holly Quinn.




How I was inspired to write Community Craft, as the local hangout in the new Handcrafted Mystery series.




A Crafter Knits a Clue, the first book in the new Handcrafted Mystery series features Samantha “Sammy” Kane who manages Community Craft, a store on Main Street in a small Wisconsin town after her best friend — the original owner, has an untimely death.

I had been artistically creating and selling painted glasses in a local gift shop for a few years before I began writing this series. I always thought in the back of my mind, someday, I would open a shop where I could rent space to other local artists who would want to sell their handcrafted treasures. This is a photo of the shop below where I continue to sell handmade items and my latest book releases to this day. This photo also was the inspiration for the cover of A Crafter Knits a Clue. Seriously! Check it out! 😊


Anyhow, one Saturday night, a few weeks before Christmas, my husband and I were asked to be “mannequins in the window” for a display contest. The snow was falling, people crowded the streets, and a feeling of jubilation was in the air. The gift store was so packed that night, one could hardly move; it was as if the entire community gathered in one store. I looked at my husband in the window and said, “I have to write about this!” He replied, “Stop talking, we’re supposed to be mannequins!” That only made me laugh harder as between the two of us, he behaved as the better stiff model! Of course, I had to wind an intriguing mystery into the mix. And yes, the third book in the Handcrafted series will be based on that moment. A moment in our lives that changed everything…

A funny thing happened after the first manuscript in this series went into production. Someone opened a craft shop in the downtown area where I reside. It’s as if the words lifted from the page and became a reality. Imagine that.


Thanks for letting me visit! 

Author Holly Quinn




A Crafter Knits a Clue: A Handcrafted Mystery

by Holly Quinn




About the Book


NEW COZY MYSTERY SERIES
SET IN WISCONSIN
Crooked Lane Books (October 9, 2018)
Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1683317718
ISBN-13: 978-1683317715
Digital ASIN: B078LZ5ZM5



For fans of Betty Hechtman and Maggie Sefton, the latest craft frenzy is Holly Quinn’s Handcrafted series debut.


Sammy Kane just moved back to her hometown to run a craft store. But when the owner of a nearby yarn shop is murdered, Sammy will needle little help finding the killer.


When a heartbroken Samantha “Sammy” Kane returns to her hometown of Heartsford, WI, for her best friend Kate’s funeral, she learns that Kate’s much-loved craft store is in danger of perishing with its owner. Confounding all her expectations of the life she would live, Sammy moves back home with her golden retriever and takes over Community Craft. A few doors down Main Street, fellow new arrival Ingrid Wilson has just opened the Yarn Barn, a real “purl” of a shop. But when Sammy strolls over to see if Ingrid could use a little help, she finds Ingrid’s dead body—with a green aluminum knitting needle lodged in her throat.


Detective Liam Nash is thrown for a loop as every single citizen of Heartsford seems to have a theory about Ingrid’s murder. And nearly everyone in town seems to be a suspect. But the last time Sammy did any sleuthing was as a little moppet. And this is not fun and games. Sammy is eager to help the handsome Liam—who seems to be endlessly inventive in finding reasons to talk with her—and when Liam arrests affable woodworker Miles Danbury, Sammy puts everything on the line to help clear Miles.


As the case comes dangerously close to unraveling, Sammy must stitch the clues together. But the killer has other plans—and if Sammy’s not careful, she may wind up in a perilous knot in A Crafter Knits a Clue, the first warm and woolly yarn of Holly Quinn’s new Handcrafted mysteries.




About the Author




Holly Quinn is both an avid reader and crafter. Holly sells her artistic creations locally and dreamed of one day opening a gift shop to sell local artist’s handiwork. Instead, she began writing about it and thus her journey of the Handcrafted Mystery series was born. Visit her @ www.authorhollyquinn.com


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