January 2, 2013

Sew Deadly by Elizabeth Lynn Casey (Southern Sewing Circle #1)

Title: Sew Deadly (Southern Sewing Circle#1)
Author:  Elizabeth Ann Casey             
Genre: Cozy Mystery                         
Type: Mass Market Paperback
ISBN: 9780425229101
Source: Bought
Published: Berkley Prime Crime Myster - August 4, 2009
Synopsis of book:
Ever since she moved to Sweet Briar, South Carolina, Yankee librarian Tori Sinclair has been the talk of the tiny town. But she's been so busy at work, winning over the sewing circle, and trying to forget her cheating ex that she hasn't even had time to baste together a pillow, let alone mind local gossip. Then she finds the hometown sweetheart dead at her back door...
Everyone believes the police investigator, who's just fixin' to link Tori to the murder in a love triangle gone bad. To clear her name, Tori will have to rely on her new sewing sisters and stitch together the truth- or be darned.
Why I read this book: I am a cozy mystery fan and am always wanting to try new series that I find.
What I did like: I like how the this took place in a small town. I also like how the main character is a librarian and a lot of the book took place there. One other thing I like is how there was mention of Laura Ingalls Wilder a lot in this book, she has always been one of my all time favorite authors.
Overall Impression: I liked this mystery of the town sweetheart murdered and how they tried to pin it on the new person in town. Many small towns are not very welcome to outsiders moving into their town - I speak this from experience as being a new person moving to a small town. One thing I did notice though was in the end the author chose a different was of catching the killer than most cozies I have read. In most cozies the person accused or trying to solve the crime confronts and catches the killer whereas in this book the accused figured out who did it, went to the authorities and that is pretty much the last you heard about it other than a fly by conversation about the feelings of someone close to the murderer. I am not sure I like this. I kind of like the excitement of the the person solving the crime being caught by the killer and then being rescued. I almost thought this book had more of a library feel to it than a sewing circle feel as there was not a lot about the sewing circle, but the people from the circle we main characters in this book. I know this sounds like I am bashing the book, but I am not I truly liked this book and read it in a few days. I liked how Tori and Milo seemed to connect without even trying. Lulu was one of my favorite people in this book and it was fun to watch her transform from a shy little girl to someone who is excited about reading. Margaret Louise was a hoot - she told it like it was and became a true friend to Tori. I love how Leona and Margaret gave Tori tips on living in the South. I felt bad for Tori and some of the things she had to go thru and basically alone since she was new to town. In the end all works out and the town is happy again. I am giving this book 4 stars. 

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed reading your review!

    This is a great book, and I look forward to reading more in this series.