Arlene Sachitano has worked in the electronics industry for 28 years, as a microelectronics process technician, a manufacturing manager and for the last 12 years as Director of Training for a high tech staffing service. She has written serial mysteries for a local newspaper, and is the author of a proprietary tome on electronics assembly. Arlene is active in her local chapter of Sisters in Crime. She lives with her husband and their cat Lydia, in the Pacific Northwest.
Harley Spring is a supervisor with a problem. She has to get her group through a certification inspection or Sil-Trac; the large computer chip manufacturer she works for will lose millions of dollars in contracts. When Mike, the worker in charge of figuring out why the numbers don't add up disappears, Harley receives an unusual ransom demand. Before she can respond, Mike's girlfriend finds him--dead. The race to solve the numbers problem is on and each time Harley gets close, another worker dies... more info>>
Harriet Truman's husband kept secret from her that he had a terminal genetic illness. Embittered and angry, she returns to Foggy Point, Washington, the small town where she spent some of her happier childhood years, to fill in at the long-arm quilting studio while her aunt Beth takes a well-deserved cruise of Europe. It's her aunt's plan to get Harriet back into living, and to that end she has signed over both her business and her house--which now belong to Harriet. In her first few days in town... more info>>
When the dust settles after the Foggy Point Civil War re-enactment, one casualty turns out to be really dead, and his identity sends shockwaves through the community. Does a long-lost quilt that suddenly re-appears hold a clue? Harriet and the Loose Threads must unravel the mystery before the killer strikes again. And who is the mysterious young man with the military bearing who's drawn the admiration of Carla, the young woman the Threads have taken under their wing? Is he what he claims to be,... more info>>
An African woman with a blue-eyed baby arrives in Foggy Point looking for Aiden Jalbert. Within days, she's been murdered, and so is the man who claimed to be her husband. As if that weren't enough, the supposedly African toddler Loose Thread DeAnn and her husband adopted turns out to be from Samoa, and the social worker who helmed the deal has gone missing. Who was Neelie Obote, really, and who wanted her dead? What did Rodney Miller learn that earned him the same fate? And what part does Jos... more info>>
Long-arm quilter Harriet Truman and her quilt group the Loose Threads set off for what should be an enjoyable week of stitching at the Angel Harbor Folk Art School, where member Lauren Sawyer is attending a two-year program in part to quiet the accusation that she copies other people's work. It appears Lauren is up to her old tricks when Harriet's Aunt Beth announces she's seen Lauren's quilt in a museum in Europe. Lauren believes Selestina Bainbridge, owner and teacher at the school, is the one... more info>>
No one in Harley Spring's management group is thrilled when the boss sends them to a forest-based team-building retreat. The teamwork turns deadly when Materials Manager Allan Sayers is found at the base of a tree with his head split open. Allan's death leaves Harley with his house and a lot of unanswered questions. The police think the answer is simple, and are ready to arrest her. Her ex-husband Sam appears, threatening to take her stepson Noah away. Harley needs to find out who killed Alan ... more info>>