About the Book
Threadville, Pennsylvania, is famous for its fabric, needlecraft, and embroidery, so it’s only natural that it would become the home of the Threadville Academy of Design and Modeling. While Willow Vanderling has certainly never wanted to be a model, here she is, voluntarily strutting her stuff in a charity runway show in outrageous clothing, all to support the Academy’s scholarship fund.
But the lascivious, mean-spirited director of the academy, Antonio, is making the fashion show a less-than-fabulous affair. After Antonio plays a shocking prank on Willow and her friends that doesn’t exactly leave the ladies in stitches, he mysteriously winds up dead—and someone is trying to pin the blame on Willow.
Now, she must do whatever it takes in order to clear her name, even if it means needling around in other people’s secrets…
Author Janet Bolin / Reviewed by Felita Daniels / 290 Pages
This is book five in the series. You can enjoy it without having read the previous books. Your appreciation of the reoccurring characters would be fuller if you have seen them before. Clay, Haylee, Vicki and others are back along with Sally-Forth and Tally-Ho. The backdrop setting is a town called Threadville. So anyone that enjoys crafting that involves fabric, embroidery or needlecraft will enjoy that aspect. Indeed, a fashion show is what gets things rolling.
For me, there was a drawback – I didn’t feel the motive was compelling enough for someone to feel they had to resort to murder. But this is fiction! The author’s choice of what happens ‘off screen’ and is reported back to the main characters at the ending was curious to me. Seemed like we missed the big payoff of a mystery ending. If cozy mysteries are your favorite genre and you enjoy these types of crafts, you may enjoy this whole series.
About This Author
Janet Bolin enjoys sewing, machine embroidery, all sorts of other needlecrafts and handcrafts, reading, writing, and walking with her two dogs, who are strangely like the dogs in the Threadville Mysteries. SEVEN THREADLY SINS, the fifth book in the Threadville Mystery Series, comes out May 5.