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Wait, Lea

Overview
Works: 33 works in 139 publications in 2 languages and 9,954 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Historical fiction  Christmas stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3623.A42, 813.6
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Most widely held works about Lea Wait
 
Most widely held works by Lea Wait
Shadows on the coast of Maine : an antique print mystery by Lea Wait( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visiting an old college friend at her new home on coastal Maine, antique print dealer Maggie Summer finds her friends in an unusual state of fear and anxiety and begins investigating strange disturbances
Shadows at the fair : an antique print mystery by Lea Wait( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When fellow antiques dealers begin dying under suspicious circumstances during the Rensselaer County Spring Antiques Fair, suspicion is cast on the young friend of Maggie, who struggles to find the real killer before the fair ends
Shadows on the ivy : an antique print mystery by Lea Wait( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two of the residents at a county college's single-parent dormitory die of poisoning, professor Maggie Summer finds a host of suspects, including a professor hired for political reasons and the college's reputation-driven president
Shadows at the spring show : an antique print mystery by Lea Wait( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antique print dealer and American history professor Maggie Summer organizes an antiques show to benefit a local adoption agency and begins to fear for her safety in the wake of threatening phone calls and letters
Twisted threads by Lea Wait( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Returning to the quaint coastal town of Harbor Haven, Maine--a place she once called home--Angie Curtis finds her memories aren't all quite pleasant ones ... After leaving a decade ago, Angie has been called back to Harbor Haven by her grandmother, Charlotte, who raised her following her mother's disappearance when she was a child. Her mother has been found, and now the question of her whereabouts has sadly become the mystery of her murder. The bright spot in Angie's homecoming is reuniting with Charlotte, who has started her own needlepointing business with a group called Mainely Needlepointers. But when a shady business associate of the stitchers dies suddenly under suspicious circumstances, Charlotte and Angie become suspects. As Angie starts to weave together clues, she discovers that this new murder may have ties to her own mother's cold case"--
Wintering well by Lea Wait( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Will Ames and his sister Cassie go to stay with their sister in nearby Wiscasset, Maine, after a disabling accident ruins Will's plans for a career in farming
Threads of evidence by Lea Wait( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's hard to imagine anything bad ever happening in picturesque Haven Harbor, Maine--until a famous face rolls into town and unthreads some very dark secrets. Angie Curtis and the Mainely Needlepointers are all too familiar with the Gardener estate. The crumbling Victorian mansion, known as "Aurora," has been sitting vacant for nearly twenty-five years--and some say it's haunted by the ghost of Jasmine Gardener, the teenage girl who died there in 1970 under mysterious circumstances. Harbor Haven is abuzz with excitement when Hollywood actress Skye West decides to buy Aurora and sell off its furnishings. And Angie is intrigued when Skye asks her to appraise the estate's sizable collection of needlepoint pictures. But the more she examines the pieces, the more they seem to point toward Jasmine's murder--and the murderer--and it's up to her to stitch the clues together."--
Stopping to home by Lea Wait( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1806, orphaned eleven-year-old Abigail and her little brother Seth find a home with the young Widow Chase in the seaport of Wiscasset, Maine, and help her discover a way to support them all
Thread and gone : a Mainely needlepoint mystery by Lea Wait( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angie investigates after a piece of embroidery the Mainely Needlepointers identified as possibly knitted by Mary, Queen of Scots, is stolen and the lawyer who was safeguarding the precious antique is murdered
Seaward born by Lea Wait( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1805, a thirteen-year-old slave and his friend make a dangerous escape fom Charleston, S.C. and stowaway to head north toward freedom
Finest kind by Lea Wait( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his father's Boston bank fails in 1838, causing his family to relocate to a small Maine town, twelve-year-old Jake Webber works to prepare the family for the harsh winter while also keeping the existence of his disabled younger brother a secret
Shadows of a down East summer : an antique print mystery by Lea Wait( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antique print dealer Maggie Summer finds her relaxing plans derailed when she inherits an 1890 diary that could reveal some astonishing long-kept secrets about artist Winslow Homer and his time spent in her small Maine town
Shadows on a Maine Christmas : an antique print mystery by Lea Wait( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antique print dealer Maggie Summer has come to Maine for a storybook Christmas with her beloved Will Brewer and his Great-Aunt Nettie, who has gathered together her longtime friends for holiday celebrations. At one gathering, Maggie hears cryptic references by Aunt Nettie's old friends to buried secrets from their youth. One elderly woman suffers from dementia, remembering those past events better than the gifts she just opened. Will she blurt out information about an old crime so dangerous that someone would commit murder to prevent its being revealed?
Shadows on a Cape Cod wedding : an antique print mystery by Lea Wait( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

