A Drunkard's Path (Paperback)

By Clare O'Donohue

Plume Books, 9780452295582, 259pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

November 2009 Indie Next List

“Clearly a knowledgeable and experienced quilter, Clare O'Donohue is also a skilled crafter of suspense and of believable, interesting characters. Unlike some other needlework-themed mysteries, that plot is more important than the crafty details, and O'Donohue never descends into cuteness or whimsy, but, rather, creates an interesting, straightforward tale with a solid, satisfying ending.”
— Sherry Stegner, Snowbound Books, Marquette, MI
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Book #2 of the Someday Quilts Mystery series
By the author of The Lover's Knot, a brand-new quilting mystery in the tradition of Jennifer Chiaverini and Emilie Richards.
In the sleepy town of Archers Rest, Nell Fitzgerald is finishing her first quilt and preparing for her first date? with Police Chief Jesse Dewalt. When Jesse stands her up, it turns out he has a good reason?the body of a murdered young woman has been discovered near the Hudson River.
Meanwhile the members of Nell's quilting circle encourage her to take drawing classes with the famous artist Oliver White. When Nell's professor meets her grandmother Eleanor, owner of the Someday Quilts shop, he seems instantly smitten. But once another woman's body is found outside her grandmother's home under a blanket of snow, Nell begins to patch together clues and follow a path of evidence that suggests her professor may also have a degree in the art of murder.

About the Author

CLARE O DONOHUE is a freelance television writer/producer. She produced television s most popular quilting show, Simply Quilts, on HGTV, and she is currently producing and writing for a variety of television crime shows, including Forensic Files. This is her first novel."