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Kath Rutledge is settling in as the owner of the Weaver’s Cat, a fiber and fabric shop in Blue Plum, Tennessee. But nothing, not even the ghost haunting her shop, prepares her for the mystery that will leave the whole town spinning.... It’s time for Blue Plum’s annual historical festival, and everyone—including Kath and her spunky fiber and needlework group, TGIF—is gettin Kath Rutledge is settling in as the owner of the Weaver’s Cat, a fiber and fabric shop in Blue Plum, Tennessee. But nothing, not even the ghost haunting her shop, prepares her for the mystery that will leave the whole town spinning.... It’s time for Blue Plum’s annual historical festival, and everyone—including Kath and her spunky fiber and needlework group, TGIF—is getting in on the action. Expert spinners are being gathered, and a businessman has approached Kath about using the second-floor windows of her store for part of a reenactment. But the reenactment ends in real-life bloodshed when local baker Reva Louise Snapp is shot—with a bullet from a modern-day gun. Kath has her theories about who wanted to end Reva Louise’s life. But there’s also talk of a sniper stalking Blue Plum, and Kath’s shop is suspected to be the murderer’s hideout. Now Kath, her TGIF pals, and the gloomy ghost, Geneva, must unravel the mystery quickly, or someone else might be left hanging by a thread....


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Kath Rutledge is settling in as the owner of the Weaver’s Cat, a fiber and fabric shop in Blue Plum, Tennessee. But nothing, not even the ghost haunting her shop, prepares her for the mystery that will leave the whole town spinning.... It’s time for Blue Plum’s annual historical festival, and everyone—including Kath and her spunky fiber and needlework group, TGIF—is gettin Kath Rutledge is settling in as the owner of the Weaver’s Cat, a fiber and fabric shop in Blue Plum, Tennessee. But nothing, not even the ghost haunting her shop, prepares her for the mystery that will leave the whole town spinning.... It’s time for Blue Plum’s annual historical festival, and everyone—including Kath and her spunky fiber and needlework group, TGIF—is getting in on the action. Expert spinners are being gathered, and a businessman has approached Kath about using the second-floor windows of her store for part of a reenactment. But the reenactment ends in real-life bloodshed when local baker Reva Louise Snapp is shot—with a bullet from a modern-day gun. Kath has her theories about who wanted to end Reva Louise’s life. But there’s also talk of a sniper stalking Blue Plum, and Kath’s shop is suspected to be the murderer’s hideout. Now Kath, her TGIF pals, and the gloomy ghost, Geneva, must unravel the mystery quickly, or someone else might be left hanging by a thread....

30 review for Spinning in Her Grave

  1. 4 out of 5

    Chris Conley

    Well, she got me with this one. I had picked the wrong killer. Good job!! I love the whole Kath-Geneva element in these books. So clever.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Louise

    Spinning in Her Grave in the third book in the Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery series. For a cozy mystery series, I have to say that MacRae always writes a really solid mystery -- the culprit is never predictable. The plot of this installment focuses around a historical reenactment and a town festival day to go with it. I liked that adding a historical twist to the main plotline gave MacRae a great opportunity to delve into ghostly Geneva's past life and Kath's experiences of working as a textile conse Spinning in Her Grave in the third book in the Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery series. For a cozy mystery series, I have to say that MacRae always writes a really solid mystery -- the culprit is never predictable. The plot of this installment focuses around a historical reenactment and a town festival day to go with it. I liked that adding a historical twist to the main plotline gave MacRae a great opportunity to delve into ghostly Geneva's past life and Kath's experiences of working as a textile conservation expert. Geneva's still a bit of a mystery, but I enjoy seeing what details Kath can pry out of her in each book. I've said before that the Dunbar brother/ Kath love triangle is my least favorite aspects of the series and there seems to have been a big step in this regard in Spinning in Her Grave. I'm just not 100% sure which way that step is. On the one hand, Kath and Cole have a big death-defying experience together but on the other, their date is a disaster of meh-ness. Since I think Cole's a twat, I'm okay with this relationship fizzling out and focusing Kath's attention on Joe. Other than that, I loved all the characters -- they've really grown on me since the first book. I'm still not completely sold on Kath's witchy powers. I get that her grandmother could influence people via the yarn she sold them or used in projects, but Kath's sensing emotions thing is a lot vaguer and seems pretty inconsistent. To be honest, it doesn't really seem necessary to the plots at this point and I'd prefer if the magic either played an important role or Kath just focused on the practical side of the investigations. Another fun mystery. I really like MacRae's writing style and the world of Blue Plum. Find more of my reviews at foxesfairytale.wordpress.com

