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Deadly Notions
Southern Sewing Circle Mystery, No 4
Elizabeth Lynn Casey

April 2011/ ISBN 978-0-425-24059-5
Mystery/ Cozy

Reviewed by Laura Hinds

Deadly Notions is the fourth book in the Southern Sewing Circle series, and this time librarian Toni Sinclair has her hands full with more than just books or sewing supplies. She’s taking on the task of party planner for the daughter of a member of the sewing circle, and really what can go wrong? Right?

Murder, that’s what goes wrong and it looks like the killer could be one of the women close to the group of sewers. While the sewing circle has pitched in to help make the party a success, there’s a diva mom who can almost guarantee that the party she has thrown was better. Except for the fact that the diva mom is now dead!

This is a really fun series for fans who love crafts, killers, and librarians. Elizabeth Lynn Casey does an excellent job of bringing the characters and the town to life. The cover art is clever too, and I enjoyed the entire book from cover to cover.

As an avid mystery reader I recognize how hard it is to come up with a unique concept, but this book succeeds. I do recommend that you read the whole series in order, but it isn’t absolutely necessary. Each book stands alone well, and leaves no loose ends hanging. The down-home southern charm resonates well and the Sweet Briar ladies of South Carolina are sweet and engaging characters who I think readers will be happy to call friends.

Reviews of other titles in this series

Deadly Notions #4
Dangerous Alterations
Reap What You Sew #6
Let It Sew #7
Remnants of Murder #8
Taken In #9


Reviewed 2011
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