Wedding Duress by Elizabeth Lynn Casey is the 10th book in the “Southern Sewing Circle” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley, April 2015
Librarian Tori Sinclair is tying the knot—as long as a murder doesn’t unravel her plans. . .
Tori is ecstatic to become Mrs. Milo Wentworth in a few days, but she has a lot to do before she sashays down the aisle. Favors need to be sewn, vows need to be written—and a mystifying murder needs to be solved.
When Beatrice, a fellow member of the Sweet Briar Ladies Society Sewing Circle, learns that her former nanny took a fatal fall in her new employers’ home, she suspects the death was not an accident. Now Tori’s spending her last days as a single woman untangling rumors and stitching together motives to find a killer. But can she nab a murderer and make it to the church on time?
I love it. As her upcoming wedding approaches, things should be harmonious for Tori, that is, until tension erupts among the women in her bridal party and the murder involving a visiting nanny. Tori is on the case with help from her friends and an unlikely source whose help points Tori in the right direction to unstitch a killer.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book from the beginning to a satisfying ending. I love the comfortable tone and pacing of this light-hearted whodunit that was easy to follow. The author is very adept at pulling me in and making me feel like I’m part of all the action as I eagerly awaited the wedding ceremony. The mystery was well crafted and it was fun watching all the pieces, bit by bit, fall into place and even I was surprised at the killer’s identity. This character-driven drama evokes a variety of emotions that brings this delightfully charming tale into my heart to stay. This is by far the best book in the series and I look forward to the new adventures that await Tori, Milo and their friends.