A Stitch in Crime


While not the most suspense-filled or romantic of the Quilts of Love books I have read, “A Stitch in Time” certainly had its moments. The characters were genuine and small town life was represented quite well. Primary character Thea’s frustrations with her co-chairperson and the general lack of help from the other committee members was so reminiscent of real-life situations – sad and humorous at the same time.

The plot moved along at a steady pace with a few surprises along the way. The discovery of one particular clue was somewhat unique in my opinion. I would have liked just a bit more interaction between Thea and Cole. I was never quite sure if there was any true romance between them. I did like how the relationship between Thea and her best friend was resolved.

Overall, “A Stitch in Time” was a good fit for its genre and should be enjoyed by most who prefer cozy mysteries. I hate to see this series come to an end.

This book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.


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.

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Cathy ElliottAuthor and speaker Cathy Elliott 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.

Find out more about Cathy at https://cathyelliottbooks.wordpress.com/.


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