In Quilter’s Knot Helen is persuaded
to join The Loose Threads for a weeklong quilting retreat at the Angel Harbor
Folk Art Center. No sooner have classes
begun than a teacher is murdered. Helen
and her pals are up to their necks in solving the crime while attending classes
and working on their quilts. Aiden
happens to be in Angel Harbor too, he is eager to have a closer relationship
with Helen and is making some progress.
Arlene Sachitano fills her series with quilting detail and sympathetic
characters. Helen is a likeable sleuth;
she is a welcome addition to the mystery genre.
Long-arm quilter Harriet Truman and her quilt group the Loose Threads set off for what should be an enjoyable week of stitching at the Angel Harbor Folk Art School, where member Lauren Sawyer is attending a two-year program in part to quiet the accusation that she copies other people's work. It appears Lauren is up to her old tricks when Harriet's Aunt Beth announces she's seen Lauren's quilt in a museum in Europe. Lauren believes Selestina Bainbridge, owner and teacher at the school, is the one who copied her and insists Harriet prove it. When Selestina dies, Harriet must unravel the clues to exonerate her friend.