Death Among The Doilies (Cora Crafts Mystery#1) by Mollie Cox Bryan

Death Among the Doilies by Mollie Cox Bryan

From the Author of the Cumberland Creek Mystery Series, comes the first book in a new series.

Cozy Mystery Fans and Hobby and Craft readers are going to love Mollie Cox Bryan’s newest creation, the Cora Crafts Mysteries.

Cora has given so much of herself to the women’s shelter and fighting for abused women that even her doctor has advised her to find a less stressful life. When her best friend from childhood shows up at the shelter, Cora and Jane come up with an idea that just may heal them both.

Moving to Indigo Gap, North Carolina and buying a beautiful old Victorian home with a carriage house and a cottage,they intend to open a Craft Retreat. A place where women can gather and learn crafts and also heal.

Everything seems to be coming together for their first weekend retreat. Supplies are ready, food ordered and guest rooms are booked.

When the police show up to question Jane about a local murder it looks like they may open and close the same day! Cora needs this to be wrapped up quickly and the only way that is going to get done is by taking matters into her own hands. Along with Ruby, the herbalist who came with the property, and her son, they quickly get involved in some sleuthing and their suspect list just keeps getting longer.

Who would want a librarian dead? Who can be trusted and who is willing to kill again to make Cora stop her snooping?
There are plenty of motives and opportunities for murder and the characters were all unique and I wasn’t exactly sure who did it until the very end.

It was nice to see some of the Cumberland Creek characters make an appearance. That was tied together very nicely. The directions for all of the lovely crafts are in the back of the book, which I really enjoyed.

This is a series I would definitely recommend to friends! Release Date is August 30, 2016

*I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and Kensington Publishing in return for an honest review*


MOLLIE COX BRYAN, author of the Cora Crafts Mysteries and the Agatha Award-nominated Cumberland Creek mystery series, is also an award-winning journalist and poet.  She currently writes and crafts in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband and two daughters. Please visit her at, where you can sign up for her exclusive newsletter. For scrapbooking, recipes, and other crafty-freebies, join her on Pinterest at

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