Audiobook Review: Spinning in Her Grave by Molly MacRae

Posted April 29, 2014 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 3.75 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 9 Comments

Audiobook Review: Spinning in Her Grave by Molly MacRaeSource: Audiobook Review, Provided by Tantor

Format: Audiobook

Spinning in Her Grave by Molly MacRae
Narrator: Emily Durante
Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins

Date Read: April 2014

Genre: Cozy Mystery, Mystery

ath Rutledge is settling in as the owner of the Weaver’s Cat, a fiber and fabric shop in Blue Plum, Tennessee. But nothing, not even the ghost haunting her shop, prepares her for the mystery that will leave the whole town spinning....

It’s time for Blue Plum’s annual historical festival, and everyone—including Kath and her spunky fiber and needlework group, TGIF—is getting in on the action. Expert spinners are being gathered, and a businessman has approached Kath about using the second-floor windows of her store for part of a reenactment. But the reenactment ends in real-life bloodshed when local baker Reva Louise Snapp is shot—with a bullet from a modern-day gun.

Kath has her theories about who wanted to end Reva Louise’s life. But there’s also talk of a sniper stalking Blue Plum, and Kath’s shop is suspected to be the murderer’s hideout. Now Kath, her TGIF pals, and the gloomy ghost, Geneva, must unravel the mystery quickly, or someone else might be left hanging by a thread...

More Information:
Publisher: Signet, Tantor
Series: A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery #3


Listened for Review (Tantor)
Overall Rating: 3.75
Story Rating: 3.50
Character Rating: 4.00

Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: Spinning in Her Grave by Molly MacRae had a fun cast of characters and some phrases that made me giggle “Sherlockian, “Alibi’s, Bad Guy’s, and Criminality”, and “I called her a Pestilence”. (I listened to the audio so I think I quoted correctly)

Mystery Thoughts: I am going to admit that the mystery in Spinning in Her Grave was a bit all over the place. Though, kudos to Molly MacRae for keeping it real”ish”. If I was solving a crime it would be all over the place for me too. The ending felt like it came a bit out of left field but other than that it was fun to watch Kath and TGIF club try to figure it out.

Character Thoughts: Other than the slight hint of a triangle (why oh why are these things bleeding into freaking everything), the characters of the Weaver’s Cat (the yarn store) are fantastic. I adored everyone including the ghost. These are the kind of ladies (and a few gents) that I could totally hang out with.

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Emily Durante / Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins

This is the first book that I have listened to narrated by Emily and I enjoyed it. I admit in the beginning I wasn’t sure (as this is also the first in this series that I have tried) but she fit the characters perfectly. She even did the grouchy sheriff justice! Overall a pretty darn good performance.

Final Thoughts: I am going to go back to listen to the first two! This was a solid cozy.


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Overall Rating
3.5 / 5
Story Rating
3.5 / 5
Character Rating
4 / 5
Narrator Rating
4 / 5
Felicia S
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9 responses to “Audiobook Review: Spinning in Her Grave by Molly MacRae

  1. This book title totally made me giggle. I love cozies and their punny titles! This one sounds really cute.

  2. I’ve already put so many cozy mysteries on my wishlist b/c of you *winks* that I’m going to hold off on this one for now. If I try out the genre and LOVE it, I’ll be sure to come back though. Glad you liked it!

    • There are better ones out there. I loved the yarn shop (because I crochet). I think this is more of one of those nice afternoon reads 🙂

  3. Nice review Felicia, thank you. I haven’t read any of Molly’s books yet, but I do have them on my wishlist. I do like friendly ghosts in my books.

  4. I was reading a review about another mystery book, and I’ll say the same, I really want to fall in love with the genre. I have to be honest, I don’t know the difference between a regular mystery and a cozy mystery, in other words, I haven’t googled it…LOL Although this might not be the best to get started with, I have one my audio library that might be the ticket 😉
    Thanks Felicia!

    • This is not one that I would have you start with. I actually think you would like the more edgy cozies: Heather Black, Juliet Blackwell. Though historical wise Rhys Bowen writes one of my favorite cozy series 🙂