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Crafty Fiction

Did you know that March is National Craft Month? Time to enjoy those crafty fiction titles that span many genres, but have some sort of craft involved. Do you like to have characters that knit or quilt, then this list is for you.

  Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas

It is the 1930s, and hard times have hit Harveyville, Kansas, where the crops are burning up, and there's not a job to be found. For Queenie Bean, a young farm wife, a highlight of each week is the gathering of the Persian Pickle Club, a group of local ladies dedicated to improving their minds, exchanging gossip, and putting their quilting skills to good use.


  And then you dye by Monica Ferris

 Betsy Devonshire, full-time owner of the Crewel World needlework shop and part-time sleuth, investigates the murder of yarn maker Hailey Brent who had a penchant for stealing other's property for her own use.



 Aloha quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini

 With Elm Creek Quilt Camp closed for the winter Bonnie heads to Lahaina Maui to help her friend Claire launch a quilter's retreat. There watching breathtaking sunsets over sparkling waters she plans courses and learns the history of Hawaiian quilting



 Cast on, kill off by Maggie Sefton

When a wedding gown seamstress is found dead, Kelly Flynn and her knitting partners must tie up all the loose ends before their friend's big day arrives.



 Sweetgum Knit Lit Society by Beth Patillo

 Two things unite the ladies at Sweetgum Christian Church: their love of knitting and their passion for books. Librarian Eugenie invites Hannah--an angry teenager--to join their circle. Will Hannah's unique perspective bring fresh energy to their meetings or unravel the group?


 While my pretty one knits by Anne Canadeo

The start of a series about yarn shop owner Maggie Messina and her close circle of friends, who are thrown into the center of a murder in their cozy New England coastal town.



 A Single thead by Marie Bostwick

Moving from Fort Worth, Texas to New Bern, Connecticut to open a quilt shop begins a new life for Evelyn Dixon, bringing unexpected connections with a trio of women who come to the shop for quilting classes.



 Skeleton letters by Laura Childs

Carmela and Ava delve into the murder of a member of their scrapbooking circle who was found in church beside a smashed St. Sebastien statue.




 Wishes and stitches by Rachael Herron

Practicing medicine in a small town has always been Naomi's dream, but she doesn't fit in. Then the charming Rig Keller moves to town to take over half of her practice. Soon they are swept up in a passion neither expected and must face difficult choices.



 Knit one pearl one by Gil McNeil

Jo MacKenzie yearns for some quiet time alone as she tries to manage three rambunctious children, a busy new shop and cafe, a fledgling romance, and the antics of her friends and family.



 Reap what you sew by Elizabeth Lynn Casey

Sweet Briar is chosen for the setting of a new movie, and everyone is hoping to be cast as an extra--and lucky Tori Sinclair lands the gig. But fame has its price, as the town learns when the film's leading actress is found murdered.



 Hooked on murder by Betty Hechtman

After bookstore event coordinator Molly Pink stumbles across the dead body of a crochet group's leader, her complicated past with the woman makes her a prime suspect. This first title in a new series includes a recipe and a crochet pattern


 The quick and the thread by Amanda Lee

Marcy Singer opens an embroidery shop in a small Oregon town. The day after it opens she finds the man who leased the shop to her lying dead in the shop's storeroom. Now Marcy is the suspect in a murder, and she needs to find the real murderer before she becomes the next victim.



 Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society by Darien Gee

At Madeline's Tea Salon, the cozy hub of the Avalon community, local residents scrapbook their memories and make new ones. But across town, other Avalonians are struggling to free themselves of the past ... Enter Bettie Shelton, the irascible founder of the Avalon Ladies Scrapbooking Society.

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