Monday, September 5, 2016

Giveaway! Great Escapes Blog Tour: Death Among the Doilies (Cora Crafts Mystery #1) by Mollie Cox Bryan

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1211 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington (Aug. 30 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0190HGVVK

Tour Participants

September 5 – The Broke Book Bank – REVIEW
September 5 – MysteriesEtc – REVIEW
September 6 – Mallory Heart’s Cozies – REVIEW
September 6 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW
September 7 – The Power of Words – REVIEW
September 7 – The Cozy Mystery Journal – REVIEW
September 8 – Shelley’s Book Case – REVIEW
September 8 – deal sharing aunt – SPOTLIGHT
September 9 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW  
September 9 – A Date with a Book – REVIEW
September 10 – Girl Lost In a Book – REVIEW
September 11 – Ashleyz Wonderland – REVIEW
September 12 – A Blue Million Books – INTERVIEW
September 12 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – REVIEW
September 13 – The Book’s the Thing – REVIEW
September 13 – Booth Talks Books – SPOTLIGHT
September 14 – Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW
September 14 – The Girl with Book Lungs – SPOTLIGHT
September 15 – Brooke Blogs – REVIEW
September 15 – A Holland Reads – SPOTLIGHT
September 16 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – REVIEW
September 17 – LibriAmoriMiei – REVIEW
September 17 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT
September 18 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW

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Book Description

 “The perfect weekend getaway: crafting, food, and a murder or two!”—New York Times bestselling author Lynn Cahoon

For thirty-something blogger Cora Chevalier, small-town Indigo Gap, North Carolina, seems like the perfect place to reinvent her life. Shedding a stressful past as a counselor for a women’s shelter, Cora is pouring all her talents—and most of her savings—into a craft retreat business, with help from close pal and resident potter Jane Starr. Between transforming her Victorian estate into a crafter’s paradise and babysitting Jane’s daughter, the new entrepreneur has no time for distractions. Especially rumors about the murder of a local school librarian . . .

But when Jane’s fingerprints match those found at the grisly crime scene, Cora not only worries about her friend, but her own reputation. With angry townsfolk eager for justice and both Jane’s innocence and the retreat at risk, she must rely on her creative chops to unlace the truth behind the beloved librarian’s disturbing demise. Because if the killer’s patterns aren’t pinned, Cora’s handiwork could end up in stitches . . .

Praise for Mollie Cox Bryan’s Cumberland Creek Mysteries:

“Scrapbookers and hobby cozy fans will enjoy this delightful holiday escape.” —Library Journal on A Crafty Christmas“A satisfying and surprising read.”—Sheila Connolly, New York Times bestselling author on Scrapped

“Though-provoking and well-paced . . . A great story, well told!”—Juliet Blackwell, New York Times bestselling author on Scrapped“A font of ingenuity . . . superb entertainment.”—Mystery Scene magazine on Scrapbook of Secrets

Includes crafting tips!

About the Author

 Mollie Cox Bryan is the author of the Cumberland Creek Scrapbooking mystery series.  She is also author of two cookbooks, the regional bestseller Mrs. Rowe’s Little Book of Southern Pies and Mrs. Rowe’s Restaurant Cookbook: A Lifetime of Recipes from the Shenandoah Valley . An award-winning journalist and poet, she currently blogs, cooks, and scrapbooks in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband and two daughters. Scrapbook of Secrets was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel.

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My Review

Death Among the Doilies is the first book in the Cora Crafts Mystery series by author Mollie Cox Bryan. This is a great start to a new series.

The setting for this cozy mystery is delightful. Cora Chevalier who is a crafts blogger and former woman's shelter counselor, is living her dream. She has purchased a large, older home in the small town of Indigo Gap in the mountains of North Carolina. Indigo Gap is a crafty town near to Asheville. Cora has started a crafts retreat business. She lives in an apartment on the top floor of the older home she has purchased. The lower floors are devoted to a crafts retreat business. It sound simply amazing.

Cora's close friend Jane and her young daughter Boston live in the carriage house. And Ruby, a wise older woman, a herbalist lives in one of the other out buildings. Jane and Cora have both escapes stress of the past by moving to Indigo Gap but more stress soon finds them. Jane's fingerprints have been damaged by her potting and she is soon implicated in a local murder. Her partial fingerprints and her past...she shot her abusive ex-husband...cause the police to suspect her. Ruby's son Cashel is a local lawyer who takes on Jane's case.

I found Death Among the Doilies to be well written and well plotted. I enjoyed reading it. The characters in this story are all very fascinating and interesting. The book flowed and I found I read it quite quickly. The craft tips are very interesting. And I now know a lot more about brooms than I did before! The mystery aspect of the book was well done.

Highly recommend this new cozy mystery: Death Among the Doilies.



  1. Nice post! Does look like a great read. One of the things I like about cozies like this is learning new things. Whatever it may be. My sister just developed an interest in scrap booking. But I have yet to interest her in reading. Maybe this will do it. Thanks for a chance to read a new [to me] author and series. Della at

  2. Love the cover and the book sounds like a fun read.

  3. I have read one of the books in the scrapbooking series and I'm looking forward to reading "Death Among the Doilies". A crafter's retreat in a Victorian home in North Carolina sounds like a great read.

  4. I enjoy reading Mollie Cox Bryan's books. Thank you for this chance.

  5. A new to me author, thanks for the chance! Donamaekutska7@gmail"com

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  7. Sounds like another great story! Thank you for the giveaway!