Knowing I like reading cozy mysteries and novels related to crafts for fun, my hubbin and I visited two new-to-us mystery bookstores located in the metro Kansas City area this last weekend. The first one, “I Love A Mystery,” was hosting a book signing with author Clare O’Donohue She’s a freelance television writer/producer and has worked worldwide on a variety of shows for the Food Network, the History Channel, and truTV, among others. An avid quilter, she also was a producer for HGTV’s Simply Quilts and is a very nice lady! I jumped in and finished reading her first cozy mystery in the Someday Quilts Mystery series called “The Lover’s Knot” last night although she was signing a book for her second series, a Kate Conway book.
Then we visited a Salvation Army thrift store just across and down the street from “I Love a Mystery” (one has to make the most of opportunities *smile*) where I found The Quilter’s Legacy by Jennifer Chiaverini and another Mary Engelbreit teacup minus the saucer plus 4 bottles of Stampendous embossing powder at a dollar each and a sandwich baggie each of wooden buttons, spools and other goodies.
Next we drove our new-to-us PT Cruiser (we love our car!) four miles away to the Mysteryscape Bookstore . They have a big selection of Cozy Mysteries.
And one just never knows what’s in the neighborhood, because we passed a rubber stamping store and a yarn store on our way to Mysteryscape Bookstore before they closed. Of course, I twisted my hubby’s arm and we went back down the street to visit “Ink, Paper, Rubber”, but didn’t make it to the yarn store before they turned their sign around to CLOSED. I asked the clerk at Ink Paper Rubber if they have any clubs and yes, they have an beginning ATC club which I may have to go check out! And yes, I did buy a stamp – a front and back Art Impressions Unmounted (#UMT1518) which I will have to ink up soon!