Do you like antiques, fragrant tea in collectible cups, quilts, and all things cozy? Including mysteries? Well, come on in, weary cyber-traveler. And welcome! I’ll put on the kettle while you explore.


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Though my novels are listed on the BOOKS page, I’d love to introduce you to my second Thea James mystery pictured above with a cup of Mango Green Tea. A Stitch in Crime was released from Abingdon Press & here’s a little taste:

A Stitch in Crime Cover

Assault, larceny, anonymous threats. Who knew quilt shows could be this dangerous?

Thea James thought working as co-chair for Larkindale’s first quilt show extravaganza would be a natural extension of her antique business. But while organizing the busy week’s premiere events would make anyone frayed, she doesn’t expect a complete unraveling!

At the opening soirée, local matriarch Mary-Alice Wentworth is knocked unconscious and robbed of her diamond brooch.   Soon a rare quilt—the main attraction and a rumored key to great riches—goes missing. What more could possibly happen?

Can Thea sew up the mystery before it’s too late?

Tempted? And I hope you will enjoy this cozy mystery – the final installment  in the popular Quilts of Love series. Take a SNEAK PEEK & read the first chapter!

Thanks so much for dropping by. You are welcome anytime.


“…Fans of inspirational fiction will enjoy the funny, feel-good whodunit.”             Publishers Weekly Review