Music flowed out of the old ranch house's open front door like a wash of honey water - "Are you Lonesome Tonight?"
Elvis Presley's unmistakable voice rose and surrounded me as I watched from a small rise a hundred yards away. The damp, drooping branches of a pepper-scented valley oak camouflaged me and my horse from whomever was inspecting my former home. Trixie, a new mare my father bought last week, shifted beneath me. (Ch. 1)
Spider Web (Benni Harper Mystery) by Earlene Fowler
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Berkley Hardcover; 1 edition (May 3, 2011)
Product description: Folk art museum curator, rancher and sometime sleuth Benni Harper is organizing a Memory Festival, in which she and the ladies of her Coffin Star Quilt Guild are displaying their Graveyard quilt. But a sniper threatens to make it a day to remember in the worst way. When a local cop is wounded by a mysterious sharpshooter who seems to have a vendetta against the police, Benni fears for her loved ones, especially her police chief husband. Benni is determined to make her hometown safe-before their peaceful street fair becomes a shooter's deadly target range.
Comments: This is the 15th in the series featuring quilter Benni Harper. The setting and the plot make this a memorable mystery, in addition to Benni herself and her friends in the Quilter's guild. Folk arts and craft lovers who love mysteries will enjoy this series.
About the Author: Award-winning mystery writer Earlene Fowler was raised in La Puente, California, and now lives in Southern California with her husband. Visit her at http://www.earlenefowler.com/