The Stitching Hour by Amanda Lee ~ Tour Review and Giveaway

Posted: November 9, 2015 in Blog Tour, Cozy Mystery, giveaways, reviews
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The Stitching Hour
by Amanda Lee

I like how the author likes to give you just enough clues so that you think that you know whodunit but then gives you another clue to let you know that wait a minute it may not be that person after all. She likes to keep you guessing.
~Griperang’s Bookmarks

A full 5 stars for this addition to the Embroidery Mystery series.
~Laura’s Interests

The Stitching Hour:
An Embroidery Mystery

Cozy Mystery
9th in Series
Publisher: NAL (November 3, 2015)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0451473844


My Review

Some time ago I won a book from this series and had such fun reading it. After that I kept my eye out for more. While I’m all over the place in the series, reading books out of order, it’s nice to grab this new one. That shows, you can jump into these anywhere and easily catch up on past events. The author does a good job of cluing you in quickly in the right places so the story doesn’t become bogged down in the past.

It’s great to be back in Tallulah Falls, visiting Marcy and seeing what’s brewing now. She’s offering all kinds of fun Halloween themed stitching kits and business is brisk.

Then, a new business opens up next door to her shop, The Seven Year Stitch. It’s a haunted house run by an odd couple. The noise is bad for her business. And a murder isn’t any better. A waitress is found dead, one of Marcy’s Halloween key rings discovered under her body, and strange marks on her neck.

Looks like Marcy’s putting on her sleuthing cap again. She’ll need to use all of her wits to solve the murder and clear her name, while not becoming a victim herself.

I love this series. Marcy is independent, determined, and such a genuinely kind woman. Her dog, Angus , a giant Wolfhound, is such a sweetie. And her shop sounds like a place I could spend hours in.

Tallulah falls is a small town and reminds me of the one I live in. Small business owners all work together, supporting each other, and everyone knows all the latest gossip. This connection brings the story to life.

Lots of cherished characters are back, along with some new ones.

The mystery is a fun one with a weird twist. Perfect for a Halloween themed who-dun-it. The culprit isn’t quickly evident, and I had a lot of fun following Marcie around as she dug for clues.

An exciting new chapter in this series and one for all cozy fans.

4 Stars



In the latest mystery from the bestselling author of Wicked Stitch, the future of Marcy Singer’s embroidery shop is dangling by a thread…

Marcy’s shop, the Seven-Year Stitch, is one year old this October so it’s time to party in little Tallulah Falls, Oregon. 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. With no time to hem and haw, Marcy must act fast if she hopes to restore the peace to Tallulah Falls…


About This Author

 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.

Author Links

Facebook / Twitter

Purchase Links:

Penguin Random House / Amazon / Booksamillion / B&N


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Follow The Tour

November 3 – Griperang’s Bookmarks – Review

November 4 – Laura’s Interests – Review

November 5 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review

November 6 – Tea and A Book – Review, Guest Post

November 7 – A Chick Who Reads – Review

November 8 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Guest Post

November 9 – fuonlyknew – Review

November 10 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy,  &, Sissy, Too ! – Review

November 11 – readalot – Review

November 12 – View from the Birdhouse – Review

November 13 – Books Are Life – Vita Libri – Review

November 13 – Bubble Bath Books – Review

November 14 – WV Stitcher – Review, Guest Post

November 15 – Book Babble – Review

November 16 – Back Porchervations – Review


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  1. Mary Preston says:

    This does look like a fun read.

  2. Sounds like a fun series so the first one is going on my wishlist. :)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      LOL Yep, another series I started somewhere besides the beginning. I’m all over the place in this one.

  3. Peggy Hyndman says:

    When you start a new book, do you have all the characters in place and an ending planned, or does it come to you as you write?

  4. I have the first book in the series and have been really looking forward to it. This one looks really great and has me even more interested in the series. I love the sound of the store and Marcy sounds like a great character.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I have such fun with this series. I’ve read several of these out of order and never had a problem following.

  5. Rose Milligan says:

    Sounds like a great book and series. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  6. candace knight says:

    I can’t wait to start this series. This book sounds great!!

  7. Hmmm, strange marks on her neck?
    sherry @ fundinmental

  8. kayekillgore says:

    I love this series, and that it’s set in Oregon

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I get to travel to so many places through books. I wonder if I’ll recognize places if I visit them.

  9. Sandra Watts says:

    Sounds like a great mystery.