I recently wrote a review for Elizabeth Craig’s book, Pressed for Time. I loved reading it so much that I looked up her other books and found that there was a series connected to that particular book–the Southern Quilting Mystery series. It was a wonderful find, because I am always looking for new books to read, and it is equally wonderful to discover a new author–I’ve already purchased five more novels in this mystery set!
At present, I just finished reading the first book in the Southern Quilting Mysteries called Quilt or Innocence. With each chapter, I loved trying to figure out the puzzle of who might be the key to unlock the case, and Beatrice is the main character who desperately tries to uncover who might be behind all the mayhem that goes on in Dappled Hills. Her main goal in moving there was to retire and to live near her daughter, so she never expected to be caught up in a murder trial where everyone starts to turn against each other. How can she unravel a feud that is behind a history long vendetta? Especially when she is a newcomer to the town.
Each person Beatrice meets appears to be quite kind and welcomes her to the town but actions can be deceiving. Yet it is difficult to begin assigning blame to individuals she does not know very well. However, being the outsider comes with its advantages–everyone seems to be so close-knit, but perhaps, she can be the one to see events and people in a way others cannot.
I’m excited to read the next book, Knot What It Seems. Do you enjoy reading mysteries? What are some of your favorite genres to read? Please let me know your book recommendations in the comments below. Happy reading friends!
About the Book
Retired folk art curator Beatrice Coleman knows everything there is to know about quilts, except how to make them. But with her recent move to Dapple Hills, North Carolina, she’s learning all sorts of new things—including how to solve a murder…
As the newest member of the Village Quilters Guild, Beatrice has a lot of gossip to catch up on—especially with the Patchwork Cottage quilt shop about to close. It seems that Judith, the landlord everyone loves to hate, wants to raise the rent, despite being a quilter herself…
But when Judith is found dead, the harmless gossip becomes an intricate patchwork of mischievous motives. And it’s up to Beatrice’s expert eye to decipher the pattern and catch the killer, before her life gets sewn up for good.
About the Author
Elizabeth is the bestselling cozy mystery author of the Southern Quilting Mysteries, Myrtle Clover Cozy Mysteries, the upcoming Village Library Mysteries, and Memphis Barbeque Mysteries for Penguin Random House, Midnight Ink, and independently. Follow her on Twitter where she shares writing links, or at her blog where she offers tips for writers.
She lives in Matthews, North Carolina with her husband and is the mother of two. Find out more about her books by signing up for her newsletter on her website. You can also find Elizabeth on Facebook and Instagram.