I’m in the unusual predicament of not really knowing what an ordinary day is like anymore. Do y’all know what I mean? Sometimes life changes quite abruptly and ordinary is put on hold.

I can tell you what an ordinary day was like. I was a curator at an art museum in Atlanta. My day was full of appraising folk art (my specialty) and arranging traveling exhibits.

But then I retired and moved to the tiny town of Dappled Hills, North Carolina, to be near my daughter. In my mind, life would be filled with paperback books, hammocks, and lazy afternoons on the sofa with a snoozing corgi nearby.

Instead, it’s been a veritable whirlwind of activity, mostly centered around—believe it or not—a quilting guild. You’d think that a quilt guild would be composed of placid ladies of a certain age gently creating heirloom-quality art. You’d be right about the art, but wrong about the placid. My very first day in town I was kidnapped (sort of) by the ringleader of the quilt guild. Soon, another guild member ended up dead and most of the guild were suspects.

I’m determined to get to the bottom of this murder, especially since our chief of police would rather be reading poetry than solving cases. It’s up to me to get everything back to normal in Dappled Hills—so I can find out exactly what an ordinary day here is!


You can read more about Beatrice in QUILT OR INNOCENCE, the first book in the new “Southern Quilting” mystery series.

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Meet the author
Elizabeth writes the Memphis Barbeque series as Riley Adams and the Southern Quilting mysteries and Myrtle Clover mysteries under her own name. Her latest release is QUILT OR INNOCENCE. A lifelong resident of the South, she enjoys finding inspiration for the Southern Quilting mysteries in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

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