Sunday, October 21, 2012

Review: Last Wool and Testament by Molly MacRae


Description (from cover):
"Kath Rutledge is about to learn the true meaning of TGIF--Thank Goodness It's Fiber...
That's the name of the spunky group of fiber and needlework artists founded by Ivy McClellan, Kath's beloved grandmother. Though Ivy has recently passed on, the members still meet regularly at her fiber and fabric shop, the Weaver's Cat, which Kath has now inherited. But that's only the first in a series of surprises when Kath returns to the small town of Blue Plum, Tennessee, to settle her grandmother's affairs.
There's been a murder, and it seems her grandmother was the prime suspect. Before Kath can begin to clear Ivy's name, she encounters a looming presence in the form of a gloomy ghost. It turns out the specter has just as much interest in solving the murder as Kath. So, with a little help from the members of TGIF--and a stubborn spirit from beyond--she sets out to unravel the clues and hook the real killer..."
My thoughts:

          Last Wool and Testament is the first book in an all new mystery series, the Haunted Yarn Shop mysteries. I could tell that this was the first book; it started very slowly and it was quite corny at times. But that was the first half of the book. The second half was good and it seemed that the author got into her niche and that was what made this book worth reading. The ghost in this book is hilarious and for me, she made the book so much better. I actually found myself laughing out loud at the ghost's antics and I have to say that I will continue with the series, because the ghost is an awesome character.

         I loved the small town feel of this book. I tend to see the small town setting in a lot of cozy mysteries, but for some reason, it really works for the cozy mystery genre. It gives it that cozy hometown feeling that I have come to expect with cozies. Blue Plum is no different. Everyone knows everyone and their quirks and it seems so picturesque that I wish I could live there. The series definitely needs some work, but with a little development, I can see this series really taking off. Cute!

Overall Rating: 4/5

Title: Last Wool and Testament
Author: Molly MacRae
Series: Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery #1
Publisher: Signet
Publication Date: September 4, 2012
Pages: 352
Genre: Cozy Mystery

 Disclaimer: This book was selected from the library by myself and I reviewed this book without compensation of any kind.  All thoughts and opinions are solely mine.

3 comments:

  1. I think this one had a case of debut kinks. Not too sure I would continue with the series. Glad you liked it, though.

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    1. If I didn't enjoy the ghost as much as I did, I would be right there with you. But the ghost made me laugh and so I will give the next book a shot. If it's corny, I'll probably stop there.

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  2. I like a cozy with a ghost in it, even more if it makes me laugh :)

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