Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Review - A Stitch in Crime

A Stitch in Crime
Quilts of Love Series
by Cathy Elliott
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Pub. Date: January 20, 2015
ISBN: 978-1426773655
Pages: 240
Buy Link: Amazon
Blog Tour: http://litfusegroup.com/author/celliott


Last year I read several novels in the Quilts of Love Series from Abingdon Press. Each book in the series is written by a different author with a new plot and a whole new set of characters. And every plot somehow has a quilt or a quilt-maker involved.

A Stitch in Crime by Cathy Elliott is the newest installment in the series. It centers on Thea James, who has a big task at hand when she volunteers to co-chair her town's first quilt show. She thought it would be a great way to expand her antique business, but she is in for quite a surprise when a crime occurs. Someone attacks the town's matriarch Mary-Alice Went worth and steals her diamond brooch.

To make matters worse the quilt show's main attraction, a rare quilt, has gone missing. Everything seems to be falling apart. Thea James is determined to pick up the threads by solving the mystery of who is behind these crimes before she becomes the next victim.

While many books in the Quilts of Love Series has a bit of romantic in them, this one does not as it is more like an amateur detective novel. Actually, it reminds of the old Cat Who series by the late great Lillian Jackson Braun. I don't believe that I have read any other books by Cathy Elliott before, but after reading A Stitch in Crime, I am now a fan of her writings. Overall, A Stitch in Crime is a fast-paced mystery with an intriguing plot and interesting characters. I enjoyed reading every page.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Stitch in Crime Cathy Elliott

About the Author:

Author and speaker Cathy Elliot nourishes her night-owl habit by creating cozy mysteries and more on her trusty laptop in Anderson, California. Like the protagonist in her new mystery, Cathy is an avid quilter. Besides collecting (too much) cool fabric, she also enjoys hunting for antique treasures.

You can connect with Cathy on her website and Facebook page!

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