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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Better Off Thread

Better Off Thread (Embroidery Mystery)
Series: Embroidery Mystery (Book 10)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (December 6, 2016)
ISBN-13: 978-0451473851
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Santa finds himself in a stitch of trouble in the tenth in the series from the national bestselling author of The Stitching Hour…
Marcy is busy helping her customers make hand-crafted ornaments at her embroidery shop, the Seven-Year Stitch. But despite the yuletide bustle, when her friend Captain Moe asks for her help, she can’t refuse—especially when the favor is to play the elf to his Santa for sick children at a local hospital. 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—before someone else winds up crossed off Santa’s list for good…
What I Thought:

This one got my attention from the beginning and kept it throughout the book.  It was a great holiday read.  It had humor and a lot of mystery.  Marcy is asked by her friend Captain Moe to be an elf to his Santa at local hospital.  When the hospital administrator is found stabbed to death, Captain Moe is accused of the crime and of course, Marcy has to try to prove he did not do it.  There are a lot of suspects in this one which keeps you guessing to the very end.  There are a lot of twists and turns in this one.  The writing is superb and makes the story flow really well.  Angus is also a great asset to this story.  I thoroughly enjoy this series and hope it continues. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book.

About This Author
Your Biography Information for your tour page and for use by the bloggers – Gayle Trent (and pseudonym Amanda Lee) writes the Daphne Martin Cake Decorating series and the Embroidery Mystery series. The cake decorating series features a heroine who is starting her life over in Southwest Virginia after a nasty divorce. The Embroidery Mystery series features a heroine who recently moved to the Oregon coast to open an embroidery specialty shop. She also writes the Down South Café Mysteries as Gayle Leeson. 
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