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Amanda Lee

by Cynthia Chow


Seven-Year Stitch embroidery shop owner Marcy Singer survived Black Friday, but the real question is whether she can make it through the upcoming Christmas season. Considering that Marcy’s petite stature has her boyfriend Detective Ted Nash affectionately calling her “Inch-High Private Eye,” it shouldn’t have been too surprising that someone who already calls her “Tinkerbell” would hope to also include “Christmas Elf.”

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by Sunny Frazier


My new kidney and I are glad to be back and ready to share fun books that might find their way under your tree this year!
A snow globe as a murder weapon? Mayor Lewis Frost, known as “Frosty,” is dealing with controversy in the city council.

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by Sandra Murphy


A year ago, Marcie Singer listened to her BFF Sadie, and moved to Tallulah Falls, Oregon to open a stitchery shop called the Seven Year Stitch. Now it’s time to celebrate the first anniversary with a big open house. Considering that the store might never have gotten off the ground (dead body at grand opening time), she’s a tiny bit nervous about this celebration.

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by Sandra Murphy



This week we have 4 mysteries from Penguin full of sewing, fashion, embroidery, and knitting-Seven Threadly Sins by Janet Bolin, A Finely Knit Murder by Sally Goldenbaum, Murder in Merino by Sally Goldenbaum, and A Wicked Stitch by Amanda Lee. Details at the end of this post on how to win a copy of all 4, and a link to purchase them.

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by Sandra Murphy &
Cynthia Chow


Check out these fun June Penguin mysteries involving weddings and crafts–we have Engaged in Murder By Nancy Parra, Night of the Living Thread By Janet Bolin, Thread End: An Embroidery Mystery By Amanda Lee, and Yarn Over Murder: A Knitting Mystery By Maggie Sefton.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy


Scarlett Parker had a tiny meltdown and everybody made a big deal out of it. The man she’d been dating said he was separated from his wife and she believed him–until she walked into a party and found out it was his anniversary bash. Cake throwing ensued, someone got it on their cell phone and Scarlett went viral. Other girlfriends came out of the woodwork, but wouldn’t you know, people only remember the one who dug her hand into the expensive cake and threw handfuls at the happy couple.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Cynthia Chow



Trudi Hargrave is the woman you love to hate. She’s pushy, totally out for herself only, and, unfortunately, the tourism director for Briar Creek. She’s got the idea that Captain Kidd’s treasure is buried on one of the hundred islands -most uninhabited- and thinks a treasure hunt would bring fame and fortune to town. Residents complicate things—plus treasure hunters, tourists and logjams of traffic compound her problems.

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