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Kath Rutledge is about to learn the true meaning of TGIF—Thank Goodness It’s Fiber.… That’s the name of the spunky group of fiber and needlework artists founded by Ivy McClellan, Kath’s beloved grandmother. Though Ivy has recently passed on, the members still meet regularly at her fiber and fabric shop, The Weaver’s Cat, which Kath has now inherited. But that’s only the fiKath Rutledge is about to learn the true meaning of TGIF—Thank Goodness It’s Fiber.… That’s the name of the spunky group of fiber and needlework artists founded by Ivy McClellan, Kath’s beloved grandmother. Though Ivy has recently passed on, the members still meet regularly at her fiber and fabric shop, The Weaver’s Cat, which Kath has now inherited. But that’s only the first in a series of surprises when Kath returns to the small town of Blue Plum, Tennessee, to settle her grandmother’s affairs. There’s been a murder, and it turns out her grandmother was the prime suspect. Before she can begin to clear Ivy’s name, Kath encounters a looming presence in the form of a gloomy ghost. It turns out the specter has just as much interest in solving the murder as Kath. So, with a little help from the members of TGIF—and a stubborn spirit from beyond—she sets out to unravel the clues and hook the real killer.…...

Title : Last Wool and Testament
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ISBN : 9780451237828
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Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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Last Wool and Testament Reviews

  • Chris Conley
    2019-05-20 23:32

    This is the first in the Haunted Yarnshop series. It is a fun little mystery. I had figured out who the bad guy was but getting there with Kath’s posse was fun. Geneva, the resident ghost, is going to be an interesting character. I definitely am going to keep up with the series.

  • Jeannie and Louis Rigod
    2019-04-24 02:06

    I simply adored this new series. My problem? It was too short. Honestly, I wish this was one occasion that I found I was reading number six of... so that I could go and get the previous ones...Kath Rutledge, Ms. Rutledge to the local police force of Blue Plum, Tennessee, runs afoul of the local constabulary as she rushes to her Granny's burial. As she blubbers this out to the Officer, he asks, "Crazy Ivy?" Naturally all sensibilities are offended and Kath proceeds to 'dress down' (a favorite military term,) the Officer. I was laughing my head off as I truly felt her pain of loss.Kath proceeds to find nothing is as she thought. Her Granny's house has been nefariously stolen, she has less than a week to remove all furnishings. The housing Kath is offered (free...always worry,) is the site of a local homicide, and the entire mess comes with a resident Ghost that has a talent...melancholy wailing!The story is a murder mystery, perhaps three? There is also something going on with burglaries at the house under contention, Granny's belongings are missing. Nutty twin cousins to drive Kath nuttier than she feels she is becoming, and due to budget cuts, Kath loses her job and must rely on Grandmother's fabric store, "The Weaver's Cat."I, again must say, simply adored this debut novel of what I hope is a record setting series. I laughed, felt annoyed, wanted justice, and loved the characters. Especially the haunt. Run out and get this book. It is one you will wish to keep in your private library. I'm so glad I have the print version.

  • Barbara
    2019-05-10 23:17

    Witches, ghosts, blackmail and murders. The bodies pile up and like so many novels with a yarn or knitting theme, those themes are superficial and barely explored. After 4 bodies, I couldn't keep track although just as I was thinking that, 90 minutes from the end, the author gives a quick summary of everything that has happened. I was so distracted listening to the end of the novel I didn't even know who was guilty and didn't care.

  • Lynn
    2019-05-06 02:24

    Full review: I liked this. Didn't love it. I was a bit nervous it might be a bit too "romance," but it wasn't at all. I like the way the "ghost" character was written and handled. This just didn't strike me as a "great" book. Although I would read more in the series, there are way too many other books I would much rather read right now.

  • C.
    2019-05-13 19:07

    The moment I began reading the first page; I could tell I was discovering a favourite author! Molly MacRae's narration gallops at a comfortable canter. There are sharply-described sensations and details such that you feel you are in the story and laugh uproariously. They are properly-placed. This whole novel is sprinkled with flavour and flows. In mystery more than in any genre, most of the writing should carry us towards the plot and it does. Even with premise needing to be set, my enthusiasm didn’t wane.A lady investigates why her Grandma appears to have lost the title to her house. She must also decide if she will return to her roots, or reprise her textile restoration career. It is hinted that her Grandma is a witch, an ancestry she must have inherited but I expect this subject will the treatise of other novels. I praise "Last Wool And Testament" for being a well-written mystery and also for introducing a ghost with the stupefied reaction a person should have, in the face of etherealness! The bafflement of seeing a ghost is done justice, even if this is one of the most hilarious books I have ever read.My favourite part, which I chortle about time and time again, is when Kath meets her lawyer's elderly receptionist. She is warned that the water has been turned off but that she will still be offered coffee or another beverage, because the lawyer has a huge water bottle in his office. When she begins her appointment and the lawyer offers coffee, Kath's inner thoughts splintered me with laughter. She remarked that she didn't want a beverage but that she couldn't help peering around the room for the giant water bottle that had impressed the receptionist! I can't buy Molly's succeeding volumes fast enough.

