Plagued by Quilt (Haunted Yarn Shop Series #4)

Plagued by Quilt (Haunted Yarn Shop Series #4)

by Molly MacRae
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Plagued by Quilt (Haunted Yarn Shop Series #4) by Molly MacRae

The latest novel in the national bestselling Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery series

Yarn shop owner Kath Rutledge is at a historic farm in Blue Plum, Tennessee, volunteering for the high school program Hands on History. But when a long-buried murder is uncovered on the property, Kath needs help from Geneva the ghost to solve a crime that time forgot....
 
Kath and her needlework group TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Fiber) are preparing to teach a workshop at the Holston Homeplace Living History Farm, but their lesson in crazy quilts is no match for the crazy antics of the assistant director, Phillip Bell. Hamming it up with equal parts history and histrionics, Phillip leads an archaeological dig of the farm’s original dump site—until one student stops the show by uncovering some human bones.
 
When a full skeleton is later excavated, Kath can’t help but wonder if it’s somehow connected to Geneva, the ghost who haunts her shop, and whom she met at this very site. After Phillip is found dead, it’s up to Kath to thread the clues together before someone else becomes history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451471307
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/04/2014
Series: Haunted Yarn Shop Series , #4
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 356,843
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Molly MacRae, national bestselling author of Spinning in Her Grave, Dyeing Wishes, and Last Wool and Testament, was director of the history museum in Jonesborough, Tennessee’s oldest town, and later managed an independent bookstore in Johnson City. Her short stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine for more than twenty years, and she has won the Sherwood Anderson Award for Short Fiction.

