Quilt Trip

Author: Elizabeth Craig
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101620463
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As a quilter, retired folk art curator Beatrice Coleman likes to have all the seams stitched together—but her plans keep getting tangled up in unexpected ways… Beatrice has never crashed a party but now her fellow quilt guild member, Meadow Downey, is driving them to a Victorian mansion in the mountains beyond Dappled Hills, North Carolina. Muriel Starnes, an elderly eccentric, has organized a meeting of quilters to pick someone to administer a quilting scholarship. The fact that the Village Quilters weren’t invited isn’t enough to keep Meadow from speaking her piece. But once the quilters arrive at the mansion, it seems they may never leave. An ice storm sends an old tree crashing across the driveway, leaving them stranded for the night. And by the next morning, they are one fewer—for Muriel has been sent to meet her maker. With everyone in the house a suspect, it’s up to Beatrice and the Village Quilters to figure out who has a guilty conscience before someone else gets tied up in knots. Includes Quilting Tips! From the Paperback edition.

Patch Of Trouble

Author: Elizabeth Craig
Editor: Elizabeth Craig
ISBN: 0997168552
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When it comes to solving cold cases, nothing is ever cut and dried. Quilter Beatrice Coleman is enjoying the sleepy peace of a tranquil afternoon...until it’s interrupted by her friend, Miss Sissy. The elderly lady is making wild claims about narrowly escaping an intruder. And intruders are unusual in tiny Dappled Hills. Miss Sissy isn’t the most reliable of witnesses, and her claims are swiftly discounted—until her mysterious intruder is found dead. Beatrice won’t cut corners as she unravels the threads of both a murder and a puzzling disappearance from decades ago.

Quilt Or Innocence

Author: Elizabeth Craig
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101588675
Size: 14,82 MB
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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. Includes quilting tips!

Knot What It Seams

Author: Elizabeth Spann Craig
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 045123961X
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When mail carrier and frequent quilt show judge Jo Paxton is murdered, Meadow Downey, the leader of the Village Quilters, must unravel a mystery by piecing together the clues before the killer strikes again. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Briarpatch

Author: Ross Thomas
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429981651
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A long-distance call from a Texas city on his birthday gives Benjamin Dill the news that his sister--it's her birthday, too, they were born exactly ten years apart--has died in a car bomb explosion. It's the chief of police calling--Felicity Dill worked for him; she was a homicide detective. Dill is there that night, the beginning of his dogged search for her killer. What he finds is no surprise to him, because Benjamin Dill is never surprised at what awful things people will do--but it's a real surprise to the reader. As Newsday said when the novel was first published, "One sure thing about Ross Thomas's novels: A reader won't get bored waiting for the action to start."

Quilts Make A Family

Author: Arlene Sachitano
Editor: Zumaya Enigma
ISBN: 1612713815
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It seemed like a simple project—make quilts for foster kids getting close to aging out of the system and teach them some useful skills as well. Granted, the foster parents aren’t the most pleasant people, but Luke and Sincere and the others have already had tough lives and say they can handle it. Things get complicated, though, when a reality-TV show gets permission to film the kids and track down their relatives. Foster parent Paul Holloway is murdered, and the “relatives” the TV crew introduces are more than odd. Then, when the producer’s assistant is killed, too, it’s clear there’s some deadly going on—and the kids are the targets.

Sam Patch The Famous Jumper

Author: Paul E. Johnson
Editor: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 9781429931953
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The true history of a legendary American folk hero In the 1820s, a fellow named Sam Patch grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, working there (when he wasn't drinking) as a mill hand for one of America's new textile companies. Sam made a name for himself one day by jumping seventy feet into the tumultuous waters below Pawtucket Falls. When in 1827 he repeated the stunt in Paterson, New Jersey, another mill town, an even larger audience gathered to cheer on the daredevil they would call the "Jersey Jumper." Inevitably, he went to Niagara Falls, where in 1829 he jumped not once but twice in front of thousands who had paid for a good view. The distinguished social historian Paul E. Johnson gives this deceptively simple story all its deserved richness, revealing in its characters and social settings a virtual microcosm of Jacksonian America. He also relates the real jumper to the mythic Sam Patch who turned up as a daring moral hero in the works of Hawthorne and Melville, in London plays and pantomimes, and in the spotlight with Davy Crockett—a Sam Patch who became the namesake of Andrew Jackson's favorite horse. In his shrewd and powerful analysis, Johnson casts new light on aspects of American society that we may have overlooked or underestimated. This is innovative American history at its best.

