Thread End by Amanda Lee

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Thread End by Amanda Lee

It had all the makings of a good cozy mystery, small town, fun characters, and a mystery that our main character who gets tied up in it all to try and solve the murder.
~Griperang’s Bookmarks

If you like a good cozy mystery, I highly recommend Thread End and the rest of this series. They’ll tickle your funny bone, sharpen your sleuthing skills, and warm your insides with the enchanting romance.
~FUONLYKNEW Laura’s Ramblins and Reviews

I love this series because each mystery is well-written and fast-paced which makes it easy to follow along even if you haven’t read the rest of the series.

The mystery popped out right at the beginning of the story and so many threads of possibilities unraveled throughout the story that I was kept guessing right until the end
~Brooke Blogs

I love visiting with Marcy and the gang. They always make you feel welcome and it is a blast to solve the case right along with them.
~Shelley’s Book Case

It’s an intriguing mystery with some vicarious stitching and fiber shopping along the way.
~Michelle’s Romantic Tangle

Fun twists and turns including a thief/victim who might have been more of a Robin Hood, characters you look forward to seeing again, a reliably enjoyable series, once again this one is a
~Rantin, Ravin’ and Reading

I really loved the Irish Wolfhound, Angus, in this story. I think it would be awesome to walk into a shop and see a dog like him there.
~Melina’s Book Blog

This book was incredible…
~Community Bookstop

18812364Thread End: An Embroidery Mystery
Series: Embroidery Mystery (Book 7)

Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages

Publisher: Signet (June 3, 2014)

ISBN-10: 0451467396

ISBN-13: 978-0451467393


Marcy can’t wait to see the new exhibit at the Tallulah Falls museum on antique tapestries and textiles, including beautiful kilim rugs. But her enthusiasm quickly turns to terror when, the day after the exhibition opens, she discovers a dead body behind her store, the Seven-Year Stitch, wrapped up in a most unusual fashion. The victim appears to be a visiting art professor in town for the exhibit. Did someone decide to teach the professor a lesson, then attempt to sweep the evidence under the rug? Along with her boyfriend, Detective Ted Nash, Marcy must unravel an intricate tapestry of deception to find a desperate killer.  

About The Author

Amanda Lee, also writing as Gayle Trent, is a full-time writer living with her family in Southwest Virginia. She writes the embroidery mystery series as Amanda Lee and writes the cake decorating series and the Myrtle Crumb series as Gayle Trent.

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A Book Excerpt 

I’d stayed up too late the night before; but even sleep deprived, I was chipper as Angus and I pulled into our usual parking spot outside the Seven-Year Stitch. I had seen Vera and Paul only briefly at the museum exhibit, so I supposed Vera would be in sometime today. I hoped she would anyway. It would be fun to relive the evening with her…going over the pieces we’d liked best. I wondered if she’d made the collector any offers. I grinned. Knowing Vera, she probably had.

I hopped out of the Jeep and snapped Angus’s leash onto his collar. He jumped out and sniffed the sidewalk while I unlocked the front door. As soon as we got inside, I took the leash off. Angus bounded over to the sit-and-stitch square where he’d left his favorite toy—a Kodiak bear Vera had brought him back from a trip she’d taken a few months ago.

I relocked the door. I still had about half an hour until the shop opened, and I liked to have the shop tidy and restocked when customers started coming in. The first order of business every Saturday morning was to take the trash out. The sanitation truck ran at noon every Saturday, so all the shops on our side of the street scrambled to get their garbage out to the receptacles before then.
Fortunately for me, the Seven-Year Stitch didn’t generate a lot of trash…especially when compared to MacKenzies’ Mochas. That shop produced more garbage in a day than the Stitch did in a week. In fact, Blake had to take their garbage out twice a day—double bagged so the food scraps wouldn’t attract bears.

I was thinking about bears, Blake, Sadie, and how Sadie had talked me into coming to Tallulah Falls and opening my shop—for which I would be forever grateful—when I stepped out the back door with my bag of trash. I tossed the bag into the bin, turned, and then gasped as I saw something lying against the wall.

For the world, the…thing…looked like the kilim Reggie had admired so much last night at the exhibit. But it couldn’t be…. Could it?
I crept closer. It was the rug—I recognized the colors and the unmistakable patterns. But what was it doing here?

I took another step toward the rolled up kilim and saw that it was badly stained. Had someone bought it, got something all over it, and left it here for the sanitation crew to dispose of? Surely not.

Maybe Vera had bought it, gotten it stained, and then left it here at the back of my store to see if I could clean it. No, that didn’t make any sense to me either, but I was really grasping at straws.

I took one more step closer and nudged the rug with my foot. I wasn’t about to touch such a valuable kilim until I found out why it was lying outside my shop.

When I pushed it, the rug rolled slightly. Then I spotted something…a hand! And the hand was attached to a body…that was attached to a face…a face that looked vaguely familiar.

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6 thoughts on “Thread End by Amanda Lee

  1. Every Thursday evening, I meet with my lovely stitching group. It’s a terrific group of ladies I enjoy catching up with each week as we work on our individual projects. After I head home, I like to cap off my evening by reading just before I call it a night…so glad to see that there is another book by Amanda featuring the Seven-Year Stitch!

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