From back of book:
A STITCH IN CRIME
A blistering heat wave had tempers fraying all over England. Especially at the Allshire Adult Education Scheme's needlework class. Petty squalbbles were brewing over available sewing machines. Until one woman wound up dead, electrocuted by a sabotaged foot control. Now Trewley and Stone have to unravel a tangled thread of clues--and find a murderer cut from an entirely different cloth than anyone ever suspected.
MEET TREWLEY AND STONE
Detective Superintendent Trewley has years of experience probing the dark secrets of cozy English village life. But even he can use a bit of help sometimes. That's where Stone comes in: with the mind of a scientist and a black belt in judo, she's the perfect partner for tough old Trewley--and together, they're the perfect crime-solving team.
one murdered seamstress, two,ingenious detectives, a fatel pattern
The characters of the police officers continue to be well-developed in book 4 of this series-but the suspect character development is thin, so the denouement is often intuitive on the part of the police officers, with little opportunity for the reader to figure it out-but still a well-crafted crime, and fun to read.
First one I read in this series involving English detectives. I liked the main characters. A seamstress is killed; is it her business partner, who wants out? Her husband, who wants a divorce because he is spending too much time with the business partner? Or someone else?