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A Thread of Darkness

A Thread of Darkness, July 2019
Queen Bees Quilt Shop #2
by Sally Goldenbaum

Lyrical Press Underground
ISBN: 1516109082
EAN: 9781516109081
Kindle: B07J466BLJ
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"The quilters have another murder to solve"

Fresh Fiction Review

A Thread of Darkness
Sally Goldenbaum

Reviewed by Debbie Wiley
Posted July 11, 2019

Mystery Cozy

Chef Jacques Picasso has captivated the Crestwood Quilters with his charming personality and his tasty creations featured in his new French restaurant. In fact, the quilting group is currently designing a special quilt specifically for his restaurant. Unfortunately, A THREAD OF DARKNESS is about to touch Jacques and the town of Crestwood when a murder occurs. Worse yet, the murder victim is Jacques’ wife and she recently called in a police report alleging domestic violence. Can Po Paltrow, Kate Simpson, and the rest of the quilters solve the murder and redeem their friend’s reputation?

The camaraderie of the quilters is the heart of the Queen Bees Quilt Shop series. I love their loyalty to their friends, even when things look bleak. I have to admit that I questioned their support of Jacques as the case against him didn’t look good. A THREAD OF DARKNESS also digs a bit into the history of Crestwood, as well as the past of one member of the quilting group. I like that Sally Goldenbaum is providing more depth both to the characters and to the world building of the Queen Bees Quilt Shop series.

A THREAD OF DARKNESS is the second book in the Queen Bees Quilt Shop series and Sally Goldenbaum really hits her stride with this book. A list of the Crestwood quilters is included at the beginning of the book and is quite helpful considering the number of characters. Sally Goldenbaum’s approach to the genre is a bit unique, as she showcases several characters rather than just one main character. The separate personalities of the quilting group are starting to shine now, as Sally Goldenbaum is continuing to develop the various characters. If you love cozy mysteries with warm and engaging characters, then A THREAD OF DARKNESS and the Queen Bees Quilt Shop series is for you!

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The national bestselling author of the Seaside Knitters mysteries returns to find the Crestwood Quilters on pins and needles when a killer strikes. . .

As owners of the popular bistro The French Quarter, former New York City restauranteurs Picasso and Laurel St. Pierre are the toast of the town of Crestwood, Kansas. Chef Picasso’s culinary creations delight the women of the quilting club, who have embraced him as a friend. But Laurel’s anti-social behavior confuses Kate Simpson—until she spots Mrs. St. Pierre with another man in what appears to be a lover’s spat.

Gossip travels fast in a small town like Crestwood, and rumor has it this isn’t Laurel’s first indiscretion. She also filed a police report accusing Picasso of domestic abuse. And when Laurel’s murdered body is found Picasso is the prime suspect. To prove their friend’s innocence, Kate and the Crestwood Quilters must uncover the secrets of Laurel’s past—a patchwork history wrapped up in Kate’s own teenage years . . .

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