  3. 4 out of 5

    FangirlNation

    Blue Plum is having its annual historical festival in Spinning in Her Grave, Molly MacRae’s third Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery. This festival highlights local arts and crafts, so The Weaver's Cat features prominently in the festivities, with the members of TGIF, Thank God It's Fiber, the select group of fabric enthusiasts, doing special demonstrations on spinning yarn from various types of fiber, even including dog fur. The town always holds a special play to commemorate the “Piglet War” of 1859, b Blue Plum is having its annual historical festival in Spinning in Her Grave, Molly MacRae’s third Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery. This festival highlights local arts and crafts, so The Weaver's Cat features prominently in the festivities, with the members of TGIF, Thank God It's Fiber, the select group of fabric enthusiasts, doing special demonstrations on spinning yarn from various types of fiber, even including dog fur. The town always holds a special play to commemorate the “Piglet War” of 1859, but this year the new head of the play wants to spice things up, with guns stationed throughout the town. But Kath, the new proprietress of The Weaver's Cat since her grandmother passed away and left her everything, is less than amenable to having guns pointed out her upper window and rejects the request. But then as the play progresses, Kath overhears teens talking about how realistic a dead person in the play performs her job, but Kath knows better. Reva Louise Snapp, a highly unpopular woman who has caused all sorts of trouble for anyone who dares to go into business with her, is definitely dead. Read the rest of this review, more reviews, and other wonderful, geeky articles on FangirlNation

  4. 4 out of 5

    C.

    To convey my feedback in a way you’ll understand, let me describe the ideal fiction novels for which I am perpetually searching. They are adventures or mysteries that are either mystical, non-religiously spiritual, or downright paranormal. To be truthful, I yearn for adult literature about ghosts; enchanting, not silly. In second place, I am excited about adult literature featuring psychic abilities, hidden places or clues, secret languages or codes, and witches. In any of these scenarios, I yea To convey my feedback in a way you’ll understand, let me describe the ideal fiction novels for which I am perpetually searching. They are adventures or mysteries that are either mystical, non-religiously spiritual, or downright paranormal. To be truthful, I yearn for adult literature about ghosts; enchanting, not silly. In second place, I am excited about adult literature featuring psychic abilities, hidden places or clues, secret languages or codes, and witches. In any of these scenarios, I yearn for protagonists who are at least 35 and writing that is superb. Alas you can imagine: in the ‘cozy’ genre, this scarcely exists! When I discovered Molly MacRae, I loved her humour and writing, this protagonist is a great age, the mysteries are good, and there appeared to be ghosts and witches all in one setting. Unfortunately there is nothing enchanting or likeable about Geneva and the witch heritage was an unfulfilled innuendo. I enjoyed ”Dyed In The Wool” far less than volume I. A mystery was slow to stir up in "Spinning In Her Grave" but this time I don't mind; whether because Geneva is lower key, or Molly's straightforward, comical narrative is back in form. Their group wasn’t cheesy about wanting to be sleuths either, nor was the dislikeable police officer as prevalent. A death in public gives TFIF’s interest justification and credence. Molly should get cracking on Kath's witch heritage and Geneva’s only intriguing aspect. Prolonging action is flagging each topic, not heightening them. They are the attractants to this series and I'm waiting to sink my teeth into them. I would like to see Kath dating her beau a great deal more too. Regarding Geneva’s history: nailing down one conversation, in which Kath doesn't back down for fear of riling that whiner, would procure the answers we need!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Barb

