Hems & Homicide (Apron Shop Series)
by Elizabeth Penney
I love the characters.
This was a fun read for me.
~My Reading Journeys
A strong introduction to a community and the complicated relationships of Blueberry Cove.
I enjoyed Hems & Homicide so much and am glad to start on the ground floor of what promises to be a highly entertaining new series.
~The Power of Words
This is a page-turner and a half with one heck of a twist at the end!
~A Wytch’s Book Review Blog
This was a great mystery and a great start to this series, I really loved the characters and I can’t wait to read more in the series and see what is store for Iris and her business.
The author has plotted a very clever and complex plot full of twists including some scary and funny episodes that made this book absolutely impossible to put down.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
If you like vintage clothing, charming towns, friendly character(s), and crafty whodunits, then you will enjoy reading Hems and Homicide.
~The Avid Reader
I adore Hems and Homicide by Elizabeth Penney, and therefore, I am rating it at five stars. The characters were intriguing and realistic. This story makes me want to visit Maine even more than before.
~Baroness’ Book Trove
I read a lot of cozy mysteries and felt that Hems and Homicide is really a stand out as a first mystery in a series. It definitely made me want to read more!
~View from the Birdhouse
Well-written, charming, and layered, Hems & Homicide is the perfect start to this new cozy mystery series!
~Reading Is My SuperPower
With a multilayered plot and unique characters with flair HEMS & HOMICIDE makes a solid start to a new series.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
This is a lovely start to a new series set in Maine. The characters are relatable, the location is picturesque, and the killer is elusive.
I loved Hems & Homicide! . . . I definitely recommend this to you cozy mystery readers! The Apron Shop Series is off to a great start!
~CHRISTY’S COZY CORNERS
Iris, Grammie and their friends already seem real to me. The unique mix of both generations and decades within the story is innovative.
~Diane Reviews Books
Talk about a doozy of mystery this one is old and brings up all kinds of old secrets. Makes for a fun read I must say. Perfect for cozy mystery fans.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
The plot itself is well written and well thought out. It is one big jigsaw puzzle . . . It kept me on my toes until the end.
~Socrates’ Book Reviews…
Love at first read, this first installment of the Apron Shop Mysteries, HEMS AND HOMICIDE, had me at page one.
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews
That is loads of fun in mystery. I enjoyed meeting the multigenerational inhabitants of Blueberry Cove. They all are wonderfully ‘small town’ colorful and very relatable.
~I Read What You Write
About Hems & Homicide
Hems & Homicide (Apron Shop Series)
1st in Series
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks (December 31, 2019)
Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
Digital ASIN: B07SBQ9Y2Z
Welcome to the first in the Apron Shop mystery series by Elizabeth Penney, set in the quaint village of Blueberry Cove, Maine where an expert seamstress turned amateur sleuth is getting measured for murder. . .
Iris Buckley is sew ready for a change. After the death of her beloved grandfather, Iris decides to stay in her Maine hometown to help out her widowed grandmother, Anne—and bring her online hand-made apron designs to real-time retail life. Her and Anne’s shop, Ruffles & Bows, is set to include all the latest and vintage linen fashions, a studio for sewing groups and classes, and a friendly orange cat. The only thing that they were not planning to have on the property? A skeleton in the basement
Anne recognizes the remains of an old friend, and when a second body shows up in the apron shop—this time their corrupt landlord, whom Anne had been feuding with for decades—she becomes a prime suspect. Now, it’s up to Iris to help clear her name. Enlisting the help of her old high-school crush Ian Stewart who, like certain fabrics, has only gotten better-looking with age and her plucky BFF Madison Morris, Iris must piece together an investigation to find out who the real killer is. . .and find a way to keep her brand-new business from being scrapped in the process.
About Elizabeth Penney
Elizabeth Penney is an author, entrepreneur, and local food advocate living in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. In addition to writing full-time, she operates a small farm. Elements that often appear in her novels include vintage summer cottages, past/present mysteries, and the arts. She is represented by the fabulous Elizabeth Bewley at Sterling Lord Literistic.
Elizabeth’s writing credits include over twenty mysteries, short stories, and hundreds of business articles. A former consultant and nonprofit executive, she holds a BS and an MBA. She’s also written screenplays with her musician husband.
She loves walking in the woods, kayaking on quiet ponds, trying new recipes, and feeding family and friends.
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