is a quilt show coming up, and most of the ladies in The Village
Quilters of Dappled Hills are not finished sewing their quilts.
So it is decided to have a quilting retreat at Posy's Patchwork
Cottage quilt shop that Friday evening. Several members of
a rival quilt guild ask to join them. Phyllis Stitt and Martha
Helmsley of the Cut-Ups will be joining them. There is no
love lost between these two ladies as Martha is now dating
Phyllis' ex-fiance, Jason Gore.
It is finally
Friday night and the ladies are arriving at the Patchwork
Cottage. Posy has to make sure not to seat Martha next to
Phyllis. The ladies are admiring Phyllis' new super sharp
shears. Phyllis says it makes a big difference in her quilts.
Jason Gore shows up to show his support of Martha. He stays
a very short time. Martha's son, Frank, arrives with a bag
of material that Martha needs for her quilt. Frank is not
a fan of Jason Gore. Soon after Frank leaves, Phyllis notices
her shears are missing. Beatrice volunteers to look in the
shop for them. She quickly finds them. However, she doubts
they will ever be used again. The shears are stuck in Jason's
chest. Beatrice and her quilting guild friends had better
be careful solving this murder or they could end up quiltless.
Things to ponder:
What is the reason that Martha wants to join the Friday night
quilting retreat? Who is the young man that made Jason ill-at-ease?
Why did Frank come back to the retreat after delivering the
fabric? Will Beatrice keep the kitten?
This is such a
fun series. I love this group of women who quilt together
and have become more like family. The story pulled me right
in and it soon became a page-turner of a read.
a delight to visit with Beatrice and her friends. They are
an eclectic group of women brought together by their love
of quilting. This book will charm cozy mystery readers. They
will be on pins and needles trying to figure out whodunit.
The author has thoughtfully provided some quilting tips and
some delicious recipes. The next Southern Quilting Mystery
will be out in June 2015. So, if you like your mystery filled
with many patterns, then you should be reading Shear Trouble.