Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A Deadly Stitch (Creative Woman Mystery #2) by Susan Sleeman + A GIVEAWAY

Title: A Deadly Stitch (Creative Woman Mystery #2)
Author: Susan Sleeman
Pages: 240
Year: 2012
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Annie’s Attic
Format: Hardback (also available in eBook)

About the book:

     After Purls of Hope member Melanie’s ex-husband is found buried in the flower bed outside the craft store with one of her knitting needles in his neck, she’s named as the number one suspect in his murder.

     She certainly had the motive. He’d left her a year earlier, after learning she had breast cancer. And it’s no secret they hadn’t been on good terms since.

     Shannon and the Purls know someone is setting Melanie up. But who would do such a thing? And can Shannon track down the real killer before he strikes again?

My review:

     This is a delightful cozy mystery!

     The mystery is a stand-alone story. But Shannon’s personal life is moving along and things in the first book are referenced.

     I absolutely love the main character in this series. Shannon McClain is the devoted friend that everyone needs to have at least one of. Even though she is dealing with her own personal struggles when her friend Melanie needs her she focuses on helping in any way she can. I thoroughly enjoy the fact that her love of watching mysteries and crime shows on TV has made her the group expert for solving crimes for her friends.

     Michael Stone is a nice person for her to have step up and help her out. I was very amused by the fact that all of Shannon’s friends keep trying to make him a romantic interest for her. It will be very interesting to see how their relationship develops over the course of the series.

     The mystery itself is wonderful. There are enough suspects that show up over the course of the book to keep the reader guessing. Shannon’s approach to solving the case is very methodical.

     I am very caught up in Shannon’s life and look forward to seeing what comes next for her personal life. It will be interesting to see what the next mystery is that she and her friends the Purls of Hope knitting circle come across.

     I’m giving this wonderful book a rating of 5 stars. I am also highly recommending it.

Giveaway Information:

     Leave a comment on this post and you will be entered to win a copy of this fantastic book. Please include in your comment your email address so that I can contact you if you are the winner. Suggested format: debbie (at) yahoo (dot) com

     I will leave the giveaway open for one week. Next Tuesday, February 7, 2017, I will use Random.org to draw the winner. I will then send an email to the winner to get their mailing address. I will give that person 3 days to contact me before drawing another winner. I plan to mail the book out within 3 days of receiving the winner’s mailing address. After confirming the winner I will announce their name here in the comment section of this post.

     Good luck!


  1. This book sounds intriguing. Can these books be read as stand-alones or do I need to read Book 1 first? I would love to win a copy, so please enter me. I will spread the word for you, Deb!


    1. The mystery is a stand-alone story. Shannon and her family and friends are introduced in the first book so there is some background that would be missing if you start with this one. Any information that is important to the story is presented within this book though.

  2. This book sounds wonderful. I love the idea of bringing fiber arts into a book. Thanks for the giveaway - I'm quite sure I would enjoy this story!
    bettimace (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. I would love the chance to read this book. Great review.
    Deana (Harley)

  4. I look forward to reading the book: I enjoy all of the ones you review!

  5. DEBBIE, how in the world did I miss your blog?!! I'll be checking in more often for sure now that I know about it! I've read a few of Susan's Love Inspired books and loved them. Thanks for the great review, I'll have to check out this series. :-)

  6. Oh, and I forgot to give you my email. It is rsbvlb (at) aol (dot) com

  7. This sounds so good! Have enjoyed a prior Annie's Mystery series in the past and am so glad to see Susan Sleeman as one of their authors in this series. Would love to read one of her mysteries again! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

  8. This giveaway is Closed!

    I have used Random.org to select the winner. I have emailed her and I will announce her name here after I hear back from her.

  9. I want to announce that Deana Dick is the lucky winner of this giveaway! Congratulations Deana! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.