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Thread the Halls

(Mainely Needlepoint #6)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  666 ratings  ·  132 reviews
Christmas in Haven Harbor, Maine, means family, trouble, and murder . . .

This Yuletide season, there's no time for Angie Curtis and Patrick West to linger under the mistletoe. Patrick's being needled by his mother--movie star Skye West--to set the stage for a perfect white Christmas as she brings her costar, screenwriters, and director home for the holidays. With his mot
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 31st 2017 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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James
Jan 03, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thread the Halls is the 6th book in the Mainely Needlepoint series written by Lea Wait. In this one, our heroine, Angie Curtis, helps her boyfriend, Patrick West, prepare for his mother's arrival to Aurora at Christmastime. We've met Skye West before, and this time, she's bringing a troupe of actors and actresses who are squabbling on the set of their next movie. One of them dies, and it looks like Angie might be involved somehow!

To begin with, the book is a treasure trove of Christmas joy and a
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LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2017
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Snow is falling in Haven Harbor, Maine and movie star Skye West has decided to come home for a white Christmas and bring the people working on her current movie with her. This means her son Patrick has his work cut out for him to get her mansion all decorated for the holiday. She also wants needlepoint gifts for everyone so the Mainely Needlepointers have a last minute job to take of.

Angie is a little disappointed, it is her first Christmas since coming home from Arizona and s
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Lea
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is is an author review. I had such fun writing THREAD THE HALLS! To begin with, I love books set at Christmas, and a Maine Christmas can be (at least fictionally) just about perfect. Of course, since this is a mystery, there does have to be a murder, and a few other complications. But I loved writing about Angie's tree, and Skye's, and the Haven Harbor Christmas festival. Some of my readers have told me they've enjoyed meeting Skye West, the famous Hollywood actress who's bought a home in H ...more
Kelly
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
**I voluntarily read this ARC**

That was simply amazing. The setting was beautiful, yet dangerous. The mystery was wonderful and a bit shocking. I do have to admit that I ended up putting the book down after a few chapters. The needlepoint descriptions inspired me to pick up a cross stitch that I've been meaning to get to for over a year.
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Carla Johnson-Hicks
I have been following this series since it began and was getting a bit behind. With a new book due out soon, I realized that this Christmas edition of the Mainely Needlepoint series was just what I was looking for, now that I am beginning my Christmas reads.

Angie and the Mainely Needlepointers are getting set to have a quiet Christmas season when Patrick West, Angie's boyfriend, drops a bombshell and asks for favours. His mother, actress Skye West, has decided to come home to Haven Harbor for a
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Lynn
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Mainely Needlepoint cozy mystery series has been a favorite series of mine since book 1. It is a series that I pre-order. I like it because of the main character Angie Curtis who grew up in Haven Harbor Maine. Her mother died at a young age and she was raised by her Gram. She left for awhile to be a P.I. assistant in Arizona but is back now in her home town of Haven Harbor running a needlepoint visit. As a reader, I feel that Angie can take care of herself due to her P.I. training. The serie ...more
Betty
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-books, arc, cozy, cats
It is pleasant to read a Christmas story that shows the everyday life of the individuals. This one does as we follow Angie Curtis and Patrick West as they get ready to celebrate the holidays. Patrick's Mother Skye West returned home to for the Yuletime bringing a trouble movie crew. An unexpected death occurs with the handsome leading man. It is ruled a homicide and the search is on for the killer. The tale takes several turns as the story proceeds. An attempted to poison Michael out the spotlig ...more
Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
Angie and Patrick have now been going out for a few months and it is coming up to the Festive Season, Patrick's mother (Skye) has been working away and then she drops the bombshell that she is coming to Haven Habour for Christmas, that isn't the bombshell though, the bombshell is that she is bringing a group with her and wants the mansion Christmas ready (in about 3 days!), oh and needlepoint cushions for the half dozen people. Luckily the Mainely Needlepointers come to the fore and not only agr ...more
Fred
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thread The Halls is the sixth book in the A Mainely Needlepoint Mystery series.

