Sew Deadly (Southern Sewing Circle Series #1)

Sew Deadly (Southern Sewing Circle Series #1)

by Elizabeth Lynn Casey
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Sew Deadly (Southern Sewing Circle Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 73 reviews.
SharonChance More than 1 year ago
Victoria "Tori" Sinclair is thrilled to begin her new job as head librarian of Sweet Briar, South Carolina's library. Not only is it a new challenge for her, its also chance to start her life over again after a devastating end to a romance. As a newcomer to town, as well as being a "Northerner," Tori is having a difficult time settling into her new home and making friends. An avid sewer, she is thrilled to be invited to join the local sewing circle, but is dismayed to discover the former librarian, the woman whose job Tori has just assumed, is also a member of the group. But the discomfort of trying to make new friends will soon be a minor inconvenience compared to what is about to turn Tori's life upside down. After finding the town's sweetheart dead behind the library, Tori is the number one suspect in the murder. Determined to find the true culprit, Tori finds understanding and help from a 3rd grade teacher, a bossy grandmother, a few of her sewing friends and a darling little girl named Lulu. Will she be able to stitch together enough clues to clear her name? "Sew Deadly" was a pure delight from start to finish. Casey captures the true essence of "Southern-ness" from the sweet tea right down to the "bless your hearts." This is such a comfortable novel that readers will feel right at home on Tori's front porch, if she can ever find a bulb for the light. And the gorgeous artwork on the cover is taken right from the description of Tori's living room - just perfect. I look forward to the next installment of this dandy series.
nab14850 More than 1 year ago
This book introduces great characters in a small southern town. The banter between the older women and the hint of romance in the younger crowd is fun and leaves a lot of room for future books. As far as the mystery, it keeps you guessing--I changed my suspect a number of times as I read on. Give it a read, it will leave you wanting the next one!
momfansler More than 1 year ago
A great start for a new series. Interesting characters with room to grow.
1946-ReadingLense More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting read for the combination of sewing and books, both of which I am in deadly earnest. This earnest and sweet Victoria (Tori), our Librarian is on her own amidst the indomitable rules of southern culture. She is thrown a curve in her devotion to creating the most wonderful and helpful Library for this small town. Amazingly enough she is encouraged to be a part of the sewing circle. It touches her heart and reinforces her memories and training at the knee of her grandmother, so she accepts the "kind" offer. The small town adventure gets so off track from her original intent. But with the crazy suspicions circulating and the dead bodies popping up her life and love of the library is certainly in danger of failure. True hearts and kindness save the day. Books and sewing live on in her life and in mine.
harstan More than 1 year ago
After seeing her fiancé with another woman at their engagement party, Tori Sinclair moved to isolated Sweet Briar, South Carolina. As the newcomer in town, the transplanted Yankee librarian knows the eyes of the world are upon her not just due to her roots; the former librarian was forced to retire so Tori stands in judgment with the Sword of Damocles hovering over her. Making matters worse, her predecessor Dixie Dunn spreads lies about Tori. At a sewing social, Diane gives Tori dirty looks and makes sarcastic comments about the new resident. Tori has a dream for a special place for children to get them to read and she gets the board's approval in spite of Dixie's caustic opposition. Tori finds the body of the town's sweetheart Tiffany Ann at her back door. Inspector Daniel McGuire leads the inquiry with Tori as his prime suspect because rumors state she is after third grade teacher Mike who the victim loved. Most of the townsfolk assume Tori is the killer as they believe all the innuendos and rumors. Tori believes she must identify the culprit before she is either arrested or run out of town. There is more than one murder for Tori to cope with; but what drives her batty is the bulb on her porch keeps disappearing; her appointment book and a slide projector vanish. The people want to know who the killer is before they allow Tori any welcome. Thus the local support cast brings realism to the plot as they seem like us. The first Southern Sewing Circle amateur sleuth is an enjoyable regional whodunit starring a reluctant heroine and the locals ready to lock her away. Harriet Klausner
bwilhoite 11 days ago
This was an excellent book! The ending was totally a surprise and I loved how I felt while reading it. Tori is a great main character. She's smart and quick on her feet. Even has a little romance. You don't even need to like sewing to enjoy this book.
Debb23 More than 1 year ago
I have to say that I had started this series in the middle and enjoy it so I am starting at the beginning now to get a little more background, and I am glad that I did. I had no problem following the other books but this gave me a deeper understanding of the characters. Tori moves to Sweet Briar, leaving behind an ex fiance and is starting over as the new head librarian. She joins a sewing circle and finds that she is not welcomed by all. Especially as things start disappearing and a dead body turns up and the police are looking at her. Tori is a likable, real person. She shows real emotions from fear, uncertainty to anger when pushed. I did figure out the murderer but it didn't matter because it was so fun getting to know the characters. I also liked how we gradually get to know the characters with their changing attitudes. You are lead along at a nice pace getting to know them with Tori. I will continue on with these earlier books until I catch up to where I am in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt this book was very shallow, boring and predictable. Characters were not easy to like and were shallow as well. I will not be reading any more books in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Onyx is locked out!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Athenian Constitution all results.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Move to res 5
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The pegasus dropped jerkily to the ground. Her aquamarine chest had dark rivulets running down it. An arrow shaft dropped to the ground. ((Get the story at 'fantasy world' res 1.))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lays on her bacon basket, and eats a piece.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
((The feels, BlackStar. You made me feel them.)) <p> Octavia: Judging by the fact that we aren't even ponies anymore... <p> Tsubaki: It's all right, they'll probably find us...
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I just said that. <br> .\_/.
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Shoots accroos the skyyyyyy ((some one said i could be one
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Roxy thinks for a second. "We're far from Equestria, that's for sure..." She stretches her wings as she thinks some more.<p> Black&star Star sighs. "He's my buddy, my partner-in-crime! What's a Star without his Cool?" (That was very emotional XD)
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From mlp. If you wanna know what i look like, look it up.
MissCozy More than 1 year ago
The characters were over dramatic and not believable. I found some of the dialogue annoying. I will probably not continue reading this series.
Tiggedy2 More than 1 year ago
SEW DEADLY, DEATH THREADS and PINNED FOR MURDER by Elizabeth Lynn Casey. I'm new to the party on this series. But the good news for me---I still have 5 more of the series in my TBR stack to enjoy! The newest being REMNANTS OF MURDER, released earlier this month. I fell in love with Tori/Victoria and the people of Sweet Briar from page one of Sew Deadly. Ms. Casey kept me guessing through all 3 stories. Not only that, she kept me laughing! Out loud at times! The members of the Sweet Briars Ladies Society Sewing Circle are different as night and day. The things they do have in common are, sewing, gossip and their strong belief in each other. Well, some stronger than others. But they always come around in the end. Tori, the town librarian, along with her fellow sewing circle members, finds herself wrapped up in one mystery after the other in these three titles. But working together there is nothing they can't do, be it a group sewing project or solving a crime. I just wish I had this group of women around in my life. Luckily, I can spend time with them on the pages! Each book includes sewing tips (Ms Casey gets some from her readers!) and a sewing pattern of the book's project. NOTE: You do not have to know sewing to enjoy these stories. And fans with book themes won't be disappointed. Plenty of time is spent in the Sweet Briar Library! I can't wait to get into the fourth in the series to see what the ladies are up to! Do yourself a this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago