September 29, 2018

Assault and Beadery by Mollie Cox Bryan -- Review and Giveaway

Book details
Cozy Mystery 4th in Series 
Kensington (September 25, 2018) 
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 1496716442 
ISBN-13: 978-1496716446 
Digital ASIN: B078QM4V66

Book description
All of Cora Chevalier’s dreams are coming true. Since moving to Indigo Gap, North Carolina, the busy crafting maven has been blessed with a great boyfriend, a lovely home, and a booming craft retreat business. But on the eve of her first Crafty Mom’s Escape Weekend, tragedy strikes again in Indigo Gap. This time, it’s curtains for Stan Herald, the disagreeable director of the local theater group, who’s murdered on the opening night of their new production. Worse, Cora’s friend Zee is accused of the crime.

Cora is determined to prove her friend’s innocence, but Zee’s mysterious past is making that difficult. And with a list of suspects longer than a double spool of satin cording, getting a bead on the real culprit won’t be easy. With her friends Jane and Ruby at her side, Cora must string together the clues and solve Stan’s murder before the killer gives an encore performance.

Includes crafting tips!

Meet the author - Mollie Cox Bryan
Mollie Cox Bryan is the author of the Cumberland Creek Scrapbooking mystery series and the Cora Crafts 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. Visit her on the web at

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My thoughts
This is one of my go to series so I was happy to read the latest book in it. I like how crafting is included as part of the story. It is fun to see what Cora has been up to this time around. The idea of a Crafty Mom's Escape Weekend sounded like a great idea and lots of fun right up until a dead body is found. I liked that there were twists in the story as just when I thought I figured it all out there would be a twist and I was wrong. I look forward to visiting Cora and all her friends in the next series. 

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  1. Thank you for your review on "Assault and Beadery" by Mollie Cox Bryan and for being part of the book tour.

    The more I read about this book, the more excited I am at the prospect of reading it. I have it on my TBR list and would love the opportunity to read it.
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