Thread and Gone

Thread and Gone 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 gra

  • Title: Thread and Gone
  • Author: Lea Wait
  • ISBN: 9781617730085
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 discoWhen 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.

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    1. This is an author review -- so, first, I want to share how much fun I had doing the research for THREAD AND GONE, and then writing it. Connecting Mary Queen of Scots to Marie Antoinette and then to the coast of Maine was a challenge, but I found amazing ways in which it worked. I'll admit I love history, but I hope even if you don't, you'll enjoy the puzzle. (And don't forget to read my Author's Note at the end, in which I share my own personal connection to this story.) Of course, most of the b [...]

    2. From the cover: 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, [...]

    3. Author Lea Wait has embroidered mystery and needlepoint to create a masterpiece of a cozy!I started this series with book two, THREADS OF EVIDENCE and instantly fell for this delightful series. Protagonist Angie Curtis and her group of Mainely Needlepointers are a great cast of characters. The setting of Haven Harbor, Maine sounds like just the sort of place I’d love to visit. With THREAD AND GONE, author Wait has penned an excellent mystery that kept me rooted to my chair. The intrigue starte [...]

    4. This book ticked all my boxes. Needlework? Love it. Cozy Mystery? Heck yeah. History? Give me more. You'd think that combining all my major loves into one book would mean an instant 5 star read, right? Yeah. No. Sadly this book was a huge waste of potential. The characters were one dimensional and dull, the story was barely even a story, and the pacing was just off. At no point was there a real mystery that our protagonist (sorry, don't remember her name and don't care enough to look it up) acti [...]

    5. I discovered two brand-new cozy mystery series in 2015 that I absolutely love, and Lea Wait's Mainely Needlepoint series is one of them. Wait has a knack for combining strong characters and intriguing plots filled with fascinating historical tidbits, and I find it irresistible.In Thread and Gone, one piece of extremely old needlepoint has possible ties to Marie Antoinette, Mary Queen of Scots, and all of the Scottish queen's attendants who were also named Mary. (It's not as confusing as it sound [...]

    6. The Mainely Needlepointers receive an old tapestry from Mary Clough to learn about its history. Angie Curtis takes the stitching piece to her lawyer so it can be put in a safe. There is story about the needle work was done by Mary, Queen of Scots; if so it is very valuable. Later the lawyer is found strangled to deathd the contents of the safe missing. Angie and friends search to find answers to the questions.Disclosure: I received a free copy from Kensington Books through Netgalley for an hones [...]

    7. Thread and Gone, the newest installment of the Mainely Needlepoint mystery series is easily as good or better than its predecessors. Lea Wait knows how keep readers enthralled on multiple levels.In Thread and Gone, a local lawyer is murdered and everything in her safe, both jewelry and a potentially valuable piece of needlework is stolen. On another level, there is also the mystery of the origin of the needlework itself, delving into the history and the possible connection of the piece to Mary Q [...]

    8. I was excited to read this new book in the needlepoint series. While I enjoyed the history regarding Mary, Queen of Scots and Marie Antoinette, I was not as engaged in the story as I hoped I would be.I missed the needlepoint group as a whole, when they got together it made the story more enjoyable. I felt that some of the mystery was left unsolved, but maybe the author is holding out until the next book. I did not like Rob Trask at all, he was not portrayed as a nice guy and I had a hard time ge [...]

    9. Review: THREAD AND GONE by Lea WaitThe Mainely Needlepoint-ers are on their third adventure in the popular summer destination of Haven Harbor, Maine, a port community with its own lighthouse, near Three Sisters Islands. This eclectic group of dedicated enthusiasts commit to researching a potentially priceless embroidered "Byrd of America" (sic) which quite possibly may be a work of love by that 16th century controversial historical personage, Mary Queen of Scots (temporarily Queen of France). Pr [...]

    10. I do enjoy this series and this entry didn't disappoint. Of course, I may be slightly biased since my pseudonym turned up in the text and my real name was in the author's note. As always, Lea Wait does a superb job of portraying life on the coast of Maine. My only complaint is that I have to wait until November to see what happens next in Angie's life.

