The Long Stitch Good Night:
An Embroidery Mystery
4th in Series
Published by New American Library
A Division of The Penguin Group
Tallulah Falls is getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day and so is Marcy Singer as she tries her hand at a little Irish embroidery called Mountmellick embroidery.
During a St. Patrick’s Day party at Todd’s pub, The Brew Crew, something goes terribly wrong when a man is found shot dead in the back room. The dead man is a frat brother of both Todd and Blake and they both were alone in the room when the murder occurred, but neither of them can remember what happened, and are pretty sure they didn’t kill him. Then they learn only their fingerprints were on the gun.
All clues point at Blake and Todd but there has to be a mistake. These friends are going to need the “Luck of the Irish” and some help from Marcy to get out of this one. Ted is not going to be pleased as she puts herself right in the middle of other investigation.
Another winner from Miss Amanda Lee!!!
This is one of those cases where you know there is much more to the story. Marcy knows her friends are innocent so there is something everyone is missing. While working on her project in the sit-in-stitch square she keeps running through all the information and clues and works to stitch together what really happened.
These are down-to-earth characters everyone can relate to and feel a kinship with. I have no trouble picturing myself in Todd’s pub having a beer, at MacKenzies’ Mochas with the gang having a muffin, or at the Seven Year Stitch learning new embroidery techniques, while petting Angus. Small town USA is alive and well in these embroidery mysteries, but there is always a dead body or two, and a mystery to keep us needled until the final twist of the thread.
This a fun mystery that I couldn’t put down and read all in one sitting. I still don’t know which man is right for Marcy but I am sure the author has much more planned for Todd, Ted, Marcy and all the other residents of Tallulah Falls. I can’t wait for the next book in this series!! Keep them coming Amanda, your readers are waiting!
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About This Author
She live in Southwest Virginia with her husband and two beautiful children, a boy and a girl. She is a full-time writer/editor/mom/wife and chief cook and bottle washer, and loves every minute of it. Okay, not the bottle washing so much, but the rest of it is great.
She writes about cake decorator Daphne Martin and embroidery shop owner Marcy Singer.
Who’s Amanda Lee?
Amanda Lee is a pseudonym Gayle is using for the cozy mystery series featuring a heroine who owns an embroidery shop. The series is set on the Oregon Coast and features Marcy Singer, a spunky, thirty-something, entrepreneur who is handy with a needle.
Read more about Daphne and Marcy at my blog.
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