  • Jonathan
    2019-05-17 20:25

    Last Wool and Testament was an exciting glimpse into Blue Plum, Tennessee.The characters were great, I really liked Kath, hated Clod, which is what the author wanted you to do, and was in-between about Joe.The mystery was also wonderful, I had a slight inkling of who the killer was, but I didn't know for sure, but the reason for the murder blew me away, it was a surprise, but fit in perfectly with what the author was trying to convey. The author also left a few loose ends that I'll enjoy reading about in the next installment.However, the beginning was a bit slow for my taste, it took like 75 pages before I really got into this book, and the ghost played a relatively minor role for most of the book. When I had picked this up I had expected the ghost to be right there with the MC for most of the story, but that wasn't the case.Through those minor faults, however, this book was a good, riveting read that I devoured!

  • Sue Ross
    2019-05-02 20:35

    Molly MacRae's characters and settings true to the place she writes about. It's a great first book in a series that I hope will continue for a long time. Kath comes home to her granny's funeral and meets many colorful and not always nice people living in the town of Blue Plum, Tennessee. There is evil afoot in the book from the beginning and it will take a wise person to figure out the who-done-it before the end of the book. If you like working with yarns, East Tennessee, ghosts or just like reading good mysteries, you will enjoy this one.

  • Zoe
    2019-05-11 21:33

    This book certainly fills a gap among cozy mysteries with its combination of paranormal elements and weaving, but the secondary characters are not very well developed and are virtually indistinguishable from one another. Add to the the fact that if you are reading it for weaving scenes or info, you'll be sorely disappointed and this mystery is just so-so

  • Sarah Wisseman
    2019-05-20 20:11

    Great beginning to the new haunted wool shop mysteries. My favorite character is the depressed ghost who helps the protagonist solve the murder. Full of delicious humor and wonderful details about Tennessee, food, yarn, and people's behavior. A must read!

  • Tracy
    2019-05-22 22:26

    Kath's much-loved grandmother has just died, so Kath must return to Blue Plum to attend the memorial and tie up loose ends. Twists, turns, surprises, and mysteries follow.

  • Cathy Cole
    2019-04-27 01:22

    First Line: It wasn't how I'd planned to spend my thirty-ninth birthday, driving like a crazed woman from Richmond, Virginia, to a cemetery in the mountains of east Tennessee.Kath Rutledge, textile preservationist for the state of Illinois, is driving like a crazed woman because she's trying not to miss the funeral of her beloved grandmother, Ivy McClellan. She almost doesn't make it, thanks to Cole Dunbar, who unfortunately is the type of police officer anyone would dearly love to punch in the nose.After the funeral, Kath goes to her grandmother's popular fiber and fabric shop, the Weaver's Cat, where many of Ivy's friends have gathered to honor her memory. Most of those attending belong to a group of fiber and needlework artists known as TGIF (Thank Goodness It's Fiber). Afterwards Kath goes to her grandmother's cottage, fully expecting to stay there while she wraps up Ivy's affairs. However, the locks have been changed. It seems that Ivy didn't own her home, and the new owner has it locked up tighter than a drum until he gets the rent he's owed. Or so he says.An acquaintance gives Kath an alternate place to stay, and it's not until the next day that she learns that the previous tenant, Emmett Cobb, was murdered-- and Kath's grandmother is the prime suspect. Even though this cake doesn't need any icing, Kath gets it anyway: the cabin where she's staying has another occupant-- a gloomy ghost who is just as motivated as Kath when it comes to finding Emmett Cobb's killer.Life in a small town in east Tennessee is lovingly described in Last Wool and Testament, as are its residents. MacRae has the perfect setting and a wonderful cast for her new series, and if you aren't exactly a fan of paranormal mysteries, feel free to give this one a try anyway. The paranormal angle is done with a very light touch, and the ghost is more of a monumental pain in the neck than she is otherworldly.I enjoyed myself becoming acquainted with the cast of characters (well... with the exception of Cole Dunbar; I really did want to punch that guy in the nose), and my candidate for whodunit changed from time to time until close to the end when one character's behavior set off my inner alarm system.I savored all the information about textiles throughout the book, and although I normally ignore patterns or recipes in the backs of cozy mysteries, I have to admit that-- although the knitting pattern for a baby/toddler's hat didn't do much for me, the recipe for Rosemary Watermelon Lemonade made my taste buds sit up and beg.Good setting, good characters, good food... and fiber and fabric, too. Last Wool and Testament is a wonderful beginning to a new series.