    I have admit it, I'm a pushover for a good ghost story. (I'm halfway in love with Cleo Coyle's Jack Shepherd.) And Molly MacRae's Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries are wonderful for ghost lovers! The ghost in question is Geneva, an argumentative, manipulative, but charming ghost who haunts the fiber and fabric shop that Kath Rutledge inherited from her aunt. Kath also seems to have inherited a few of her aunt's unusual powers, for instance, not only can Kath see and converse with Geneva, but she has d I have admit it, I'm a pushover for a good ghost story. (I'm halfway in love with Cleo Coyle's Jack Shepherd.) And Molly MacRae's Haunted Yarn Shop Mysteries are wonderful for ghost lovers! The ghost in question is Geneva, an argumentative, manipulative, but charming ghost who haunts the fiber and fabric shop that Kath Rutledge inherited from her aunt. Kath also seems to have inherited a few of her aunt's unusual powers, for instance, not only can Kath see and converse with Geneva, but she has developed the ability to sense a person's emotions just by touching an item of their clothing. The shop, known as The Weaver's Cat, also hosts a whole slew of regulars who call themselves TGIF (Thank Goodness It's Fiber.) In SPINNING IN HER GRAVE, an unpleasant, possible criminal newcomer to Blue Plum, Tennessee, is murdered during a reenactment of the Blue Plum Piglet War, and Kath and her friends seem to be the only ones with a clue. Although there's plenty of danger, This book is laugh out loud funny, especially the parts about Kath's seemingly impossible love life. It's well written and the plot is as outrageous as the premise. Read it!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Helen

    I had several good laughs while reading this. The characters are believable, the setting is clear and it all made so much sense reading it during festival season. I love the name of their celebration - Blue Plum Preserves is perfect for an historical event.The Pig War, the original, that is, is part of West Coast history but for the fun MacRae had with it we'll let her have it. Those piglets running down the street! I don't think the SPCA would sanction the event, though. The drifting ghost whom I had several good laughs while reading this. The characters are believable, the setting is clear and it all made so much sense reading it during festival season. I love the name of their celebration - Blue Plum Preserves is perfect for an historical event.The Pig War, the original, that is, is part of West Coast history but for the fun MacRae had with it we'll let her have it. Those piglets running down the street! I don't think the SPCA would sanction the event, though. The drifting ghost whom no one but our heroine can see is a very different take on a haunting. The most interesting part is that we don't know where she came from. who she was, just her name. Finding out her story is obviously going to stretch out through the series, a nice temptation. It was a fun read for sure.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth Meadows

    I have to admit that the mystery and other characters in this series are taking a back seat with me. I found that I mainly focused on Geneva(the ghost) and her awesome dialog with the main character, as well as the ongoing mystery of who she was in life and how she died.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Shelley

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I can’t keep going with this series although my library has such limited cozy mysteries. I HATE the main character. Is “witch” a play on words, because Kath is one with a capital B?! The characters I like the most are her dead Grandmother (who must have been the queen of unconditional love to adore Kath) and apologetic, blind-as-a-bat Ernestine. Everyone else is annoying. Kath decides to hate or like others for completely arbitrary reasons that baffle me. Like in the first book when she read her I can’t keep going with this series although my library has such limited cozy mysteries. I HATE the main character. Is “witch” a play on words, because Kath is one with a capital B?! The characters I like the most are her dead Grandmother (who must have been the queen of unconditional love to adore Kath) and apologetic, blind-as-a-bat Ernestine. Everyone else is annoying. Kath decides to hate or like others for completely arbitrary reasons that baffle me. Like in the first book when she read her grandmother call herself “Crazy Ivy” and be ok with it, she STILL hated the Sheriff for calling her that. There was no humble moment where she realizes she was wrong...ever... She’s completely self absorbed. How many times do we have to hear her describe herself as logical and all manner of other attributes she doesn’t possess? Sure, Coleridge Dunbar is a flat character, but he still has a better personality than Kath. Every teasing sarcasm is met with seething hatred when any other cozy mystery would have had the main character breakdown in self realizing giggles and make peace with the guy in book 1. She’s still calling him “Clod” in the third book and I’m over it. Even when he told her he cares about the people in the town and even showed concern for her well being (book 2), it fell on deaf ears and the author let the moment die. WTH? So she introduced a new character who is too awful to be believed (that boxed lunch fiasco), I’m convinced, due to the fact that every other character is just a normal level of awful. I’m glad that character died and I wish she would’ve taken Kath with her.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Ed

