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Need title ideas AGAIN

Captain’s Log, Stardate 08.24.2011

Yup, I need your help AGAIN. This time, for a different book.

I’m writing a cozy mystery in a series about an antique quilt restorer, Sarah. The series is called the Patchwork Mysteries series. Here’s the basic overview of the book I need a title for:

Story idea: Sarah and Maggie travel to Boston to attend a special antique show. But when quilt after quilt goes for much higher than Sarah would have appraised them for, she begins to think something hinky is going on with the auction.

Discovery: Sarah to goes to Boston for a special antique show with her daughter-in-law. There will be all sorts of antiques, including quilts. Sarah enjoys the quilt auction, and even considers bidding on a couple pieces. But Sarah notices that the quilts are going for up to five times their true value. Something is going on and she’s determined to find out what. Sarah spends the next five days interviewing participants in the auction.

Any ideas?


Needling, Precious Stitches, Pinning Layers, Cross-point, Back Stitch, Squaring Off

I know I'm sort of shooting in the dark, but I love brainstorming so maybe one of these will spark an idea for you?
Melanie said…
Quilting Trouble?
amancay said…
Up for Bid
The Price of Truth
Auction Appraisal
Bid Numbers
Who's the Highest Bidder
Going, Going, Gone
Last Call
Camy Tang said…
You guys ROCK! Keep the ideas coming! I'll send them all to my editor.
Hope Chastain said…
There's a quilt block called Boston Puzzle...
Hope Chastain said…
Another one is called Yankee Puzzle...
I was looking for something a bit more suspenseful, but haven't found one yet.
Hope Chastain said…
A Patch of Trouble
Patchwork Problems
A Fatal Bid
Linda said…
Black Market Quilt Pricing?
Hoodwinked Quilt Pricing
Quilt Pricing Hoax
Dane Tyler said…
A Bad Patch
A Price Sew High
Boston Baked Bids

... I don't know. I got nothin'. But you have some really great ideas so far. :)
Anonymous said…
how can everyone come up with so many ideas! To quote the great philosopher Darius Rucker...I got nuthin'! Glad you've got such helpful friends!
Jenny said…
I like Cindy W.'s idea: A Quilt Cover-up. I guess I'm a little confused about the story. "True value" doesn't really exist. And it seems totally possible that the quilter underestimate what sort of prices she could get at auction. Guess I'd have to read the story.
Giora said…
The main topic here is a Mystery Book about a Mysterious Auction .. not the Guilts. hence

"The Mysterious Auction"

It's not exciting enough, but describe the book in a title.
Megan said…
Piecing It Together
Megan said…
The Quilting Ring
The Quilting Caper
The Trouble With Quilts
Megan said…
The Quilt Conspiracy
Conspiracy At An Auction
The Auction Conspiracy

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