Saturday, November 29, 2014

LET'S GET COZY! MURDER, SERVED SIMPLY: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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MURDER, SERVED SIMPLY
An Amish Quilt Shop Mystery
BY ISABELLA ALAN

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Amish quilt shop owner Angie Braddock has a lot on her plate this Christmas. But things only get worse after someone develops a taste for murder…

Angie’s parents are visiting Rolling Brook for Christmas—but unfortunately, her ex is joining them. Luckily, Angie has no time to dwell on her romantic troubles as she prepares her store, Running Stitch, for the town’s traditional progressive dinner, featuring a sleigh ride stopping at each shop for a different course of the meal.

The meal ends with an Amish-themed Christmas play at the Swiss Valley Hotel and Barn. But the performance is cut short when an actress falls from the scaffolding to her death. After the sheriff suspects foul play, tensions between the Amish and Englisch heat up, as do rivalries among the acting troupe. Now Angie and her quilting circle must stitch together clues before they’re the ones running for cover…

INCLUDES QUILTING TIPS!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Isabella Alan is the pseudonym for Amanda Flower. Amanda Flower, an Agatha-nominated mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. Her debut mystery, Maid of Murder, was an Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel. Amanda is an academic librarian for a small college near Cleveland.

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I want to read it for the quilt theme.
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Carol N Wong said...

It is the Amish part that makes me want to read. Last summer we explored Amish country in Southern Indiana, saw many quilts, and ate delicious Amish food at an Amish restaurant overlooking a lake. I loved that place!

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keepmelaffn said...

Hey Bingo! Thanks for the give-a-way. That's a generous thing to do. First off, I am a fan of this series. Secondly, I am a quilt maker and enjoy reading cozies with a "quilty" theme.
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Linda Kish said...

I love the progressive dinner idea for the town. But what a way to end the night... with a murder. I'd like to see how she solves this.

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Karin said...

The traditional progressive dinner --featuring a sleigh ride --sounds like so much fun!
Love the cover too.


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I want to read it because of the Amish theme. I like the name of the store Running Stitch selling Amish quilts.
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