Saturday, January 31, 2015
A Stitch in Crime
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.
My thoughts: This mystery is great! From the very start, it keeps the reader on their toes, since things start to happen that threaten the quilt show Thea is trying to put on. As she scrambles to keep up with all the mayhem, Thea also tries to get to the bottom of all the trouble going on. This is a fun addition to the Quilts of Love series! I hadn't read any of Cathy Elliott's books before this, but will have to look them up now! She does a wonderful job bringing quirky, fun characters to life and does a fabulous job of keeping the reader's attention. Two thumbs up!
I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.