On her morning jog, Portia Paltrow comes upon the dead
body of antiques store owner and college professor Owen
Hill, sprawled across the back doorstep of Selma Parker's
fabric and quilt shop on Elderberry Road. The site of
their Saturday morning quilting bee just became a crime
scene. Violent crime is rare in the charming village of
Crestwood, Kansas, and rumors are soon circulating of a
burglary gone wrong. But who would rob a quilt shop? No,
Owen Hill has been murdered.
Selma and her assistant manager Susan are understandably
at loose ends over the crime. So while the tightly knit
covey of quiltersâ€”who range from a new mother to a wise
octogenarianâ€”work together on a Crystal Pattern quilt for
Selma's store's anniversary, they also get busy stitching
together a patchwork of clues. But they'd better work
fastâ€”before a crafty killer bolts . . .