Angie is looking forward to spending her first Christmas, in ten years, in Haven Harbor and baking cookies, relaxing with friends and most of all some quality time with her boyfriend, Patrick West. But that is not to be, as Skye West, Patrick’s mother, and actress, is planning on flying home from Scotland and wants the house decorated in a quaint Maine Christmas theme. Skye and the cast will be taking a much-needed br
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Melinda
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thread The Halls, the latest in Lea Wait’s Mainely Needlepoint Mystery series, is an engaging, well-plotted mystery with well-developed characters. Set at Christmastime in Haven Harbor, Maine we follow Angie Curtis, owner of the Mainely Needlepoint business, who is happily planning traditional Christmas activities. But, when boyfriend Patrick’s mother, famous actress Skye West, announces that she is coming to Haven Harbor from Scotland where she is filming a movie, and bringing two of her co-sta ...more
Susan Johnston
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Princess Fuzzypants here:
Angie and Patrick are going to spend their first Christmas in Maine together and it is going to be perfect. That is until his movie star mother brings some of her film buddies back to rework a script that is in trouble.. She wants them to create a fairy tale environment. It turns into a scary one when the male lead of the movie is shot to death in a snowy field behind her mansion. Things slide further downhill when Angie becomes a suspect.
As the story evolves, secrets th
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Marie
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Let me preface this review by saying I love this series, this was the best installment so far! The story moved at a steady pace, no lags anywhere what so ever. The characters have grown and it is evident in this book. A surprise ending made this story, well surprising. I thought I had the mystery sewn up but I was wrong. This book is one Christmas present that shouldn't be left on the shelf.
I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Jessica Robbins
Nov 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-kindle, netgalley
For complete review check out my blog at https://booksaplentybookreviews.blogs... ...more
The Cozy Review
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There's no time for Angie Curtis and Patrick West to linger under the mistletoe this holiday season. Patrick's, mother and movie star Skye West wants a perfect white Christmas. She brings her co-star, screenwriters, and director home for the holidays and hopes it will help solve the issues that have been plaguing the movie set and actors. With his mother's long list of wishes, Patrick's needs help to get everything done before her arrival. The Mainely Needlepointers offer to help decorate Skye's ...more
Marti

The Mainely Needlepoint Series by Lea Wait has added another book! Thread the Halls is about Christmas in Haven Harbor, Maine including a side of murder and snowstorms. Needle pointing plays a part in all these novels, but not to the extent that it is burdensome. I love the quotes at the beginning of each chapter.

The story begins when Angie Curtis was having a small Christmas party for the Mainely Needlepointers and a couple of others. Patrick’s mother calls and drops a bombshell! She and her ca
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Anita
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This Christmas season, Angie Curtis has no time to bake cookies or enjoy herself. Her boyfriend, Patrick, has asked her to help out with the preparations for his mother, an actress, and her guests to come to town. Not long after they arrive, Angie finds an actor dead in the backyard. Can Angie find the murderer before another body drops?
This is a great holiday read for anybody who loves a cozy mystery. Ms. Wait creates characters that feel like they could be your neighbors. I love how the church
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Annie


Now I know I said that I was going to quit this series but when I saw that the next release was a holiday themed one, I knew I wanted to try it. I’m such a sucker for holiday reads that I can’t resist it when I see one.

Just like the other books in this series, these books are much slower in pace than other Cozy Mysteries. That was my biggest complaint with them. It can take up nearly the first half of the book for the initial murder to occur before the amateur sleuth stuff gets going.

The mai
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Angela
Dec 18, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoy this series but must admit I had a few issues with this installment. But before I get into that, here are the reasons I like the series...I love the setting and the descriptions of Maine life. Being a Florida girl I have very little concept of what it's like to live in the climates of Maine. This author does an excellent job of describing what it's like to live on a Maine coastal town. I've now added coastal Maine as a place I want to visit. I enjoy the references to needlecrafts. I like ...more
Kait Carson
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A taste of home. Full disclosure - as a Mainer who is longing to return home, it's hard for me to review this book, I want to be IN it. Wait hits all the high notes of Christmas in Maine, and even touches a bit on the history of the Flying Santa. It's all true, and all very Maine.

