I am a huge fan of mysteries similar to Poirot and Miss Marple. There is just something about them that draws me in. One of the newest books in the Quilts Of Love series does just that. A Stitch In Crime is not an awesome book, but it is a good book. You will get drawn into the mystery and the weaving of the quilt throughout the book.
There are some areas of the book that are a little rough and you feel like the characters back stories really don't fit with what is going on now. But you will want to know the who, why, when for what happened. It's worth the read, but like me, I don't think it will be a favorite. But I will say the choice of the cover picture being a crazy quilt fits well. It goes along with the odd characters all fitting together to make a whole, just like the odd pieces of material and decorations go together to make a crazy quilt!
Thea's first quilt show is coming apart at the seams!
Thea James has accepted an assignment as co-chairperson for Larkindale's first quilt show extravaganza. Juggling the new assignment with running her antique business, she's already feeling frayed when things start to unravel.
Mary-Alice Wentworth, a much-loved town matriarch, respected quilt judge, and Thea's dear friend, is covertly conked on the head during the kick-off Quilt Show Soiree, throwing suspicion on her guests. It also appears that a valuable diamond brooch has been stolen during the attack. The family is furious. But is it because of their mugged mother or the missing diamonds?
When a renowned textile expert goes MIA and the famous Wentworth heritage quilt disappears, Larkindale's reputation as a tourist haven is at risk. Thea attempts to piece the mystery together and save the town's investment in the quilt show before Mary-Alice is attacked again . . . with far worse results.
Learn more about this book and the series at the Quilts of Love website.
About the Author:
Author and speaker Cathy Elliot nourishes her night-owl habit by creating cozy mysteries and more on her trusty laptop in Anderson, California. Like the protagonist in her new mystery, Cathy is an avid quilter. Besides collecting (too much) cool fabric, she also enjoys hunting for antique treasures.
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I received a copy of the book for the purpose of review. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are my own.