The Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery

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Molly Macrae is an American cozy mystery authors who has made a name for herself with the Highland Bookshop Mysteries and the Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery. The Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery series are about a textile preservation expert from a little town in Tennessee named Blue Plum who has to deal with a depressed ghost. The Highland Bookshop Mystery series features four women who start new lives in the small town of Inversgail on the Scotland West Coast where they buy a bookshop. The focus on small town living is inspired by Molly Macrae’s life that for the most part was spent the Blue Ridge Mountains of Tennessee. Living in Jonesborough, she worked as a curator of a history museum and ran the now defunct independent bookstore the Book Place. For…show more content…
She has always loved writing short stories since they did not require as much time to write, given that she had small children. Unlike many other writers, Macrae did not find it difficult to publish her work and sold her very first work in 1989 to Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. At that time, the budding author was resident in the woods bordering Jonesborough near the Cherokee National Forest. Despite getting accepted by the magazine at first try, she was just as excited as any novice writer when she got the letter. Her first novel came out in 2007 and was entitled Wilder Rumors. The lead in the novel is a new curator at a history museum in the fictional small town of Nolichucky, Tennessee. Lewis Wilder finds himself the lead suspect in the increasing number of opportunistic burglaries in his town. Some aspects of the novel are inspired by the author’s experiences working as a history museum curator in Jonesborough though she asserts that she has never been a lead suspect in any crime that she knows of. While she was working for the history museum, she once edited a historical title named Humor, Rumor, and Romance in Old Jonesborough. However, she has always loved suspense and mysteries, having been influenced by the likes of Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and P.G.…show more content…
He novel is set a few weeks before the start of the Inversgail Literature Festival in Scotland. The four women that have recently bought a bookshop in Inversgail are facing issues with their new move to the small town. Janet Marsh has just been told that she cannot move into her new home yet. Things just get worse when her house is vandalized with the lead suspect an investigative reporter at the local paper. The story gets even more interesting when the women got to check out the house, and find Una Graham the investigative reporter killed with a sickle and dumped in the shed behind the house. Just who had the motive to kill the reporter and what will the women find when they begin to investigate the case. The novel comes with an interesting cast of characters, as the four women have to get into amateur sleuthing if they are to get their business off the ground. Scones and Scoundrels the second novel is a delightful cozy set in the town of Inversgail in the Scottish Highlands. Daphne Wood a bestselling ecology and environment writer will be spending three months in town hosted by Janet Marsh and her four friends and business partners that run Yon Bonnie Books. Daphne is an eccentric writer that lives in a cabin in the Canadian wilderness with her dog. Given her eccentricities, she has very little of people skills and is soon causing problems for the bookshop, the library and the
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