Ocean Waves (Quilting Mystery Series #3)

Ocean Waves (Quilting Mystery Series #3)

by Terri Thayer


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Ocean Waves (Quilting Mystery Series #3) by Terri Thayer

Quilt shop owner Dewey Pellicano intends to mix business with pleasure at the Sewing-by-the-Sea Symposium in Asilomar, California. But her plan is ruined by Mercedes Madsen, the militant conference organizer who acts more like a dictator than a director.

Now tangled up in a bundle of trouble, Dewey is facing a notorious "ghost," a mysterious missing woman, a stolen heirloom sewing box, and a mountain lion on the loose...and that's before she stumbles across the dead body. Armed only with blueprint fabric and her wits, Dewey must try to find a pattern in this crazy quilt of a murder mystery.

Praise for Terri Thayer's Old Maid's Puzzle:

"A near perfect cozy mystery."—Cozy Library

"Extremely well written, the book not only kept me turning pages, but had me nodding delightedly at the dead-aim Terri takes on the contemporary quilting world."—A Charmed Life, the blog of Quilting Arts features editor, Cate Prato

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738712178
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 04/08/2009
Series: Quilting Mystery Series , #3
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Terri Thayer is the author of the Quilting Mysteries (Midnight Ink) and the Stamping Sisters Mysteries (Penguin). She belongs to the Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America organizations, and has been an active member in several quilting associations in the Santa Clara Valley. Originally from the East Coast, she now lives in San Jose and travels to quilt shows and conventions year round. Visit her online at www.TerriThayer.com.

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Ocean Waves (Quilting Mystery Series #3) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dewey Pellicano, owner of QP (Quilter Paradiso) is in just a little over her head. In her quest to learn more about quilting since her mother left her a quilt shop she decides to attend the Sewing-By-The-Sea Symposium in Asilomar, California. Everyone there has much more quilting experience than Dewey and the conference organizer is more of a dictator than a director. She collects their cell phones and car keys, only allows the public phone to be available from 7-9 p.m., doesn’t allow anyone leave the park, the woman definitely has issues. Dewey just wants to learn what she can, relax a little, hopefully with her man by her side and get through the week. Then she learns about a ghost that lurks around the conference, a woman goes missing, and there is a mountain lion on the loose. If that isn’t enough a valuable sewing box is stolen and then someone ends up dead. Poor Dewey, seems trouble follows her wherever she goes. Looks like she is going to have to piece together all the clues again and figure just what is going on in this crazy quilt of murder and mayhem. Dollycas’s Thoughts Terri has a true gift!! The twists and turns in this installment were fabulous!!! Dewey reconnects with her brother Tony, he is a ranger at the park. The brother/sister interplay was so real and endearing. Snappy, teasing, but there for each other. Loved it. Dewey and Buster’s relationship continues to evolve as they can’t stand to be away from each other. The author also delves into the topic of abuse, a wife being abused by her husband. She stitches it into the complex plot masterfully. She helps shed light on that an abuser can be anyone, the guy next door, a person asking for directions, someone you see everyday and would never think they would be an abusive person. While we miss some of the characters from the quilt shop we are introduced to new ones that work their way into our hearts, plus the flamboyant Freddy is back from the first book is the series. The next book in the series, Monkey Wrench, out May 8th, arrived in my mailbox last week. I can’t wait to see what Dewey and the QP gang are up to next. This series continues to impress me and bring me joy. I urge you to pick one up and “Escape Into” it today!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read for all quilters, Dewey once again finds herself in the middle of another murder mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good read.  For a cozy mystery it is well developed and well paced.  I liked that a variety of types of personalities were presented, not just a bunch of little old ladies.   The descriptions of Asilomar were accurate and the ambiance of the place enchanting.  However a more careful editing crew would have picked up on several blatant grammar errors such as using the pronoun "I" when it should have been "me".  There were a couple of others as well.  This is very distracting.
vanella More than 1 year ago
Very readable and unexpected! I loved this mystery. It is the most far-fetched of the series so far, but that is not a bad thing. I was happy to see some of the characters in earlier books crop up. It does have a serious side - wife beating.
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