Marcy Singer is getting
ready to throw a party celebrating the one year anniversary
of her embroidery shop, the Seven-Year-Stitch. It is October,
nearing Halloween and Tallulah Falls, the small town in Oregon
where Marcy lives and works, is preparing for that big event,
the vacant shop next to the Seven-Year-Stitch has been leased
for one month to an eccentric couple who plan to run a very
scary adult-oriented haunted house. Marcy isn't too concerned,
after all, it's only for a month, but another shop owner,
Nellie Davis is worried enough to consider moving. She firmly
believes that the couple, Claude and Priscilla Atwood, are
a waitress named Keira is murdered on the pavement outside
of the haunted house, the vampire rumor seems more real than
it should. Surely the marks on Keira's neck can't be from
vampire fangs, can they? Or from one of the snakes from the
snake room in the haunted house? Keira had been working inside
as a temporary server, but there is no indication that any
of the snakes got out.
of Marcy's is considered the prime suspect because of her
son's relationship to Keira, and because of a key-chain from
Marcy's shop. Marcy knows Christine isn't a killer and sets
out to find the truth.
enjoyed this series from the very start. Sometimes by the
seventh or eighth book, cozy series start to run out of steam,
but not the Embroidery Mystery series. Author Amanda Lee does
a great job of keeping the series moving, relationships developing,
and new people coming to town, while at the same time giving
readers enough history that they can read each book as a stand-alone
without losing any of the essence of the series.
Angus, Marcy's Irish wolf hound, and his antics are as usual,
amusing and sweet. Having Marcy's mother in town with her
own secrets and plans adds another interesting element.
enjoy a down-to-earth cozy with a touch of romance and enough
twists and turns to keep the mystery a mystery, you'll really
enjoy The Stitching Hour.
of other titles in this series
Stitch Good Night #4
on Arrival #5
Stitch Before Dying #6
The Stitching Hour #9