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Friday, September 9, 2016

Death Among the Doilies

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Death Among the Doilies
(A Cora Crafts Mystery)

New Series
Cozy Mystery
Kensington (August 30, 2016)
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1496704641


For thirty-something blogger Cora Chevalier, small-town Indigo Gap, North Carolina, seems like the perfect place to reinvent her life. Shedding a stressful past as a counselor for a women’s shelter, Cora is pouring all her talents—and most of her savings—into a craft retreat business, with help from close pal and resident potter Jane Starr. Between transforming her Victorian estate into a crafter’s paradise and babysitting Jane’s daughter, the new entrepreneur has no time for distractions. Especially rumors about the murder of a local school librarian . . .
But when Jane’s fingerprints match those found at the grisly crime scene, Cora not only worries about her friend, but her own reputation. With angry townsfolk eager for justice and both Jane’s innocence and the retreat at risk, she must rely on her creative chops to unlace the truth behind the beloved librarian’s disturbing demise. Because if the killer’s patterns aren’t pinned, Cora’s handiwork could end up in stitches . . .
What I Thought:

I wasn't sure about this book at first, but it quickly got my attention and kept it till the end.  The characters both have baggage. Cora decides to start a craft retreat business with Jane's help, but when they have the first retreat things go from bad to worse.  Cora has to prove that Jane had nothing to do with the murder and she has some interesting interactions. The setting of this book is wonderful, as is the writing.  This one will keep you entertained and turning pages.  Great job, Molly.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.


About The Author –

Mollie Cox Bryan is the author of the Cumberland Creek Scrapbooking mystery series.  She is also author of two cookbooks, the regional bestseller Mrs. Rowe’s Little Book of Southern Pies and Mrs. Rowe’s Restaurant Cookbook: A Lifetime of Recipes from the Shenandoah Valley . An award-winning journalist and poet, she currently blogs, cooks, and scrapbooks in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband and two daughters. Scrapbook of Secrets was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel.

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1 comment:

  1. A craft retreat and murder sounds like the makings of a good book. Can't wait to read.