A senior citizens' prom in San Celina is disrupted by murder. Museum curator Benni Harper investigates the Japanese community to which the victim contributed financially in World War II. It turns out his charity did not come from the heart, but was the result of blackmail by two ladies of the town. By the author of Fool's Puzzle.
After a whirlwind marriage to police chief Gabe Ortiz, quilter and amateur sleuth Benni Harper joins her husband on a trip to his Kansas hometown, only to become caught up in the investigation into the murder of quilter, aspiring country singer, and former Amish wife Tyler Brown.
Benni Harper, struggling to protect her marriage from the onslaught of her husband's ex-girlfriend, becomes involved in a decades-old murder mystery when she is asked by the historical society to catalog the contents of some old trunks that belonged to young Maple Bennett Sullivan, a woman believed by many to have killed her husband before running off with a lover.
Ex-cowgirl and quilter Bennie moves to California to start over after the sudden death of her husband. Working as the curator of a folk-art museum, Benni uncovers clues to a small-town murder. Now it's up to this crackerjack sleuth to solve the crime.
The Memory Festival is a celebration of recollections and loved ones through crafts. But 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.