  • Kirsten
    2019-05-22 22:25

    This is a great little cozy mystery. The characters are wonderful and colorful. The mystery is smartly done and kept me guessing till the end. Excited to find a new series!

  • bella
    2019-05-08 02:34

    Kath is heading to Blue Plum, Tennessee, to attend the funeral of her grandmother. After the funeral Kath is distressed to learn that Granny sold her house and rumours around town are that her grandmother, who the locals call "Crazy Ivy" killed someone. Kath tries to unravel the mystery with the help of the TGIF "Thank Goodness It's Fiber" group.I've been discovering lots of fantastic new-to-me cozy mystery series this year, and it makes it a little hard with each of them being so good. Each month I keep finding new ones that are "Oh-My-God-This-Is-Fantastic"! Last Wool and Testament is the latest that I'm adding to the list. Early on I thought I had the mystery solved, but with many twists and turns and multiple dead bodies, it turns out I had it all wrong! Molly MacRae certainly kept me on my toes, and along with the "interesting" locals I absolutely loved this mystery.I really liked the TGIF group, especially the inclusion of Joe, a male knitter. This is the first time I've seen a male knitter in a story and I loved it! Along with Joe, there were plenty of quirky characters in Blue Plum and I absolutely can't wait to take another visit with the release of Dying Wishes, in July.I listened to Last Wool and Testament as an audio, and I must say I'm really enjoying seeing more cozy mysteries on audio. Emily Durante did a fantastic job voicing all the characters and I'm glad to see that she is also doing the narration on the second book in the series.If you like your knitting mysteries, please check out Last Wool and Testament. It will warm up your knitting soul and keep you on the edge of your seat with a fantastic mystery.

    2019-05-17 21:25

    TGIF - Thank Goodness It's Fiber! That's the the name of a group of fiber and needlework artists founded by Kath Rutledge's grandmother Ivy. Sadly Ivy just recently passed away and Kath has come home to Blue Plum, Tennessee to see to decide what to do with her grandmother's shop, The Weaver's Cat, and settle all her other affairs. Little did she know that her grandmother was the prime suspect in a recent murder. Kath needs to clear Ivy's name and she has a help from a very surprising specter. Seems the ghost has just as much interest in solving the murder as Kath. So with her spirit sidekick and the members of TGIF Kath "sets out to unravel the clues and hook the real killer".Dollycas's ThoughtsThe residents of Blue Plum are so much fun, even the ones everybody can't see! In fact Geneva was my favorite character. Kath had quite a time with her and I loved every minute. She starts out very gloomy and depressed but by the end she is oh so happy. Well as happy as a ghost can be.This was a complex mystery and I thought I had it all figured out but I was wrong.From Kath's speeding home as quickly as possible to get to the funeral until the final clue is unraveled the pages just keep turning. Molly MacRae has woven together a smart and witty whodunit for all of us to love.This is a wonderful debut!!!

  • Ronna
    2019-05-15 21:13

    First in the Haunted Yarn Shop mysteries, this book introduces us to Blue Plum, Tennessee and The Weaver's Cat yarn shop, and the many and varied characters in the town. Kath has just come back to town after the death of her beloved grandmother, Ivy McClellen, to discover herself locked out of her grandmother's house. Since she inherited all of Ivy's things, this comes as a shocking surprise, especially when she's told that her grandmother had sold her home and was just renting. Not only that, but the owners expect the house emptied out within the week for the new owners. When a dead body is found, real trouble ensues!Kath calls upon the knitting and fiber group from Ivy's shop, TGIFs--Thank Goodness It's Fiber--to help her find out what has happened. She also gets a little "help" from an unlikely source, an emotionally charged ghost from the past. This is a fun cozy with a great deal of potential. Though I really enjoyed the story, it felt a little bit unfinished--like more of an introduction for future books. The ghost was a bit annoying also as she was more of a whiner than a fun addition to the story. Though she moves from an empty house into the yarn shop eventually, and I think her presence there may be intriguing in the future. So, this book interested me enough to give the next book a try.

