Stitch Me Deadly by Amanda Lee is the second book in the “Embroidery” mystery series. Publisher: Obsidian (Penguin), February 2011
Marcy is the proud owner of the Seven-Year Stitch, an embroidery specialty shop in the sweet small town of Tallulah Falls, Oregon. Her best friend, Sadie, owns the coffee shop down the street, and her Irish wolfhound, Angus, is practically the shop’s mascot. But trouble strikes when an elderly woman brings an antique piece of embroidery to Marcy…and promptly dies of unnatural causes.
Marcy is convinced that the antique sampler holds a clue to an even older crime and that somebody may have killed to hide it. Now it’s up to Marcy and her pals—two-legged and four-legged—to unravel this mystery.
When a customer comes into Marcy’s shop with a piece of antique embroidery looking for help, she later dies and Marcy being the last one to see her, naturally becomes the prime suspect due to a misunderstanding, again. With her mother back in town championing her innocence, they both will stitch the clues together to solve this murder. What a great read. This was a fast-paced and well-written mystery that kept me glued to the pages. There were many suspects and surprises that caught me off guard and every time I figured out the killer, someone else came to the forefront with a stronger motive. The small town atmosphere, the wonderful characters and comfortable dialogue made this an enjoyable and delightful read. I look forward to more adventures with Marcy and friends.
Amanda Lee is the pseudonym of Gayle Trent
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