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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars always a sure thing
Love this series and I love Marcy even more now that she finally picked a guy-and the right one at that. Solid mystery with an always fun and interesting cast of characters. I enjoy the side journeys into the heroine's life it fleshes her out as a person, someone we would enjoy knowing and spending time with. Looking forward to the next one!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A no brainer mystery
The charters are interesting and the writing is good. The plot follows the Rx for murder/romance mysteries. You get enough information to solve the mystery as you read. A true relaxing no brainer, well written and relaxing.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars always a sure thing, December 24, 2012
Love this series and I love Marcy even more now that she finally picked a guy-and the right one at that. Solid mystery with an always fun and interesting cast of characters. I enjoy the side journeys into the heroine's life it fleshes her out as a person, someone we would enjoy knowing and spending time with. Looking forward to the next one!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Characters!!!, December 13, 2012
This review is from: Thread on Arrival: An Embroidery Mystery (Mass Market Paperback)
Embroidery shop owner Marcy Singer agrees to help teach a class as therapy for domestic abuse victims. She meets Mary Cantor who wants to leave her abusive husband and take her daughter with her. There's one problem. Her elderly father-in-law lives with them and she can't bear to leave him behind. Marcy thinks she may be able to help after she learns the man wants to talk to her about on old tapestry that he believes may be a treasure map.

After Marcy meets with Mr. Cantor and promises to keep the tapestry safe, he agrees to leave his home. Unfortunately when the police show up the next day to escort him a safe place they are too late. Mr Cantor is dead and the house had been searched. Would someone kill to get their hands on the tapestry? Could it really be a treasure map? Marcy is definitely going to find out.

I love my visits to Seven Year Stitch where I am not only welcomed by Marcy Singer but also by her wonderful Irish Wolfhound Angus and Jill. the mannequin the looks like Marilyn Monroe.

Marcy has made some great friends since moving to Oregon. They take her classes, tell her who she should be spending her life with, and try to keep her safe as she is out trying to track down a killer. Her mother is in California, but only a phone call away. Sometimes she knows what is happening in her daughter's life before her daughter does. Wonderful, rich, full characters - every one.

In addition to the murder mystery which I thought I had figured out, then didn't, then did, then didn't :) Marcy makes a big decision about her love life. There was also a bit of history stitched in about the shipwrecks off the coast of Oregon that I found quite interesting. Lee knots it all together into a very engaging story that I read all in one sitting.

You know things will never stay quiet for long in Tallulah Falls. Cross Stitch Before Dying hits shelves in August. Who knows what mystery the Inch High Private Eye will find herself in the middle of next?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars YessYesss, December 7, 2012
This review is from: Thread on Arrival: An Embroidery Mystery (Mass Market Paperback)
This is one of those series that I can finish in a few hours beacuse it's hard to put down, And I was glad that Ted was her choice, now that, that is over let's get on with the mystery. This story throws in a couple of red herrings and everyone isn't who he or she may claim to be but we do get to to get alook at other townspeople and see what see what they are all about. It touched a little on domestic abuse not only with spouses but with the elderly it didn't get to in depth or preachy but that mystery came about after a abuse therapy session that Reggie asked Marcy or Inch-HIgh Private Eye( that's what Ted Calls her) to help her out. On of the women has a father in law with a tapersty that he wants Marcy to look at he claims it's a treasure map, needless to say this leads to the old man's murder and Marcy blames herself, since noisy waitress that hates her over hears the comment and spreads the wrong kind of gossip around. So Inch- High being Inch- High gets involved, and almost choked out you have to read it to see what I mean. It's a great read and I reccommend starting it on weekend becaue it's hard to put down. Csn't wait for the next one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Embroidery Mystery 5: Thread on Arrival, November 13, 2013
This review is from: Thread on Arrival: An Embroidery Mystery (Mass Market Paperback)
Reviewed by Clare for TwoLipsReviews.com

Thread on Arrival (Embroidery Mystery, Book 5)
4 out of 5 kisses

Marcy Singer, owner of the Seven-Year Stitch embroidery shop, has agreed to teach an embroidery class to a group of domestic abuse victims. At the first meeting she connects with one of the women and agrees to help her leave her abusive husband, on the condition that they can persuade her elderly father-in-law to leave also.

The father-in-law shows Marcy an old tapestry that he’s convinced contains a treasure map that will lead them to a sunken treasure off the coast of Oregon. He agrees to leave the abusive home as long as Marcy will take the tapestry to keep safe and study. The next day when the police arrive to escort him to a safe place, they find the house a mess and the elderly man murdered. Marcy realizes that this must mean someone else knows about the tapestry and believes it contains the key to a treasure worth killing for. And now it’s in her possession.

