Thea James is the co-chair of the first annual quilt show
in Larkindale. It seems the other co-chair is missing in
action. She's done very little to help Thea, and that is
stressing Thea out. At a kick-off party for the show at
Mary Alice Wentworth's home, Thea hears a scream and finds
Mary Alice on the floor of her bedroom with a nasty bump
her head. Upon inspection of the bedroom by Mary Alice's
daughter, a diamond brooch is missing from the jewelry
That's not all that is missing. The head judge for the
quilt show is missing too. He never shows up for the
The next day at a revealing of a much celebrated
quilt belonging to Mary Alice's family, as the curtains
pulled back, the glass encased quilt is not there. Someone
shattered the case and stole it right out of the museum.
Again, Dr. Cottle, the esteemed head judge, is a no-show.
Thea decides to do some amateur sleuthing to get answers
all these mysteries. Can she find these missing people,
the missing items, before something tragic happens to her?
A STITCH IN CRIME is another delightful story from
Press's Quilts of Love series. This inspirational
will keep you turning pages to see where the plot will
next. Thea is a strong character, surrounded by many other
diverse characters who add an element of intrigue as well
as quirkiness to the story. Thea is constantly asking
herself how her mentor Mary Alice would act or react to
each situation that she faces. Mary Alice is a Godly lady
who looks for the good in everyone and everything. Thea is
at war with herself to be more like Mary Alice. Cathy
Elliott has written a charming story about friendship and
forgiveness. I've read several of the many books in this
wonderful series, and they are all great reads. Each is an
individual story, and none hinge on reading the others.
Jump right in and check them out!
Thea James has accepted an assignment as co-chairperson
Larkindale’s first quilt show extravaganza. Juggling the
assignment with running her antique business, she’s
feeling frayed when things start to unravel.
Mary-Alice Wentworth, a much-loved town matriarch,
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
is furious. But is it because of their mugged mother or
When a renowned textile expert goes MIA and the famous
Wentworth heritage quilt disappears, Larkindale’s
as a tourist haven is at risk. Thea attempts to piece the
mystery together and save the town’s investment in the
show before Mary-Alice is attacked again . . .with far