Tightening the Threads by Lea Wait is the fifth book in the Mainely Needlepoint Mystery series. I have read previous books in this series, but it is not necessary to enjoy this book. Angie's friend, Sarah, invites her to a birthday weekend for a local artist and gallery owner, Ted. The weekend takes a turn when Ted makes some startling announcements. During the weekend clam bake, Ted has to be rushed to the hospital and dies unexpectedly. A second "accidental" death makes Angie and the police suspicious. I love how needlepoint is always part of the books but not necessarily the main focus. The characters are well developed and work well in the Maine setting. Tightening the Threads is another excellent book from Lea Wait.
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