When an old, damaged tapestry is discovered at Trinity Episcopal Church, the minister calls on Betsy Devonshire, owner of the local needlework store, for help. Betsy is glad to help. As news of the discovery of the tapestry gets out, rumors of a scandal connected with the previous church pastor begin to circulate.

Betsy pays no attention to the rumors, but soon, accidents begin to happenshe has a near-fatal crash and discovers arsenic in her food. Betsy becomes convinced that theres a connection with the accidents and the tapestry. To complicate matters, her ex-husband turns up in town, ready to woo and win her back.

A STITCH IN TIME is a fun read that baffles the reader with mystery and delights with a romance from a most unlikely source. In addition, a needlepoint pattern is included for your nimble fingers. (Jul., 256 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Toby Bromberg