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 . . .[summary from Amazon]
For fans of Mollie Cox Bryan's other series, namely the Cumberland Creek Mysteries, they can look forward to a brand new series, that is full of mystery, intrigue and interesting characters.
In Mollie Cox Bryan's new Cora Crafts Mysteries, we get introduced to Cora, who is trying to put her past behind her and starting a new life, with a new venture of hosting craft retreats. Unfortunately things turn deadly for Cora and her close friend, Jane, when Jane is accused of murder.
I simply loved this introductory book in the series. While it was initially the murder mystery that brought me into the cozy mystery genre, it's the characters and their lives that make me stay. I've never felt like I saw a mirror image of my life to another characters than I did in Death Among the Doilies. Similarly I recently put a career behind me to start a crafting venture, and I definitely feel the same way that Cora does. This similarity caused insta-love with this series. Not only had Mollie Cox Bryan written a wonderful lead character, but one that I instantly related to!!
From there my affection for the book grew, as I learnt more about Indigo Gap and the residents, and tried to solve the mystery alongside Cora and Jane, and find out who the killer is!!
Death Among the Doilies is a series that everyone is going to want to add to their shelves. While crafters will love to read about crafts, the characters and mystery will draw in every cozy mystery reader, and I'm certain that this is going to be one series that we will all be raving about for years to come!