Thursday, December 15, 2016

Better Off Thread by Amanda Lee Review

Better Off Thread
by Amanda Lee

A true cozy lover’s cozy that might just surprise you at the end.
~Laura’s Interests
I really enjoyed this book with the themes of Christmas and of course murder…
~Community Bookstop
I’ve really love all the characters in this book and their friendships. I feel like I’m visiting friends when I read a book from this series..
~A Chick Who Reads
I enjoyed this book and thought it was a perfect December read.
~Grace. Gratitude. Life. by Marie McNary
This one got my attention from the beginning and kept it throughout the book. It was a great holiday read
~Melina’s Book Blog
Whether you’ve been with this one from the beginning or are just jumping in now, you’ll want to catch this installment. Better Off Thread is the perfect cozy to get you in the mood for a little holiday music and some Christmas shopping!
~The Book’s the Thing
The mystery is well plotted and kept me turning the pages. Character depth can make or break a book for me, and that is one of this story’s strengths.
~The Power of Words
A fun misadventure for the holidays, you can’t go wrong here.
~FUONLYKNEWLaura’s Ramblins and Reviews
Better Off Thread has all the elements that make a cozy mystery a good cozy mystery.
~ MysteriesEtc
Amanda Lee makes characters charming, and enduring. Each find a way into your reader heart, making it hard to walk away when the book is finished.
~Bibliophile Reviews
I have read quite a few cozy mysteries lately . This book is probably one of the best I’ve read in awhile. The characters are extremely well developed and the mystery is one I found to be so skillfully written.
~Texas Book-aholic
Another great addition to this fun series. I have enjoyed my journey with Marcy from the beginning and it just keeps getting better…
~A. Holland Reads
This is a sweet book to read in one stand, with a hot chocolate and a comfy plaid. You will be charmed with Marcy and her dog Angus sweetness and persistence to discover the truth, even if they have to risk their life.
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…

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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My Review:
The beginning of this story starts off with Marcy helping Captain Moe. She gets more than she bargained for. I loved that her friends all found ways to see her as an elf. As the story went on the clues led me to a certain villain. I thought that he was the killer, but I was wrong.  I was surprised at the killer. There was a great feeling of community in this story. Especially as the other town people kept visiting Marcy's store. Especially when they were worried about her. There are a bunch of characters that do some pretty shady things. Some of them would be fun to read about in future books. Especially to see how karma works out. Captain Moe and Angus were my favorite characters! Captain Moe has a big heart, and is a great character to root for.  I am giving this book a 5/5. All opinions are my own. 

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