Friday, January 30, 2015

A Stitch in Crime Book Review

I signed up for another book to review through the publisher and Litfuse Publishing and I was excited to get another Quilts of Love book.  A Stitch in Crime: Quilts of Love Series by Cathy Elliott came in the mail and I was interested after seeing the cover to find out what it was about.  There was an interesting twist because this book tells us that there is going to be a crime which is different then the other Quilt books that I have read because they are usually just love stories.

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 knocked unconscious either by someone or falling during the kick-off Quilt Show party, throwing suspicion on her guests. It also appears that a valuable diamond brooch has been stolen during the attack. When a renowned textile expert goes MIA and the famous Wentworth heritage quilt disappears, Larkindale’s reputation as a tourist haven is at risk which is a horrible stress for Thea who runs a local antique store while trying to pull off the perfect quilt show. Thea attempts to piece the mystery together and save the town’s investment in the quilt show before something else terrible happens is a huge burden but you have to pick up the book to find out what happens next.

I really enjoyed the book and the writing.  At the beginning of the book, I was having trouble figuring out if the book was happening the current day or if it was happening with more of a historic twist (not that it is a bad thing).  It was well into the book before I figured out that it was a current book but the small town attitudes made it seem like it was happening years ago but I guess it could be happening at almost any time which is why it works so well.  Although I wouldn't put this book into the thriller section of mysteries, there was a little intrigue to find out what was going on while learning more about the characters along the way to uncover the truths.  I enjoy the type of mystery that has you wondering but not biting your nails so it was a perfect blend of characters with mystery for me.  I hope that you check this out at your local library or bookstore and see what you think.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!!!

** I received this book from Litfuse Publishing for my honest opinion and review

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