Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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Seven Threadly Sins
by Janet Bolin

Seven Threadly Sins (A Threadville Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Publisher: Berkley (May 5, 2015)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425268001

Fashion turns killer in the latest novel from the national bestselling author of the Threadville mysteries…
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.
Now, she must do whatever it takes in order to clear her name, even if it means needling around in other people’s secrets…
My Review:

When the fashion show hosted by the Academy of Design and modeling gets under way no one expected there would be a murder. Especially that of the director himself. Willow must do everything she can to find out what happened and who killed him to clear her name before the killer strikes again. This was a fun read and one of my favorites. I am looking forward to see what Willow will do next. Great characters and a story line so well written you won't want to put it down. 
Guest Post:
How to Write a Mystery in 21 Simple Steps

I’m not recommending this method. In fact, it probably won’t work for anyone else. But here’s what I do:
Choose a title. For the Threadville Mystery Series, I incorporate the word “thread” in a pun.  For the latest book in the series, the title SEVEN THREADLY SINS popped into my head, and as soon as I stopped laughing, I knew I had to use it.
Stew around a lot. Pace. Play computer games while pretending to think about plot and characters. What plot would go with the title SEVEN THREADLY SINS?
Walk the dogs. Decide that “threadly” sins could be committed at a fashion show.
Choose a victim. How about the person who accused others of committing threadly sins?
Make a list of potential suspects. Give them possible motives, alibis, and methods.
Ask yourself if you really need to write an outline. Why can’t you just start writing?
Tell yourself that outlines can prevent lots of rewriting later.
Postpone the outline and write the first scene, now while the idea is fresh in your mind.
Mutter loudly and frequently about outlines.
Tell yourself that the original outline can be short and can be enlarged later. Start it.
Wonder why one human would murder another. Doodle. Play computer games.
Get the murderer to write you a letter telling you why he or she did it.
Rewrite the outline incorporating the murderer and his or her motives.
Write scene two. Keep writing.
When you
stall, remind yourself that you couldn’t wait to finish that outline and simply write.
Stomp your feet when you walk the dogs. Wave your arms.
Sit down and write some more.
Jump up and cheer.
Rewrite the outline to fit the story…
Thanks to deadlines, Janet Bolin has become a reluctant convert to outlining instead of flying into the mist, something her dogs seem to contemplate at times.
About This Author
Janet Bolin enjoys sewing, machine embroidery, all sorts of other needlecrafts and handcrafts, reading, writing, and walking with her two dogs, who are strangely like the dogs in the Threadville Mysteries. SEVEN THREADLY SINS, the fifth book in the Threadville Mystery Series, comes out May 5.

Author Links:
Webpage: http://ThreadvilleMysteries.com/
Twitter: @JanetBolin
Purchase Links:
Amazon   B&N    Book Depository   Kobo
List of booksellers on Janet’s website:http://threadvillemysteries.com/THREADVILLEMYSTERIES.html


  1. Thank you for the review for the Seven Threadly Sins. The book sounds like a great read. I giggles as I read the How to Write a Mystery in 21 Simple Steps. It was perfect! :D

  2. Thanks! I enjoyed "How to Write a Mystery" and am looking forward to reading Seven Threadly Sins.


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