Friday, June 20, 2014

LET'S GET COZY! NIGHT OF THE LIVING THREAD: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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NIGHT OF THE LIVING THREAD
A Threadville Mystery
BY JANET BOLIN

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Zombies, killer dresses, and ancient curses prove that Halloween in Threadville can be sew spooky...

It’s early October, and hordes of visitors have descended on the tiny, celebrated village of Threadville, Pennsylvania, to attend a Halloween crafts fair, a zombie retreat, and the wedding of Edna Battersby—dear friend to Willow Vanderling, owner of the chic machine embroidery boutique, In Stitches.

As a friendly prank for Edna’s wedding, Willow and the rest of the Threadville gang have fashioned an overly extravagant hoopskirt, complete with lights and music. But in a bizarre turn of events, the garish gown is implicated in a mysterious lakeside murder.

Now Willow must follow a trail of glow-in-the-dark thread, delve into ancient Egyptian curses, and creep through a haunted graveyard to unearth a killer—before she becomes the next fashion victim...

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I was about seven, and for years (!), I'd been offering really helpful suggestions about the clothes my mother designed and sewed. Now I was going to make my own skirt.

At the fabric shop, I ran my fingers along each bolt of cloth, probably about sixteen times. My mother didn’t mind. She was doing the same thing. Finally, after much indecision and heavy consultation, I chose a navy blue cotton broadcloth with a red pin stripe.

Back home, under my mother’s close supervision, I cut out a couple of large rectangles and a strip for the waistband. Using my mother’s old black Singer, I carefully stitched the rectangles into a tube, then gathered the tube to the waistband. I made a buttonhole and sewed on a big red button. We folded a deep hem, and my mother, whose ability to stitch a straight line was far superior to mine, sewed the hem with her machine. For the finishing touch, she showed me how to wind red embroidery floss under one machine stitch and over the next.

I had made my own skirt and embroidered it, too. I was hooked.

I also loved reading. I asked where books came from. People wrote them? Wow! I knew what I wanted to do when I grew up.

Whether I grew up or not is debatable, but now I’m writing books in which my main character solves crimes. She also embroiders the way I do now, with sewing and embroidery machines.

What could be better?

AN EXCERPT FROM NIGHT OF THE LIVING THREAD:

CHAPTER ONE

“Gord?” A woman’s heartfelt plea fluted through the misty night.

Who was calling Threadville’s favorite doctor in that flirtatious tone? In less than a week, Gord was marrying Edna.

That voice was not Edna’s.

Dropping to a crouch behind the branches of a weeping willow, I put my arms around my two dogs, a brother-and-sister pair who were part border collie. Taking their cues from me, they remained silent, but they tensed against me.

“Gord!” The second plea was still bell-like, but now it was a command.

Mist drifted away, and the fairy lights in the gazebo-like bandstand on the hill above us were bright enough for me to see the woman on the riverbank. TO FINISH THIS EXCERPT TAKEN FROM AUTHOR JANET BOLIN'S WEBSITE, GO HERE.

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