Summary

Zig-zagging through hints and clues, Ms. Brice takes us on an entertaining journey to find the culprit while getting to know the quirky characters of Harland Creek. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, The Mystery of the Drunkards Path.

4-STAR REVIEW: MYSTERY OF THE TEA CUP QUILT by Jodi Allen Brice

About The Book

A Cozy Mystery: Harland Creek Mystery Quilters: Book 1
Publication Date: September 5, 2022

Hi! I’m Dove Agnew, former successful dress designer who was living the high life in New York, until my sleazy business partner used my business to move his drugs, leaving me to pack my ruined reputation and move back home to the tiny town of Harland Creek.

Despite the setback, all was going relatively well until I found Gertrude Brown’s body on the floor of my mom’s quilt shop. Now, rumors are flying and all eyes are on me. I’m a murder suspect! Even my ex-boyfriend, the current chief of police, is suspicious of me.

Now, it’s up to me to clear my name and find out who the real killer is before someone else gets hurt. But I’m going to need help, and the Harland Creek Quilters, and a goat named Petunia, are just the group to get things done.

Welcome to the new series set in the beloved town of Harland Creek.
With the quilting club ladies and a sidekick, which happens to be a goat, this book will keep you guessing and laughing out loud!

The Review

Mystery of the Tea Cup Quilt is the first book in the Harland Creek Mystery Quilters series by Jodi Allen Brice. It was a quick and enjoyable read with a lot of quirky characters. 

Most characters are mainly older women who are friends of Dove’s mom, who owns the local quilt shop. Dove returns to her small town home from the big city of New York after having serious business issues. But she doesn’t let her mom know the real reason she’s home. 

Dove’s mom’s shop is also having some financial difficulties, and Dove wants to help her do all she can to get it financially sound. But when a murder happens in the quilt shop and Dove’s the prime suspect, what will they do?

Dove’s ex-boyfriend from their high school days is now the chief of police of their small town. They cross paths at every turn, especially when Dove, her mom, and the other quilters are all looking for suspects and clues to solve the murder. They do a pretty good job of it, too, and Dean and the other cops are not very happy with their sleuthing. And neither are some who just happen to be on their suspect list.

There are several secrets, quilting references, a goat named Petunia, threats, illnesses, injuries, arguments, support, and numerous clues. Dove and Dean are awkward in their dealings, but could there be undercurrents we’re unaware of? 

The story twists and turns as we gather the clues, and the suspect list grows and then shrinks to leave us with just the murderer. The story has closure with solving the crime, and we learn the importance of the Tea Cup Quilt, but I felt the book ended too abruptly. 

Zig-zagging through hints and clues, Ms. Brice takes us on an entertaining journey to find the culprit while getting to know the quirky characters of Harland Creek. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, The Mystery of the Drunkards Path.

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About The Author

Jodi Allen Brice has written numerous books under different pen names. Under Jodi Allen Brice she writes women’s fiction, small town clean sweet romance, and cozy mysteries.

She transitioned away from paranormal romance in the year 2020 when the virus hit. She still writes about lovable characters who overcome the impossible to get what they want. You’ll find yourself laughing and crying when you are reading her books. She is also an avid quilter and camping. Sometimes she does both at the same time!

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JoAnne Weiss
JoAnne Weiss
JoAnne Weiss, nee Montalbano, was born and raised in NYC until moving to CT with her family when she was 16 and she's never left. Married for 41 years with one grown son, she works in an elementary school office where she's been since it opened in 2003. Prior to that, she was an accountant in several corporations before becoming a stay at home mom for 12 years. JoAnne enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with her family, and extended family as well as with friends. She enjoys cooking and rarely uses a recipe the way it was intended but instead uses them and cooking shows to give her new ideas and suggestions. JoAnne has a huge bucket list of places she'd like to visit but has been lucky enough to travel to England, Italy, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, and many states in the U.S. including Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona, and Maine among others. Some of JoAnne's favorite genres include contemporary romance, chick-lit, romantic suspense, and historical romances including regency and those set in the west. JoAnne is on several author's street teams and enjoys interacting with many of them on Facebook as well as reading their newsletters. She has been lucky enough to meet some of her favorite authors among them Susan Mallery, Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, Meg Tilly, Beatriz Williams, and Marie Bostwick. JoAnne took a road trip with her sister in the fall of 2019 and visited Nora Roberts' bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland for an authors' signing. She hopes to do more of this in the future. JoAnne leaves reviews for all books she reads on Goodreads and her reviews can be found at https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/5001736?ref=nav_mybooks JoAnne currently reviews for two sites - NovelsAlive.com and RomanceJunkies.com Previously she reviewed for Romancing-the-Book.com which has since closed. Payment is in the form of receiving free books to read and review. Her mantra is too many books and not enough time!

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4-STAR REVIEW: MYSTERY OF THE TEA CUP QUILT by Jodi Allen BriceZig-zagging through hints and clues, Ms. Brice takes us on an entertaining journey to find the culprit while getting to know the quirky characters of Harland Creek. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, The Mystery of the Drunkards Path.