One of my favourite things in the world is a cozy mystery, especially one with a connection to craft (though any book with an obsessive protagonist is usually my cup of tea). So I was delighted to discover Amanda Lee this week, who writes a series of Embroidery Mysteries featuring a small town full of eccentric characters (tick), set in a craft shop (tick tick! I love shop books too, always wanted my own shop when I was a kid) and featuring a fun female amateur detective surrounded by hot guys, BFFs and batty old ladies. Also, when not solving crimes, she actually does spend hours and hours embroidering! Happy sigh!
The sad part is there are only a couple of titles in this series so far, as it only started in 2010. But when I checked out the author’s website I discovered that she also writes Cake Decorating Mysteries under the name Gayle Trent. That should keep me busy for a while!