Welcome! Today I’m hosting a spot on the Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for Assault & Beadery by Mollie Cox Bryan. Mollie Cox Bryan has graciously provided a guest post for today. Information about the book and author, including links to purchase and a Rafflecopter giveaway will be below the guest post.
Guest Post from Mollie Cox Bryan
I’m often asked why I’ve set my books in Indigo Gap, North Carolina. First, Indigo Gap is a fictional town made up from the many Western North Carolina towns I’ve visited. It was great fun for me to create a perfect little cozy town with street and businesses using variations of the color blue. I don’t know why, but when I think of the state and region, I think of a soft sky blue. I call it Carolina blue.
North Carolina is a beautiful state, very much like my home state of Virginia, with mountains and the beach at either end of the state. The culture of the state is slightly different in those areas. I’m interested in crafting and the region I write about has a rich heritage of crafting—quilting, knitting, jewelry and glass making, weaving. The list goes on and on.
Not that the shore doesn’t have its own culture and crafting. It certainly does. But I fell in love with those mountains one summer and it was a pull not easily ignored.
About the Book
Assault and Beadery (A Cora Crafts Mystery)
4th in Series
Kensington (September 25, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Digital ASIN: B078QM4V66
Purchase Links: Amazon – B&N – IndieBound – Kobo – BookBub
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!
About the Author
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 molliecoxbryan.com.
Website – http://molliecoxbryan.com/
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/molliecoxbryan/
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