Author K.D. McCrite is one of the talented people the Ozarks shares with the rest of the world so they can see a shining example of elegant art — not all rednecks! McCrite grew up near Mansfield, Missouri and now resides in Arkansas. She is a stellar Ozarks writer who has written several mysteries in various series from the people at Annie’s Attic. Additionally, she has an excellent young adult series with the Confessions of April Grace. Some days she takes on a different persona and writes romance as Sidney Archer. You can get acquainted with K.D. at her Facebook page. K.D. McCrite, author
K.D. McCrite has brought an excellent piece of the mysterious puzzle facing quilter friends who’ve had a third friend murdered. They seriously pursue justice for their friend in Raven Threads.
Ravens and rancor are at the center of Raven Threads as lifelong friends, Emma and Kelly leave their quilt design restoration shop, “Cotton and Grace” in the hands of family while they track down a clue to the murderer of another friend, Rose. The mystery is 15 years old and unsolved…will the Raven have the answer? Will their efforts bring freedom for a talented artist and peace for a family?
I enjoyed the quilting and crafting conversation sprinkled through the book along with the lengths the friends go to trying to find justice for the friend they lost. A simple mystery would have been over in a few pages without the maze of sub-plots that author K.D. McCrite is so good at weaving together as a story/tapestry. We find romance, fear, art, along with major friendship among the Nimble Thimbles quilting group. I liked member, Walter, the retired geometry teacher who brought a line perspective to a craft usually left to women.
The community around Mystic Harbor is the dream of small towns across the country with side by side small specialty shops that seem to be successful. And rather different from the situation at the small, hostile town of Avonlea where they must go to track down their raven clue and find of the woman with the Raven necklace is the murderer. Or what she knows.
As we’ve come to expect from all Annie’s books, the Annie’s Quilting Mysteries are well-written, edited and beautifully produced with stunning jackets, stitched spine and ATTACHED satin bookmarks. The story and the presentation are purely ART!
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