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Product Details

  • Series: A Quilting Mystery (Book 4)
  • Paperback: 275 pages
  • Publisher: MIDNIGHT INK; First Paperback Edition edition (May 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738731269
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738731261
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #543,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Terri Thayer is the author of the Quilting Mysteries (Midnight Ink) and the Stamping Sisters Mysteries (Penguin). She belongs to the Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America organizations, and has been an active member in several quilting associations in the Santa Clara Valley. Originally from the East Coast, she now lives in San Jose and travels to quilt shows and conventions year round. Visit her online at www.TerriThayer.com.

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Great mystery and great characters.
Dennis Hilderbrand
I have read all of the books in this series - one right after the other.
Dixie Sutton
I love the characters and each new adventure.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Lori Caswell TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 11, 2012
Format: Paperback
It's time for the annual Quilter's Crawl and this year Quilters Paradiso (QP) is back on the map as part of the crawl. Over the weekend quilters will travel to 12 different quilt shops in the area for special bargains and prizes. Vangie from QP has even set up a Twitter promotion to help boost sales.

Getting everything set up and organized has been quite hectic as Vangie has college classes to work around and a new boyfriend. The store's long time teacher Pearl is starting to fail a bit so she is not as much help as Dewey was hoping she would be. Dewey will work day and night with her few available employees to make sure everything is just right.

While picking up more maps for the Crawl Dewey learns of a program at the college that places young men with elderly women call "Grand Son". They help around the house, run errands, help with medications. She thinks this maybe just the thing to help Pearl get back to where she was and teaching classes again.

Just days before the Crawl a riot breaks out on campus as law enforcement tries to crack down on the drug problem at the collage and Vangie's new boyfriends dies from an overdose.

As if that's not enough, one of the Twitter promotions sets off a stampede and a customer is killed.

These events have all put a huge Monkey Wrench into Dewey's weekend plans. Now she has to untangle the clues and piece them back together to save her store and herself and her friends.

Dollycas's Thoughts
Terri packs her pages with drama, humor, a little romance and some wild characters. We were introduced to quite a group in this edition.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By quiltingdarlene on June 17, 2012
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of all of the authors books I found this one to be very boring and very easy to put down.. I was disapointed.. It was very predictable.. I know who the killer was before the boring suspens part..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dixie Sutton on August 8, 2012
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I love a simple mystery with lots of fun thrown in of a quilting store. I have read all of the books in this series - one right after the other. They are all good and fun with a continuing story but you do not have to read all to read one. I like a real life story with a little life, a little romance, and a lot of fun. Working through the mystery the same as the main character is fun and the mystery ends with a realistic conclusion.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Love on May 30, 2012
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Dewey has her hands full with her participation in this year's Quilter's Crawl and with two of her friends, Pearl and Vangie, who are not acting like themselves lately. When Vangie's boyfriend is found dead and a customer dies during one of their events, Dewey will have to pin the pieces together to save her friends and put an end to a killer's plan.

What a fun ride! This was a good mystery filled with humor; suspense and non-stop action as the story took place all over San Jose. The author's words gave me the same rush of the customers as they traveled from quilt shop to quilt shop, never knowing what's going to happen next. It was fun seeing Dewey, Buster and especially Freddie and the rest of the supporting cast. I do enjoy their interactions and conversations with each other that make this an entertaining read. It's been a long time between visits with Dewey and I hope she is here to stay for more exciting adventures in this wonderfully crafted series.
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By gram on April 10, 2014
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Reminds me of Janet Evanovich's style of writing, with a little humor and frustration thrown into the mystery. I would love to see more of this series come out in the future.
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By L. Mckay on March 5, 2014
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Terri Thayer has written four books about Dewey Pellicano's quilt shop.
The characters are fun and the plots are good.
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By Kathy on February 7, 2014
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Great mystery. The characters mixed in with the quilt is what drew me to the stories. Besides the cats make it even more interesting.
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I love reading series of books. This book is part of a series that includes a mystery, a love interest and a very green quilt shop owner who struggles with quilting. Boy can I relate to the quilting difficulties. The mystery was not so easy to figure out, kept me guessing for a while. I hope you give it a try and enjoy as much as I did.
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