Death Among the Doilies

Welcome to Saturday at the Melville Library ! This August we are exploring Craft Cozy Mysteries in our Book Club as we get ready for the Holiday season…. Lisa

“The perfect weekend getaway: crafting, food, and a murder or two!”—New York Times bestselling author Lynn Cahoon

For thirty-something blogger Cora Chevalier, small-town Indigo Gap, North Carolina, seems like the perfect place to reinvent her life. Shedding a stressful past as a counselor for a women’s shelter, Cora is pouring all her talents—and most of her savings—into a craft retreat business, with help from close pal and resident potter Jane Starr. Between transforming her Victorian estate into a crafter’s paradise and babysitting Jane’s daughter, the new entrepreneur has no time for distractions. Especially rumors about the murder of a local school librarian . . .

But when Jane’s fingerprints match those found at the grisly crime scene, Cora not only worries about her friend, but her own reputation. With angry townsfolk eager for justice and both Jane’s innocence and the retreat at risk, she must rely on her creative chops to unlace the truth behind the beloved librarian’s disturbing demise. Because if the killer’s patterns aren’t pinned, Cora’s handiwork could end up in stitches . 

Today’s Book Pick:

A new author and new series for me and I am very happy with my reading choice! I really like the premise of the craft shop and its retreats plus the characters are a good mix. One of the most clever things was how doilies can be upcycled. A fine reading start!

Paper Doily Covered Books 

Doilies aren’t only to be put under items as table decor. If you have old books that you don’t want anymore, why not add a touch of whimsy by painting old books and decoupaging them with doilies. Try using them as coffee table books with a twist. 

Party Decor

Doilies can be glued together to make a hanging paper ball. We like to call them the 3D HANGING DOILIES. It is an interesting idea for parties. What makes these doilies stand apart is the color and texture they have. 

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