About the book
Welcome to the first in the Apron Shop mystery series by Elizabeth Penney, set in the quaint village of Blueberry Cove, Maine where an expert seamstress turned amateur sleuth is getting measured for murder. . .
Iris Buckley is sew ready for a change. After the death of her beloved grandfather, Iris decides to stay in her Maine hometown to help out her widowed grandmother, Anne—and bring her online hand-made apron designs to real-time retail life. Her and Anne’s shop, Ruffles & Bows, is set to include all the latest and vintage linen fashions, a studio for sewing groups and classes, and a friendly orange cat. The only thing that they were not planning to have on the property? A skeleton in the basement
Anne recognizes the remains of an old friend, and when a second body shows up in the apron shop—this time their corrupt landlord, whom Anne had been feuding with for decades—she becomes a prime suspect. Now, it’s up to Iris to help clear her name. Enlisting the help of her old high-school crush Ian Stewart who, like certain fabrics, has only gotten better-looking with age and her plucky BFF Madison Morris, Iris must piece together an investigation to find out who the real killer is. . .and find a way to keep her brand-new business from being scrapped in the process.
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And I thought
I was taken in by the cover. And then I read about the locale in the synopsis and I knew I would be turning the pages.
And I did.
I love the characters.
This was a fun read for me. I may be bias (ed) That is actually a sewing term. Did you know? For me that Iris ran on on-line shop was near and dear to my heart. Anne's shop was near and dear to me also.
I wish places like this still exist. Do they? If you know of any let me know!
Hems & Homicide turned out to be a page turner that I could not put down.
If you love a good Cozy Mystery check out this new series!
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