Crewel and Unusual by Molly MacRae

Crewel and Unusual

Yarn shop owner Kath Rutledge is looking forward to the grand opening of the Blue Plum Vault, a co-op of small shops on Main Street. But in the week before the grand opening, Kath and her needlework group, TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Fiber), hear rumors of an unpleasant rivalry developing between two of the new shopkeepers. Nervie Bales and Belinda Moyer declare each other’s embroidery patterns and antique embroidered linens fakes, copies—and...

Details Crewel and Unusual

TitleCrewel and Unusual
Release DateJan 1st, 2019
PublisherPegasus Books
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery

Reviews Crewel and Unusual

  • Fred
    Crewel And Unusual is the sixth book in the A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery series. I was very excited to hear that this interesting series a new publisher.The residents of Blue Plum are excited that the Blue Plum Vault, formerly the town’s bank building will be having its Grand Opening soon. The Blue Plum Arts Council has taken over the old bank building and has divided it up into sales space for art-related shops. The shop owners are busy setting...
  • Cathy Daniel
    I loved this book so much! My first 5 star of 2019. I haven't read the others in this series and think it stands alone fine but it's obvious I missed connections and characters so I'm definitely starting from the beginning. I so enjoy this author's gentle wittiness and compassion that comes through in Kath. This is one of those above the rest cozy. I love cozies but this one really stands out in writing, characters and plot.
  • Kristina
    Crewel and Unusual by Molly MacRae is the sixth A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery. Kath Rutledge owns the Weaver’s Cat in Blue Plum, Tennessee. Kath shares her office with Argyle, the shop cat and Geneva, a temperamental ghost. The town is looking forward to the opening of the Blue Plum Vault which is housed in the old bank and houses small co-op shops. The recently deceased Garland Brown spearheaded the project. The Spivey twins stop by to tell Kath...
  • Lynn
    I was very happy to see a 6th book published in the Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery series. This series has been one of my favorite series and I have followed it from the beginning.The main reason I like this series so much is the characters. It felt good reading about their adventures again. My favorite character is probably Geneva, the dramatic yet lovable ghost who stays in the yarn stop. I almost wrote lives in the year shop. She and Kath, the shop...
  • Jeanie
    This cozy mystery has definitely been worth waiting for! The author brings to life the charm of small-town life, close-knit friendships, creative fiber craft folks, a lamenting ghost who is finding new value, and a complex mystery. Sixth in the series, it can be read as a standalone, yet each novel builds on the next.Kath jumped into The Weaver's Cat and Blue Plum, Tennessee with both feet since losing Granny, Ivy, earlier in the year. One of her...
  • Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)
    I really liked this series but it got cancelled by the original publisher and I am glad it has been picked up by another so that we can continue with this fun series.It has been a few years since the last one so it took me a little while to get back into the characters but once I started remembering them I started to really enjoy it.Kath Rutledge took over her Aunts yarn shop and has been making a pretty good go of things. She has gotten use to i...
  • Cozy Cat Reviews
    This is the 6th book in the beloved "Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery" series by Molly MacRae. i have read the entire series and find it very endearing . Thank you for the ARC which does not influence my personal review. In this 6th installment our protagonist Kath Rutledge is looking forward to the opening of a small group of shops in town. Much excitement is generated by the locals and by her knitting group (TGIF) Thank Goodness Its Fiber group that m...
  • FangirlNation
    In Crewel and Unusual by Molly MacRae, Kath Rutledge gets involved in another case as her town opens the Blue Plum Vault, a co-op of shops operated by various artisans and booksellers. Belinda Moyer sells antique textiles, which draws the textile expert Kath to her shop. The day before the official opening, Belinda reports that her valuable antique table runner has been destroyed, and then the ruined item disappears. On the day of the opening, th...
  • Mary
    I figured it out! Very subtle clues in there for the avid mystery reader. And I figured out why I like this series so much - while there is a progression in the storylines of each of the characters, each mystery only takes a week or so of their lives, without being tied to a year having passed. So this series can go on for a very long time . . . .
  • Joan
    I enjoyed the previous books in this series, but just could not get into this one. Found the dialogue awkward.
  • Susan Johnston
    Princess Fuzzypants here: The Blue Plum Vault sounds like a fabulous place to visit with all sorts of artisans and one of a kind shops. Sadly its grand opening is darkened by the murder of one of its members. She has had some rip-roaring altercations with a number of locals but is that any reason to kill her? Kath is involved because the victim has a very rare and special tablecloth that has Kath drooling. Then it is Kath who finds the body hidde...
  • Melli
    I started this book but I just could not get into it.. it is slow paced and its not what I thought that it would be. not saying that I might not finish it but as of today I am going to put it to the side for now. I have read this author before with no issues but this one just wasn't for me.
    2019-01-13 and UnusualA Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery #6By Molly MacRaeISBN 9781643130088mollymacrae.comBrought to you by OBS Reviewer Jeanie DannheimSynopsis: Yarn shop owner Kath Rutledge is looking forward to the grand opening of the Blue Plum Vault, a co-op of small shops on Main Street. But in the week before the grand opening, Kath and her needlework group, TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Fiber), hear rumors of a...
  • JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)
    Kath Rutledge is looking forward to visiting the Blue Plum Vault, a former bank that is now home to small shops on Main Street. When she receives a visit from the Spivey twins, Mercy and Shirley, they tell her she needs to visit one of the shops because the owner has a magnificent embroidered table runner. Kath, owner of the Weaver's Cat, can't resist. When she finally sees it, she is enamored, but when the owner, Belinda Moyer, allows her to vie...
  • Annie
