Praise for A Crafter Quilts a Crime:
"The elusive means and motive do keep you guessing."
"With a charming small-town setting, recipes, a crosswise romance, plucky amateur sleuths who can’t resist getting involved, and a lovable pooch, this book is just the ticket for lovers of crafting cozies."
"The beautifully described small-town Wisconsin setting and the affecting portraits of friendship and family relationships add up to a satisfying cozy, especially for crafters."
“Quinn’s solution is clever and well researched...A good cozy read.”
—New York Journal of Books
“Another fun story involving the fun characters of S.H.E and the small town setting in Wisconsin.”
—Red Carpet Crash
“A good read for cozy mystery aficionados.”
Praise for A Crafter Hooks a Killer:
"[A] nicely rendered sequel...[with a] strong cast, especially Sammy, who displays a depth of feeling that’s too often lacking in cozy heroines."
“A recipe and crochet pattern completes this appealing cozy, which will attract not only the crafter crowd but also those who enjoy small-town settings.”
"Holly Quinn has created a delightful cozy series that readers will want to visit over and over again."
"Another fun book from author Holly Quinn. The characters are well-written and the story is very easy to read."
—Red Carpet Crash
"This book ticks all the boxes of a cozy mystery...As a special treat, you'll find both a yummy looking recipe and a crochet pattern at the back of the book."
"A Crafter Hooks a Killer is a superbly crafted 'whodunnit' style mystery that will hold the reader's rapt attention from cover to cover."
—Midwest Book Reviews
Praise for A Crafter Knits a Clue:
“Cozy fans will look forward to future installments.”
“A fun and enjoyable read. For me it's a Top Pick for the month of October.”
—Night Owl Reviews, Reviewer Top Pick
“Readers of craft mysteries will love meeting Sammy Kane and following her around the small Wisconsin town as she cleverly tracks down the killer of a rival shop owner in this charming new mystery.”
—Sally Goldenbaum, USA Today bestselling author of the Seaside Knitters Society Mystery Series
“How nice to escape to Heartsford, Wisconsin and join Samantha Kane and her friends as they unravel the clues when a local yarn store owner is killed. The small town setting feels authentic and the characters are all likeable. In this well plotted mystery Samantha manages to weave together the evidence and bring it to a satisfying conclusion. The yarn info and the sock patterns are an extra bonus.”
—Betty Hechtman, national bestselling author of On the Hook
“A Crafter Knits a Clue by Holly Quinn features community, friendship, and the search for justice— just as all the best cozies do! The endearing heroine and her intrepid cohorts will draw you in, and the clever, fast-paced plot will keep you turning pages. With characters I want as friends, A Crafter Knits a Clue shines, and I'll be in line for the next book, too!”
—Nancy Haddock, national bestselling author of the Silver Six Crafting mysteries
“Quirky characters, crafts, a small town full of secrets ...The perfect cozy! I couldn’t put it down!”
—Lea Wait, USA Today bestselling author of the Mainely Needlepoint mysteries
Years after forming S.H.E., a detective club dating back to their high school days, two sisters and a cousin try to solve a very adult murder.
Sammy Kane, her married sister, Ellie, and their beautiful cousin, Heidi, succeeded in solving an earlier murder (A Crafter Knits a Clue, 2018). When yoga instructor Wanda Wadsworth dies in the window of Sammy's shop, Community Craft, they decide to revive S.H.E. over the strenuous objections of Heidi's boyfriend, Tim, and Sammy's love interest, Detective Liam Nash. Wanda was a contestant in Sammy's live-mannequin contest when she died while holding a lap quilt she'd made. The death looks suspicious to the coroner, and Wanda's husband, Marty, has disappeared. Ellie's husband, Randy, who'd co-listed Marty and Wanda's house, now finds himself a suspect. During a visit to Wanda's brother, Jackson, on the family farm, the sleuths notice that the quilt block painted on the barn has the same pattern as a quilt in a painting that had been hanging in Wanda's house, which they'd seen in the real estate listing. The quilt blocks painted on many area barns, part of a quilt trail project aiming to attract tourists to the area, may hold further clues to the murder. After the police find Marty's car near the farm, Jackson receives a note demanding $100,000 for his safe return. He begs club members not to inform the police and tells them that a large amount of cash may be hidden in a gun safe at Wanda's house, which the police have sealed. So Sammy suggests that they use the key in the lockbox Randy's left outside the house. They reluctantly go along with Sammy's plan but are caught by Tim. He's furious enough to put his relationship with Heidi on hold, and Liam loses all trust in Sammy. Even though the police now know about the kidnapping, Sammy can't stop sleuthing and dragging her reluctant relatives along with her.
More romance than mystery but the elusive means and motive do keep you guessing.