“A Stitch in Time” by Cathy Elliott, book review
The Larkindle Quilt show is set to begin, but where is the judge? And what about their hostess, Mary-Alice Wentworth? Thea James is the co-chair of the event, but why are there so many problems at the last minute?
Thea and the Quilt Guide have worked for months organizing this event to promote the quickly becoming lost art of quilting, and their quaint town. But now that the events are underway, there is no end to the problems. First, Mary-Alice is accosted in her own home. As the police arrive to question the guests, Thea and the others wonder what has happened. Quickly they discover the missing diamond broach. Was it a robbery? Or something else.
This lighthearted book in the Quilts of Love series continues with a light crime and mystery type book. It is easy to read and enjoyable for a snowy afternoon.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Abingdon Press. All opinions expressed are my own.
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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.