The Double Cross, by Clare O’Donohue

Set in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, an old home is being fixed up to become a B&B for quilters.  This “Patchwork Bed-and-Breakfast” is owned by a couple that know nothing about quilting, but are smart enough to hire Susanne Hendrick, as a quilt instructor to come help.  Suzanne brings with her Nell Fitzgerald, Eleanor Cassidy, Bernadette “Bernie” Avallone.  Unfortunately the quilters had no idea what a broken down place they were going to.

Bernie still has a soft spot in her heart for her high school boyfriend, George Olnhausen, who is the owner of this new B&B. When George is murdered, many wonder if Bernie was the killer.  But the plot thickens as others are revealed as suspects, for a variety of reasons, including George’s spouse.  Other bodies are found in the woods and the plot thickens, all while the first quilt retreat is being held at this delightful B&B. 

Nell is the quilting sleuth that become suspicious and sets off on investigating even when the police have begun to investigate.  Mysterious things happen, with a variety of quilting treasures disappear, bones being found, and complex relationships being revealed.

While I can’t give away all the details, I can share my own opinion.  The Double Cross is a fun read that is quite entertaining. I actually would love to see this book made into a movie and/or play.  Clare O’Donohue did a great job with this book.  I am already looking forward to reading other books that she has written. 

The Double Cross book would certain make a great gift too, and a perfect stocking stuffer! 

Also, Clare will be holding some book signings on Nov. 9th in NYC at the City Quilter., and Nov. 11th in Hamilton, NY at the Colgate Bookstore.


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