Quilt or Innocence: A Southern Quilting Mystery

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Penguin, Jun 5, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages
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!  

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User Review  - Carlathelibrarian - LibraryThing

This is a cozy mystery that takes place in Dappled Hills North Carolina. Beatrice has moved to the small town to be close to her daughter, Piper, a teacher there. She has barely moved in when she ... Read full review

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User Review  - sultrydiva - LibraryThing

I enjoyed the quirky characters. I didn’t like them all, but that’s okay. The plot twists and turns kept me guessing who the murderer might be. I was wrong! This was a fun interesting book and the quilting added a fun touch! Read full review


Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Quilting Tips

Chapter 9
Chapter 10

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About the author (2012)

Elizabeth Craig writes the Memphis Barbeque series as Riley Adams and the Southern Quilting mysteries under her own name. A lifelong resident of the South, she enjoys finding inspiration for the Southern Quilting mysteries in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina.

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