Sew Deadly is the first book in the Southern Sewing Circle Mystery Series by Elizabeth Lynn Casey
Publisher: Berkley (August 2009)
From: goodreads.com ~ Ever since she moved to Sweet Briar, South Carolina, Yankee librarian Tori Sinclair has been the talk of the tiny town. But she’s been so busy at work, winning over the sewing circle, and trying to forget her cheating ex that she hasn’t even had time to baste together a pillow, let alone mind local gossip. Then she finds the hometown sweetheart dead at her back door…Everyone believes the police investigator, who’s just fixin’ to link Tori to the murder in a love triangle gone bad. To clear her name, Tori will have to rely on her new sewing sisters and stitch together the truth- or be darned.
My review: As Tori gets familiar with her new librarian job in Sweet Briar, she finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. Some of the people that Tori is getting to know in this small town thinks that she is the killer, and Tori gets frustrated trying to prove them wrong. But, as she is trying to figure out who the murderer is, she is also focusing on putting together a childrens room in the town’s library. The idea for the childrens room is something that she has been thinking of for a long time, and she is anxious for it to be finished, it will include murals on the wall and costumes sewn by the ladies in the Sewing Circle.
Tori enjoys getting to know the different customs and sayings in the South, and the ladies of the Sewing Circle teach her different “lessons” on learning how to understand and communicate in the “Southern Way”.
While Tori gets to know Milo (one of the teachers in the community), they start a friendship and he helps her to figure out clues and suspects. I see the start of a romance between the two of them.
One of my favorite quotes from the book – “Let the sewing quiet your heart and your mind”
Im looking forward to reading more of this series!
There are currently 7 books in this series, with # 8 – REMNANTS OF MURDER being released in August 2013.
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This author also writes Amish mysteries under the name Laura Bradford