    11. I love Lea Wait's books. I love visiting Haven Harbor, Maine. I love seeing the Mainely Needlepointers and all the fun and friendship that they all share. I enjoy the trouble and involvement that Angie Curtis gets into when she does not listen to the police when she gets involved with the latest murders in Haven Harbor!This book had two murders, one a woman lawyer and a tourist who Angie only met once, but she had to figure out what happened to both of them.Of course, the story kept me up all ni [...]

    12. I’m continuing to really enjoy this series set in a Maine coastal town. From the way needlepoint is woven into the mysteries without seeming overly contrived, to the seaside town itself, to the first-person heroine, just about every aspect of the series appeals to me. It’s not cutesy; there’s a grittier, more realistic edge to the series that makes it believable without losing its “cozy mystery” appeal.In Thread and Gone, the mystery revolves around a piece of antique needlework that j [...]

    13. I really enjoyed book three in the Mainely Needlepoint Mystery series. I have enjoyed the other two in the series and feel that each can be read alone if you haven't read the earlier ones. One of the reasons I love these books is the history and samples at the beginning of each chapter. The author is great about who,where,and when each were done. I used to cross stitch with my mom as a young girl and enjoy it. I am also a huge history nut and loved the Mary,Queen of Scots and Marie Antionette re [...]

    14. Thread And Gone is the third book in the Mainely Needlepoint series. Another great story for this enjoyable series.With Grams and Pastor Tom off on their honeymoon, Angie is preparing her first 4th of July dinner for her friends, the Mainely Needlepointer's. As they are about to begin their dessert, Mary Clough and her boyfriend Rob Trask show up and ask to speak with Angie. Ethan Trask, Rob's brother, and a state trooper has told them to talk to Angie about what appears to a very example of nee [...]

    15. The Mainely Needlepoint series was my favorite new cozy mystery series is 2015. Angie grew up in Haven Harbor Maine and left for awhile to go to Arizona where she worked as an assistant to a private investigator. She returns to Haven Harbor Maine in the first book due to her mother's body being found. Her mother disappeared when she was a child. Angie went into business with her grandmother's Needlepoint business.The third book starts off with a New England 4th of July picnic dinner of baked sal [...]

    16. Thread and Gone is the third installment of the Mainely Needlepoint mystery series and I really enjoyed it. Not only was there a murder mystery but there is a mystery surrounding the authentication of a really old piece of needlepoint that a young girl found in her attic while cleaning it out.Mary ask Angie if she could find out if her needlepoint was worth anything. Her fiance wants to know if it’s valuable cause he want’s to sell everything so he can buy a lobster boat. He is making Mary s [...]

    17. I am really enjoying this series. Who would have thought that an old piece of needlepoint would carry a story and have such an interesting twist to it. I loved this book!Protagonist Angie Curtis and her group of Mainely Needlepointers are a great cast of characters. They run their business in the small town of Haven Harbor, Maine where they seem to be having their share of bad luck. In this story a young girl and her fiance bring Angie a piece of extremely old needlepoint has possible ties to Ma [...]

    18. Angie Curtis moved back to her childhood home of Haven Harbor in the previous book of this series. Thread and Gone is set just a few months afterwards and whilst part of the Mainely Needlepoint Myystery series, is a good stand alone read. It's easy reading, but fast moving, with a couple of murders and an accidental death. Haven Harbor sounds like one of those desperately unlucky places to live, This being the third murder investigation in not many more months! Teenager Mary is about to come of [...]

    19. Dollycas’s ThoughtsI was so impressed with this story. Could you imagine having a piece of needlework that could be from the 1500’s? What a treasure, until it goes missing. They had thought a lawyer’s safe would be secure but sadly it wasn’t and the attorney was killed when it was stolen. I think I would have gone over the edge. But Angie and the Mainely Needlepointers keep their heads about them and do the research and investigate not only the provenance of the stitched piece but do eve [...]

    20. Starting a new book in this series is like curling up with a warm blanket and a cup of tea on a cold and dreary day. It's so comfortable and I'm immediately pulled back into the world of Angie Curtis and Haven Harbor, Maine. This visit to Haven Harbor takes place in July and the lobster boats are bringing in tons of fresh lobster. I really enjoyed that aspect of the book as it filled in a bit of what life in Haven Harbor is really like. I loved the research done on the needlepoint. Wait always p [...]

