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RevPro-PamB-150Crafty Reads
Gere Branch Summer Book Talk, July 14, 2008
Pam B. (volunteer)

A selection of general fiction and mysteries with connections to various crafts or hobbies.

Bell Ringing

The Nine Tailors (Lord Peter Wimsey)
by Dorothy Sayers

Blacksmithing

Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos (Meg Winslow)
by Donna Andrews

Embroidery/Sewing

The Sempster’s Tale (Dame Frevisse)
by Margaret Frazer

Folk Arts Curator

Elena Oliverez series
Tree of Death
by Marcia Muller

Legend of the Slain Soldiers
by Marcia Muller

Beyond the Grave
by Marcia Muller

Glass Blowing

Shattered
by Dick Francis

Herbs

China Bayles series (at least 16 titles; all titles have a plant reference)
Thyme of Death
by Susan Wittig Albert

Knitting

Died in the Wool
by Mary Kruger

Blossom Street series
The Shop on Blossom Street
by Debbie Macomber

A Good Yarn
by Debbie Macomber

Back on Blossom Street
by Debbie Macomber

Kelly Flynn series (at least 5 titles; lot of info on spinning as well)
Knit One, Kill Two
by Maggie Sefton

Painting

In the Frame
by Dick Francis

Blue Smoke and Murder
by Elizabeth Lowell

Pottery

Uncommon Clay (Deborah Knott)
by Margaret Maron

Quilting

Elm Creek Quilters series (at least 9 titles)
The Quilter’s Apprentice
by Jennifer Chiaverini

Benni Harper series (at least 12 titles; all titles are names of quilt blocks)
Fool’s Puzzle
by Earlene Fowler

Series note: First line is a name — entire series is about this craft, i.e. Elena Oliverez.
Character name in parenthesis — this is a series, but the craft identified here is only involved in this volume in the series, i.e. (Lord Peter Wimsey)