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A Crafter Knits a Clue

(2018)
(The first book in the Handcrafted Mystery series)
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For fans of Betty Hechtman and Maggie Sefton, the latest craft frenzy is Holly Quinn’s Handcrafted series debut.

Sammy Kane just moved back to her hometown to run a craft store. But when the owner of a nearby yarn shop is murdered, Sammy will needle little help finding the killer.


When a heartbroken Samantha “Sammy” Kane returns to her hometown of Heartsford, WI, for her best friend Kate’s funeral, she learns that Kate’s much-loved craft store is in danger of perishing with its owner. Confounding all her expectations of the life she would live, Sammy moves back home with her golden retriever and takes over Community Craft. A few doors down Main Street, fellow new arrival Ingrid Wilson has just opened the Yarn Barn, a real “purl” of a shop. But when Sammy strolls over to see if Ingrid could use a little help, she finds Ingrid’s dead body—with a green aluminum knitting needle lodged in her throat.

Detective Liam Nash is thrown for a loop as every single citizen of Heartsford seems to have a theory about Ingrid’s murder. And nearly everyone in town seems to be a suspect. But the last time Sammy did any sleuthing was as a little moppet. And this is not fun and games. Sammy is eager to help the handsome Liam—who seems to be endlessly inventive in finding reasons to talk with her—and when Liam arrests affable woodworker Miles Danbury, Sammy puts everything on the line to help clear Miles.

As the case comes dangerously close to unraveling, Sammy must stitch the clues together. But the killer has other plans—and if Sammy’s not careful, she may wind up in a perilous knot in A Crafter Knits a Clue, the first warm and woolly yarn of Holly Quinn’s new Handcrafted mysteries.

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Praise for this book

"Readers of craft mysteries will love meeting Sammy Kane and following her around the small Wisconsin town as she cleverly tracks down the killer of a rival shop owner in this charming new mystery." - Sally Goldenbaum

"The endearing heroine and her intrepid cohorts will draw you in." - Nancy Haddock

"How nice to escape to Heartsford, Wisconsin and join Samantha Kane and her friends as they unravel the clues when a local yarn store owner is killed. The small town setting feels authentic and the characters are all likeable. In this well plotted mystery Samantha manages to weave together the evidence and bring it to a satisfying conclusion. The yarn info and the sock patterns are an extra bonus." - Betty Hechtman

"A new crafting cozy mystery to love! Holly Quinn puts heart and smarts into protagonist Sammy Kane and the small town of Heartsford, Wisonsin." - Molly MacRae

"Quirky characters, crafts, a small town full of secrets ... the perfect cozy! I couldn’t put it down!" - Lea Wait


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Used availability for Holly Quinn's A Crafter Knits a Clue

Hardback Editions

October 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Crafter Knits a Clue: A Handcrafted Mystery
Author(s): Holly Quinn
ISBN: 1-68331-771-8 / 978-1-68331-771-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

May 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Crafter Knits a Clue (Handcrafted Mystery)
Author(s): Holly Quinn
ISBN: 1-68331-994-X / 978-1-68331-994-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

August 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: A Crafter Knits a Clue
Author(s): Holly Quinn
ISBN: 1-974975-00-2 / 978-1-974975-00-6
Publisher: Dreamscape Media Llc
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Crafter Knits a Clue
Author(s): Holly Quinn
ISBN: 1-974975-04-5 / 978-1-974975-04-4
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Crafter Knits a Clue: A Handcrafted Mystery
Author(s): Holly Quinn
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon   


August 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Crafter Knits a Clue: A Handcrafted Mystery
Author(s): Holly Quinn
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Crafter Knits a Clue: A Handcrafted Mystery
Author(s): Holly Quinn
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Crafter Knits a Clue: A Handcrafted Mystery
Author(s): Holly Quinn
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Crafter Knits a Clue: A Handcrafted Mystery
Author(s): Holly Quinn
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU