August 6th, 2020
Home | Log in!

On Top Shelf
KNIGHT AWAKENINGKNIGHT AWAKENING
Fresh Pick
SPEAR'S SEARCH
SPEAR'S SEARCH

New Books This Week

Latest Articles

Reviewer Application


Your August adventures in reading

Slideshow image


Since your web browser does not support JavaScript, here is a non-JavaScript version of the image slideshow:

slideshow image
Buy all five books in the Great Library


slideshow image
Sometimes the smallest secret creates the biggest ripple of trouble.


slideshow image
When she holds the key to the one case he couldn’t solve, he must choose justice or love.


slideshow image
They must risk everything-- before it’s too late…


slideshow image
A meeting of minds…But a most unsuitable match!


slideshow image
He has nothing and everything to lose…


slideshow image
His former lover has returned with an explosive secret.


slideshow image
Buy all five books in the Great Library, now in paperback


A Patchwork of Clues

A Patchwork of Clues, June 2019
Queen Bees Quilt Shop #1
by Sally Goldenbaum

Lyrical Press Underground
ISBN: 1516109066
EAN: 9781516109067
Kindle: B07H72232R
e-Book
Add to Wish List


Purchase



"Can the quilters uncover a murderer?"

Fresh Fiction Review

A Patchwork of Clues
Sally Goldenbaum

Reviewed by Debbie Wiley
Posted June 9, 2019

Mystery Woman Sleuth | Mystery Hobbies | Mystery Cozy

Portia "Po" Paltrow is out early when she notices things seem too quiet along the Elderberry Road shops. She follows her instincts and finds the dead body of Owen Hill, board member of the Elderberry Shop Owners Corporation, blocking the open doorway to Selma Parker's quilt shop. Unfortunately, suspicion is swirling around the small community of Crestwood and it's up to the quilters who frequent Selma's shop to uncover who is behind the murder.

Po is a fascinating main character, and I love her spunk! She's the main narrator of the storyline although we meet a plethora of other characters, particularly quilters. It's difficult in a first novel to fully develop characters and Sally Goldenbaum has quite a few of them. I look forward to getting to know each of the characters better as Kate Simpson, Selma, Susan, Phoebe, and the rest of the quilters are all very different in personalities but extremely loyal to their friends.

A PATCHWORK OF CLUES is the first book in the Queen Bees Quilt Shop mystery series. I love the quilting aspect of the story line, and Sally Goldenbaum incorporates it into almost all aspects of the mystery. I didn't know much about quilting when I first started reading A PATCHWORK OF CLUES, but Sally Goldenbaum has helped me better understand the intricate work that goes into such beautiful, handmade works of art. I can't wait to read the next book, A THREAD OF DARKNESS! If you love cozy mysteries and have any interest in quilting, then A PATCHWORK OF CLUES is the perfect mystery for you.

Learn more about A Patchwork of Clues

SUMMARY

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 quilters—who range from a new mother to a wise octogenarian—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 fast—before a crafty killer bolts . . .


What do you think about this review?

Comments

No comments posted.

Registered users may leave comments.
Log in or register now!

 

 

 

© 2003-2020 off-the-edge.net  all rights reserved Privacy Policy