I’m not a quilter. I don’t have the patience for it. Never have. All those thousands and thousands of tiny stitches would drive me crazy. Maybe that’s why I love quilts so much. I look at a quilt and can’t help but appreciate the hundreds of hours that go into creating one. So when I arrived home one evening during a torrential rainstorm and spied my elderly neighbor’s quilts whipping around in gale force winds and about to be sucked off her clothesline, I ran to their rescue.
Of course, no good deed goes unpunished in AnastasiaWorld. I rescued the quilts but ruined my Nine West pumps, and if you know anything about me, you know I can’t afford to treat myself to a new pair of shoes.
Given that author Lois Winston never passes up an opportunity to drop me into the middle of another one of her mysteries, Rosalie Schneider’s rain-drenched quilts became the basis for Patchwork Peril, the third Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mini-Mystery.
After rescuing Rosalie’s quilts, I discovered Rosalie unconscious at the bottom of her basement stairs. Then the proverbial caca hit the proverbial fan when Rosalie’s estranged niece Jane arrived to care for her during her recovery. Seems there’s a lot of bad blood in that family, and Rosalie immediately suspected Jane of less than altruistic motives. She even went so far as to accuse Jane of trying to kill her.
I wasn’t sure whether Rosalie’s paranoia was a result of her head injury, or if there was something to her accusations. All I knew was that I had to uncover the truth before someone got hurt.
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