  • Mary
    2019-04-27 19:07

    This is the first book in this series. A haunted yarn shop mystery. It introduced us to many new and interesting characters that I hope will be in some of the other books in this series. I am sure I will read more.Kath Rutledge is on her way to her Granny's burial service and is going too fast, she gets stopped by a local officer. It turns out that she will keep running into him several more times during her time in town. So many times that she actually wants to know if he is the only cop on the police force.When she is finished with the burial, she wants to go back to her Granny's house and take a nap before supper, but finds out that the house does not belong to Granny anymore and the new owner has changed the locks and is out of town until next week. Granny also owns a craft shop called "Weaver's Cat" which Kath loves and hopes to be able to take over as well.There are lots of ups and downs and people trying to get Kath convinced enough to give up and go home to Illinois. What they don't know is that she has lost her job there and has no place to go. Also, she has some ghosts to contend with in the cottage she is staying in that no one else can see or hear but her.Great story and I look forward to others in this series!

  • Elizabeth
    2019-05-05 19:12

    Don't get me wrong. This was a good read, but I just couldn't bring myself to give it four stars because of the lack of character development. Not only was the ghost character just "there" for the majority of her existence in the book, but there was no history or background development. I wouldn't be picky if the novel wasn't promoted as "A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery." The ghost ends up in the yarn shop, but does not begin there. Furthermore, the author sets up the story as though the main character is haunted, not a place or item. In addition, beyond Kath and Ardis, very little attention is paid to the other characters which play significant roles in the story. This may be intentional as this book seems to be the beginning of a series, but I would be more inclined to read the rest of the series with a stronger connection to other characters.

  • Casey
    2019-05-07 01:19

    Oh books you thought were ridiculously hokey at the beginning, how you can surprise a reader. I really enjoyed this story. I'm not much of a mystery reader, to be honest, but this was connected to knitting and yarn and all that lovely stuff so I gave it a read. My first reaction was rolling my eyes. Silly, I thought, and the you throw in witchcraft? Please. Weird weepy ghost? Gag. Yeah, but then I realized I didn't want to stop reading it. Because I really liked Kath. And I liked Ten. I even liked Geneva. And I wanted to know what happened with Ivy in this small, idyllic town.Now that I finished Book #1, I think I'll probably be moving on two Book #2 before long. Which is a surprise to me after such a shaky start. But if you want a nice, entertaining book with just enough suspense to keep you going (and anything with knitting or yarn or looms) this is the book for you.

  • Karen
    2019-05-24 18:07

    Book one in this series:There’s been a murder, and it turns out her grandmother was the prime suspect. Before she can begin to clear Ivy’s name, Kath encounters a looming presence in the form of a gloomy ghost. It turns out the specter has just as much interest in solving the murder as Kath. So, with a little help from the members of TGIF—and a stubborn spirit from beyond—she sets out to unravel the clues and hook the real killer. ( MacRae writes a real cliff hanger here. She hints Kath inherited her grandmother's "gift" but doesn't indicate what that might be. She also introduces a ghost that helps her solve this crime. Could that be the gift? I need to read book 2 to find out!

  • Nicole
    2019-05-04 00:31

    I know I started this book before, but I picked it up again since I couldn't remember how it ended. And now, having finished it, I think I started it but never finished it the last time I got it out of the library. Nothing from the middle half of the book on seemed familiar.This is a fun cozy mystery. However, don't expect the yarn content to be anything but superficial. Yes, it's the first in the "Haunted Yarn Shop" mystery series. But unlike some other fiber-oriented cozy mystery series, this book at least (I can't vouch for the rest of the series) only uses the yarn shop as a setting. It's still enjoyable, and the "haunted" part was certainly true (and fun). But don't expect much in the way of yarn in this one.

  • Stefanie
    2019-04-25 01:12

    I would rate this book more like 3.5 stars. I had read this in spurts during a busy time so it was a bit of a choppy read for me. I felt like on this roller coaster with all these dips and turns. Just when I thought I knew who did it, I'd get totally mo-ded. Of course as a hardcore knitter, I did wish there were more fiber activity going on. Yarn was more like a background prop. I was a bit surprised at who was the actual killer. I really didn't see that coming. I would definitely read another in the series and do a better job of concentrating on the storyline to get more out of it.02.11.174 stars. I enjoyed this "reread" more the second time around.