    #3 in the Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery Series. This 2014 series entry by author Molly MacRae is a seerviceable cozy and enjoyable. Despite my antipathy towards supernatural elements, I keep reading this series. The author doesn't overdo the ghost and keeps her whimsical, if moody. Kath Rutledge, the protagonist and shop owner, is quite likeable, as are her supporting cast members. The victim was unlikeable in the extreme, and seemed lekely from the first to be done away with. What should have been a #3 in the Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery Series. This 2014 series entry by author Molly MacRae is a seerviceable cozy and enjoyable. Despite my antipathy towards supernatural elements, I keep reading this series. The author doesn't overdo the ghost and keeps her whimsical, if moody. Kath Rutledge, the protagonist and shop owner, is quite likeable, as are her supporting cast members. The victim was unlikeable in the extreme, and seemed lekely from the first to be done away with. What should have been a lighthearted festival complete with a historical reenactment goes dark when one of the locals is shot and killed. Worse yet, the victim, Reva Louise, was shot from the upstairs window of Kath Rutledge's shop, the Weaver's Cat. Quick as can be, the TGIF (Thank Goodness It's Fiber) group rallies around to solve the case. Reva was related to one of the TGIF members, but her behavior encouraged murderous impulses in many; she was a husband stealer and a small-time embezzler. At the same time, Kath continues to slowly unravel the mystery surrounding Geneva, her shop's sad ghost, collecting clues and aiming to bring the spirit some peace.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    I really enjoyed this one! Much more humorous than the previous book, Spinning in Her Grave had a lot of activity and we spent a lot of time with several of the secondary characters. Ardis, Thea, and Ernestine become more endearing with each book. Kath isn't much of a sleuth when it comes to naturally figuring out the villain but she is great at asking questions and taking notes and accidentally giving the villain an opportunity to show themselves. Kath's relationship with the Dunbar brothers is I really enjoyed this one! Much more humorous than the previous book, Spinning in Her Grave had a lot of activity and we spent a lot of time with several of the secondary characters. Ardis, Thea, and Ernestine become more endearing with each book. Kath isn't much of a sleuth when it comes to naturally figuring out the villain but she is great at asking questions and taking notes and accidentally giving the villain an opportunity to show themselves. Kath's relationship with the Dunbar brothers is comical in its own way. Let's be honest, Clod's a big oaf and Joe has a tendency to either be fishing or breaking and entering... she needs to put her sleuthing skills to better use and find a decent guy! Geneva's theatrics keep things entertaining and Kath's ability to keep Geneva a secret is getting more and more difficult which just makes the story more funny. The "Piglet War" was funny and made for a great backdrop to the whole story! Molly MacRae is a great writer! Her witty dialogue and twisted mysteries are very entertaining!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jill

    # 3 in series. I am not sure if the library has # 2 so it is on to #4! I did like the book, as my friends often say "it needed some editing"......I might not have noticed the errors if some other reader hadn't circled them though. That is my pet peeve. Kath has taken over the yarn shop after her grandmother died..........not knowing that a ghost came along with the shop. A friendly ghost. Kath can see and hear her, and does a lot of thinking with Geneva (the ghost) as her sounding board. I think t # 3 in series. I am not sure if the library has # 2 so it is on to #4! I did like the book, as my friends often say "it needed some editing"......I might not have noticed the errors if some other reader hadn't circled them though. That is my pet peeve. Kath has taken over the yarn shop after her grandmother died..........not knowing that a ghost came along with the shop. A friendly ghost. Kath can see and hear her, and does a lot of thinking with Geneva (the ghost) as her sounding board. I think that would be rather fun, once you get use to it. Kath and her friends work together to solve a murder mystery.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Miriam

