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Spinning in Her Grave: A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery    by Molly MacRae order for
Spinning in Her Grave
by Molly MacRae
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Signet, 2014 (2014)
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* *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

At her Granny's death, Kath Rutledge settles in as the new owner of the Weaver's Cat, a fiber and fabric shop in Blue Plum, Tennessee. From the town's name, you can guess that it is a small friendly town where everyone looks out for everyone else.

The whole town is anticipating the annual historical festival; especially the merchants who can see a spike in sales on their horizons. But there is always a kink in any plan and the kink in this one is Reva Louise Snapp who is sure she can do anything better than anyone else and doesn't hesitate to let everyone know it.

During a re-enactment of a long-ago feud in Blue Plum, Reva Louise is shot and killed. Was she the true target? If so, why? Seems like a pretty serious way to stop her bragging and shifty ways. If she was murdered by mistake, who was really the target? Or was it an accident? Instead of dummy bullets, did one of the re-enactors load his rifle with live bullets?

It appears that Kath has been instrumental in solving several other crimes and she is once again sticking her nose where the local police (one is nicknamed 'Clod') don't have such a good track record. Kath and her knitting pals band together to solve the murder and calm the town down.

One little thing that the town doesn't know is that the Weaver's Cat not only houses the shop cat but also a ghost! The latter has materialized in front of Kath but also has a past of which she refuses to speak. I like Geneva. I wouldn't mind having a ghost if she (must be female) is like Geneva.

With a touch of romance thrown in, Spinning in Her Grave by Molly MacCrae is a winner.

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