Victoria "Tori" Sinclair is a very sweet and bright young woman, who after breaking off her engagement wanted to reclaim her life. Tori decided that she needed a change and leaving Chicago for the tiny town of Sweet Briar, South Carolina was it. Tori just did not know how big of a change she was about to get!
Tori has her work cut out for her not only as the town’s new librarian but trying to fit into the Southern way of life as well. And some of the townspeople aren’t making it any easier for her. To most folks in the small town of Sweet Briar, Tori Sinclair was in a nutshell two words: a Yankee and an outsider both they did not take to kindly too! It didn’t matter to them that she was a great librarian or that she could improve their library, because she replaced one of their own, Dixie Dunn, who in their eyes was the only librarian the town needed.
Just when Tori seems to be making some friends and joining the town’s sewing circle, her life becomes a tangled mess. Important papers and other things come up missing at the library and her front porch light bulbs disappear as fast as she replaces them. Then Tori finds herself smack-dab in the middle of a love triangle and the murder of the town’s sweetheart, Tiffany Ann Gilbert.
Now, with most of the town and the police investigator believing her guilty of murder, Tori knows she must find the true killer to save herself. Will Tori, with the help of her sewing circle ladies be able to unravel this murder mystery in time? Or will the killer find a way to sew her sleuthing up for good?
Elizabeth Lynn Casey has hit a homerun her first time at bat, with "Sew Deadly", the first book in her (Southern Sewing Circle series)! "Sew Deadly" is a marvelous mystery that takes the reader to small town existence in South Carolina where life there is anything but boring. Small town gossip, rivalries, love triangles, and even murder take on a whole new meaning in this tiny "Peyton Place"! But even with all its faults, there is a lot of good in Sweet Briar too, Southern charm and grace is in abundance as well!
You will find yourself enthralled in this breathtaking book the second you pick it up! You will be yearning to learn more about the people of Sweet Briar and Tori herself as you go along this mystery ride with them!
I am looking forward to joining Tori, the sewing circle and the town of Sweet Briar when Elizabeth Lynn Casey takes us on another mysterious adventure in "Death Threads" the second book in the (Southern Sewing Circle series) which will be released March 2, 2010!
Reviewer, Janean Sparks
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.