  • Jennifer
    2019-05-04 20:17

    This review is disjointed because I was reviewing as I read. I'm really getting exasperated with the cozies I've been reading, because they seem to mistake "cozy" for "disjointed" and "illogical."Deputy Dunbar was an unbelievably odd character. First the odd rudeness - rudeness isn't surprising, but the fact that he wouldn't explain when asked point blank questions is. I mean, he basically acted as if he was sleeping while she talked. And then asked her out after all that? And implying her dead grandmother is involved in murder? . Telling her the vandalism was weird and fitting with her grandmother's nickname as "Crazy Ivy?" Um. Talk about unprofessional. Where is the sheriff in all this?Again with abrupt illogical happenings - she is freaked out by a person that comes up behind her and taps her on the shoulder, but in the preceding paragraph, the person called out to her several times as approaching. I consider this poor writing - since it's told in first person, she shouldn't have noticed him calling out while she was so preoccupied. Later, she says the tapestry is personal but not valuable, but in the next sentence Ardis says that her pieces sold for good money.I get that the Spivey cousins were annoying jerks, but even so it didn't make sense that they would come into a class and immediately ask who knew about their cousin's supposed affair with the lawyer. That's just not how people (even mean ones) bring things up.Regarding the house, if they aren't sure of the ownership, why on earth move out of it? Should find out FIRST if the house really was sold. Even if it was, I guarantee it doesn't transfer that quickly to his heir, nor could her grandmother have been behind on rent that fast if the other guy died 2 weeks earlier. And you can't go around just arresting or detaining people because a house was broken into, if there is no evidence to suggest it is them. Besides which, if her grandmother's stuff is inside and she "broke into" the house, it's her stuff and she's still legally in possession of the home. Eviction doesn't just happen overnight when someone dies. Since she's supposed to be getting the stuff out and has no key, she can break in if she wants to.The author throws around the fear of "slander" quite a bit. There isn't slander in saying negative things about people. To be sued for slander, it has to fall under specific conditions, which don't include saying somebody is a moron. Also, speculating whether or not someone is involved in something when you suspect them is not slander. Otherwise you could never investigate anyone.The snakes were a complete WTF episode. "the strike was like lightning. The bite like fire. My scream would have been endless, but a gray cloud descended, surrounding me, driving the snake away." Um. Besides being crappy writing, she wasn't bitten. Most snakes wouldn't even try to bite her unless they were riled up, which this one shouldn't have been. And how is Carlin picking them up and petting them on the head? Just because you're a snake handler does not make you magically attuned to snakes - they aren't cats. Then Nicki is revealed to be an obsessive stalker (for no reason) and they blame the murders on her without evidence. Later you find that the snake handler gave the snakes to the lawyer to pay off his So...he knows who is responsible for the murder...Now that I've reached the end, I am more baffled than ever by the issue of the house ownership. Supposedly Max inherited it from Em, who was given the house by Ivy (though no one knew this?). Max said Ivy owed back rent and had found new renters that were taking possession in a few days. turns out that Ivy's agreement (which is another mystery, since there was no real blackmail material) was that Em would have the house after Ivy died or decided to leave. No rental agreement, either. Since he predeceased her, the house never went to him. Therefore, the house couldn't go to Max ever. So why did he think it did? And after only two weeks, how was the estate figured out enough that he could take possession and evict people, not to mention claiming supposed back rent? None of this makes sense. Oh, and despite never finding Em's stash of material, he also was able to take up his blackmail scheme?Calling a specific deputy instead of 911 is stupid (esp when you broke his nose earlier). So is the deputy for telling his poker buddy all about it, then going off to answer another call (where are these supposed other deputies?) without calling it in. Homer is getting blackmailed for a pretty silly reason - not that bigamy is silly, the explanation is lacking. It literally says that he barely graduated, moved away from hicksville, worked hard to put himself through school, then changed his name. Where in all that did he get married (and apparently have a kid)? Does his first wife think he's dead? And why does his second wife think she married a pedigreed guy if he has no family background? So many details are missing here. Not sure how he planned to shoot 6 women and get away with it -_- Debbie is a moron for claiming that Kath should be arrested for endangerment when his whole plan was already to shoot them. It is so frustrating when authors just toss little bits in there that make no sense.

  • Amy
    2019-05-09 20:07

    Oh what a great first book in a series! I was pulled into the story from the first sentence and hooked in until the last. :) And there is just enough unanswered questions to make me want to pick up the second book in the series right away!