Haven Harbor, ME is the perfect Christmas town. The description made me think of the opening scene from Murder She Wrote. Rocky shore, bit of beach, well wooded. The perfect place for Christmas. When a prominent actor
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RO G'ma
Thread the Halls is the sixth book in Lea Wait’s A Mainely Needlepoint Mystery series and is an engaging, well-plotted mystery with well-developed characters. The writing style flows smoothly at a steady pace and the book is an easy read. The author is very talented in descriptive writing and much of the time I was reading, I felt like I was there, watching the activities taking place. There are enough suspects, and twists and turns, to make it difficult to figure out who the killer is. This boo ...more
Stephanie
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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If you cannot be in Maine this holiday season, a book by Lea Wait is the next best thing. And, whatever holiday you celebrate this winter, it’s always better with a little cozy mystery. Lea Wait is a very good writer who writes highly nuanced characters with suspenseful plots that have real consequences. For example in this book, Angie’s boyfriend, Patrick, continues
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Maxine
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Thread the Halls is the sixth in the cozy mystery series A Mainely Needlepoint Mystery by author Lea Wait but the first one I’ve read. It’s set in Haven Harbor, Maine where Angie Curtis is busy preparing for her first Christmas in the town in ten years. She plans on spending a quiet Christmas with family and friends as well as her boyfriend, Patrick. However, when Patrick announces his movie star mother, Skye is heading to the town with some of the people from the movie she is working on, all he ...more
Toni
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars

Another great book by Lea Wait. And a Christmas one at that!

I am not sure how I missed reading this title. So, I am going backward in time to catch myself up. I was taken aback in parts of this book for Angie. My stomach fell as she was accused of something two different times by two different people. Even though it was quickly wrapped up with one, I almost wished that Patrick would have been a tad angry at her even though the whole incident wasn’t her fault. I am trying to be vague her
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Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
This one was a little different than the others from this series but I enjoyed it. 

Angie just wants to have a normal Christmas as it will be the first one since she came back home, but it seems fate has other plans. Her boyfriend's mother Skye, an actress, is coming home with her crew as they are having some problems on set. She wants everything decorated, catered and all sorts of extravagant things done for Christmas by the time she gets there and for while she is there. Patrick is stressing ou
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Under the Covers Book Blog
Now I know I said that I was going to quit this series but when I saw that the next release was a holiday themed one, I knew I wanted to try it. I’m such a sucker for holiday reads that I can’t resist it when I see one.

Just like the other books in this series, these books are much slower in pace than other Cozy Mysteries. That was my biggest complaint with them. It can take up nearly the first half of the book for the initial murder to occur before the amateur sleuth stuff gets going.

The mai
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Kelly
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read in the Mainely Needlepoint mystery series, but look forward to reading other books in the series and finding out more about Angie, the main character. There were many things that were alluded to in the book about her childhood and also about her training as a P.I. in Arizona that I found interesting. In the current book, it is Christmas time in Haven Harbor, Maine, and everyone in town is busy trying to get their last minute things done before the holiday. ...more
Caitlin Copp
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: august-2019
It's Christmas time in Haven Harbor, Maine and Angie and the needlepointers are working hard to complete their Christmas orders. Local actress and mother of Angie's boyfriend, Skye West has decided to host Christmas at her mansion, Aurora and is bringing a couple of her famous friends. Skye has been working on a movie in Scotland and there are rumors that the movie isn't going so well. The thought is that Skye is bringing them to Haven Harbor to drum up some publicity. Once of the main actors in ...more
Annette
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes to read mystery books and Christmas theme books.
Recommended to Annette by: I follow the author on Facebook and Amazon.
This is one of my favorite series. And this latest edition did not disappoint me. I loved it. I highly recommend this book and the five previous books in the series.
Nancy Bradford
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great book in this series.
Dawn Michelle
Only the end reveal saved this from being a 2 star read.
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Maine author Lea Wait writes the NYT-praised 8-book Shadows Antique Print Mystery series, the latest of which is SHADWS ON A MORNING IN MAINE, and the USA Today best-selling Mainely Needlepoint series which debuted with TWISTED THREADS in January, 2015, and was followed by THREADS OF EVIDENCE in August, 2015, THREAD AND GONE, in January, 2016, DANGLING BY A THREAD in late October, 2016, and TIGHTE ...more

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