A Crafter Quilts a Crime: A Handcrafted Mystery
by Holly Quinn
About A Crafter Quilts A Crime
A Crafter Quilts a Crime: A Handcrafted Mystery
3rd in Series
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books (February 11, 2020)
Kindle ASIN: B07RTMXRK8
Perfect for fans of Betty Hechtman and Maggie Sefton, Holly Quinn’s third Handcrafted mystery aspires to wrap you in its warmth.
Community Craft proprietor Sammy Kane must piece together a patchwork of clues when a “live” mannequin ends up stone-cold dead.
Snowcapped pines and glittery dusted sidewalks adorn tranquil Heartsford, Wisconsin, while residents cuddle beneath heirloom quilts in front of cozy wood fires. But come the next day, the below-zero temperatures won’t keep the locals away from Heartsford’s annual Fire & Ice event. To boost customer traffic at Community Craft’s one-night-only sale, Samantha “Sammy” Kane persuades a few of the craftspeople who sell their wares at the store to participate in a live mannequin window display contest.
Local quilter Wanda Wadsworth emerges as a favorite to win the contest, as she manages to not move a muscle for an unusual amount of time. Onlookers outside the window try everything to get her to crack–tapping on the glass and making funny faces–but nothing disrupts Wanda’s stillness. When the eagle-eyed spectators realize Wanda isn’t breathing, a blanket of grief and fear descends upon the wintry town.
Detective Liam Nash can’t seem to piece the clues together. Fortunately, Sammy’s cousin, Heidi, and her sister, Ellie, are on hand to reconvene their detective team, S.H.E. They set out to solve Wanda’s untimely death before the case grows as icy as a sub-zero Wisconsin winter. But they are all too aware that the killer is too close for comfort.
About Holly Quinn
Interview with the Author
What initially got you interested in writing?
My love of reading came far before my love of writing. I think after I read the book: “The Shack,” I realized I wanted to attempt to write a book.
What genres do you write in?
Christian Fiction and Cozy Mystery
What drew you to writing these specific genres?
My faith, and I LOVE reading mystery books and watching Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. I had to write one, and now the series has 3 so far!
How did you break into the field?
Through my agent, Sandy. I sent her a query letter, and a proposal, and here we are.
What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?
Fun, escape, and a feeling of wanting to solve the puzzle. I like the puzzle side of a mystery and the curiosity that propels you to read further. I hear this quite a lot: “I can’t put your books down!”
What do you find most rewarding about writing?
It’s the only time I’m living completely in the moment. The. Only. Time.
What do you find most challenging about writing?
Writing more than one book and juggling edits of multiples at the same time and running marketing campaigns at the same time. I’d rather have more time to read through and edit my work than traditionally published books provide.
What advice would you give to people wanting to enter the field?
Don’t write for money, write for YOU. Everything else may or may not fall in place for you. That’s just the nature of creative life/work. Do it for the fun of it.
What type of books do you enjoy reading?
Mystery/suspense and books with a moral dilemma
Is there anything else besides writing you think people would find interesting about you?
I don’t find myself particularly interesting! Ha! I like to garden, cook, and paint, and try new crafts and DIY projects. Does that answer it?
What are the best ways to connect with you, or find out more about your work?
Thanks for hosting me!!
Holly Quinn has published two stand-alone fiction novels in another persona. She graduated from Carroll University in Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science in business and a minor in marketing. This is her second Handcrafted mystery. Visit her @ www.authorhollyquinn.com
Author Links –
Website – www.authorhollyquinn.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HollyQuinnbooks/
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