Sunday, September 18, 2016

Review: Death Among The Dollies by: Mollie Cox Bryan

Title: Death Among The Doilies
Author: Mollie Cox Bryan
Publisher: Kensington
Series: Cora Crafts Mystery #1
Pages: 320
Format: NetGalley e-book ARC
Source: GEBT & Kensington


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 . . .

My Thoughts:

Cora Chevalier lives in small town Indigo Gap, working on setting up a retreat for crafters, not long into this her roommate Jane Starr who winds up in deep trouble when a librarian winds up dead two weeks prior and Jane's prints are at the scene now Jane has to defend herself, will the town boycott her or believe her?  Will Jane's past with her husband Neil be a problem that keeps haunting Jane or will Jane be stuck in her past forever? It doesn't take long before the town finds out Jane is a person of interest but what is her connection to the school librarian?

This book was full of so much you learn in this what Jane had gone through with her ex-husband and the choices she made along with learning about the librarian Sarah Waters and her family and their issues.  With so much going on and that to the retreat going on and Cora and Jane re-evaluating the type of people they allow at the retreat.  I really enjoyed it and found it a different change from the food themed cozies out there I often find the ones pertaining to crafts, sewing etc are so much fun as you learn about the characters passions and who prefers what type of craft.  Can't wait to see what is next for Cora, Ruby, Jane and Landon Jane's young daughter!

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diannekc said...

"Death Among the Doilies" sounds like a fascinating read. A craft retreat and a murder makes for a great story.

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