    This delightful cozy revolves around the death of the obnoxious new member of Blue Plum TGIF (Thank Goodness It's Fiber) during the Blue Plum Piglet War. Fortunately, there's lots of knitting, weaving, spinning, and more spinning at the Weaver's Cat as the intrepid members of TGIF and the Fast and Furious (knitters) suss out the culprit and set things right in their fair town. Argyle the kitten and Geneva the ghost are cleverly woven into this latest adventure. Molly MacRae writes charming cozies This delightful cozy revolves around the death of the obnoxious new member of Blue Plum TGIF (Thank Goodness It's Fiber) during the Blue Plum Piglet War. Fortunately, there's lots of knitting, weaving, spinning, and more spinning at the Weaver's Cat as the intrepid members of TGIF and the Fast and Furious (knitters) suss out the culprit and set things right in their fair town. Argyle the kitten and Geneva the ghost are cleverly woven into this latest adventure. Molly MacRae writes charming cozies where you'll root for the intrepid self-designated investigators over the police any day. If you want to smile while you read, check out this and MacRae's other mysteries.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Caitlin

    Kath is back, enjoying Blue Plum's historical festival - until someone is shot in what the onlookers initially think is part of the town-wide reenactment but turns out to be murder. That someone is Reva Louise, who isn't universally liked but doesn't seem to have any secrets. It seems the bullet came from Kath's store, and that means the place has to be shut down for the investigation. Kath is motivated to find the murderer so that things can go back to normal. Kath is stuck with Cole Dunbar mor Kath is back, enjoying Blue Plum's historical festival - until someone is shot in what the onlookers initially think is part of the town-wide reenactment but turns out to be murder. That someone is Reva Louise, who isn't universally liked but doesn't seem to have any secrets. It seems the bullet came from Kath's store, and that means the place has to be shut down for the investigation. Kath is motivated to find the murderer so that things can go back to normal. Kath is stuck with Cole Dunbar more than her beau and his brother, Joe, and she finds out a little more about Geneva along the way.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Pam

    Kath and her friends in fabric plus Geneva, resident ghost and fellow investigator, get into a touchy case. Riva Louise is not particularly well-liked, but enough to murder? What better cover than the town’s historical reenactment with men running around with guns? Things are pretty confusing and not just about murder. Deputy Dunbar appears to be interested in someone not so interested in him. Then there’s the disappearance of Mercy’s daughter. Joe Dunbar ambles quietly through and Kath wonders Kath and her friends in fabric plus Geneva, resident ghost and fellow investigator, get into a touchy case. Riva Louise is not particularly well-liked, but enough to murder? What better cover than the town’s historical reenactment with men running around with guns? Things are pretty confusing and not just about murder. Deputy Dunbar appears to be interested in someone not so interested in him. Then there’s the disappearance of Mercy’s daughter. Joe Dunbar ambles quietly through and Kath wonders if shyness is all it’s cracked up to be. Another in the series that brings humor, quirky characters, and ghostly happenings for everyone’s enjoyment.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lady Galaxy

    I love the characters and setting in this series of books. I just wish the author would spend a little more time on the reveal and the denouement! For this book and the previous book, I'm left not quite sure I fully understand why and how the whodunit actually dunit! It also bothers me that the cat is left behind in the yarn shop at night. I realize he's there to keep Geneva company, but I cannot imagine not wanting to have your cat at home with you in the evenings. Still, overall, well worth the I love the characters and setting in this series of books. I just wish the author would spend a little more time on the reveal and the denouement! For this book and the previous book, I'm left not quite sure I fully understand why and how the whodunit actually dunit! It also bothers me that the cat is left behind in the yarn shop at night. I realize he's there to keep Geneva company, but I cannot imagine not wanting to have your cat at home with you in the evenings. Still, overall, well worth the read!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Dana

