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Stitch Me Deadly: An Embroidery Mystery Mass Market Paperback – February 1, 2011


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Product Details

  • Series: Embroidery Mystery (Book 2)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Signet; Original edition (February 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451232518
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451232519
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.9 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #390,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Pages turning fast and furious to the very end.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Julie J Cayemberg on February 8, 2011
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There's not much to say except I loved the book. I enjoyed the first book in the series...the second was even better. The characters are coming to life, being an embroiderer myself, I love that aspect of the book, the plot kept me guessing and of course, there's Angus!

My only disappointment was not getting a sneak peek of the next book in the series. The only thing I can say to Amanda is...write fast!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By ITZME on February 20, 2011
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Book 2 in the Embroidery Mystery Series. This series in located in Oregon in a small town. Marcy Singer is the proprietor of an embroidery boutique on a gentrified street - among a micro brewery and a mocha shop (all run by Marcy's friends). Marcy's mother (a costume designer from San Francisco) comes to visit her. A little old lady wanders into Marcy's shop with an antique sampler and says she is "looking for ivy" then she fall extremely ill and dies. Marcy and her friends try to discover who/what Ivy is and there are murders, romance (?) and friendship cooperation to find the source of the unrest.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Lori Caswell TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 2, 2011
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Marcy and her Irish wolfhound, Angus are making themselves right at home in Tallulah Falls, Oregon. She loves running the Seven Year Stitch, making new friends and reconnecting with her old friend Sadie.

Things are going well until an elderly woman comes to the shop to ask for Marcy's help and shows her a wonderful, antique, embroidery sampler. Before she can tell Marcy anything about the sampler she dies suddenly of an apparent heart attack, right there in one of the chairs in the "sit and stitch" area of the store.

It doesn't take long for the authorities to find out the elderly woman, Mrs. Ralston's, heart attack was caused by a very unnatural cause. She had been murdered. Marcy thinks the sampler holds the key to who and why this nice, sweet woman was killed. She also finds out a very tangled web of clues must be sorted out to solve this crime.

I LOVED IT!!!!!

Marcy has such a big heart, she can rarely say "no" to anyone and her character is wonderfully written as are all the other characters in this series. I feel like an invisible person perched in the "sit and stitch" area watching this story unraveling before my eyes.

Every small town has a place like the Seven Year Stitch, a place where the local people go to catch up on gossip and find out what's happening with their friends, foes and neighbors. It may not be an embroidery store, maybe a local garage, tavern, coffee shop or bookstore, but a true gathering place. That is what makes this series and this book so relate-able.

This story was a pure delight for me to read, making my brain work to untangle the mystery right along with Marcy. Holding my breath as she figures it out and putting herself in danger. Pages turning fast and furious to the very end.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on February 5, 2011
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In Tallulah Falls, Oregon, Marcy Singer proudly owns the Seven-Year Stitch, a very popular crochet store. Her best friend Sadie works next door with her husband Blake, who own Mackenzies' Mochas. Sadie persuaded Marcy to move to Oregon after her San Francisco boyfriend dumped her.

Elderly Louisa Ralston comes into Marcy's shop for the first time. She asks her to find ivy, but while waiting she falls down and dies. At first it was assumed she had a heart attack, but the police learn she was murdered by someone who gave her the drug Halumet. The cops come to Marcy's store asking to search the Seven-Year Stitch and her home. She allows them and they find the drug in her home. Marcy insists she never saw it before although her mother swears she left it there. Marcy remains a suspect. Her situation turns dire when she visits Louise's husband and he dies with the same drug in his system that killed his wife. Desperate to clear her name before she gets arrested, Marcy investigates.

As occurred in The Quick and The Thread, the heroine is under suspicion of murder again and as she did then Marcy methodically seeks clues one stitch at a time in search of the real killer. Amanda Lee's deft use of her small-town cast keeps the intelligently crafted story line fresh as Marcy works her inquiry finding one viable suspect after another.

Harriet Klausner
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CJ-MO VINE VOICE on April 5, 2011
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"Stitch Me Deadly" is An Embroidery Mystery, a follow up to The Quick and the Thread: An Embroidery Mystery The author gives all the necessary background information to allow new readers to catch up with the characters.

Marcy Singer has moved from San Francisco and is spending her first winter in the small town of Tallulah Falls, Oregon. She owns Seven Year Stitch, an embroidery specialty shop. Her best friend Sadie MacKenzie owns a nearby coffee shop and café. Another important character in the book is Marcy's mother Beverly, a movie industry costume designer who still lives in San Francisco, but visits Marcy often.

We learn Marcy was dumped by her fiancé a year ago and Sadie has fixed her up with Todd Calloway, owner of a local craft brewery. Marcy and Todd are casually dating, but Marcy is also attracted to Ted Nash, a detective she met when a previous suspicious death occurred at her shop.

The book opens on a rainy January day. Louisa Ralston, an elderly customer comes into Marcy's shop and shows her an antique embroidered sampler and then asks Marcy for help finding "ivy". Before Marcy can ask what she means, Mrs. Ralston collapses and doesn't recover. While it first appears the elderly woman died of natural causes, police soon discover she was given a drug to induce a heart attack. It's murder, and Marcy soon becomes a suspect. She begins her own investigation to clear her name, not trusting the local police to find the real murderer. She also does some research to try to explain Mrs. Ralston's last words.

"Stitch Me Deadly" is quick, fun read with an interesting mystery.
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More 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.

The Embroidery Mystery 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.

Publishers Weekly says, "Fans of the genre will take kindly to Marcy, her Irish wolfhound, Angus O'Ruff, and Tallulah Falls. This is a fast, pleasant read with prose full of pop culture references and, of course, sharp needlework puns."

Pat Cooper of RT Book Reviews says, "If her debut here is any indication, Lee's new series is going to be fun, spunky and educational. She smoothly interweaves plot with her character's personality and charm, while dropping tantalizing hints of stitching projects and their history. Marcy Singer is young, fun, sharp and likable. Readers will be looking forward to her future adventures." (RT Book Reviews nominated The Quick and the Thread for a 2010 Book Reviewers' Choice Award in the Amateur Sleuth category)

Gayle Trent lives in Virginia with her family, which includes her own "Angus" who is not an Irish wolfhound but a Great Pyrenees who provides plenty of inspiration for the character of Mr. O'Ruff.

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