Written by Laura Chaney, daughter
Welcome to Week #6 of our Fiber Arts Fiction Friday (FAFF) series! I’m super excited to introduce a series and an author that was brand new to me: Amanda Lee and her Embroidery Mystery Series, starting with the first book The Quick and The Thread.
Marcy comes into the shop that morning to find one of the party-goes dead in the storeroom, having scratched a mysterious and incomplete message into the storeroom wall with a tapestry needle before succumbing to his death. Shortly thereafter another man is found dead, but this time foul play is immediately evident. It seems like everything is linked together through a fraudulent financial scam that had occurred several years previously. Four men are in jail, but now it seems as if a secret and silent partner is now cleaning up what he believes to be loose ends.
Marcy quickly gets wrapped up in the ongoing investigation, both as a victim and as a sleuth. She starts to piece together the various players and scandals from the white-collar crime, ending up in a precarious and dangerous situation.
My Thoughts on This Book:
Marcy Singer is a strong independent woman, who’s making her own way in the world and taking a leap of faith by opening her embroidery shop. Her detective skills are a bonus factor and it was a delight to watch her work everything out over the course of the novel. She has a great sense of humor and is a hard worker who values things being done right, yet creatively. Her shop is one that I’d love to sit in for a few hours, stitching away and chatting delightedly.
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