“A Stitch in Crime”, by Cathy Elliott, is a cozy mystery novel centered around a historical quilt. The main character, Thea, has accepted an assignment to act as co-chairperson for her town’s first quilt show and related activities. To Thea’s dismay, strange things keep happening and the police end up being called to come to every event she’s in charge of. Meanwhile, her so-called best friend is treating her horribly and some of the people who are supposed to be helping her with all of the events keep disappearing.
I enjoyed “A Stitch in Crime” and found the mystery to be very unpredictable up until the very end of the book. The characters were very believable and Elliot’s writing style makes them jump right off the page. I could picture much of the interpersonal drama happening at any quilt guild, not just the fictional “Quilt-Without-Guilt” guild described in the book.
As I always enjoy books from the “Quilts of Love” series, this one did not disappoint. I love mysteries and the quilting community so this book was right up my literary alley.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.