Friday, December 4, 2015

The Stitching Hour by Amanda Lee

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The Stitching Hour
by Amanda Lee

ISBN-13: 9780451473844
Mass Market Paperback:
304 pages
Publisher: Obsidian Mystery
Released: November 3, 2015

Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
Marcy Singer’s embroidery shop, the Seven-Year Stitch, is one year old so she's holding an anniversary party. Aside from the Halloween decorations and festive stitching kits and patterns, Marcy’s got all sorts of celebratory swag, including Seven-Year Stitch key rings and goodie bags.

Unfortunately, her new neighbors might spoil the revelry. An eccentric couple has opened a haunted house next door, and all that screaming will certainly scare off customers. But there’s even more to be frightened of after a local waitress is found dead on the sidewalk with mysterious markings on her neck—and one of Marcy’s key rings beneath her.

My Review:
The Stitching Hour is a cozy mystery. It's the ninth in a series, but you don't need to read the previous books to understand this one.

The mystery was clue-based. Whodunit was one of my suspects from the start, and I was pretty certain who it was about two-thirds of the way through. The heroine assumed innocent reasons for suspicious behavior, so she didn't catch on to whodunit until she had already put herself in a dangerous situation. The characters were interesting and enjoyable. The heroine and her boyfriend were nice and had a sense of humor.

There was no sex. There was a very minor amount of bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this enjoyable mystery.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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