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A PLUME BOOK

THE DOUBLE WEDDING RING

MARGARET SMITH

CLARE O'DONOHUE
is a freelance television writer and producer. She has worked for a variety of documentary and informational shows on HGTV, Food Network, the History Channel, and truTV, among others. She is the author of the Someday Quilts series as well as the Kate Conway series.

Praise for
The Lover's Knot

“Clare's first book is a fun read for those who love mysteries, romance, and, of course, quilting! Her twists and turns in the story line make this a delightful escape.”

—
Alex Anderson, cohost of
The Quilt Show, host of Simply Quilts

“A stitch above most craft cozies.”

—Publishers Weekly

“O'Donohue debuts her Someday Quilts Mystery series with a promising story about women's friendships and quilting. It is a pleasant, even a gentle read—except for the cheating boyfriend and the murder.”

—Booklist

“Fans and those who enjoy Monica Ferris's knitting mysteries will snap this up. Not to be missed.”

—Library Journal

Praise for
A Drunkard's Path

“O'Donohue deftly weaves clever crime-solving with valuable quilting tips.”

—Publishers Weekly

“O'Donohue aims to make those who love quilts feel right at home.”

—Kirkus Reviews

“O'Donohue crafts a plot with all the twists and turns of the drunkard's path quilt. But fear not—if you don't quilt you will still enjoy this lighthearted mystery.”

—ILoveAMystery.com

“It's easy to get wrapped up in Nell's story. Charming.”

—ReviewingTheEvidence.com

“Clare O'Donohue's Someday Quilts mysteries are as intricate and magical as a real quilt. For anyone who loves a mystery or just a good story about art and quilting, A Drunkard's Path is the perfect read to snuggle up with.”

—BookLoons.com

“A captivating mystery, well told.”

—MysteriousReviews.com

Praise for
The Double Cross

“A wealth of quilting information for readers so inclined. Like its predecessors, it's a fine piece of work.”

—Richmond Times-Dispatch

“A delightful cozy, a mystery to be sure, but also a study of relationships. Nell [Fitzgerald is] as interesting and unique a character as any quilt. The mystery is enjoyable, but it's the appealing characters—their friendships and romantic relationships—that set this series apart from its peers.”

—MysteriousReviews.com

“Interesting mix of characters. O'Donohue manages to keep all the threads interesting and the tension just high enough to keep you turning the pages. The Double Cross makes the point that cozy craft mysteries don't lack for high tension and an exciting conclusion.”

—GumshoeReview.com

“I have greatly enjoyed Clare O'Donohue's first two Someday Quilts mysteries, but The Double Cross is by far my favorite. The Double Cross proves that old-fashioned mysteries are not dead.”

—BookLoons.com

“A knotty new Nell Fitzgerald mystery in the series that's beguiling cozy fans and quilters alike. A fast, warm read best enjoyed while wrapped in a handmade quilt on a blustery fall day.”

—MonstersAndCritics.com

Praise for
The Devil's Puzzle

“A modern-day Jane Marple on steroids.”

—Suspense Magazine

“Quilting details, a sharp picture of small-town life, likable characters, and two appealing romantic relationships add to the enjoyment of this mainstream cozy mystery.”

—Booklist

“A haven for those who love a good mystery as well as the history and colorful ambiance involved in the craft of quilting. A good story with a dash of romance.”

—BookPage

“A great cozy mystery.”

—Parkersburg News and Sentinel

“A clever whodunit with a slew of suspects, amiable characters, a wealth of local color, and a generous helping of quilting.”

—Richmond Times-Dispatch

A
LSO BY
C
LARE
O'D
ONOHUE

SOMEDAY QUILTS MYSTERY SERIES

The Lover's Knot

A Drunkard's Path

The Double Cross

The Devil's Puzzle

Cathedral Windows
(A Penguin Special eBook)

Streak of Lightning
(A Penguin Special eBook)

KATE CONWAY MYSTERY SERIES

Missing Persons

Life Without Parole

PLUME

Published by the Penguin Group

Penguin Group (USA), 375 Hudson Street,

New York, New York 10014, USA

USA | Canada | UK | Ireland | Australia | New Zealand | India | South Africa | China

Penguin Books Ltd, Registered Offices: 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England

For more information about the Penguin Group visit penguin.com

First published by Plume, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2013

REGISTERED TRADEMARK—MARCA REGISTRADA

Copyright © Clare O'Donohue, 2013

All rights reserved. No part of this product may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed in any printed or electronic form without permission. Please do not participate in or encourage piracy of copyrighted materials in violation of the author's rights. Purchase only authorized editions.

eBook ISBN 978-0-698-13749-3

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA

O'Donohue, Clare.

The double wedding ring : a someday quilts mystery, featuring Nell Fitzgerald / Clare O'Donohue.

  pages cm.—(Someday quilts mystery)

   ISBN 978-0-452-29879-8

1. Quiltmakers—Fiction. 2. Quilting—Fiction.
3. Wedding rings—Fiction. 4. Murder—Investigation—Fiction. I Title.

   PS3615.D665D76 2013

   813'.6—dc23

   2013014197

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, businesses, companies, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

CONTENTS

About the Author

Praise

ALSO BY CLARE O'DONOHUE

Title Page

Copyright

Dedication

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Epigraph

CHAPTER 1

CHAPTER 2

CHAPTER 3

CHAPTER 4

CHAPTER 5

CHAPTER 6

CHAPTER 7

CHAPTER 8

CHAPTER 9

CHAPTER 10

CHAPTER 11

CHAPTER 12

CHAPTER 13

CHAPTER 14

CHAPTER 15

CHAPTER 16

CHAPTER 17

CHAPTER 18

CHAPTER 19

CHAPTER 20

CHAPTER 21

CHAPTER 22

CHAPTER 23

CHAPTER 24

CHAPTER 25

CHAPTER 26

CHAPTER 27

CHAPTER 28

CHAPTER 29

CHAPTER 30

CHAPTER 31

CHAPTER 32

CHAPTER 33

CHAPTER 34

CHAPTER 35

CHAPTER 36

CHAPTER 37

CHAPTER 38

CHAPTER 39

CHAPTER 40

CHAPTER 41

CHAPTER 42

CHAPTER 43

CHAPTER 44

CHAPTER 45

CHAPTER 46

CHAPTER 47

CHAPTER 48

CHAPTER 49

CHAPTER 50

CHAPTER 51

CHAPTER 52

CHAPTER 53

To my niece Grace, a remarkable young lady who has
given me the gift of teaching her to quilt

A
CKNOWLEDGMENTS

A
rchers Rest may exist only in fiction, but it has become a real place to me—filled with the wonderful memories of Nell, Eleanor, Jesse, and the quilt group. Through this place, I've become friends with so many wonderful mystery writers and readers, and have had the fun of meeting quilters around the country. I am so grateful to this tiny (and dangerous) town. Those who've helped me bring Archers Rest to life include my agent, Sharon Bowers, my editor, Becky Cole, her assistant Kate Napolitano, and my publicist, Mary Pomponio, as well as all the folks at Plume. Thanks all of you for your support, hard work, and friendship. Thanks to Alex Anderson, who helped me navigate through the quilt world, and to the writers and friends at Mystery Writers of America for helping me navigate through the publishing world. And thanks, especially to Kevin, V, my family, and friends for putting up with my staring into space, random mumbling, and occasional bouts of crazy.

There are four corners to my bed,

on which I now this new quilt spread.

May I this night in trouble be,

and the one I love come rescue me.

—According to quilt superstitions, this poem should be recited the first night using a new quilt

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