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Plagued by Quilt 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
CrystalCB More than 1 year ago
I have had the pleasure of visiting Blue Plum four times now. Each time has been a true pleasure and very enjoyable. Kath, Geneva, and TGIF gang always have a lot going on. This time there were two mysteries they needed to solve, plus Kath had a workshop to do at the Homeplace Living History Farms. There is a lot happening in Blue Plum right now and I had a great visit. I had a chance to catch up with Kath and the TGIF crew and checked in at Mel's to see what new creative recipes she is serving up now. I swear I can smell her yummy creations as I read.  As you might be able to tell I fell in love with the Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery series from book number one,  Last Wool and Testament.  Molly MacRae captured my attention with her fun characters, her quirky and spunky ghost, and the intriguing story lines she writes.  Plagued by Quilt is an intriguing story of a cold case murder that Geneva may know more about then she wants too. She just has to get past her nervous issues when she thinks about it to help Kath figure out what is going on. Then there is the case of murder of one of the staff members. It turns out that there are more suspects then the police think. When they make an arrest the TGIF group sets out to find out the true story and make sure the correct person is punished for the murder.  I found it so much fun to watch them work together. They have a way of getting themselves in a little bit of trouble and have to find their way out. Kath is really good at ending up in places she should not be at just the WRONG time. I love watching her trying to talk her way out of trouble or a dangerous situation. She does have a way of ending up in those.  As always I laughed just as much as I was kept in suspense by Ms. MacRae's story. I really enjoy this lady's stories. Plagued by Quilt is a lot of fun and a great mystery. I have to admit I'd LOVE to meet Geneva. This ghost is quirky and spunky and always has her own input on things. It is always interesting for Kath to try to explain something to Geneva in front of people. I can never help but laugh though most of these scenes.  There are a few surprises revealed during the story that I did not see coming. There is a big surprise at the end of the book for Ardis (one of the members of the TGIF group). I can not wait to see what unfolds with that surprise in the next Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery book. I will be impatiently awaiting the next release in this great series.  If you enjoy a fun cozy mystery then you really should give Molly MacRae's work a try. If you haven't read the previous books in this series, don't worry, I think you be able to enjoy this one just fine as a stand alone. However you might want to go back and grab the other three because they are great as well. I don't think I can pick a favorite out of the four I have read so far. I think they are all my favorite. I was given the opportunity to read this great book so that I may share my thoughts with you. As always it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you on Plagued By Quilt.
knobren More than 1 year ago
Geneva's Story I love the regular cast of characters in this series.  The fact that they solve mysteries on the side is usually just icing on the cake for me.  However, in this book, Geneva, the ghost, starts remembering who she was and how she died, so the mystery was really special.  Geneva might even have some living relatives! Could the recent skeletal find be Geneva?  Geneva also told Kath about a double murder two books ago.  How many skeletons are there?  Could they be the mysterious Sam and Maggie?   But, that's not all!  There is also a recent murder, and Clod may have arrested the wrong suspect.  So, Kath, Geneva, and the members of the Fast and Furious knitting group have a lot of work to do! Joe and Kath are also dating.  The Spivey twins might actually have talents other than butting in to everyone's business.  Mel is trying new recipes, two of which are included in the back of the book.  My favorite pop culture reference was for Doctor Who, and my favorite gag was playing with what S.O.P. could stand for.  I look forward to visiting Blue Plum and the Weaver's Cat again when the next book comes out.  :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the kind of mystery series where you meet an interesting cast , enjoy the plot, and know it will all work out. Important in a series is the desire to see what happens next and this series accomplishes that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring boring boring. I tried to finish it, but couldnt.
TessT More than 1 year ago
Molly MacRae's Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries, of which this is the 4th book will entertain quilters, and paranormal fans alike. In this book Kath, our heroine is almost in over her head. Kath and her neddlework pals are preparing to teach some students how to make a crazy  quilt. Not only is the quilt crazy, the Assistant Director Phillip Bell proves to be a bit crazy too. Also going on is an archaeological dig. All is going well, until some bones are unearthed, bones that are definitely human. Who were these poor forgotten souls? Who buried them and why? Who had cause to kill Phillip Bell? Just how deep will Kath and her friends get? FTC Full Disclosure - A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
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Justpeachy1 More than 1 year ago
Plagued by Quilt is the fourth book in Molly MacRae's Haunted Yarn Shop mystery series. This book has a little bit of everything and will appeal to many different types of readers. There is, of course, the mystery that is unique and full of surprises. Then you have the historical aspects of the story that are brought to life by the finding of two sets of skeleton's. You have the paranormal elements that are brought in through Geneva, the resident ghost and there is the everyday lives of some amazing characters. There is a lot going on in this addition to the series and you won't want to miss a thing! What I liked: Molly MacRae has given readers a series that might be focused on a group that is all about yarn, but that's hardly all this group of characters gets into. Protagonist Kath and your friends gets involved in all sorts of mysteries and other activities. In Plagued by Quilt, Kath is teaching a lesson on crazy quilting at a local venue, The Holston Homeplace. I loved the historical aspects of this mystery. There were nods to archaeology and protecting the heritage of the land, as well as, a very cleverly written whodunit. MacRae uses the history of Holston Homeplace to shed some light on not only what had happened in the area but also on Geneva's backstory. Geneva, the ghost is Kath's sidekick of sorts and readers who enjoy a little bit of the paranormal in their mysteries will love her. She always has a hand in helping Kath and her friends with the Thank Goodness It's Fiber group solve the crime in each book, but this one seemed a little more personal. MacRae let readers in on several parts of Geneva's past that I found fascinating. I had wanted to learn more about her from the beginning of the series and this really helped to satisfy the craving. Crazy quilting has always been a fascination of mine. Both of my grandmothers were avid quilters and crazy quilts were some of their favorites. I loved looking at each quilt and noticing fabrics that I recognized from dresses or outfits that members of the family had worn. The idea of the Plague Quilt was so interesting and I loved the way that MacRae stayed true to the essence of the series by making it a big part of the story. The two skeletons, plus the murder of the Holston Homeplace assistant director, had Kath and her friends busy. Add in a very eclectic murder weapon, a teenage genus with a chip on his shoulder and plenty of suspects to keep readers off balance and you have one very good mystery. MacRae often leads the reader on a wild goose chase or two that keeps the suspense high and the reveal secret. I didn't know who did it until the end, but that murder weapon was a doosy! Bottom Line: This was a very good addition to the series. There were parts that helped not only move the series forward, but also explained some things along the way. The mystery itself was very unique and different and the historical aspects were truly interesting. Geneva is a ghost that keeps it interesting and Kath and her friends better hang on, no telling what's going to happen next!