Synopses & Reviews
Book #2 of the Someday Quilts Mystery series
By the author of The Lover?s Knot, a brand-new quilting mystery in the tradition of Jennifer Chiaverini and Emilie Richards.
In the sleepy town of Archers Rest, Nell Fitzgerald is finishing her first quilt and preparing for her first date? with Police Chief Jesse Dewalt. When Jesse stands her up, it turns out he has a good reason?the body of a murdered young woman has been discovered near the Hudson River.
Meanwhile the members of Nell?s quilting circle encourage her to take drawing classes with the famous artist Oliver White. When Nell?s professor meets her grandmother Eleanor, owner of the Someday Quilts shop, he seems instantly smitten. But once another woman?s body is found outside her grandmother?s home under a blanket of snow, Nell begins to patch together clues and follow a path of evidence that suggests her professor may also have a degree in the art of murder.
"Nell Fitzgerald, a 26-year-old New Yorker who's made a new life for herself in the Hudson River town of Archers Rest, looks into two murders in O'Donohue's artful second quilting mystery (after 2008's The Lover's Knot): that of Lily Harmon, a young woman found floating in the Hudson's icy waters, and that of Sandra Thomas, an art student whose strangled corpse turns up two feet from Nell's back door. The abrasive Sandra may have been having an affair with her teacher, Oliver White, a notorious womanizer and former drunk, who Nell suspects is the killer. Meanwhile, Nell and her quilting group worry about the romance developing between Oliver and Eleanor Cassidy, Nell's quilt shop owner grandmother. Despite a warning from her new boyfriend, Archers Rest's police chief, Nell throws herself into the investigation, which also draws the attention of a nearby town's police chief. O'Donohue deftly weaves clever crime-solving with valuable quilting tips. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
From the author of "The Lover's Knot" comes a new quilting mystery featuring Nell Fitzgerald. Delightful . . . a fun read for those who love mysteries, romance, and of course quilting!--Alex Andersen, host of "Simply Quilts."
About the Author
CLARE O’DONOHUE is a freelance television writer/producer. She produced television’s most popular quilting show, Simply Quilts, on HGTV, and she is currently producing and writing for a variety of television crime shows, including Forensic Files. This is her first novel.