The Quick and the Thread: An Embroidery Mystery
by Amanda Lee
First of all, disclaimer - I am not a book reviewer, so this is not a real book review. :) I do have an English degree, love mystery novels, novels in general, etc. - but none of that really qualifies me to do a real review. I'm just your average yo-yo who likes to embroider. But - would I miss the opportunity to read an EMBROIDERY mystery novel and share an author-signed copy with you guys? I think not! So, here goes. :)
This book found me at exactly the right moment - I've been on a mystery novel kick - reading through all the Southern vampire mysteries by Charlaine Harris, and I'm halfway through the Harper Connelly series. I LOVE mystery books with a female protagonist, and one who embroiders - I can die now! :)
The main character in this novel is Marcy Singer, who's just opened a small embroidery shop called The Seven Year Stitch (do all embroiderers share our love of awful puns? I think so.) On the night of her grand opening, she finds a body in her storeroom, with a mysterious message scratched onto the wall - and there begins the mystery. There's a bit of romance, some love triangles, lots of puns, a cute dog, embezzling, prison visits, and of course, embroidery!
I thought this book was terribly fun, and I loved the descriptions of Marcy's store and her embroidery projects - you know that little jolt you get when you meet someone who loves to embroider? Well, I'm hooked and already waiting for the next one!
I'd like to thank the author, who found us and was sweet enough to share an advance copy with me and offer an author-signed copy to one lucky Feeling Stitchy reader!
To enter the drawing: Leave a comment on this post with your 2 favorite mystery novels. If you're not into mystery, just tell us your 2 favorite books. That way, we'll all come away with something good to read! I'll close the comments at 6:00 PM Central Time, Sunday Oct. 31 and choose 1 random winner.
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