Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Publisher:  Berkley
Published:   June 4, 2013
Genre:   Cozy Mystery
Format:  Paperback
Obtained via:  Publisher
Reviewed by name and email address:  Gina Gina@loveromancesandmorereviews.com


Willow Vanderling can finally start renovations on her cottage, Blueberry Cottage.  With building permits in place, a contract who she’s kinda, sorta hoping might have more than a business interest in her and peace in the neighbourhood it’s time.  But before contractor Clay can dig too far renovating the cottage first a set of old bones appears at another construction site.  Worse is the discovery of jewels on Willow’s property.

Wait? Worse? 

Yeah, could be…since those jewels might be tied to that skeleton found at the other site. 

Willow and Clay do their civic duty and immediately call the police to turn in the jewels.  But not everyone is a conscientious as our sleuth and her potential beau.  Strange noises start to happen at night and then several townsfolk turn up sick following a local festival.  Worse than that, at least one person turns up dead.

Can Willow uncover the killer before the killer covers her up?

I had a great time reading book three of Janet Bolin’s Threadville mysteries, THREAD AND BURIED. It’s wonderful when a series starts off fun and in subsequent books the characters grow and develop.  It’s fun to catch up with them and see where the author has taken them from book to book and Ms. Bolin’s Threadville series does this so well.

I was a little on the fence about this series when I first started it with ideas of perfection—would she, could she, kill something less than perfect?

I wasn’t too sure about continuing on with Janet Bolin’s Threadville mystery series with book 1, DIRE THREADS mainly because what were, I believe, supposed to be quirky characters like the police chief, were just annoying.  But I like to give a new to me author a chance and went on to book 2, THREADED FOR TROUBLE and I enjoyed it.  The characters I didn’t much care for moved on and those I did like were enhanced and taken to another level. Now in book 3, THREAD AND BURIED, Ms. Bolin really hits her stride.  The characters are much more three dimensional and they have solid interactions with each other. There is a wonderful blending of an old murder mystery interwoven with a recent one. The differences and then the odd similarities between the two were really well done.  She had me guessing until the killer was revealed. 

I also enjoyed the addition to the two little kittens and the subtle public awareness message given in their story.  With the growth of Threadville and the ever present tour bus there are lots of opportunities for more stories in this truly fun series.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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