A Stitch in Crime by Cathy Elliott #LitfuseReads


Quilts tell stories of love and loss, hope and faith, tradition and new beginnings. The Quilts of Love series focuses on the women who quilted all of these things into 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 A Stitch in Crime

Thea James, our main character, is hosting her first quilt show and it appears to be falling apart at the seams!

She had gladly accepted the assignment of co-chair for Larkindale’s first quilt show but she begins to find that juggling the show and running her antique business is leaving her feeling frayed.

Mary Alice Wentworth, the much adored town matriarch, respected quilt judge and Thea’s own dear friend, is covertly knocked on the head during the kick off of the quilt show which throws immediate suspicion on her guests. To add even more to the situation, Mary Alice’s valuable diamond brooch had been stolen during the attack! The family is furious but it is unclear if it is the theft or their hurt mother which angers them more.
When a renowned textile expert goes MIA and the famous Wentworth heritage quilt disappears, Larkindale’s reputation as a tourist haven is at risk. Thea attempts to piece the mystery together and save the town’s investment in the quilt show before Mary-Alice is attacked again with far worse results.
My Thoughts
I have loved all the  novels I have read so far in the Quilts of Love series and A Stitch In Crime is no exception! Full of mystery and just that little bit of budding romance combine to make a perfect novel.
A Stitch In Crime, while not full of nail-biting mystery and suspense, has enough twists and turns to keep you guessing. It is the perfect mystery for me – the kind that gets you thinking but is still light enough to read without being overwhelmed and frustrated. The community in A Stitch In Crime are your typical small town community who know and look after each other. This is what  makes the mystery that much better – how could someone do this to the much-loved matriarch?
Through in the comic relief from, Thea’s Mom with her ‘British’ accent and it tops it all of perfectly. I wish the romance between Thea and her friend evolved a little bit more but that may have been too much to accomplish in just one book. I do hope that there is a second part to come back to for this book as I think it was left off with enough to build on.
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Rating: 4.5/5
Disclosure: I received a digital copy of this book in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.


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