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The Key in the Attic (Annie's Attic Mysteries)
The Key in the Attic - Annie's Attic Mysteries Author:DeAnna Julie Dodson A Stitch in Time, the home of the Hook and Needle Club, is in trouble! It is threaded by "progress" in the form of a fast-food restaurant planned for the middle of Stony Point's quaint downtown landscape. — Annie Dawson and her troupe of needle-crafters are running out of ideas to help the shop's owner, Mary Beth Brock, fend off the wolf at the ... more »door. Her only hope to stay open is to buy the building within a month- a solution that will, indeed, take a miracle.
Mary Beth has sold an exquisite mid-19th century desk passed down from her great-great-grandmother to stave off what increasingly looks like the inevitable. But even the sale of everything she owns wouldn't pay the asking price for the building where her beloved shop resides.
Mary Beth's problems seem to have a solution when Annie finds a key in a broken vase in the attic of Grey Gables, the Victorian home she inherited from her grandmother, Betsy Holden. The key is linked to an antique table and a beautiful mantel clock also owned by Mary Beth.
Annie finds clues that send her and her Hook and Needle Club friends on an adventure that takes them back to the Civil War and an ill-fated love between Mary Beth's great-great-grandmother and a young soldier.
When the owner of an antique store shows up with an insistent desire to purchase Mary Beth's other heirlooms- and when her home is then burgled- Annie and her best friend, Alice MacFarlane, begin to suspect that their mystery may be tied into more than a coded love letter from the 1860s.
Join Annie and the Hook and Needle Club gang as they once again find themselves immersed in a mystery that begins in the attic of Grey Gables. Will it conclude with the closing of A Stitch in Time?