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The Quick and the Thread (Embroidery Mystery Series #1)

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

LOVED IT!!!

I loved this book!!! I could not put the book down.... It was easy to read and no sooner as you got introduced to the character Marcy, Sadie, Blake, Todd and not forgetting Angus(!!!) the mystery started to unfold!!!! Looking forward to Amanda's new book!!

posted by jerseygal62 on September 24, 2010

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

A wonderful first in series!

I happended upon this cozy mystery and it was a pleasure to read. The Oregon coast comes alive with the author's characters and their quaint shops. I look forward to the next in the series "Stitch Me Deadly".

posted by Michelle1948 on February 23, 2011

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  • Posted July 29, 2010

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    The Quick and the Thread

    An Embroidery Mystery
    Release Date August 3, 2010
    Obsidian
    First in a Brand New Series

    Marcy Singer packs up her life in San Francisco, including her Irish Wolfhound, Angus and moves to Tallulah Falls, Oregon, at the urging of her friend Sadie to fulfill her dream of owning a needlework shop called The Seven Year Stitch. Sadie and her husband Blake own MacKenzies' Mochas down the street from Marcy's store.

    A big grand opening is planned and the whole town is invited. As the party gets going the store's former tenant, who appears to have had way to much to drink, is following Marcy around slurring that he has something very important to tell her. Other guests keep rescuing her from having any conversation with Mr. Enright. The party ends and Marcy can't wait until the next day as her business actually opens. People have signed up for all the classes she has offered and she is excited that her dream is finally coming true.

    When Marcy and Angus arrive at the store, the dog runs to the storeroom door and starts pawing at it feverishly. Marcy opens the door to see why Angus is causing such a fuss, she screams as she find the former tenant, Mr. Enright on the floor. At first she thinks he had just passed out there during the party, the smell is awful he must have thrown up, she notices he scratched a message on the floor with a tapestry needle and that the storeroom is quite a mess. She finally realizes that the man needs help and calls the paramedics. They arrive and that is when she learns poor Mr. Enright was not just passed out, he was indeed dead. Her beautiful new shop has become a crime scene and she has become a murder suspect.

    Before Marcy finds herself embroidered into a corner at the local jail she has to stitch together all the pieces of this darn mystery and find the real killer.

    I LIKED IT!!!!

    This was a fun little mystery, I had to refresh my memory about the term "straw buyers", but the plot was very interesting and a little scary as we see how easily identity theft can happen. The characters were well developed but with definitely more for us to learn as the series continues. I hope Marcy's mother is featured more in future stories, she sounds like a hoot! The next installment entitled "Stitch Me Deadly" is set for release in February 2010.


    About this Author from Amazon.com:
    Amanda Lee is the lady next to you in the grocery line or car pool. She has twins: one boy and one girl; she's a baseball fan, she likes to decorate cakes, she rocks at Guitar Hero... Oh, and she likes to think about murder. But it's okay! She only writes about murder...a lot!


    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Obsidian, a division of Penguin Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2014

    I loved this book. I took an immediate liking to all the charact

    I loved this book. I took an immediate liking to all the characters. I found it interesting in the fact that as much as I loved them all, I also started suspecting half of them of being the killer. There was enough humor to give me a chuckle now and again, and of course I love Angus the Irish wolfhound. The mystery definitely kept me guessing with plenty of twists. I am definitely moving on to the next in this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2014

    Highly recommend

    Easy reading. Good read for light summer reading

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