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…

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Even if you have not yet read the previous book in this series,  Thread on Arrival, toss this in your treat bag and hurry home to enjoy a cozy evening in front of the fire.  You will be thankful you do.

Tallullah Falls, OR is a cozy small town with a variety of boutique type businesses on the main street. The storefront next to The Seven Year Stitch has been vacant, until Marcy gets the news that it will be occupied for the month of October. What harm could come from having a Haunted House next door for only a few weeks?
Marcy Singer knew as soon as the words slipped past her lips that she should know better.

When she meets the flamboyant couple operating the Horror Emporium she does her best not to be judgemental. After all, she herself has a Hollywood background. Her mannequin, Jill, muses that "It is better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."

Aromatherapy shop owner Nellie Davis feel that Tallulah Falls did not have a propensity for murder until Marcy opened the embroidery shop.
When nasty and conneiving waitress, Keira Sherman, ends up pale and barely breathing in the gutter outside the Horror Emporium, with two small puncture wounds on her neck, Nellie has two immediate thoughts. The Atwoods are vampires and it is time to move.
Beneath Keira is found a most incriminating piece of evidence, but WHO does it implicate?

Marcy and best friend Vera decide to do some investigating themselves, using Marcy's well know mother, Beverly, as bait, much to the displeasure of Marcy's detective boyfriend.  It seems everyone has secrets and suspicions, including ones they don't share even with best friends.
No one is safe from insecurities.

A full 5 stars for this addition to the Embroidery Mystery series.
I bet that as soon as you finish it you will RUN to the bookstore
(in daylight) to grab the others. Be sure to stay aware of your surroundings.

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.

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  1. Thank you for spotlighting THE STITCHING HOUR on your blog, Laura, and for the wonderful review!!! :D

  2. This is one of my favorite series! Wonderful review.


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