Synopses & Reviews
In the latest mystery from the bestselling author of Wicked Stitch, the future of Marcy Singers embroidery shop is dangling by a thread
Marcys shop, the Seven-Year Stitch, is one year old this October so its time to party in little Tallulah Falls, Oregon. Aside from all the Halloween decorations and festive stitching kits and patterns, Marcys got all sorts of celebratory swag, including Seven-Year Stitch key rings and goodie bags.
Unfortunately, her new neighbors might spoil the revelry. An eccentric couple has opened a haunted house next door, and all that screaming will certainly scare off customers. But theres even more to be frightened of after a local waitress is found dead on the sidewalk with mysterious markings on her neckand one of Marcys key rings beneath her. With no time to hem and haw, Marcy must act fast if she hopes to restore the peace to Tallulah Falls
Praise for the Embroidery Mysteries “A great series with enough suspense and smart sleuthing to hook readers every time.”—Romantic Times “Entertaining...Readers will enjoy spending time with the friendly folks of Tallulah Falls.”—Publishers Weekly “A well thought-out, free-flowing story that captures your attention and keeps you interested from beginning to end.”—The Romance Readers Connection “The writing is lively, and the pop culture references abundant.…A smartly written cozy that neatly ties up all the loose ends surrounding the murder but leaves the reader wanting to know more about the amateur detective, her friends, her life, and her future.”—Fresh Fiction “Smart and interesting, well patterned and deftly sewn together.”—Once Upon a Romance
Embroidery shop owner Marcy Singer is about to have the rug pulled out from under her....
Marcy cant wait to see the new exhibit at the Tallulah Falls museum on antique tapestries and textiles, including beautiful kilim rugs. But her enthusiasm quickly turns to terror when, the day after the exhibition opens, she discovers a dead body behind her store, the Seven-Year Stitch, wrapped up in a most unusual fashion.
The victim appears to be a visiting art professor in town for the exhibit. Did someone decide to teach the professor a lesson, then attempt to sweep the evidence under the rug? Along with her boyfriend, Detective Ted Nash, Marcy must unravel an intricate tapestry of deception to find a desperate killer.
When murder strikes the small town of Tallulah Falls, embroidery shop owner Marcy Singer isnt afraid of getting into the knitty-gritty to clear her own name
For most small-business owners in Tallulah Falls, the upcoming Renaissance Faire is a wonderful way to promote their specialty shops. For Marcys nemesis, Nellie, and her sister Clara, its an opportunity to finally put Marcy and her shop, the Seven-Year Stitch, out of business. Apparently the sisters like to keep their grudges all in the family and have set up a competing booth right next to Marcys at the Faire.
When Clara is discovered dead in her own boothstrangled by the scarf she had almost finished knittingMarcy becomes the prime suspect. Now she has to do whatever it takes to keep her reputation from unraveling and get to the bottom of a most deadly yarn
Sweet Briar is chosen for the setting of a new movie, and everyone is hoping to be cast as an extra-and lucky Tori Sinclair lands the gig. But fame has its price, as the town learns when the film's leading actress is found murdered. When suspicion falls on a member of the sewing circle, Tori must catch the killer to keep the tight-knit group from coming apart at the seams.
About the Author
Amanda Lee is a full-time cozy mystery writer and author of three cozy mystery series: the Myrtle Crumb mysteries, including When Good Bras Go Bad and Claus of Death; the Daphne Martin Cake mysteries, including Dead Pan, Killer Sweet Tooth, and Battered to Death; and the Embroidery mysteries, including Thread End, The Long Stitch Good Night, Thread on Arrival, and Cross-Stitch Before Dying. She is married and has two gorgeous children. Like Marcy, she enjoys needlecrafts and pop culture.