October on Cape Cod is always beautiful, and antique print dealer Maggie Summer is happy to visit there to help with her best friend's wedding preparations. Maggie doesn't anticipate the murder of a neighbor, nor being called into service as a counselor and interpreter. Is she really essential to the investigation, or is she avoiding a critical discussion with the man she loves? Before she knows the answer, there's another murder ... and a hurricane ... and then Maggie herself becomes a target
Dangling by a thread by Lea Wait( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermit Jesse Lockhart lives alone on King's Island, three miles east of Haven Harbor, Maine, where he's created a private sanctuary for the endangered Great Cormorants. But when a wealthy family wants to buy the island and Jesse's cousin Simon petitions for power of attorney to force him to sell, Jesse is the one who becomes endangered. Mainely Needlepointer Dave Perry, who befriended Jesse in the VA hospital, rallies the group to his defense. Angie Curtis and the ravelers stitch "Save the King's Island Cormorants" pillows and sell T-shirts to pay for Jesse's legal counsel. But tragically, on a visit to the island, Angie finds Jesse dead. Now the search is on for a common thread that can tie the murdered man to his killer
Uncertain glory by Lea Wait( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Wood has big dreams. He wants to be a newspaperman, and though he's only thirteen, he's already borrowed money for the equipment to start his own press. But it's April 1861, and the young nation is teetering on the brink of a civil war. He has to help Owen, his young assistant, deal with the challenges of being black in a white world torn apart by color. He needs to talk his best friend, Charlie, out of enlisting. He wants to help a young spiritualist, Nell, whose uncle claims can she speak to the dead. And when Owen disappears, it's up to Joe to save him. Lea Wait skillfully draws on the lives of real people in Maine's history to tell this story of three young adults touched by war and the tensions it brings, forcing them into adulthood before they may be ready
Shadows on a morning in Maine : an antique print mystery by Lea Wait( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maggie Summer is making big changes in her life. The antique print dealer has taken a sabbatical and moved to Maine to run an antiques mall with Will Brewer, her significant other. And she will finally adopt the daughter she's been longing for. However, the troubled girl doesn't want any part of the plan, showing affection only for the harbor seals, which remind her of her "real mother." But someone starts shooting the seals--and a young fisherman is murdered. Then Will confesses a secret from his past, and Maggie begins to wonder if this is the biggest mistake of her life
The only writing series you'll ever need : writing children's books by Lesley Bolton( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This informative, straightforward guide takes you from the idea stage to writing your first draft to finding a publisher--and everywhere in between"--P. [4] of cover
Shadows on the ivy : an antique print mystery by Lea Wait( Recording )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maggie Summer has three loves: her antique print business, Shadows; her career as a community college professor in Somerset County, New Jersey; and the new man in her life, Will Brewer. Her biological clock is pushing her to decide whether she's ready to add a fourth love: an adopted child. Although Will is on the road just now, Maggie's life is full. When the Whitcombs design and dedicate a special dormitory for single parents and their children, Maggie is thrilled to become the faculty adviser to the young parents. Her new assignment gives her plenty of time to think about what single parenthood would mean for her, that is, plenty of time--until one of the young mothers is poisoned and the web of danger at the dorm threatens to encircle Maggie. There is a killer on campus. Is it an outsider or someone Maggie knows and trusts? Does someone want to destroy Whitcomb House or the college? And is Maggie in as much danger as her students?
Shadows on the coast of Maine : [an antique print mystery] by Lea Wait( Recording )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antique-print dealer Maggie Summer has accepted an invitation to visit her old college friend, Amy, and Amy₂s husband Drew, who have just moved to an eighteenth-century house on the coast of Maine, a house that harbors many secrets. Maggie plans to relax, attend auctions, and shop for antique prints. But upon her arrival, she finds the usually sensible Amy fearful and skittish and her house and marriage in chaos
 
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Shadows on the coast of Maine : an antique print mystery
Alternative Names
Lea Wait American writer

Lea Wait Amerikaans schrijfster

Wait, Eleanor.

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English (120)

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Shadows at the fair : an antique print mysteryShadows on the ivy : an antique print mysteryShadows at the spring show : an antique print mysteryWintering wellStopping to homeSeaward bornFinest kindShadows of a down East summer : an antique print mystery