Southern Sewing Circle Mystery, No 4
Elizabeth Lynn Casey
April 2011/ ISBN 978-0-425-24059-5
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
Dangerous Alterations #5
What You Sew #6
It Sew #7
of Murder #8