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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.

©2016 Elizabeth Spann Craig (P)2018 Elizabeth Spann Craig

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cute

First book i have read in this series but i was able to follow along without any issues. The story was good and i loved the characters. I would definitely listen/read more in this series. I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review. The narrator did a great job as well.

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Cute story, narration was good, enjoyed the plot, Beatrice as the investigator, when an intruder is found dead in this small town. Given audio for my voluntary review and my honest opinion

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I like the Myrtle Clover series better It's more fun with more interesting characters. This book seems drier. it's not as entertaining and I'm offended by the portrayal of the elderly woman, Miss Sissy, in this book. Why can't she speak in a complete sentence?

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Narrative leaves much to be desired

Darlene Allen’s narration does not give a unique voice to each character thus making it difficult to determine who is speaking. This robs to listener of a comfort easy to enjoy audio book. Story line is good, developing rather slowly. As much as I might want to follow this series, ms. Allen’s vocal is turning Me away, sad to say.

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  • Julie
  • 06-13-20

All stitched up

I enjoyed this fun cozy mystery. I got it because I like cozy mysteries and the picture looked fun but it wasn't until the narrator started talking that I realised that I had heard quite a few of her books and when I went to check who it was again I also had another surprise, I had also had a lot of the author's books. I love the Myrtle Clover books this author writes about so was please that I had stumbled over a new series. While it wasn't as good as the Myrtle books , mainly because I am on book 10 of that series know the characters so well, it is very similar and I did enjoy it. The mystery was good with plenty of suspects and red herrings. The characters were elderly and a bit eccentric but balanced out with cute animals and although not as funny as her other series it did have its moments and is a series I will be keeping an eye out for. Beatrice is trying to relax now that she has retired but gets a frantic phone call. A friend and fellow quilter Miss Sissy has been in a car accident. Beatrice drops everything and rushes straight to the hospital, where she finds that Miss Sissy wasn't in a car accident but was attacked in her own home by a stranger. But what is really weird is Beatrice stumbles over the man's body only hours later. He was a stranger, why would he attack Miss Sissy and why would anyone kill him? The man was only trying to get some answers, his mother on her death bed past him someone else's diary, the diary of a lady that lived in Dappled Hills at one point, before she went missing. Beatrice in the disguise of writing a quilting history book on the town asks everyone mentioned in the diary questions in order to get to the bottom of the murder. Could someone in town really be a killer and how far would they go to keep the secret buried? History has never been so dangerous. I like the narrator and think her elderly voices are very good. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.