Wicked Weaves – Joyce and Jim Lavene

This is the first book in the Renaissance Faire Mystery cozy series. I picked up the first 3 books at my library last weekend. It took me longer than it should have to read this first story, and I will get through the next two much quicker!

Wicked Weaves cover image

I really liked the story-line here, as well as the characters. Jessie works at the Renaissance Faire (their spelling, not mine) every summer in her town, and is apprenticing with local craft artists for her dissertation for her PhD. This summer she is working with Mary Shift, a basket weaver who has quite the storied past.

After Mary’s husband, who she has not seen in 10 years, is found dead outside her shop, Jessie and her new boyfriend Chase work to help Mary and untangle the mess that she seems to have gotten herself into.

This story was a lot of fun, and typical of the cozy mystery genre. There wasn’t anything here I didn’t like, and I am excited to get started on the next book, where Jessie apprentices with the local glassblower.

Do you read cozy mysteries? I would love to hear what some of your favorites are!

4 thoughts on “Wicked Weaves – Joyce and Jim Lavene

  1. Gracie Bradford June 15, 2018 / 11:51 am

    Nice review. Looking forward to your next reviews of the Renaissance Faire Mystery series.

    • Angela June 15, 2018 / 12:43 pm

      Thank you Gracie!

  2. Cozynookbks June 18, 2018 / 8:23 am

    Great review. I read a lot of cozy mysteries. Some of my favorites are:

    Killer Jam by Karen MacInerney
    A Man of Some Repute by Elizabeth Edmondson
    Hummus and Homicide by Tina Kashian
    Death In The English Countryside by Sara Rosett
    The entire Oxford Tearoom Mysteries series by H.Y. Hanna. Muffins and Mourning Tea is my favorite thus far

    These are a few that quickly come to mind. There are others too. 😊

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