Patchwork Quilt Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery #30) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 30 in the A Lucy Stone Mystery series.


During a heatwave in Tinker’s Cove, Maine, part-time reporter Lucy Stone becomes unseasonably entangled in handmade quilts—and a twisted case of murder . . .  

When a community center opens in town, many embrace it as a space where locals of all ages can gather and create. Others view it as a waste of taxpayer dollars. The director, Darleen Busby-Platt, is no less controversial. Intense and showy, Darleen has huge plans for her new role. But Lucy believes the woman isn’t exactly as warm hearted—or qualified—as she seems. That hunch deepens when Darleen and a young employee vanish . . . and dismembered remains appear!

With lots of clues and few concrete answers, Lucy rushes to connect loose ends. First there’s the disappearance of Tim Stillings, a troubled twenty-something who endured harsh treatment on the job. Next there’s Darleen herself, who made fast enemies as the highest-paid resident in Tinker’s Cove. Finally, there’s Darleen’s rich ancestry and ties to heirlooms worth either a fortune or nothing at all.

The closer Lucy gets to the facts, the more she realizes that solving this murder depends on the lies. Because the truth rests somewhere between wild rumors, a trusted friend’s emotional new sewing project, and the authenticity of a mysterious three-hundred-year-old patchwork quilt. And Lucy must piece together the big picture—before she becomes part of crafty killer’s deadly design . . .

About the Author

Leslie Meier is the acclaimed author of over 25 Lucy Stone Mysteries. She has also written for Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, and like her series protagonist, Lucy Stone, she worked as a New England newspaper reporter while raising her three children. She is currently at work on the next Lucy Stone mystery and can be found online at

Praise For…

Praise for Leslie Meier and her Lucy Stone Mysteries
“Danger, intrigue, and a dash of Easter fun abound in this quirky Maine-set cozy mystery.” Woman's World on Easter Bonnet Murder
"The beloved author of quirky whodunits is serving up two Thanksgiving tales in one charming book!" Woman's World on Gobble, Gobble Murder
New York Times bestselling author Leslie Meier is the proof that no holiday would be complete without some hijinks.” Suspense Magazine
“The frenzied pace of the city, effectively contrasted with the more tranquil atmosphere of a small town; the reappearance of familiar characters; and numerous plot twists all contribute to the appeal of this satisfying entry in a long-running series.” —Booklist on Silver Anniversary Murder
“Timely…Meier’s focus on racism gives this cozy a serious edge rare for this subgenre.” —Publishers Weekly on Turkey Trot Murder
“Counts, countesses, and corpses highlight Lucy Stone’s trip across the pond...A peek into British country life provide a nice break.” Kirkus Reviews on British Manor Murder
“Even after 25 books, Lucy is fresh and interesting, and first-time readers will have no trouble following her story. Meier’s cozy mysteries, which are usually based around holidays and celebrations, are always a fun read.” Mystery Scene on Silver Anniversary Murder
Product Details
ISBN: 9781496733795
ISBN-10: 1496733797
Publisher: Kensington Cozies
Publication Date: April 23rd, 2024
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: A Lucy Stone Mystery