every second Saturday of January, Heartsford, Wisconsin celebrates
with a Fire and Ice event. People come to Main Street to see
the festive lights, the town’s annual bonfire of recycled
Christmas trees, and to shop in the local businesses that
remain open late only on this one night each year.
The festivities continue to grow each year, and this year
Sammy Kane has a unique idea to attract customers to her shop,
Community Craft. There will be a live mannequin contest for
local crafters to model their creations live and in real-time.
Customers will vote on who holds the best mannequin pose without
moving for the longest time. The winning vendor will receive
a gift card to use on anything in her shop. The response is
incredible, and Sammy is ready for the Fire and Ice celebration
to begin. The evening begins, and everyone is having fun.
Quilter Wanda Wadsworth poses sitting in a chair with a quilt
that she appears to be working on. Onlookers try to get her
to laugh, but there is no response. Wanda has died in the
display window without anyone noticing! Initially, it is thought
that Wanda, despite being health-conscious, had a heart attack.
The authorities can’t find her husband, Marty, and suspicions
grow, leading Sammy, her cousin, Heidi, and her sister, Ellie,
to conduct their own investigation. After all, Detective Liam
Nash is not having any luck in his official capacity.
I found this book to be a quick and easy read. And it is certainly
appropriate for readers young and old. Once again, the author
has provided both a craft pattern and a delicious-sounding
recipe. Whether you’ve read the first two books in this
series or not, “A Crafter Quilts a Crime” makes
for a good read for cozy mystery aficionados.
Reviews of previous titles in this series
Knits a Clue #1
Hooks a Killer #2