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Threads of Deceit
Threads of Deceit

Threads of Deceit

Vineyard Quilt Mysteries


224 Pages, 5.5 x 8.25

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $7.99 (US $7.99) (CA $9.99)

Publication Date: April 2015

ISBN 9781573674775

Rights: US & CA

Annie's (Apr 2015)


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The first in a new mystery series—for quilters and mystery lovers alike! Former antiquities bounty hunter, Julie Ellis, is on the run, trying to stay one stiletto step ahead of her past. She accepts a position as manager of the Quilt Haus Inn in Missouri wine country, thinking it the perfect place to keep a low profile and start a new, less-dangerous career. It is—until Daniel Franklin walks through the door and asks for a room. Daniel claims he's come to Straussberg in search of a famous sunken ship that he believes is buried in a nearby farm field. Julie finds the handsome historian's story odd at best, but when a dead body is discovered at the proposed dig site, it becomes clear somebody else believes the theory and doesn't want the ship or its secrets exposed. Who in the town would possibly care about the old shipwreck? As frightening things start to happen at the inn—all seemingly connected to the hunt for the missing ship—Julie and her quilting friends must unearth the truth before someone else is buried.  INCLUDES A FREE QUILTING PATTERN INSPIRED BY THE STORY! 


"A clever mystery with a generous touch of humor and a smidgen of romance."  —K. D. McCrite, author, the Confessions of April Grace series

"This series kickoff features a touch of romance and some interesting historical tidbits . . . " —Kirkus Reviews

"There was some humorous moments that made me laugh out loud between many of the characters. As far as 'whodunit'? I didn't figure it out until almost when the murderer was revealed. I had some wild inklings but that is about it. I think this is going to be a fun series and can't wait for book 2! We give it 5 paws up." —

"This is my first read by Ms. Fox and Ms. Fields, and I am looking forward to any and all new installments of the Vineyard Quilt Mysteries!" —

"I loved this book with all the characters and suspense. The author does a wonderful job in the interactions and the scenes in the book. The story help my interest from the beginning until the end. I was not disappointed at all and will be reading more books by this author." —

Author Biography

Mae Fox is a coauthor of all the books in the Vineyard Quilt Mysteries series. Jan Fields is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including many in the popular Annie's Attic Mysteries series and the Annie's Quilted Mysteries series. Her short fiction and articles have appeared in a variety of magazine publications. She lives in Ledyard, Connecticut.