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Murder by gravity : the coffin quilt

by Graham, Barbara, 1948-

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Plum Community Library Fiction FIC GRA
Location  Plum Community Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FIC GRA
Snow before Halloween shocks the residents of tiny Park County, Tennessee. While dealing with a multitude of minor issues, Sheriff Tony Abernathy is contacted by a charter pilot who claims his passenger jumped, without a parachute, into the most remote spot in the county. After riding mules into the wilderness to collect the body, Tony and his deputy must travel to North Carolina, in a blizzard, to notify the widow. Problems multiply. Tony's wife, Theo, is shocked to see a woman at the grocery store with a knife embedded in her back. Then a priceless quilt is stolen.

As the sheriff, Tony hates Halloween. Even so, he never expected a valuable coffin, and the body inside, to go missing.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Tony Abernathy, sheriff of tiny Park County, Tennessee, has just been reelected, but a very bad day the week before Halloween almost makes him resign. A freak snowstorm brings the usual array of traffic mishaps, followed by the discovery of four skeletons in a root cellar, a report of a woman walking around the grocery store with a knife in her back, a stolen coffin complete with body, and a report from Orvan Lundy of hearing a haint. This time Lundy is right. There was a scream, and a body did fall from the sky. Abernathy and his deputies trek into a mountainside clearing to find the body of Franklin Cashdollar, a retired colonel from North Carolina and brother to both the village mayor and Tony's friend Carl Lee Cashdollar. While Tony is pursuing leads in Cashdollar's death, his wife, Theo, is hosting a quilt show at her shop, and the rarest of the quilts disappears. As in prior entries in the delightful series, Theo's quilt shop is gossip central, making her crucial in solving the mystery. Clues to a mystery quilt included.--Muller, Karen Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Sheriffs -- Fiction.
Police -- Tennessee -- Fiction.
Quilting -- Fiction.
Tennessee -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher Farmington Hills, Mich. :2014
Edition First edition.
Language English
Notes "A quilted mystery."
Description 289 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781432829476
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