  • Kathy Rogers
    2019-05-04 21:07

    Thank you, Faith, for the recommendation. Fun, relaxing read with every element to entice me: mystery, knitting and ghosts!!

  • Deborah
    2019-05-15 21:19

    Enjoyed this first book in the series. Interesting twist, quirky characters and a ghost. What's not to like?

  • Maryfrances
    2019-05-10 21:13

    A great introduction to a new set of "friends". Thoroughly enjoyed the read. Looking forward to the next adventure in Blue Plum.

  • Carmen
    2019-05-11 18:27

    It recently came to my attention that there's a haunted yarn shop cozy mystery series floating around. Cozy mystery? Check. Paranormal novel? Check. Yarn? Check, check, and check! I had to read it ASAP, and I was not disappointed. It has a variety of fun to quirky characters, funny moments, and a ghost sidekick. What's not to like?The series starts out as Kath Rutledge is attempting not to drive like a bat out of hell to Blue Plum, Tennessee. She's distraught because her dear grandmother, Ivy, has passed away and she's late to the burial just to top things off. Upon arriving, she discovers there's some kind of mystery going on behind her grandmother's house, which was apparently sold to a man who was murdered shortly before her grandmother's passing. Plus, she's got a ghost on her hands, and she doesn't even believe in ghosts. We follow Kath around as she tries to sort out her grandmother's affairs while getting to the bottom of the mysteries that greets her like a Blue Plum welcome party.The story is a mystery of mysteries. Poor Kath has a lot on her hands as the mysteries keep piling up. Who killed Em? Why did Ivy sell her house to him? Who is the ghost haunting her temporary home? The mysteries birth new mysteries. It's rather fun following Kath around trying to get to the bottom of them. I enjoy the story as well as her interactions with the members of the town, the memories she and others have of Ivy, and seeing the series set itself up. There isn't a dull moment, and it produces some well needed laughs. It's everything I didn't know I wanted from a paranormal yarn cozy. This is a series that I will be following until it eventually reaches its conclusion.

  • Tabitha
    2019-05-13 01:23

    On her 39th birthday, Kath gets a phone call about her grandmother's death. As the only living relation half a continent away, the plans are made and she is in a rush to make it from Illinois to East TN and not miss the "not-a-funeral" that her grandmother had insisted shouldn't occur. Friends from the town try to encourage Kath but things take an ugly turn when she finds the locks on her grandmother's house have been changed. Between town busybodies, a depressed tv-addicted ghost, staying at a location where someone was recently murdered, and trying to sort who she can trust, Kath quickly has her hands full. In the process of trying to solve mysteries surrounding her grandmother, she wonders if she's losing her mind.This was a funny book set in East TN (near where I grew up since Blue Plum is actually the name of a festival in Johnson City) and had the cozy mystery and local out of control characters theme to make it a quick and engaging read. The back included extras (2 recipes and a crochet pattern). This book was so light and enjoyable that it was hard to set aside.

  • Phillip Albright
    2019-04-29 22:14

    Kath is the main character of this book. No the Katherine, Not Kathy, Kath. Let me tell you I was feeling all sorts of emotions for Kath. The book is written very well that it was visually in my mind. I took my time with this cozy mystery. There were so many details and words in 315 pages of story. It felt like reading a novel instead of just any paper back. The characters were very colorful and visually correct in my mind. Living just a few hours from the area Blue Plum is located is also a neat feature. The book taught more about looming than just being another knitting mystery. I wanted more visuals of the CAT. The idea of magic was light and that is nice, but I want to see how Kath grows with her spirit seeing. I think there were other talents Granny had turned into secrets. Even though Blue Plum is small I wonder what other shops or businesses there are. A solid weaving of words, action, and tears. If I could give more than five stars I would.

  • Mary Cokenour
    2019-05-13 02:12

    Kath's grandmother Ivy has died, leaving behind a load of questions that need to be answered urgently...Who killed Emmett Cobb and why?, How did Max Cobb get ownership of Grandma Ivy's house?, Who is the ghost Kath has named "Geneva"? and Where did Ivy's cat disappear to? These will be answered, along with a slue of others; oh yeah, Ivy tells Kath in a letter that she was a witch, and that Ivy has the "gift" too. What's a grieving grand daughter to do!?!This first book of a new series has a ton of quirky characters leading the reader here, there and everywhere; and wait till you find out who the killer was all along!!!