Bits and Pieces (Five Star First Edition Mystery)

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9781594148453: Bits and Pieces (Five Star First Edition Mystery)

When Kate Upland and her five-year-old twin daughters perish in an explosion at their Scottsdale, Ariz., house, the police are certain Kate's missing husband, Kenny, an Iraq veteran who suffers from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), is responsible. It's up to quilter Maggie Browne to vindicate the accused.

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Maggie Browne and the other members of the St. Rose Quilting Bee of Scottsdale, Arizona, are back for their third adventure. The heroines are all senior citizens who feel there is nothing dangerous in asking questions and making logical deductions when a sleuthing opportunity presents itself. This time, however, Clare, who is one of the more adventurous (and foolhardy?) members of the Bee, becomes more closely involved in a crime. The investigation centers on a cold case involving one of the young families of St. Rose parish. Kate Upland and her twin daughters were killed when their home exploded. Since Kate’s husband, Kenny, is missing, he becomes the chief suspect. Clare spots Kenny and follows him into the wilderness north of Scottsdale, where she has an accident, and Kenny ends up saving her life. Upon her return, the quilters, convinced that Kenny is innocent, set out to find the real culprit. Mahon writes about realistic crimes without losing the cozy mood, and her senior-citizen sleuths are easy to respect, even though we might chuckle at some of their antics. --Judy Coon

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Mahon's sleepy third St. Rose Quilting Bee mystery to feature Maggie Browne (after 2006's An Ominous Death) gets off to a promising start, but a dialogue-driven plot slows the momentum. When Kate Upland and her five-year-old twin daughters perish in an explosion at their Scottsdale, Ariz., house, the police are certain Kate's missing husband, Kenny, an Iraq veteran who suffers from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), is responsible. Maggie receives a phone call from her elderly quilter friend, Clare Patterson, who, having seen a story about Kenny on TV's Wanted Criminals, is sure she's spotted him at a Big-Mart. Clare follows Kenny out of town in her car, but has an accident near his cabin hideaway. Kenny rescues Clare and convinces her of his innocence. Though intriguing in spots, this so-so cozy tells too much and shows too little. (Jan.)
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