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Subject: Looking for authors (beside Monica Ferris) who's settings are craft shops..
Date Posted: 8/12/2009 2:50 PM ET
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Are there any authors, besides Monica Ferris, who write books/mysteries where the setting is a creaft shop, in particular cross stitch shops?  Thanks.  Pat

Date Posted: 8/12/2009 3:32 PM ET
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From the job index on Stop! You're Killing Me:

 

Sally Goldenbaum
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Isabel “Izzy” Chambers: lawyer who leaves Boston to open the Seaside Knitting Studio, in Sea Harbor, Massachusetts

 

Mary Ellen Hughes
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Jo McAllister: proprietor of Jo’s Craft Corner, in the small town of Abbotsville, Maryland, in the Craft Corner mysteries


Mary Kruger
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Ariadne “Ari” Evans: 29-year-old owner of Ariadne’s Web, a knitting shop in Freeport, Massachusetts, in the Knitting Mysteries


Tim Myers
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Harrison Black: inheritor of At Wick’s End candle shop from his great aunt, in the Candlemaking Mysteries
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Benjamin Perkins: working in his family’s specialty soap store Where There’s Soap, in the Soapmaking Mysteries

 

Maggie Sefton
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Kelly Flynn: previously with a fear of needles, who is now learning to knit at the House of Lambspun, in Ft. Connor, Colorado

 

Date Posted: 8/12/2009 3:33 PM ET
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Pat,

I'm at work so don't have time to do the link, but go to stopyou'rekillingme.com and to the left of the page you can search by profession.  I hope that helps!

LOL Aubrey, I guess we were responding at the same time.

ETA:  I added the link



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Date Posted: 8/12/2009 11:15 PM ET
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Thanks!!!!!!  Pat

Date Posted: 8/13/2009 4:32 PM ET
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I thought I saw a cross-stitch series somewhere, but I can't remember anything more about it.

SYKM runs way behind in trying to get everything new posted, but it's a place to start.

Date Posted: 8/13/2009 6:04 PM ET
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There's a new series out about sewing that's written by Elizabeth Lynn Casey. The first book is called Sew Deadly. I really enjoyed it and plan to buy the next one. I got the first from the library as I've been disappointed in the last few hobby books I've read.

Date Posted: 8/14/2009 6:24 PM ET
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Subject: not a mystery, but a craft
Date Posted: 9/3/2009 4:04 PM ET
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Have you reader any books by Jennifer Chiaverini?  It's a series about several generations of a family, and the theme is quilting.

Date Posted: 9/23/2009 7:05 PM ET
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Im reading the first in Jennifer Chiaverini's series - its called The Quilters Apprentice.

I have the second and third on my "TBR" shelf..Im really enjoying the first one, even though its not a "cozy" really...

you might like it!!

Date Posted: 12/4/2009 2:14 PM ET
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Pat, try Betty Hechtman's crochet mysteries, first of four is Hooked on Murder, and Maggie Sefton's knitting series, first of seven is Knit One, Kill Two.

Date Posted: 12/4/2009 2:37 PM ET
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Also try Pamela Sue James' book, the Crossed Stitcher.  :)

Date Posted: 12/4/2009 6:25 PM ET
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Here are several more, found on http://www.cozy-mystery.com

Barbara Bretton: Chloe Hobbs' Paranormal Mystery Series… Chloe is one half sorceress and owns the Sticks & Strings Knitting Shop in Vermont…

Anne Canadeo: Black Sheep Knitting Mystery Series… Maggie Messina owns the Black Sheep Knitting Shop in Massachusetts. (Canadeo co-authors the Cape Light Series with Thomas Kinkade.)