Benni Harper is the spunky and spirited star of Earlene Fowler’s LA Times best-selling mystery series. Harper is helping out a friend on a dude ranch by teaching quilting classes and lending a hand wherever needed. Things are finally coming together, that is until a dead body and Harper’s nemesis Detective Ford “Hud” Hudson show up. Harper has to keep the dude ranch running, keep the guests safe, and solve the case so she can get rid of old Hud before someone gets rid of her.
First Benni and her husband find her pick-up truck spray painted with insults. Then, while organizing a quilt show at her gallery, a bullet whizzes by only inches from her head. Could this mystery shooter have something to do with her husband's past as an undercover police officer?
Best-selling author Earlene Fowler has garnered critical acclaim for her Agatha Award-winning Benni Harper series. In this 15th entry, Benni and the ladies of her Coffin Star Quilt Guild are enjoying San Celina, California’s first-ever Memory Festival—when a sniper guns down a local cop. Fearing for the safety of her community—and for her family—Benni determines to root out the sniper before the once peaceful streets become a killer’s free-fire zone.
In this heartfelt sequel, Ruby McGavin returns to Cardinal, California, with her brother Nash, hoping the fresh start will help him kick a debilitating drinking habit. And Ruby’s not the only one with renewed hope, as saddlemaker Lucas McGavin redoubles his efforts to win her heart - even if Ruby is his brother’s widow. Soon, all three learn that building a better future means first making peace with the past.
"I loved it"
The last thing Ruby McGavin thought she would be doing after her husband, Cole, died was meeting his family. He had claimed his relatives were all dead, and she didn't know him long enough - they were only married one year - to think otherwise. But it turns out that members of Cole's family, from a small ranch town in California, are very much alive, and they show up on Ruby's doorstep with the news that she has inherited some land from her husband.
"Not easy but worth the listening"
Following the tradition she began in Fool’s Puzzle and has continued through Tumbling Blocks, Fowler crafts a tale as enthralling as the quilting pattern she selected for the title. As Benni becomes embroiled in a new mystery, listeners can be sure she won’t rest until she corrals the truth and hog-ties the culprits.
Benni Harper, a curator of the local folk art museum and amateur detective, is the star of this best-selling Agatha Award-winning series. Her talent for finding trouble surfaces in an unlikely place - her own church. While helping her grandmother direct the children’s musical, Benni finds the beaten body of the church handyman. Soon, other mysteries compel her to investigate, despite the warnings from her husband Gabe, the chief of police.
With Christmas just a few weeks away, Benni's queenly boss, Constance Sinclair, demands that she investigate the death of a local socialite. It's not long before Benni recognizes that there may be some deadly truth to Constance's suspicions. But with a famously reclusive artist about to put Benni's quilting museum on the map, and her daunting mother-in-law and her "surprise" new husband visiting, Benni's holiday is already hectic.
"I love Benni Harper books"
Nationally best-selling author Earlene Fowler won the Agatha Award for her hit Benni Harper mystery series. This poignant new novel is a multi-generational tale of reconciliation set in Morro Bay, California. Recently widowed, Love Mercy Johnson longs to make amends with her estranged grandchildren. She gets an unexpected chance to do just that when her lovelorn 18-year-old granddaughter Rett shows up at the family ranch seeking solace.
"Felt like a hallmark movie"