Antique store owner Thea James bites off a bit more she can chew when she innocently agrees to chair the first ever Quilt Show extravaganza in the tiny town of Larkindale.
A comedy of errors ensues when the kick off party at the Wentworth Mansion, home of the elderly but spry Mary-Alice becomes a crime scene. Along with an intentional bonk on the head, Mary-Alice's diamond brooch is stolen--and that's just the beginning...
Thea takes "the show must go on" to extremes valiantly forging ahead in spite of threats and foibles in her determination to help out the economically challenged little town--and save what's left of her wounded pride.
I loved the wacky, eccentricity of the characters and story-line and am pleased as punch to recommend this "Quilts of Love" offering to all my cozy loving friends!
Please read on for more information about author Cathy Elliott and A Stitch in Time!!
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A Stitch in Crime
Abingdon Press (January 20, 2015)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Cathy Elliott is a full-time writer who lives in northern California and whose cozy mysteries reflect her personal interests from playing her fiddle with friends to antique collecting and quilting. Besides collecting (too much) cool fabric, she also enjoys hunting for antiques and is several years into recovery from her eBay addiction. UPDATE: She backslid a while back, enticed to bid on a 1945 Singer Featherweight. (She won.) But now she’s back on the wagon. Except for the recent crazy quilt pillow purchase. She also leads music at church and enjoys time with her grandchildren.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
If you would like to read the first chapter of A Stitch in Crime, go HERE.