Tuesday, January 27, 2015

CFBA: A Stitch in Crime by Cathy Elliott

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Stitch in Crime
Abingdon Press (January 20, 2015)
Cathy Elliot


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.


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.

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Stitch in Crime, go HERE.

This book reminds me very much of playing the classic game, "Clue". Who did it? Who hit Mary-Alice over the head? Who stole the brooch? Who took the quilt? No one is free from suspicion in this dramatic quilting crime novel! How will Thea ever get the quilt festival to be a well attended event in their town when there is so much controversy?  So many strange occurrences going on in this small town of Larkindale and the reader will enjoy trying to put the pieces of this quilt mystery together. 

My favorite character had to be Thea! She is so intuitive and definitely takes after her Uncle in the sleuthing business. She also makes one of my favorite sandwiches, peanut butter and pickles! :) 

Many thanks to Abingdon Press, CFBA, and Cathy Elliott for a complimentary copy for review in exchange for my honest review. 

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