    You know... out of the four I've read in this series, this one is my least favorite. I think it's mainly because the mystery is built over the course of the whole book, lending a nice feeling of tension and suspense... then the entire thing is solved in the space of 2 sentences, and the book ends just a couple of pages later with very few explanations or a feeling of closure. Extremely disappointing. I still love the characters and it's nice to see them continue to develop, but this particular b You know... out of the four I've read in this series, this one is my least favorite. I think it's mainly because the mystery is built over the course of the whole book, lending a nice feeling of tension and suspense... then the entire thing is solved in the space of 2 sentences, and the book ends just a couple of pages later with very few explanations or a feeling of closure. Extremely disappointing. I still love the characters and it's nice to see them continue to develop, but this particular book left me feeling flat and more than just a little bit disgruntled.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Miss Kelly

    Enjoyable Cozy mystery. I didn't think I would like a cozy mystery, but I really got into this book. This is book 3 in a series, but I wasn't to lost not having read book 1 or 2. I didn't solve the mystery until the end, but I enjoyed working with the knitting group in this book who were trying to solve the murder. I can't wait to read the rest of the series. Recommend read! Enjoyable Cozy mystery. I didn't think I would like a cozy mystery, but I really got into this book. This is book 3 in a series, but I wasn't to lost not having read book 1 or 2. I didn't solve the mystery until the end, but I enjoyed working with the knitting group in this book who were trying to solve the murder. I can't wait to read the rest of the series. Recommend read!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Dani(elle)

    This series isn't bad. I love that it comes with knitting patterns AND recipes. My one issue, and this is a major "me problem" is that when Kat calls the sheriff's deputy "clod" I hear it in the voice of Paridot from Steven Universe. This series isn't bad. I love that it comes with knitting patterns AND recipes. My one issue, and this is a major "me problem" is that when Kat calls the sheriff's deputy "clod" I hear it in the voice of Paridot from Steven Universe.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Tabitha

    Like the previous books in this series, this book was more about the overarching mysteries in the backstory than the mystery particular to the book. If you like the characters and backstory, you should enjoy this book.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    This installment didn't keep my interest. I didn't get to learn much more about the characters that I like, and there weren't enough spinning and fiber related jokes for my taste. This was still light and enjoyable, though. This installment didn't keep my interest. I didn't get to learn much more about the characters that I like, and there weren't enough spinning and fiber related jokes for my taste. This was still light and enjoyable, though.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Valerie

    Read this out of order and realized it when I didn't understand references to earlier books. I still wasn't all that impressed and didn't rush to pick the book up anytime I thought about it. Will go back and read the first in the series and see if that makes any difference. Read this out of order and realized it when I didn't understand references to earlier books. I still wasn't all that impressed and didn't rush to pick the book up anytime I thought about it. Will go back and read the first in the series and see if that makes any difference.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Mary K.

    This is a light-hearted yarn (ie story) about a yarn store that comes complete with its own ghost with whom I've become very fond. I also am intrigued by the developing characters and look forward to their next mystery. This is a light-hearted yarn (ie story) about a yarn store that comes complete with its own ghost with whom I've become very fond. I also am intrigued by the developing characters and look forward to their next mystery.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Rona

    Fast paced plot in a cozy mystery. If you can suspend disbelief about the ghost who whines, complains, and gives clues, these are worth the time. The murderer was fairly obvious. The setting that is pleasant enough to spend the time.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    how do all these women get two guys falling for them

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jodi

    Good story, strong, well developed characters, but the ending seemed a little forced. Would like to have more development of Geneva.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Fanona

    the best of the bunch so far

  27. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    Couldn't put this book down! Couldn't put this book down!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Gloria Brzny

    this was an enjoyable read. the story was good and kept you guessing until the end.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Maureen

    Not quite as good as others in series, but ok...

  30. 4 out of 5

    Debi Emerson

    A good mystery & a little bit more tidbits about Geneva. Kept me wanting more!

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