Thread and Dead: The Apron Shop Series (Mass Market)

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This is book number 2 in the Apron Shop Series series.


Tragedy strikes in Thread and Dead, the second book in Elizabeth Penney's cozy mystery series—and now everyone in Blueberry Cove, Maine, is on pins and needles. . .

Iris Buckley is busier than ever this July, with the town’s annual Lobster Festival fast approaching. In just a matter of days her apron shop Ruffles & Bows, will be jam-packed with tourists eager to lay eyes on its world-class collection of aprons and linens—and Iris’s inventory is running low. Then, just when all hope seems lost, Iris gets a call from Eleanor Brady, a wealthy, reclusive spinster who just happens to have trunks full of vintage fabrics. Would Iris like to come down to Eleanor’s cottage estate Shorehaven and have a look?

Before long Iris is on the scene—and on the case. Turns out that Eleanor has rented Shorehaven to the handsome, charismatic environmentalist Dr. Lukas de Wilde and his flock of students. What begins as an apron-scouting endeavor soon morphs into a full-blown murder investigation when Dr. de Wilde’s beautiful young teaching assistant turns up dead. Now it’s up to Iris—along with her partner-in-love-and-crime Ian Stewart—to unravel the mystery before the Blueberry Cove killer strikes again.

Praise for The Apron Shop series

“Quirky-meets-fun.”—Woman's World on Hems & Homicide

“Penney knows the recipe for delivering just what cozy readers are looking for.” —Reviewing the Evidence

About the Author

Elizabeth Penney is the author of more than two dozen cozy mysteries, including the Apron Shop Series, which begins with Hems & Homicide. She is a member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association and the owner of 2 Penney Productions. A former consultant and nonprofit executive, Elizabeth grew up in Maine and now lives in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, where she also operates a small farm.

Praise For…

"Sharply-written . . .the killer is revealed in a fine, tense scene. Cozy fans will love it all."—Booklist

"A well-written and fast-paced whodunit that once I started reading, I could not put down. A delightfully charming story that put a smile on my face."—Dru's Book Musings

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250257970
ISBN-10: 1250257972
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication Date: August 25th, 2020
Pages: 288
Series: Apron Shop Series