Wicked Stitch by Amanda Lee is the 8th book in the “Embroidery” mystery series. Publisher: Obsidian, April 2015
When murder strikes the small town of Tallulah Falls, embroidery shop owner Marcy Singer isn’t afraid of getting down to the knitty-gritty to clear her name.
For most small-business owners in Tallulah Falls, the upcoming Renaissance Faire is a wonderful way to promote their specialty shops. For Marcy’s nemesis, Nellie, and her sister, Clara, it’s an opportunity to finally put Marcy and her shop, the Seven-Year Stitch, out of business. Apparently the sisters like to make grudges a family affair and have set up competing booths right next to Marcy’s at the Ren Faire.
When Clara is discovered dead in her own booth—strangled by the scarf she had almost finished knitting—Marcy 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.
What a fun read with a backdrop of the Renaissance Faire taking center stage in the telling of this light-hearted whodunit when murder runs afoul in Tallulah Falls. I love the comfortable tone and the ease at which the story flows from chapter to chapter. I liked how this mystery was set up with multiple suspects and plenty of twists that kept me on my toes as I quickly turned the pages to see what happens next. Boasting a terrific cast that includes Marcy, Ted, Sadie and the lovable Angus, great conversations and a warm and friendly town, this was a great read and I look forward to my next visit in this delightfully charming series.