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Thread on Arrival–helping the helpless

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Thread on Arrival

by Lea Wait

Thread on ArrivalI’m so happy to have read Thread on Arrival, the latest in the Mainely Needlepoint Series, by Lea Wait. Angie Curtis, with some private investigator training in Arizona, has returned to Maine to run the Mainely Needlepoint group formerly run by her grandmother who raised her. She finds herself involved in several simultaneous investigations in this mystery, but they all spring from a runaway boy, Leo, who is in a panic because the homeless man who has taken him under his wing has been brutally murdered. To prove Leo did not murder his friend, Angie must find the real killer and suspects abound. I did guess the murderer before the end of the book, but I still have trouble understanding how anyone could be so cruel. If you like watching how investigative clues are put together, you’ll enjoy this book.

I would like to extend my thanks to and to Kensington Books for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 5/5

Category: Mystery

Notes:  #8 in the Mainely Needlepoint Series

Publication:   April 30, 2019—Kensington Books

Memorable Lines:

As long as men and women made a living from the waters, mourning and remembering would continue, and names would continue to be carved on the monument.

Being a teenager was never easy. But it was much harder when you weren’t like everyone else in your town or school.


  1. You’ve convinced me…. I’m starting this series in late summer, thank you!

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  2. This sounds like a bit heavier of a cozy (thematically) than I’m used to, but I can get behind that. I’ll keep a lookout for this series!

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  3. Set in Maine and needlework as background…two things I love. Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

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  4. carhicks says:

    I absolutely love this series. I am so glad that you enjoy it as well. The addition of Leo in this book added a bit to the story. Wonderful review as always Linda.

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