    The sixth in an established series and although I haven't read a previous installment, I was drawn into this story quite easily. The characters were (mostly) well done - the TGIF (Thank Goodness It's Fibre) group were a bit light and I didn't get a really good feel for them as individuals, but they obviously have a solid friendship with Kath and it appears this isn't the first murder investigation for them.The opening of the Blue Plum Vault artis...
  • Anne
    Crewel and Unusual by Molly MacRae is a Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery and yes, there is a ghost, Geneva, who enjoyed scones and snark, and rarely, if ever, left the shop. There was also a cat, Argyle, who had come to the shop after a devil-may-care existence elsewhere, but loved it here now and was loved in return by the employees and customers, usually. Kath had inherited the Weaver's Cat from her grandmother who had started it years before with Kat...
  • Pamela
    Kath Rutledge owns a yarn shop, the Weaver’s Cat that she inherited from her grandmother. Before becoming a shop owner, Kath worked restoring vintage tapestries, etc. for a museum. There’s a new business in town, the Blue Plum Vault, that houses a co-op of small shops, two of which will be competitors of the Weaver’s Cat. Before the Vault can open, however, someone cuts an antique tablecloth that Kath has lusted after into shreds. Belinda, ...
  • Lynne
    I'm torn on the rating for this book. If I could I would give it a 3 because of the characters, but a 4 for the plot. The premise of the story was fun, with the Ghost and all. However, it took quite a while before I became engaged in the story. Part of the reason were the characters. I didn't love them. Kath and Ardis are OK, but many of the other character like the twins, Clod, Sierra, and Nervie, not so much. Joe seemed to be kind of a shell, j...
  • Jan Phillips
    I received an ARC from Pegasus books. This is the first book by Molly MacRae that I have read so the residents of Blue Plum are new friends to me. Kath Rutledge inherited Weaver’s Cat yarn shop from her grandmother. A cat named Argyle and a ghost named Geneva inhabit the shop. Blue Plum is getting ready for the grand opening of a co-op of small shops in what used to be a bank, named appropriately the Blue Plum Vault. Gar Brown who is instrument...
  • Annarella
    I think it’s lovely when a new instalment of a beloved series is out after a long time but unfortunately it also mean that there are quite high expectations.You remember the other books in this series as a lot of fun to read, engaging and entertaining and expects that the new one will mirror your memories.As a matter of fact you have reconsider your expectations and enjoy the book for what it is.It was a pleasant and entertaining read, a bit sl...
  • Val
    Yet another mystery series I'm finding in the middle of. This one features a yarn shop which houses a 150 year old ghost. The ghost seems to be quite charming and harmless and can only be seen by the owner and one of the employees. This is the sixth book. So I'm sure many of these characters are old friends, but I wasn't left out in the cold, they were all well introduced as the plot thickened. The murder takes place, not in the yarn shop, but in...
  • Miriam
    In the newest installment of the Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery, Geneva (the ghost) helps solve a variety of crimes including the destruction of an Arts & Crafts table cloth, the murder of Belinda who sold the antique cloths, and Gar Brown's murder at a trail head. How can these crimes possible be connected? The stitching sleuths (Thank God for Fibers) posse is on the prowl and searching for clues along with the ghost.There's a few laughs, some new tw...
  • Kelly
    I didn’t realize how long it’s been since the last Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery was released, it was nice to revisit Weaver’s Cat and the TGIF group. This time resident ghost Geneva finds a dead body at the Blue Plum Vault - a co-op of small shops. Kath and the TGIF gang are determined to figure out who did it, even if “Clod” doesn’t want them to help. Fun read and I hope there are more in the series in the future!This review is based on...
  • Brenda Rezk
    I've missed Blue Plum, the yarn shop, Kath, Geneva, the Posse, and even the Spiveys. Welcome back!The author gives enough background information that this book could be read as a stand-alone without having read the previous books in the series.I have been to the Art Vault in Tuscola, IL that inspired our local author to create a new venue for artists and antique merchants to sell their wares out of a historic former bank in Blue Plum, TN. It's th...
  • Sally Ryono
    As cozy mysteries go it was entertaining. I enjoyed the setting, a delightful yarn shop and a newly opened artists coop. Two of my favorite things. The plot was interesting enough to keep me going. The characters were numerous and not very well developed. At times, I found the dialog hard to follow. There have been several previous books in the Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery series. It may have helped to read them first.
  • Lori Bonkoski
    This is the first book in this series that I have read. The writing was great and the characters were good. I did not find myself completely engaged in the book. I'm not sure if it was the story that seemed to move slowly, or if there were references to things that had happened previously that put me off. I would like to try another in the series to see if I enjoy this more. It's an interesting concept for a story and it does intrigue me. Maybe r...
  • Christine
    With a new co-op of shops opening in the Blue Plum Vault, an old bank building, everyone in town is excited. Yarn store owner Kath Rutledge is excited for the additional traffic in town. In Crewel and Unusual by Molly MacRae, it's just days before the opening and an argument brews between two shop owners - Minerva (Nervie) Bales and Belinda Moyer. Kath finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation with Geneva, her resident ghost helping o...
  • Susan
    Apparently I had to erase my review to get this off the "want to read" list (???), and I don't remember the details of it, except--as usual--my review ended with a plea for MacRae to go back to some of her earlier stand alone books. I know this series seems popular, and I know nothing is going to change that, but I really like her non-series books a lot better.
  • Deborah Gill
    A lovely story in a small town. Shop owner and amature detective along with her posse help the local police solve the murder of a well respected man in their community as well as the murder of a new shop owner. There is a helpful ghost who is a bit flighty with memories as well as information. I enjoyed the story and recommend it as a fun, entertaining and curious book.