Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Book Tour

I'm so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for
Book 1 in the Handcrafted Mysteries
by Holly Quinn

For fans of Betty Hechtman and Maggie Sefton, the latest craft frenzy is Holly Quinn’s Handcrafted series debut.

Sammy Kane just moved back to her hometown to run a craft store. But when the owner of a nearby yarn shop is murdered, Sammy will needle little help finding the killer.

When a heartbroken Samantha “Sammy” Kane returns to her hometown of Heartsford, WI, for her best friend Kate’s funeral, she learns that Kate’s much-loved craft store is in danger of perishing with its owner. Confounding all her expectations of the life she would live, Sammy moves back home with her golden retriever and takes over Community Craft. A few doors down Main Street, fellow new arrival Ingrid Wilson has just opened the Yarn Barn, a real “purl” of a shop. But when Sammy strolls over to see if Ingrid could use a little help, she finds Ingrid’s dead body―with a green aluminum knitting needle lodged in her throat. 

Detective Liam Nash is thrown for a loop as every single citizen of Heartsford seems to have a theory about Ingrid’s murder. And nearly everyone in town seems to be a suspect. But the last time Sammy did any sleuthing was as a little moppet. And this is not fun and games. Sammy is eager to help the handsome Liam―who seems to be endlessly inventive in finding reasons to talk with her―and when Liam arrests affable woodworker Miles Danbury, Sammy puts everything on the line to help clear Miles. 

As the case comes dangerously close to unraveling, Sammy must stitch the clues together. But the killer has other plans―and if Sammy’s not careful, she may wind up in a perilous knot in A Crafter Knits a Clue, the first warm and woolly yarn of Holly Quinn’s new Handcrafted mysteries.



Winner will be chosen after Ocotber 21
at the end of the tour

1 lucky reader will win a
a Tote Bag, and a bookmark.

USA only

Enter using the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post.

This giveaway is through Great Escape Book Tours, not Lisa Ks Book Reviews.

Crafters beware! This book will have you heading to your local hobby store and filling a cart.

When I read the blurb on the back of A CRAFTER KINITS A CLUE, it mentioned the main character, Sammy, had moved back to town to run her deceased friend’s store, Community Craft. So, I was expecting to read the whole she-has-to-get-to-know-everyone book. I was pleasantly surprised to see the character was already three years established in the town.

I read several reviews before I read this book. One thing many had in common was they thought Sammy was a little too “brusque”. I didn’t see that all. I saw her as a caring woman, willing to do whatever had to be done. Very take charge.

As for the whodunit, I found it to be very well plotted. Because the victim was so un-liked, there were plenty of suspects to choose from. Author Holly Quinn did a wonderful job of leading me to wrong turns and down dead-end streets. When the reveal came, I was completely taken by surprise. Brava!

A CRAFTER KNITS A CLUE is an excellent first in a series. Every time I had to set my book down, I was itching to get back to it. I definitely recommend it fans of cozy mysteries.

About the Author


 Holly Quinn is both an avid reader and crafter. Holly sells her artistic creations locally and dreamed of one day opening a gift shop to sell local artist’s handiwork. Instead, she began writing about it and thus her journey of the Handcrafted Mystery series was born. 

  Author Links 

Purchase Links


October 8 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW
October 8 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – SPOTLIGHT
October 9 – The Avid Reader – REVIEW
October 9 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
October 10 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW
October 10 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT
October 11 – Jane Reads – GUEST POST
October 11 – A Cozy Experience – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW
October 12 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW
October 12 – I'm All About Books – SPOTLIGHT
October 12 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – RECIPE POST
October 13 – A Blue Million Books – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
October 13 – A Holland Reads – SPOTLIGHT
October 14 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW
October 14 – Brooke Blogs – CHARACTER GUEST POST
October 15 – Mallory Heart's Cozies – REVIEW
October 15 – The Montana Bookaholic - REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
October 16 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW
October 16 – Socrates' Book Reviews – REVIEW
October 17 – The Book's the Thing – REVIEW
October 17 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
October 17 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews - REVIEW
October 18 – Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – REVIEW
October 18 – Readeropolis – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
October 18 – Ruff Drafts – SPOTLIGHT
October 19 – View from the Birdhouse – REVIEW
October 19 – Laura's Interests – REVIEW
October 20 – The Book Diva's Reads – GUEST POST
October 20 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
October 21 - Melina's Book Blog – REVIEW
October 21 - StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW

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  1. Congrats to Holly on the new release and first in a new series. It looks like a book I would like to read!

    1. Thanks for coming by! I think you would really like it.

  2. Thanks, Lisa. Cute cover. Wednesday blessings, to you.

  3. Thanks for touring with me Lisa and your kind review. What an honor to be part of your blog!:)

    1. I was delighted to have you, Holly. You're welcome back to the blog any time. Keep in contact!

  4. Thank you for your wonderful review on "A CRAFTER KNITS A CLUE" by Holly Quinn and for being part of the book tour.

    LOVE this cover and can't wait for the opportunity to read this wonderful sounding book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  5. Thanks for an insightful review Lisa. I am eagerly anticipating getting this book from my library. I just have to wait for the one person ahead of me to finish it!