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Shear Trouble by Elizabeth Craig
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Shear Trouble is the fourth book in the A Southern Quilting Mystery series.

The members of Village Quilters are busy getting ready for a quilt show and Posy has offered the backroom of her Patchwork Cottage for a "retreat" so that everyone will be able to finish their quilts. Two members, Marsha and Phyllis, from another quilting group have also shown up. Marsha have been at odds over Jason Gore, since he has returned to Dappled Hills and has started seeing Marsha. Jason is at best a con man and had been seeing Phyllis before he abruptly lest town seven years ago. As Phyllis goes to grab her shears, she finds that they missing. Beatrice and Phyllis going looking for them and they find them, impaled in Jason.

Beatrice's friend Meadow, whose husband is chief of police, convinces her to do a little sleuthing into who might have killed Gore. There are several people that Beatrice needs to take a look at. Marsha's free-loading son is at the top of this. Having had all four tires on her vehicle slashed, Beatrice needs to find the culprit before she becomes the next victim.

Most all the characters from the previous books are bacj once again. As usual Miss Sissy is once again quite vocal, but Beatrice is never sure whether to listen to her or ignore her. She's a fun character, as all are, but I do enjoy her.

Looking forward to the next book. ( )
  FredYoder | May 17, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 045146950X, Mass Market Paperback)

As the leaves begin to fall in idyllic Dappled Hills, someone puts too fine a point on a local ladies’ man. Fortunately, the detective skills of quilter Beatrice Coleman are a cut above the rest....
The Village Quilters of Dappled Hills, North Carolina, are desperate to finish their quilts before an upcoming show. To help, fellow member Posy has opened the back room of her shop, the Patchwork Cottage, for everyone to use. But the ladies are less than thrilled when Phyllis Stitt and Martha Helmsley—members of their rival quilting guild, the Cut-Ups—ask to join them.
Phyllis is hoping to leave the Cut-Ups and join up with the Village Quilters now that Martha’s dating her ex-fiancé, Jason Gore. She’s not pleased when he visits the shop and even more upset when her new shears disappear. After offering to search for them, Beatrice discovers Jason with the shears buried in his unfaithful heart. Now she must sharpen her sleuthing skills to find a killer before someone else’s life is cut short.…


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