Quilt As Desired

Author: Arlene Sachitano
Editor: Zumaya Enigma
ISBN: 1612711634
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Stitching with a thread of murder. Harriet Truman's husband kept secret from her that he had a terminal genetic illness. Embittered and angry, she returns to Foggy Point, Washington, the small town where she spent some of her happier childhood years, to fill in at the long-arm quilting studio while her aunt Beth takes a well-deserved cruise of Europe. It's her aunt's plan to get Harriet back into living, and to that end she has signed over both her business and her house—which now belong to Harriet. In her first few days in town, Harriet meets her aunt's best friend, Avanell Jalbert, and the other members of their quilting group, the Loose Threads. She also meets Avanell's younger son Aiden, a handsome veterinarian newly returned from a stint in Africa who doesn't hesitate a second making it clear he finds Harriet more than interesting. Then Avanell is murdered, and no one seems to have any idea why. The same night, Harriet's studio is vandalized. Before too long, it becomes clear the two events are related. The question is, can Harriet figure out what that connection is before whoever killed Avanell decides to do the same to her.

Dirt Merchant

Author: T. Blake Braddy
Editor:
ISBN: 9780998235004
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Two friends and a trail of bodies along the Florida coast... The despicable murder of Deuce's little brother, Taj, summons Rolson and Deuce to Jacksonville, where they must mete out justice in the most appropriate way possible: revenge. It's not safe, and it's not legal, but it's sure as hell effective. As Rolson skirts apprehension by the authorities looking for him after the bloodbath in Savannah, he's drawn into a deadly game with murderers, drug dealers, and gang members of all sorts. He'd like to shield Deuce from the pain of confronting his brother's death, but at this point, it seems utterly impossible. The closer they get to source of the decision to have Taj dumped in the swamp, the more difficult the truths become, and the harder the people that reveal them. Rolson himself feels cut in stone at this point, but even he is tested by the brutality, violence, and secrets of those who wade just beneath the surface of Jacksonville's criminal underground. 'Dirt Merchant' is an epic novel of murder, mystery, and violence, set in a modern south unlike any book most readers have encountered. It is a spellbinding portrayal of greed, friendship, betrayal, and immorality, told through the prose of one of the most compelling voices to emerge in the last few years. What People are Saying About the Rolson McKane Series: If James Lee Burke moved Dave Robicheaux's base of operations to South Georgia and muddied the mysterious waters with some supernatural force, you'd have Braddy's debut novel. I'm looking forward to what Rolson McKane--and Braddy--do next. --Amazon, 5 Stars This is not a book to pick up for a light read. It is pretty dark and deals with some of the worst of human instincts. That being said, it is REALLY good. The author has this genre nailed. The only flaw I found was a jump right at the end of the book that I really would have liked some more explanation for, but other than that, a VERY good read. --Amazon, 5 Stars An excellent debut novel. Many memorable characters weave in and out of this supernatural thriller, not the least of which is the flawed protagonist, Rolson. --Amazon, 5 Stars Love the Boogie House, already started The Devil Came Calling. Had the opportunity to hear Blake Braddy speak. Think we will be hearing a lot about this talented young man --Amazon, 5 Stars Boogie House by T. Blake Braddy is an great example of great writing. One of my pet peeves is writers that cannot un-awkwardly weave description and explanation in and out of their narrative or prose. Braddy is very, very good at doing this. I am impressed. His book is easy and quick to read, and it's very interesting. Think the South + ghosts + black speakeasies in the Prohibition era + a liberal dash of thrill horror and you get this book. --Amazon, 4 Stars A classic suspenseful, mystery thriller in the line of John Grisham and Dan Brown, with a super-natural twist and a unique perspective on the South, Boogie House is a great first novel by a thoughtful and articulate young writer. Braddy is committed to creating characters of depth via description and action, which helps propel the plot of the novel forward, capturing the reader's attention throughout and a real care for its characters. I'm looking forward to the second in the Rolson McKane series, The Devil Came Calling - can't wait to dive in! --Amazon, 5 Stars

Fall To Pieces

Author: Elizabeth Craig
Editor: Elizabeth Craig
ISBN: 1946227005
Size: 11,13 MB
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Dappled Hills quilters are eagerly anticipating new events at the Patchwork Cottage quilt shop. The shop’s owner, Posy, has announced ‘Sew and Tell’ socials and a mystery quilt group project. But one day, instead of emailed quilt instructions, the quilters receive a disturbing message about a fellow quilter. When that quilter mysteriously meets her maker, Beatrice decides to use her sleuthing skills to find the killer before more lives are cut short.