Old Maid's Puzzle (A Quilting Mystery #2)
Thirty-year-old techie Dewey Pellicano is trying to make a go of Quilter Paradiso, the quilt shop she inherited from her mother. But she's facing a patchwork of problems—fierce competition, an uncooperative employee (who also happens to be Dewey's sister-in-law) and, oh yes, a dead body in the alley.
Dewey pins her hopes on the store's huge 20th anniversary sale and appear...more
And as usual lately I finished the book feeling like a curmudgeon. When did I get so picky, for goodness sakes? When did I approach a cozy mystery and think "well, shouldn't they all be a bit more upset ab...more
I liked this one better than the first. Dewey begins to learn how to quilt and is trying hard to make the store her own. I can't wait to read the next one.
It did annoy me that "We Are Family" was said to have been a Sly & The Family Stone song when it was actually Sister Sledge. Sly did have...more
The quilting love goes out the back door as she finds out there is a dead body in the alley behind the store. As if she didn’t have enough problems, facing stiff competition from other stores she is barely...more
Software engineer Dewey Pellicano inherited Quilter Paradiso quilt shop from her mother. She also inherited a mutinous employee, her sister-in-law Kym.
Dewey is counting on Quilter Paradiso's 20th anniversary sale and appearance on national television to bolster the shop's revenues enough to stay i...more
The entire book Dewey freaks out about how much work she has to do in preparation for a huge sale, and instead of actually working she browses eBay or writes emails! I found it very hard to like Dewey or even sympathize with her because her attention span is about two minutes.
I also felt that the author fell short in writing. Certain things were not explained that I felt should have...more
Old Maids Puzzle
Loved this book. I have enjoyed reading the first two books of this series very much. Terri Thayer has it down for a great mystery. I love to quilt and reading mysteries so I get the best of both worlds. Keep up the good work I can't wait to get started on the next book.
I love this series. I never heard of Terri Thayer until I was looking around for another author and stumbled upon her. I am glad I did. I love how she includes crafts into the story. I am looking forward to reading the other books in this series.
I am a quilter, have been for more than 20 years. I love fabric and reading and writing mysteries.