When Marcy Singer opens an embroidery specialty shop in quaint Tallulah Falls, Oregon, she throws a soiree and a Stitch-In. Soon, Marcy’s sign- up sheet for embroidery classes fills up and everyone in town seems willing to raise a glass-or a needle-to support the newly-opened Seven Year Stitch.
Then Marcy finds the shop’s previous tenant dead in the store-room, a message scratched with a tapestry needle on the wall beside him. Now Marcy’s shop has become a crime scene, and she’s the prime suspect. She’ll have to find the killer before someone puts a final stitch in her.
This is the first book in the series and I was instantly hooked. I love the idea of this shop and would love nothing more than a “sit and stitch square” of my own :-). Though I’d probably spend more time reading than stitching. My only complaint about this series is that the characters haven’t grown as much as I would like. I’m 7 books in and I still feel like I’m still just meeting the main characters. The lack of back story about Marcy’s mom in Thread on Arrival was especially disappointing! The mystery aspect is rather good, though I’m getting better at figuring out who the murderer is before Marcy does, though I will say that this is probably because I’ve read more cozy mysteries in the past year than I’d previously read in all of my life. I’m probably just getting better with practice.
Anyway, these are light cozy mysteries that will keep you entertained at the beach this summer.