    21. Princess Fuzzypants here. I had to fight Momma to do this review but. Juno is a Maine Coon and Angie said she is getting a cat at the end of the story so I think it is only fitting to have a Maine Coon write a review on a series set in Maine- with a cat.We really enjoy this series and this book was as good as the previous ones. We enjoy the descriptions of life in a small Maine coastal town. You can almost smell the brine and the lobsters. In this outing a local lawyer is found murdered in her h [...]

    22. This series becomes more and more fascinating and intriguing. Each book is written really well, with a strong plot and a compelling story line that is really hard to put it down. The mystery is well constructed, the characters are charming and Haven Harbor is a really cute and amazing small town in Maine.Angie Curtis and her friend Sarah are contacted by a young man and his girlfriend. They have found a needlepointer in the former residence that she has inherited from her parents and want that A [...]

    23. This is book three in Lea Wait’s Mainely Needlepoint Mystery series and I enjoyed all of them. Ms. Wait provides excellent background information on the characters and each can be read as a standalone were interesting but some were too lengthy for my taste. I’m not much of a history buff so I feel there was a little too much Mary, Queen of Scots and Marie Antoinette history and I missed the needlepoint group getting together. The reveal of the killer was a surprise to me.Mary Clough and her [...]

    24. Thread and Gone is the third book in the Mainely Needlepoint series.  This is the first one I've read of the series, and there are a few references to the earlier books, but nothing that was confusing or made me feel lost.  The setting, a small town in Maine, is quaint and cozy; who can't picture small town New England? It's an easy setting to lose yourself in, vivid and picturesque.   Likeable characters, especially the main character, Angie, are easy to relate to and realistic.   I real [...]

    25. I thoroughly enjoyed the many aspects of this cozy, small community mystery and how all the layers came together. This is book three of the Mainely Needlepoint Mystery series, but it is not even six months since our heroine, Angie Curtis, has returned to the tourist centered town she grew up in - and escaped as soon as she was old enough. She is still getting to know more about the residents, especially the younger population. Angie has been living with her grandmother but now Gran is off on her [...]

    26. While I have enjoyed this series, I found the third installment a little harder for me to get through reading. In the previous books I have enjoyed the fact that the needlepoint group had been featured throughout the story. I also enjoyed the relationship with Angie and her best friend. However, in this story I felt both of those were lost and therefore part of my enjoyment was missing. The storyline featuring the legend was hard for me to get into as well due to the fact that I don't have much [...]

    27. 4 starsThis is the third book in the Mainely Needlepoint series.When someone asks Angie Curtis and the Mainely Needlepoint team about the authenticity of an old piece of needlework she found in her attic, Angie entrusts her family lawyer with it. She puts it in her safe one night. But by day break, she is dead and the needlepoint is missing.I love to cross stitch, so a mystery centering around needlepoint is right up my alley.There are a lot of twists and turns in this whodunit. And I have to ad [...]

    28. This is a great book; this is the third book in the Mainely Needlepoint Mystery series by Lea Wait. Angie Curtis and her fellow Mainely Needle-pointers are enjoying their holidays. When Mary Clough drops in on the group’s Fourth of July supper to ask a question about antique needlepoint she is discovered in her family Colonial-era home. Angie and her friends set out to solve the mystery and find out what really happened to Mary. If you are looking for a great mystery, then you need to read thi [...]

    29. Is it possible that a small segment of antique needlework is the cause of the current trouble and problems in Haven Harbor? A dead attorney, her safe broken into, and the antique needlework , that was given to her to safe guard is stolen. Who knew where the needlework was? Who knew how much it was worth?Lea Wait it the other of 2 mysteries and several historical novels for ages 8-14. The mystery series Lea has written are the Shadow Antique Print series and the Mainly Needlepoint series. Lea is [...]

    30. This is the 3rd book in the Mainly Needlepoint series. I had only read the first book but the author does a good job of catching the reader up with some background information so I felt that I could follow along pretty well. The story was well written and kept my interest since it included a bit of history. The characters seem to think there's a chance that a certain piece of needlepoint might have once belonged to Mary Queen of Scots. If that is the case, it would be quite valuable. When the ne [...]

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