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.
A Stitch in Crime by Cathy Elliott is a bit different than most of the Quilts of Love series that I have read because it had a cozy mystery feel to it, something that I didn't mind at all. My interest was immediately piqued because of the cat silhouette on the cover of the book, I couldn't help but wonder how a cat might come into play with this one. While the beginning of the story was a bit slow, it didn't take long for me to be drawn in and become invested in wanting to know who committed the crime. An easy to connect with fun cast of characters were easy to follow and understand, allowing the story really to come to life. There were a few faith based themes woven into the story that worked perfectly. Probably one of my favorites in the Quilts of Love series,after all what's not to enjoy when an author pairs up quilting, a cat, a smidgen of romance, a small town feel and a who-dun-it that wasn't easy to figure out.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.