Thread on Arrival is another action-packed, fun read from Amanda Lee. Marcy is back as her usual spunky self, trying to help someone in need. This time she has a potential treasure map that someone was murdered over. She jumps right in trying to figure out if the map could be real and who might kill over it.

I did figure out the murderer early on, but there was a twist at the end that I didn’t see coming. As usual, Marcy doesn’t jump in and run around doing stupid things to solve the mystery. She logically thinks through what she needs to do and isn’t afraid to ask for help when needed. This book also touches on the serious subject of domestic violence and, I thought, handled it in a respectful, believable manner.

The cast of enjoyable characters is back, and Marcy finally resolves her love triangle and picks a guy. The only character I’m coming to like less and less is her best friend Sadie, who’s immature and gets sulky when she doesn’t get her way. Overall, this is another great installment in the Embroidery Mystery series, and I recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A no brainer mystery, December 11, 2012
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The charters are interesting and the writing is good. The plot follows the Rx for murder/romance mysteries. You get enough information to solve the mystery as you read. A true relaxing no brainer, well written and relaxing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A delightful cozy mystery, May 30, 2014
This review is from: Thread on Arrival: An Embroidery Mystery (Mass Market Paperback)
It’s been almost a year since Marcy moved to Tallulah Falls and opened up her embroidery shop, The Seven-Year Stitch. She’s made some close friends and even has a couple of love interests.

When she agreed to help her friend, Reggie, by teaching an embroidery class to abused women, she had no idea she’d become entangled in a hunt for lost treasure and a murder.

The town and its denizens reminds of Cabot Cove from Murder She Wrote. Everyone knows each others business and like with most small towns, news travels faster than the telephone.

Marcy is a smart business woman, a very loyal friend, and is either gifted or cursed with an impulsive nature. She dives into things quickly, wanting to help out, and often lands in hot water. Her close-knit (no pun intended) group of friends are often right in the middle of it with her.

In the beginning, there is a bit of a love triangle, but Marcy makes her choice fairly early on in the book. She’s not a player, doesn’t want anyone to get hurt. She just cautious after her last relationship ended badly.

The fact she has this giant wolfhound, Angus, really drew me to this story. If you don’t know the breed, they are one of the largest dogs, over six feet standing on their hind legs. Marcy, or Inch-High Private Eye, as her beau fondly calls her, is a tiny thing and her dog dwarfs her.

Angus is the first to know when Marcy chooses her man.

I giggle. “I’ve got a boyfriend, Angus!”

From the back seat, he woofed his approval before slurping my ear with his tongue.

I totally approve of her choice. He’s sexy, funny, and his more serious nature is a perfect match for the impetuous Marcy.

“Is this where I say something horribly corny like Yeah, but you’re a thief – you stole my heart?” he asked.

From murder, to a new beau, to a reality show, Marcy is right in the thick of things. Now she just needs to put the threads together, to solve the mystery before anyone else ends up dead.

As I got a little ways into the book, I realized this was a series and Thread on Arrival wasn’t the first book. Imagine my surprise and delight to discover this was book #5 in the Embroidery Series. Four more cozy mysteries to read.

I had no trouble reading this book before the others. The author placed small bits of history from the other books throughout the story, kind of filling in the blanks. You could read this without having read the others and feel completely comfortable and satisfied.

Of course, I’ll be reading the other four books. Right at 300 pages, I read this in about three hours, and thoroughly enjoyed myself.

Almost forgot! When I was checking out other books by the author, I found out Amanda Lee is a pseudonym for Gayle Trent. She has also written The Daphne Martin Series and the Myrtle Crumb Series.

I received this book as a gift.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Books to read are awsome, March 27, 2014
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I received the book, and love the story line.... makes you want to continue until the last page. It was easy to find on the site, and came very quickly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, February 10, 2014
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If you love mysteries this and all of her books are fantastic. I can not get enough. I re-read them until they almost fall apart. They are a great read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book!, January 30, 2014
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Marilyn J. Wade (Wood Village, Oregon, USA) - See all my reviews
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Read in one sitting. Very good writing and good at keeping the characters interesting and engaging. Altogether a good read!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great series!, December 9, 2013
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I have never embroidered one single stitch in my whole life, but I really like the embroidery mysteries. The cast of characters are interesting, I always love the inclusion of a pet (this series has Angus, the Irish wolfhound).

The one flaw in these books is the “best” friend Sadie who’s a total brat. I don’t get Marcie’s friendship with her. I wish the author had made them sisters instead, and then there would be more understanding of why Marcie puts up with her.
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Thread on Arrival: An Embroidery Mystery by Amanda Lee (Mass Market Paperback - December 4, 2012)
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