Thread and Gone by Lea Wait is the third book in the Mainely Needlepoint mystery series. Publisher: Kensington, December 2015
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 an antique needlepoint she’s discovered in her family attic, Angie and her ravelers are happy to look into the matter.
Angie’s 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 Angie’s right, the piece would be extremely valuable. For safekeeping, Angie turns the piece over to her family lawyer, who places it in a safe in her office. But when the lawyer is found dead with the safe open and ransacked, the real mystery begins.
The author has penned an excellent tale where the mystery kept me both intrigued and engaged in all aspect of this light drama as I had to know who was behind the theft and the murder. I loved the pacing and the tone of this story as it was so comfortable, I felt like I was there in the middle of all the action with Angie and her friends. I like when an author teases me with plot twists that causes me to ponder which directional changes I’m headed to that will pinpoint the identity of the killer and in this tale, I liked how it was done. This was a great read and I can’t wait to read the next book with Angie and her friends.