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Wreath of Deception
     

Wreath of Deception

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by Mary Ellen Hughes
 

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Recently widowed, Jo McAllister has set up Jo's Craft Corner in the small town she now calls home. But when the clown she's hired for opening day is murdered at the store, Jo realizes that no town is too small for secrets, scandal-even murder.

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Recently widowed, Jo McAllister has set up Jo's Craft Corner in the small town she now calls home. But when the clown she's hired for opening day is murdered at the store, Jo realizes that no town is too small for secrets, scandal-even murder.

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ISBN-13:
9780425212240
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
09/05/2006
Series:
A Craft Corner Mystery Series , #1
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
4.34(w) x 6.78(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Wreath of Deception 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When the acetylene torch that Mike used in making his metal sculptures exploded killing him and destroying his loft, his wife Jo was totally bereft. Her best friend Carrie convinced her to leave New York and move to Abbotsville, Maryland. Jo leaped at the chance to start over and after months of planning opens up Jo¿s Craft Corner in the small town of Abbottsville. Her opening is a success except for the constant whining and complaints of Cuddles the Clown aka Kyle Sandborn who was hired by Jo to entertain the customers.---------------------- After the store closes, Jo goes into the back room only to find Kyle on the floor covered with blood. The police inform her that he was murdered with her knitting needles as the weapon and that someone slipped a sedative into his drink. The officer in charges zeroes in on Jo as the only suspect as she had the means and opportunity though the motive remains elusive. Her customers in her craft classes convince her to investigate because the police will continue to ignore anyone but her. She acquiesces and almost becomes the killer¿s victim.-------------------- This first Craft Corner mystery is a charming and colorful cozy due to the eccentric fully developed ensemble, the craft ladies, who encourage the spunky heroine to not only get on with her life, but to solve the murder mystery. Readers will admire and like Jo, who believes her new endeavors will bring her some happiness that has been lacking since the accident. Mary Ellen Hughes provides a refreshing writing style that produces a refreshingly original who-done-it that readers will enjoy.-------------------- Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jo McAllister is opening Jo¿s Craft Corner. She was recently widowed and her best friend Carrie has helped her getting the store ready to open. She is also helping her run the store. The grand opening goes great except for Cuddles the Clown. Every time Jo sees him he is grumbling. By the end of the day she is ready to throttle him. But instead she pays him. Last she sees him he is going to the back room to change. Later that night after celebrating with Carrie and her family, Jo stops by the store. Unfortunately she finds Cuddles the Clown whom she hired dead in her store room. Jo becomes the prime suspect. The gals in her craft classes and Carrie help her set out to clear her name. Carrie¿s son Charlie is a great help as well. Who is feeing the police lieutenant information about Jo¿s past and encouraging them to look at her as the prime suspect? Can Jo find the real killer before the killer gets to her? I really enjoyed this book. I¿ve never read anything else by this author, but this will not be the last. I can¿t wait until the next book is out in this series. Jo is such a likeable character. Her relationship with her friend Carrie is great, too. I like the craft store setting in the small town. Really lends itself to this fast reading cozy. I highly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As an avid mystery reader, I am enthused about and enjoy reading all the new cosy mysteries being published.This one had a good plot, a believable 'amateur' sleuth and a likable cast of supporting characters. Looking forward to many more books with Jo and her friends. The craft store is a delightful setting to anchor the story and there are good tips on stamping and scrappin' too.A good read for lazy afternoons.
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