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Designs To Die For (Annie's Mysteries Unraveled, Bk 1)
Designs To Die For - Annie's Mysteries Unraveled, Bk 1 Author:Jan Fields Kate Stevens moved lock, stock and barrel from Maine to charming Sage Hills, Texas, hoping to become a household name in the world of crochet design. Instead she finds herself thrown into a gruesome murder investigation -- and she is the prime suspect. — Betrugen Publishing in Fort Worth was supposed to be Kate's ticket to the big time. She c... more »leverly parlayed her talents and a column in a popular crochet magazine into a book deal with the powerful publisher.
But just when her dreams seem to be within her grasp, her contract with Betrugen proves to be nothing but an underhanded scheme to steal her designs. To make matters worse, she decides to confront Stefan Betrugen directly about his deceitful tactics and stumbles upon a crime scene in his office.
Kate's unfortunate timing and obvious disdain for Betrugen land her at the top of the suspect list. Now she must clear her name, retrieve her designs, and rebuild her fledgling career as an author, and it all starts by smoking out the real killer.
As if matters weren't complicated enough, the handsome detective assigned to the murder case turns out to be Peter Matthews, and old flame. Peter warns Kate to stay clear of the investigation, but soon the flame turns to sparks as Kate wholeheartedly ignores his advice.
Her spunky neighbor, Vivi Lawrence, and the owner of Once Upon a Yarn needlework shop, Paige Bryant, rally to Kate's side during the crisis. Her friends first help Kate get settled in her new home, and then together they set out to shake up the Lone Star landscape in hopes that a murderer will fall out.« less