Friday, December 30, 2016

Better Off Thread by Amanda Lee

book cover
Better Off Thread
by Amanda Lee

ISBN-13: 9780451473851
Mass Market Paperback:
304 pages
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
Marcy is busy helping her customers make hand-crafted ornaments at her embroidery shop, the Seven-Year Stitch. But when her friend Captain Moe asks her to play the elf to his Santa for sick children at a local hospital, she can’t refuse. Despite the ridiculous outfit, Marcy finds herself enjoying spreading cheer—until the hospital’s administrator is found murdered.

Although the deceased had plenty of people willing to fill her stocking with coal, evidence pins the crime on Moe. Now it’s up to Marcy, with the help of her police officer boyfriend Ted and her Irish Wolfhound Angus, to stitch together the clues to clear Moe’s name.

My Review:
Better Off Thread is a cozy mystery. It's the tenth in a series. You don't need to read the previous books to understand this one, and this story didn't spoil previous whodunits.

I liked the heroine and her friends. The mystery was clue-based. I was pretty certain of whodunit by about halfway through. Marcy was focused more on finding people with motive (and there were plenty) than in thinking through who could have actually done it. But she did figure out whodunit before the suspenseful ending and even saved some people's lives.

There was no sex or 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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1 comment:

Laura Fabiani said...

I like the play on words in the title.