Crafting to Crime Series

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Dear Creatives, The heat is on over here & by the end of the day from either being outdoors or creative there just comes a time to unwind. I have to admit there are a few good television shows that I enjoy. I don’t watch shows daily & hardly ever do during the day unless when I am folding laundry or sick. But, occasionally when its too hot out I will do some crafting while watching a show that I have recorded. Let me share a few of my favorites & then some crafting & crime novels! Perfect for summer viewing & reading. (Back today! Rizzoli & Isles)

I enjoy Rizzoli & Isles which airs on TNT on Tuesdays 9/8 c *Rizzoli & Isles is based on characters created by best-selling crime novelist Tess Gerritsen. Rizzoli & Isles stars Angie Harmon as Jane Rizzoli, a tough-as-nails Boston police detective, and Sasha Alexander as Maura Isles, a smart, impeccably dressed medical examiner from a privileged background. Despite being complete opposites, the two women share an offbeat chemistry and strong working relationship that has helped them bust some of Boston’s most notorious criminals.

Another show I enjoy on TNT is The Closer, not to move summer along but, honestly it makes me want July to be here when the series returns on the 9th! I love it when TNT plays the shows back to back. I have been a huge fan of  Kyra Sedgwick whose credits are extensive. *On the show she plays deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson has put some of Los Angeles’ most brutal killers behind bars. With her keen investigative instincts and brilliant interrogation techniques, Brenda often closes her cases by eliciting a confession or cornering a suspect through sometimes-questionable methods. Now, Brenda’s tactics are coming under the scrutiny of the L.A.P.D.’s new Chief of Police, who is on the verge of announcing an extensive reorganization that could spell the end of Major Crimes. The situation also has the potential of fracturing the family-like dynamic within the squad.

My favorite parts of the show are when Brenda’s love interest & husband,  who she calls Fritzie makes his way helping her along & being supportive, although he feels like he sometimes take a backseat with her work. When things get rough for Brenda she reaches out for a girls best friend, chocolate! Yes, in the form of ding dongs slowly unwrapping & savoring the moments. You have to chuckle if you have ever reached for a food when under duress, as it is so well written. TNT that this will be the final six episodes! Oh, I hope not. Luckily there are a few more to share I’ll reserve for another day, now onto the novels.

 I have seen these crafting crime novels but, not purchased any of these yet. Have you? With titles like Heaven Preserve Us,  Spin A Wicked Web,  Lye In Wait   Author Cricket McKrae A former resident of the Pacific Northwest where her mystery novels are set, says she always dabbled in the kind of practical home crafts that were once necessary to everyday life.The magical chemistry of making soap, the satisfaction of canning garden produce, and the sensuous side of fiber arts like spinning and knitting are just a few of the reasons these activities have fascinated her since childhood.She was an early fan of Nancy Drew as of Laura Ingalls Wilder, it’s no surprise that her contemporary cozy series features a soap maker with a nose for investigation. Currently there are six titles available. Now these crime crafting novels have been around for several years. I”d love to know if you have read any of them?

 What shows do you watch when crafting? What is your favorite show? Have you ever read any of the crafting crime novels? 



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