Sunday, January 18, 2015
Weekend Book Corner Review: A Stich in Crime
New from Abingdon Press’ Quilts of Love series | 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
From the get go, this book didn't have me initially, but then once Mary Alice is knocked out and were hear a blood curling scream, I was in. This book is a mystery and you have to figure out who did it. It reminds me of the game Clue. A house is full of witnesses, guests and a girl near the bedroom, foot steps were heard, but no one knows who knocked out Mary Alice for her diamond brooch. Was it a man, was it the girl found in her bedroom? Who was it? Not only is the brooch missing, but a heirloom quilt. The mystery is up for you the reader to find out. The author does a great job trying to leave the reader guessing at who was the person behind the items that are missing. Overall, another great book from the Quilt of Love Series. You need to get to Chapter two and three before things start picking up.
Thank you Abingdon Press for allowing me to review this book. The opinions expressed here are my own. I was not compensated for a positive review. I was only provided a complimentary book for review purposes.
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