New sale price!

Lacing Up CoverTo celebrate the author mastering the art of uploading books to various markets without crashing any systems or breaking anything, Irene Radford has put a temporary sale price on her cozy mystery Lacing Up For Murder. For 2 weeks only you can buy this charming little book for $2.99 instead of the usual $4.99 in a variety of DRM free formats.

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Do you love spooky old buildings that have a long history and a lot of people who love them? Who knows if ghosts truly walk or if it’s all our imagination.

Welcome to the Whistling River Lodge, set near my home town on Mt. Hood in Oregon. Small towns have few secrets. But this is a resort town with a lot of strangers moving through: day trippers, and convention goers who stay longer. All of them can get into trouble. All of them carry secrets. Some of them harbor grudges or have enemies.

For this first mystery set in the Whistling River Lodge, a convention of Lacemakers has descended, bringing with them personal conflicts, potential murder weapons, and a love for taking air and thread and turning them into things of beauty. We also have a core of regulars who live here and have to keep a smiling face in public while seething, crying, or puzzling in private.

Pull up a chair by the fire, wrap your hands around a mug of your favorite hot beverage and listen to my story…

As a piece of trivia, the author made the Chantilly lace fan on the cover.  120 pairs of bobbins wound in black silk. About 200 hours of work.  Just don’t look too closely.  There are mistakes.

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New sale price! — 2 Comments

  1. Hey, it’s the mistakes that make it art, as against mechanical perfection. Like literature, like dance, like everything: the revealed human touch reveals the skill.

  2. Hey, I can rip out almost as fast as I put in. And that takes practice.

    Chantilly and its British counterpart Buckinghamshire Point Ground (Bucks for short) are irregular laces and periodically defy geometry. Interpreting the irregularities is an art form. Fortunately I know how to deal with too many bobbins in one place and not enough in another. That takes a lot of practice and weeks of tearing out hair as well as lace.