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The American Highway by William Kaszynski
Blizzard by John Rocco
The Bones of Paris by Laurie R. King
Displacement: A Travelogue by Lucy Knisley
Don Eddy: The Art of Paradox by Donald B. Kuspit
The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee
Finding Someplace by Denise Lewis Patrick
Fish In A Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Flora and the Flamingo by Molly Idle
The Flying Squad by Edgar Wallace
George by Alex Gino
Ghoul Interrupted by Victoria Laurie
Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 1: 1970s-1981 by Ed Piskor
In the Driver's Seat by Cynthia Golomb Dettelbach
Last Message by Shane Peacock
The Lincoln Highway by Michael Wallis
Magic Thinks Big by Elisha Cooper
A Murderous Yarn by Monica Ferris
My Name Is Maria Isabel by Alma Flor Ada
Return to Augie Hobble by Lane Smith
Sophie Scott Goes South by Alison Lester
The Spider by Elise Gravel
A Spirited Gift by Joyce Lavene
A Stitch in Time by Monica Ferris
Tommy Can't Stop! by Tim Federle
Unraveled Sleeve by Monica Ferris
Up, Tall and High by Ethan Long
The Vacation by Polly Horvath
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Woundabout by Lev A.C. Rosen

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
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2 stars: OK
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A Murderous Yarn: 11/17/15

A Murderous Yarn by Monica FerrisA Murderous Yarn by Monica Ferris is the fifth in the Needlecraft mystery series and one of my personal favorites. Betsy who has embraced her new town wholeheartedly by now is volunteering her time with an antique car tour. Although the blurb says it's a race, and Lars, one of Betsy's friends drives like is, it really isn't, and the difference between races and tours are fully explained.

At the halfway point to the follow up tour, one of the drivers is found dead and possibly run over by his vehicle. It turns out his wife had been with Betsy all day, having found the drive too rough and the day to hot in her period costume.

Now this is a cozy where the who and the how done it is pretty easy to figure out for the observant reader. That said, it was still a blast to read for all of it's antique car details. The cars covered aren't the usual lot (Model T, Model A, Buick Touring Car). These are older, long since defunct companies, with Lars's Stanley Steamer being the most well known of the lot.

Five stars

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