Title: A Case for the Yarn Maker
Author: Candace Havens
Series: Ainsley McGregor Mysteries #2
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Release Date: April 16, 2020
Pages: 161
Book Source: eBook

“Everyone at Bless Your Art in Sweet River, Texas, is excited about the Yarn Goddess (yes, that’s her real name) coming to town. Ainsley McGregor has set up a special event at the local community center, but when old Mrs. Whedon doesn’t see eye-to-eye with the Goddess about using quality yarn, a fight breaks out. Who knew the octogenarian had ninja moves like that?

It’s all fun and games until George Clooney, Ainsley’s Great Dane, finds Ms. Yarn’s dead body in a booth at Bless Your Art. Now the prime suspect is Mrs. Whedon, and while she’s not the easiest woman to get along with, there’s no way she’s the killer. At least, Ainsley doesn’t think so. As this yarn unravels, Ainsley and her quirky friends learn some interesting things about the case and the Goddess’s checkered past. But there’s a killer on the loose, and George may be the only thing protecting Ainsley from certain death.” – Amazon

Kim’s Review

Having read and enjoyed the first book in the Ainsley McGregor Mysteries, A Case for the Winemaker, I was eager to give A Case for the Yarn Maker a read, and Candace Havens has continued with the excellent character development and with the wonderful descriptions of the small, picturesque town of Sweet River, Texas.

We get to know Mrs. Whedon more, although it’s still a mystery as to why she wears dark green all the time! Ainsley is getting closer to starting a romantic relationship with a man that can handle the heat. And George is even more adorable in book two, which I didn’t think was possible.

As for the mystery, it could be a bit difficult to solve because there are a lot of nasty people who make for great suspects. But if you read really carefully and have watched a certain movie that stars Daniel Craig, you may be able to figure out whodunnit pretty quick.

All in all, another great addition to the cozy mystery genre, and I am excited for A Case for the Toymaker, which comes out on October 26, 2020.

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