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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Book Review - Remnants of Murder: A Southern Sewing Circle Mystery by Elizabeth Lynn Casey

Those sassy sewing ladies of Sweet Briair are up to their usual hijinks again in Elizabeth Lynn Casey's latest Southern Sewing Circle novel, Remnants of Murder.

Librarian Tori Sinclair and her sewing circle buddies once again find that murder has crept into their quiet little town and its up to them to put their needles and thread down and find out who is stitching up a bunch of trouble and causing mayhem.

On top of trying to help her friend Dixie and the rest of the sewing gang solve the latest murder in the tiny town, Tori is also supposed to be working on her upcoming wedding plans to Milo, but things just keep taking her attention away from the details and Milo is getting just a little bit weary of her excuses!  Will Tori's sleuthing cause her to lose the man she loves?

I absolutely love Elizabeth Lynn Casey's charming Southern Sewing Circle Mystery series.  The cast of regular characters are just a hoot and a half, but they are also smart and loving.  And Casey always features a captivating and intriguing mystery that moves the plot along at a quick pace and keeps the readers entertained and riveted.

You can read "Remnants of Murder" as a stand-alone story, but indulge yourself and check out the whole series.  You'll be so glad you did!

I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a well-written, character driven, Southern-flavored and definitely cozy mystery.

Here's a little more about the book -

When a cantankerous Sweet Briar resident ends up six feet under, the ladies of the sewing circle have to deal with a town full of suspects. With the library's budget dwindling, Tori Sinclair is forced to let go of her predecessor, and fellow sewing circle member, Dixie Dunn. After losing her job a second time, Dixie decides to volunteer for Home Fare, delivering meals to the homebound.

Less than a week after Dixie starts, her client Clyde Montgomery is found dead. The police think he died of old age, but with most of the town badgering Clyde to sell his picturesque land, his passing seems a little too convenient. Determined to prove that Clyde was murdered, Dixie asks Tori for some sleuthing assistance. But with so many Sweet Briar residents in possession of a compelling motive, the sewing circle ladies will have to needle out the truth to find the killer.

About The Author:

While spending a rainy afternoon at a friend's house more than thirty years ago, Elizabeth Lynn Casey (a.k.a. Laura Bradford) fell in love with writing over a stack of blank paper, a box of crayons, and a freshly sharpened number two pencil. From that moment forward, she never wanted to do anything else.

Today, she is the author of the bestselling Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries. She also pens the Amish Mysteries under her real name, Laura Bradford. She lives in New York with her family.

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My thanks to Berkley Prime Crime/Penguin for the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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Greg said...

Sounds like a cute book. Yeah I'm a guy and don't read many cozies, but my wife sometimes does and I get a kick out of the titles and covers sometimes. This one looks like fun...

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

It's ok to be a guy and like cozy mysteries! Some of them have really strong male characters in them!