Thursday, April 14, 2016

Book Spotlight: Needle and Dread by: Elizabeth Lynn Casey

Title: Needle and Dread
Author: Elizabeth Lynn Casey
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: A Southern Sewing Circle #11
Pages: 304
Purchase Link: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


The Sweet Briar Ladies Society Sewing Circle is needled by the death of a highly strung woman in the new mystery by the author of Wedding Duress.

Downtown Sweet Briar is now home to a new sewing shop run by one of the circle’s own. With the help and support of her fellow members, Rose is determined to make SewTastic a success, and, to that end, she decides to sponsor a series of do-it-yourself weekends for sewing enthusiasts.

But when a group arrives at SewTastic to work on a project, a loud and argumentative guest pushes everyone’s buttons. And when she winds up dead in Rose’s project room—strangled by a sewing machine power cord—it’s up to Tori and the gang to stitch together the clues before Rose’s reason for living is ripped apart at the seams.

Author Biography:

It’s not often that someone can provide visual proof of the exact moment their lifelong dream was
born. Which means I’m one of the lucky ones…

Nestled safely in the top drawer of my filing cabinet is the very first book I ever wrote—a six-page illustrated story entitled, Kidney Learns a Lesson. Looking back, I can’t help but think the more accurate title would have been, A Dream Is Born.

While Kidney (a sweetly drawn little brown bear) was learning the kind of lesson its ten-year-old creator felt noteworthy, I was falling in love with the process of writing…of creating a world that came to life beneath my pencil.

With my path chosen, I began devouring every book I could find—my earliest favorites being penned by the likes of Carolyn Keene, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Mary Higgins Clark…

Through them, I learned the joy of reading. Through my devotion to craft, I learned the joy of plotting and creating. And through my readers, I’ve learned the joy of providing a momentary escape from life—a chance to explore a new place, a new career, a new hobby, a new experience.

Because that’s what books do. They allow us to dream…

And dreaming is something I know all about.

~Elizabeth Lynn Casey

1 shout outs:

Kay Bennett said...

Thanks to you, we all get to dream and escape. When days are not the best, there is always a book as wonderful as yours. Although every day is a good one for me, your books bring an even bigger smile to my face. Thanks. Great interview