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Lea Wait


USA flag (1946 - 2019)

aka Cornelia Kidd

Maine author Lea Wait wrote acclaimed historical novels for ages 7 and up, set on the coast of Maine. She did her undergraduate work at Chatham College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and her graduate work at New York University. While she was raising the four Asian daughters she adopted as a single parent, she worked as a manager for AT&T. She divided her time between her writing and her antique print business. Lea Wait was also the author of Scribner's Shadows Antique Print Mystery series, traditional mysteries for adults.
 

Genres: Cozy Mystery
 
Series
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Mainely Needlepoint Mystery
   1. Twisted Threads (2015)
   2. Threads of Evidence (2015)
   3. Thread and Gone (2015)
   4. Dangling by a Thread (2016)
   5. Tightening the Threads (2017)
   6. Thread the Halls (2017)
   7. Thread Herrings (2018)
   8. Thread on Arrival (2019)
   9. Thread and Buried (2019)
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Novels
   Stopping to Home (2001)
   Wintering Well (2004)
   Finest Kind (2006)
   Uncertain Glory (2014)
   Pizza To Die For (2017)
   Contrary Winds (2018)
   Justice & Mercy (2019)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   For Freedom Alone (2018)
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Non fiction show
 
Lea Wait recommends
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A Crafter Knits a Clue (2018)
(Handcrafted Mystery, book 1)
Holly Quinn
"Quirky characters, crafts, a small town full of secrets ... the perfect cozy! I couldn’t put it down!"

Award nominations
2014 Agatha Award for Best Children/Young Adult Fiction (nominee) : Uncertain Glory
2002 Agatha Award for Best First Novel (nominee) : Shadows At the Fair


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