Cora Chevalier and her friend, Jane, live in Indigo Gap, North Carolina. Cora has purchased the old Kildare House in town and they inherited the gray-headed, Ruby, along with the sale. The estate is huge and Ruby lives on the grounds as well as Jane and her five year old daughter, London. Cora occupies the top floor of the huge mansion and the other floors serve as a crafter’s retreat house. The story opens with Jane getting fingerprinted to become a volunteer in London’s school. Her fingerprints are checked and they are very similar to those found in the recent murder of the school librarian. Ruby sends her dashing, handsome son, Cashel, to the rescue. Cashel O’Malley is a local attorney that is enamored by Cora when they first meet. The crafter retreat opens the next day and the ladies meet their guest lecturer, Jude Sawyer, who specializes in making decorative brooms. The story gains momentum as an interesting group of ladies check in for the retreat, tempers flare and another murder takes place. I was not expecting this cozy mystery by Mollie Cox Bryan to be such a captivating story. It was funny, and unpredictable, the characters lively and never one dull moment. I would definitely recommend this series to lovers of cozy mysteries.
Death Among the Doilies by Mollie Cox Bryan will be available August 30, 2016 by Kensington Publishing Corp. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.