Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Needle and Dread (A Southern Sewing Circle #11) by Elizabeth Lynn Casey

Some writers always hit it out of the park for me. Knowing how much I love everything I have read by Elizabeth Lynn Casey, I was pretty excited to see Needle and Dread (A Southern Sewing Circle #11) on my reading stack this month! 

From the back of the book:

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.

My thoughts:

This wasn't my first trip into this series, so I already knew and loved most of the characters. That said, if you start here, you will be able to follow along and it will not spoil any of the past stories for you. This was a fast-paced, one-sitting read.

The mystery was fun, with a lot of clues that made it fairly easy for a pro-cozy reader like me to figure out. I do like being able to solve them from time to time. There is a great humor woven in the story that I have come to love from this author.

There is a pattern and sewing tips in the back in case you need something fun to do while you wait for the next part as well! 

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