Monday, June 2, 2014

Night of the Living Thread by Janet Bolin: Guest Author & Giveaway


Night of the Living Thread



THREADED FOR DISASTER

What happens when you mix craft fair participants, wedding guests, and people dressed up like zombies in a village dedicated to sewing, quilting, machine embroidery, knitting, crocheting, and other textile arts? 

And then you throw in a dash of ancient Egyptian curses, an angry young thread distributor, an arrogant thriller author, and a mother of the bride who is not afraid to say what she thinks?

You might get a stunning wedding gown and an even more stunning wedding overskirt. You might get zombies appearing when and where they’re not expected. You might get a trail of glow-in-the-dark embroidery thread that seems to move around on its own.

And you might get murder…

Murder is not new to Threadville, and Willow Vanderling from In Stitches, Threadville’s machine embroidery boutique, has become adept at sniffing out (actually, her two dogs, assisted by a pair of young cats, do most of the sniffing) crucial clues.

Willow and her friends, the other textile arts shop proprietors of Threadville, try to stay out of trouble. 

But what can they do when the over-the-top wedding overskirt that they made as a surprise for the bride becomes a murder weapon, and the bride is implicated? They’ll need to snoop, even if their investigation involves attending a haunted graveyard with the overly critical (and alarmingly enthusiastic) mother of the bride.

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Blurb: Zombies, killer dresses, and ancient curses prove that Halloween in Threadville can be sew spooky….

It’s early October, and hordes of visitors have descended on the tiny, celebrated village of Threadville, Pennsylvania, to attend a Halloween crafts fair, a zombie retreat, and the wedding of Edna Battersby—dear friend to Willow Vanderling, owner of the chic machine embroidery boutique, In Stitches.

As a friendly prank for Edna’s wedding, Willow and the rest of the Threadville gang have fashioned an overly extravagant hoopskirt, complete with lights and music. But in a bizarre turn of events, the garish gown is implicated in a mysterious lakeside murder.

Now Willow must follow a trail of glow-in-the-dark thread, delve into ancient Egyptian curses, and creep through a haunted graveyard to unearth a killer—before she becomes the next fashion victim….

Giveaway: Leave a comment by noon eastern on Friday, June 6th for the chance to win a copy of Night of the Living Thread. (US entries only, please.)

27 comments:

NoraA said...

I love this series. You never know who or what is going to pop up in it. I'd certainly love for this book to pop up in my mail box.

Michstjame said...

This is one of my favorite series; the characters are wonderful, the town is a hoot and a half, and the furry friends are just some of the best around. Thanks for the chance to win what will definitely be perfect under a shady tree reading. :)

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Anonymous said...

Hav a Ppawsum day.

Luv and Hugs and Kitty kisses

Dezi

Kathy Gonzales said...

This is a new to me series , it's going on my wish list tho !
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Lisa Brown said...

Great cover, looks great. Thank you for the chance to win it :)
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Anita Yancey said...

It sounds like quite a mixture with zombies, killer dresses, and ancient curses. But it also sounds like a book I would love to read. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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Alicia said...

I love her writing and can't wait to read this new one!

Donna Armstrong said...

Zombies and curses;two of my favorite things. I would love to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

Debbie S said...

I really need to get started on this series, it sounds wonderful.
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Linda R said...

Such an intriguing cover, and I love Halloween cozies. I'm anxious to read this one!

Anonymous said...

Oh my! That sounds interesting! I'd love a chance at the giveaway. pacificcattoys@yahoo.com

traveler said...

I am captivated with this book. Thanks for this giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Teresa said...

Not familiar with this series, but it sounds great!

petite said...

This series sounds fascinating. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lisa Ks Book Reviews said...

Such a fun series! Thank you for the chance to win. Lisaksbookreview@aol.com

Raquel Muniz said...

This book sounds fun. Look forward to reading it.

Denise Zendel said...

I love needle arts and the plot sounds interesting, so put my name in for the draw. This sounds like a series I'd enjoy.

Unknown said...

I Truffles. Thanks for the chance to win the book
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Rita said...

Sounds like a good series.

Sue said...

Egyptisn curses and weddings--quite a combo for a cozy! I must read.
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robin lorraine williamson said...

love all things mystery especially cozies looks like a good read thanks for the giveaway

Ellen Irwin said...

Love a good giveaway! They always invovle mysteries!

holdenj said...

This looks great--I love the title! thanks for the chance to win!
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Carol Bee said...

Egyptian curses and zombies!!! This is definitely going on my MUST read list. :D

Kaye Killgore said...

I love this series, and I absolutely need to read about the murderous wedding dress.

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bookwomen said...

Love this series. Happy for a new one.

cyn209 said...

would love to read this!!

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