A Stitch In Crime by Cathy Elliott

A Stitch In Crime

A Stitch In Crime – Book Review

If you are looking for a cozy mystery involving heritage quilts, stolen diamonds and missing people, may I introduce you to A Stitch In Crime by Cathy Elliott – the latest book in the popular Abingdon Press Quilts Of Love Series?

A Stitch In Crime introduces us to Thea James – an antique business owner who also serves as the newly appointed co-chairperson of Larkindale’s first quilt show extravaganza.

Normally, this would be an exciting event to head up. But, as luck would have it – everything that could go wrong has gone wrong, and poor Thea soon finds herself in over her head!

First, Thea’s friend dear Mary-Alice Wentworth, the much-loved town matriarch and respected quilt judge, is covertly conked on the head during the kick-off Quilt Show Soiree, throwing suspicion on her guests.

Then, it’s discovered that a valuable diamond brooch was been stolen during the attack. The family is furious. But, one might wonder, are they mad because their mother’s been mugged, or because the diamonds are missing?

As if that wasn’t enough, a renowned textile expert goes missing and the famous Wentworth heritage quilt disappears, Now, Larkindale’s reputation as a tourist haven is at risk.

Threats abound. Danger is everywhere. Yet, Thea must try to solve the mystery together and save the town’s investment in the quilt show before Mary-Alice is attacked again . . . with far worse results.

Will she succeed?

A Stitch In Crime is an easy-to-read story that weaves themes of faith, forgiveness and moments of humor into a family-centric whodunit. If you are looking for an entertaining book that will allow you a few hours of pleasant escapism playing amateur detective in a cozy setting, then give this book a read!

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Quilts Of Love Series

The Quilts Of Love series focuses on women who quilt all types of stories about their family histories. A new book releases each month and features contemporary and historical romances as well as women’s fiction and the occasional light mystery. You will be drawn into the endearing characters of this series and be touched by their stories.

About Cathy Elliott

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.

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Other Books In The Quilts Of Love Series

If you are looking for a wonderful series of books to read, where each book is written by a different author and each book stands alone (the unifying theme across the books is the concept of quilts) – I highly recommend The Quilts Of Love Series To You!

Here are the books I have reviewed in the Quilts Of Love series:

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Abingdon Press for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.


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  1. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    I enjoy this series! This sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing!

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Isn’t this a wonderful series Melissa? I’ve “met” so many wonderful authors through Quilts Of Love!
      Each one is so different.
      I look forward to each new release I get!

  2. Donna says:

    This sounds like good fun!

  3. I’ve not heard of this series before, might be something to look out for #readwithme

  4. Mary Hill
    Twitter: MaryHill16

    This sounds like a very creative mystery. Thanks for sharing on Literacy Musing Mondays. 😉

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