Dangling By A Thread By Lea Wait



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The Maine Needlepointer’s are back on the case again in Lea Wait’s new novel, Dangling By A Thread.  Set in the beautiful and quaint small town of Haven Harbor, Maine, the wealthy are migrating to Haven Harbor and Kings Island.  Only time will tell if this is good or bad for small town life.

Angie spy’s a strange loner on her walk through town;  curiosity and her detective instincts win as she does her best to ferret out his identify.  Angie discovers Jesse, The Solitary, as he known around town, lives on uninhabitable Kings Island.   As a product of war, Jesse has PTSD, and the island helps Jesse cope.  In turn, Jesse does all he can to protect the nearly endangered Maine Great Cormorants.  Kings Island is one of the last habitats for the Cormorants.  Haven Harbor left in part ownership between Jesse and his brother, Simon, becomes a hot bed of controversy.

Things in Haven Harbor heat up as Jesse, finds his brother wants to sell the Island to wealthy Gerry Bentley.  Needless to say, Gerry, Uncle to Patrick West and wealthy beyond imagination, can buy Kings Island twice over.  Patrick West and his famous wealthy actress mother Sky West’s story appeared in Threads of Evidence.  All books in this series are standalone.  However, knowing the back story gives the reader a more in-depth understanding of the characters.


Threads of Evidence by Lea Wait

Book Review

Picture a cozy small seaside town on the coast of Maine filled with colorful characters and we have the setting of this suspenseful cozy murder mystery book.   This is the second book in the Mainely Needlepointers Series and I must say I greatly enjoyed the book. This can be read as a stand-alone.

threads of evidenceAuthor Lea Wait has our main character, Angie Curtis investigating the forty-five year old death of Jasmine Gardener. Jasmine was the daughter of the town’s rich family who owned the estate, Aurora.   Each summer the family hosted an end of season party for the entire town prior to their return to New York, however at this last party tragedy occurred. Jasmine died and her mother insists she was murdered, and continued to insist until she died, which left Aurora empty and falling into disrepair. Suddenly the house is sold to an actress from California and things really begin to happen as the actress, Skye West and her son, Patrick, are in town to solve the mystery of Jasmine’s death and restore Aurora. The author, Lea Wait did a wonderful job of filling this book with colorful characters; a murder mystery that someone does not want solved, attempted murder, arson, and secrets, long-held secrets.

A part-time investigator, Angie is managing her grandmother’s Mainely Needlepointers,


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