A Murderous Yarn: 11/17/15
A 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.