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Crafty 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

book cover The Nine Tailors (Lord Peter Wimsey)
by Dorothy Sayers

Blacksmithing

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

Embroidery/Sewing

book cover 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

book cover Beyond the Grave
by Marcia Muller

Glass Blowing

book cover Shattered
by Dick Francis

Herbs

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

Knitting

book cover Died in the Wool
by Mary Kruger

Blossom Street series
book cover The Shop on Blossom Street
by Debbie Macomber

book cover A Good Yarn
by Debbie Macomber

book cover Back on Blossom Street
by Debbie Macomber

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

Painting

book cover In the Frame
by Dick Francis

book cover Blue Smoke and Murder
by Elizabeth Lowell

Pottery

book cover Uncommon Clay (Deborah Knott)
by Margaret Maron

Quilting

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

Benni Harper series (at least 12 titles; all titles are names of quilt blocks)
book cover 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)