Sunday, May 10, 2015

Seven Threadly Sins by Janet Bolin

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Seven Threadly Sins
by Janet Bolin

ISBN-13: 9780425268001
Mass Market Paperback:
304 pages
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Released: May 5, 2015

Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Book Description from Back Cover:
Threadville, Pennsylvania, is famous for its fabric, needlecraft, and embroidery, so it’s only natural that it would become the home of the Threadville Academy of Design and Modeling. While Willow Vanderling has certainly never wanted to be a model, here she is, voluntarily strutting her stuff in a charity runway show in outrageous clothing, all to support the Academy’s scholarship fund.

But the lascivious, mean-spirited director of the academy, Antonio, is making the fashion show a less-than-fabulous affair. After Antonio plays a shocking prank on Willow and her friends that doesn’t exactly leave the ladies in stitches, he mysteriously winds up dead—and someone is trying to pin the blame on Willow.

My Review:
Seven Threadly Sins is a cozy mystery. This book was the fifth in the series, but you don't need to read the previous novels to understand this one. This story didn't spoil the previous whodunits.

The mystery had plenty of clues--so many that I found it hard to keep track of what was what. I love clue-filled, puzzle mysteries! The main characters were nice, interesting people. The heroine was great at coming up with possibilities as to who may have a motive and how it was done (using the clues), so I'll give her credit for creative thinking. The heroine did end up in danger, but it wasn't a "hey, let's confront a killer!" sort or a "heroine knows nothing but the killer thinks she does" sort, and she wasn't a helpless damsel, so it worked fine for me and added suspense.

There was no sex or bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this interesting mystery.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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