by Barb, in a B&B on Cape Cod with 20 of her closest family members for Thanksgiving
Many of you know the Wickeds lost a good friend this summer. Lea Wait was the author of two mystery series, along with several books of historical fiction for children.
The last book in her Mainely Needlepoint series, Thread and Buried, was released on Tuesday.
Our friends over at Maine Crime Writers have run a series of posts to celebrate the release of Thread and Buried. Lea’s dear friend Kaitlyn Dunnett provided a lightly edited series of the emails Lea sent her as she wrote the book here and here. And Lea’s editor, John Scognamiglio (also editor to all the Wickeds except Sherry), wrote a lovely tribute about working with Lea here.
Our friends over a Miss Demeanors reproduced the words I spoke about Lea at the recent New England Crime Bake here. I was honored to be asked to do this by the 2019 co-chairs Edith Maxwell and Michele Dorsey.
Reviewing Thread and Buried here, Kaitlyn Dunnett says she was concerned about the quality of the book because she knew how sick Lea was as she wrote it. However, Kaitlyn reports, “I worried for nothing. True professional that she was, with a clever, inventive mind and incredible determination, she left us with yet another excellent mystery. There are plenty of twists and turns and a satisfying conclusion, plus a couple of tasty recipes added on at the end.”
So if you’re a fan of Lea’s books, purchase Thread and Buried or borrow it from your library. If you don’t know the books, to celebrate the new release Kensington has put most of Lea’s backlist in the Mainely Needlepoint series on sale for $1.99 on Kobo and Amazon.
Readers: We hope you enjoy Thread and Buried and that in this crazy, holiday season you get a little time to do something you love.