Thursday, November 9, 2017

A Deadly Maine Christmas

A Mainely Needlepoint Mystery # 6
Lea Wait
Kensington Books
October 31, 2017

It's Christmas in Haven Harbor, ME, seven months after Angie Curtis moved back to her hometown. A lot has happened in those seven months. Angie has reconnected with old friends, made new ones, taken over her grandmother's needlepoint business and helped solve several murders in the small seaside village. She is in a fledgling relationship with Patrick West, the son of Hollywood star Skye West, who recently renovated a local estate. When Skye contacts Patrick to announce her unexpected arrival in Maine for Christmas, bringing her co-stars and writers of her troubled current project with her, Angie's plans are upended. Skye wants everything to be perfect for her guests. Angie somewhat reluctantly agrees to help, despite her busy schedule, and the two transform the estate into a Christmas wonderland.  The murder of one of the co-stars and some suspicious Christmas cookies delivered to Patrick threaten the wished-for peace of the season and Angie's future.

The Mainely Needlepoint Mysteries are well-plotted cozies, loaded with local color. For anyone who loves Maine, they are a great "fix" for those who are missing the Downeast way of life. Thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books for an advance digital copy.  The opinions are my own.

RATING- 4 Stars

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