Friday, December 9, 2016

Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours: Better Off Thread (An Embroidery Mystery #10) by Amanda Lee

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1160 KB
  • Print Length: 302 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 045147385X
  • Publisher: Berkley (Dec 6 2016)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group USA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01CZCW26A

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December 6 – The Power of Words – REVIEW
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December 8 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
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Book Description

Santa finds himself in a stitch of trouble in the tenth in the series from the national bestselling author of The Stitching Hour...

Marcy is busy helping her customers make hand-crafted ornaments at her embroidery shop, the Seven-Year Stitch. But despite the yuletide bustle, when her friend Captain Moe asks for her help, she can’t refuse—especially when the favor is to play the elf to his Santa for sick children at a local hospital. Despite the ridiculous outfit, Marcy finds herself enjoying spreading cheer—until the hospital’s administrator is found murdered.

Although the deceased had plenty of people willing to fill her stocking with coal, evidence pins the crime on Moe. Now it’s up to Marcy, with the help of her police officer boyfriend Ted and her Irish Wolfhound Angus, to stitch together the clues to clear Moe’s name—before someone else winds up crossed off Santa’s list for good...

Praise for the Embroidery Mysteries

“Readers will enjoy spending time with the friendly folks of Tallulah Falls.”—Publishers Weekly

“Lee is clearly a story wizard.”—Blogcritics

“A great series with enough suspense and smart sleuthing to hook readers every time.”—RT Book Reviews

“A fast-paced, intriguing who-done-it.”—Fresh Fiction

“Lee has mastered the art of crafting very likable characters who are eccentric, lovable, and definitely people readers will enjoy.”—Kings River Life Magazine 

About the Author

Gayle Trent (and pseudonym Amanda Lee) writes the Daphne Martin Cake Decorating series and the Embroidery Mystery series. The cake decorating series features a heroine who is starting her life over in Southwest Virginia after a nasty divorce. The Embroidery Mystery series features a heroine who recently moved to the Oregon coast to open an embroidery specialty shop. She also writes the Down South Café Mysteries as Gayle Leeson. 

Author Links

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My Review

 Better Off Thread is the tenth An Embroidery Mystery by Amanda Lee. This is the first book that I have read in this series. It was very well written and an enjoyable read.

Better Off Thread has all the elements that make a cozy mystery a good cozy mystery. The main character is believable as are the supporting characters. The characters were all well developed and interesting. I liked the Oregon Coast setting of this series.

The mystery part of the tale moved the story along. The main character Marcy is helping out her friend and diner owner, Captain Moe, entertain children at the hospital. The Captain is Santa and Marcy is his elf. The hospital administrator is found murdered by Captain Moe. It turns out The Captain had been dating her so is immediately a suspect. There are lots of suspects and red herrings in this tale.

Better Off Thread is a good read. Highly recommend to cozy mystery fans. Loved the ending!


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