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While in the library to get abstraction books, I had to browse the mysteries. Who could resist picking up this one? Here’s the blurb from Amazon below. I added the color to draw attention to the career of the main character.

Will Rees feels at home. It’s been a long time since he last felt this way—not since before his wife died years ago and he took to the road as a traveling weaver. Now, in 1796, Rees is back on his Maine farm, living with his teenaged son, David, and his housekeeper, Lydia—whose presence contributes more towards his happiness than he’s ready to admit. But his domestic bliss is shattered the morning a visitor brings news of an old friend’s murder.

I don’t usually read period stories, much less period mysteries, but there you go, the title got me. Setting is Maine, 1796.