Previously titled Murder on a Starry Night
When their town is blanketed in suspicion and murder, it falls to the Crestwood Quilters to uncover a killer in this latest case from Sally Goldenbaum, the national bestselling author of the Seaside Knitters mysteries . . .
Oliver Harrington II was one of the most beloved members of Crestwood’s community. Despite being the picture of health at age 52, he died from a sudden heart attack, leaving behind the family mansion on a sprawling piece of property. His twin sister Adele returned to the town she despises to claim her brother’s home, intent on turning it into a B&B. And she’s hired Po Paltrow and the Crestwood Quilters to craft quilts for the guest rooms.
But Adele is not the only one interested in the future of the Harrington estate. A developer wants to put multiple houses on the land. The townsfolk just want their neighborhood to retain its small-town charm and not become a tourist trap. But when an autopsy reveals that Oliver was actually poisoned, suspicion falls on his sister. Po doesn’t believe Adele is guilty, leaving her determined to discover who else harbored deadly designs on the Harrington home . . .
Praise for Sally Goldenbaum’s Mysteries
“A perfect cozy mystery.”
“Goldenbaum’s Queen Bee quilters charm and delight. I hope these intriguing women will continue to quilt—and solve crimes!”
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Third novel in A Queen Bees Quilt Shop Mystery series
(Thursday, August 15, 2019)
Reviewer: Kris Anderson, The Avid REader
A Bias for Murder is the third novel in A Queen Bees Quilt Shop Mystery series which I recommend reading in order. It will allow you to become familiar with the characters (they can be hard to keep straight) and their relationships. I thought A Bias for Murder was easy to read with heartwarming characters, charming small town, and beautiful quilts. Po Paltrow has a proven track record in solving crimes. Po along with the other ladies in the Crestwood Quilters have the necessary connections to get the information they need. The group is also busy working on eight quilt tops for Adele’s new bed and breakfast including a special quilt for Oliver’s former bedroom. The mystery is straightforward. There are multiple suspects and direct clues. The killer can be identified very early in the story and the reason why is equally apparent (unfortunately). I liked that there were a series of incidents that provided action to keep the book moving forward. I loved the quilt descriptions and comradery between the quilters. They are a close knit group of women who get together to quilt, solve crimes, enjoy good food, and so much more. There are plenty of lovely cozy moments in this character driven book. A Bias for Murder is a heartwarming cozy mystery perfect for a rainy afternoon or an afternoon relaxing poolside. A Bias for Murder has a greedy developer, a publishing professor, an offensive sister, a magnificent mansion, striking quilts, and seven sewing sleuths.