Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Great Escapes Book Tours Book Review: Wicked Stitch

Wicked Stitch:
An Embroidery Mystery

Series: Embroidery Mystery (Book 8)
Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Signet (April 7, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-0451467409


When murder strikes the small town of Tallulah Falls, embroidery shop owner Marcy Singer isn’t afraid of getting into the knitty-gritty to clear her own 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 keep their grudges all in the family and have set up a competing booth right next to Marcy’s at the 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…

Review: I love cozy mysteries and I wish that the picturesque towns actually exist. That would be so awesome. Life would be so much more cozy if that were true.

Tallulah Falls is now going to have two shops selling knitting supplies and Marcy's rival in business is her nemesis' sister.

I love it when relatively normal folks have a nemesis!

And she can't get away from them, even at the Ren Faire. (Have I mentioned how much I love ren faires?)

Then Clara ends up dead and Marcy find''s  That makes Marcy the prime suspect in the eyes of her sister Nellie, who doesn't care for Marcy one bit.

The story starts out a little bit slow, but that's usually the case with established series. You spend a bit of time getting in touch with your old friends, and then the excitement starts.

This is book 8 inn the series, and it can be read as a stand alone, though it would have been nice to know a little be more about Nellie and why she hates Marcy so much, so for new readers it does leave questions, but not enough to spoil the enjoyment of a good story.

Clara's personality rubbed everyone the wrong way, and because of this, Ted isn't officially allowed to work the case.

It really doesn't get much better than this. You really can't figure out who the killer is with this one.

This was a totally fun cozy, and the animals make everything better too. I really love Clover and Angus together. I hope they remain friends in the future.

Highly Recommended
Rating: 5 flowers
About This Author
Gayle Trent (writing as Amanda Lee) writes the embroidery mystery series. The series features a heroine who recently moved to the Oregon coast to open an embroidery specialty shop. Marcy Singer left her home in San Francisco, along with the humiliation of being left at the altar, in order to move to Tallulah Falls and realize her dream of owning her own shop. She takes along her faithful companion, a one-year-old Irish wolfhound named Angus O’Ruff. She makes many new friends in Tallulah Falls, but she also makes a few enemies. Thankfully, her best friend Sadie MacKenzie and her husband Blake run the coffeehouse right down the street from Marcy’s shop, the Seven-Year Stitch; and Detective Ted Nash always has her back. Gayle/Amanda lives in Virginia when she’s not inhabiting the fictional world of Tallulah Falls.
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Unknown said...

Thanks for the opportunity!

Barbara Hawk said...

Sounds awesome! Thanks for the chance!

Mama Cat said...

Sounds like a great book - finding your nemesis dead in your sales booth. That sounds like a Monday! Thanks for the chance to win! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great read.

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