Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Long Stitch Good Nigh-Amanda Lee

The Long Stitch Good Night

Amanda Lee

Obsidian, Apr 3 2012, $7.99

ISBN: 9780451236463

In Tallulah Falls, Oregon on Saint Patrick’s Day, The Brew Crew pub owner Todd Calloway hosts a fraternity reunion of Oregon State’s Alpha Sigma Phi. However, the fun turns tragic when someone shoots and kills Graham Stott in the back room. The people besides the victim in that room are Todd and his friend Blake Mackenzie. Both their fingerprints are on the murder weapon. The police arrest them; charging them with the homicide of Graham.

Former San Francisco accountant, Marcy Singer, owner of the Seven Year Stitch embroidery shop knows both males and refuses to accept they killed Stott although neither will say what happened. Knowing what it is like to be accused of murder (see Stich Me Deadly and The Quick and The Thread), and encouraged by her BFF Blake’s wife Sadie, Marcy investigates. She learns the mysterious Tawny is somehow involved.

The latest Embroidery amateur sleuth (see Thread Reckoning) is an engaging whodunit filled with clues that are in plain sight yet difficult to knit together, and a solid cause for the spunky heroine to investigate the murder. The entertaining storyline grips the reader as Marcy embroiders the case one stitch at a time.

Harriet Klausner

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