Macramé Murder by Mollie Cox Bryan is the third book in the “Cora Crafts” mystery series. Publisher: Kensington, August 2017

As the head of a bustling crafting retreat, Cora Chevalier could use a break of her own. So she and her creative cohorts temporarily swap small-town Indigo Gap for the Sea Glass Island Craft Retreat, where they teach classes and create beachy crafts like shell mosaics and sea glass chimes. Cora and her boyfriend Adrian are enchanted by their surroundings—especially the stunning wedding and blissful newlyweds they encounter on the beach. But awe becomes shock when the bride turns up dead the next day . . .

The woman’s death appears to be the result of a severe jellyfish sting. But when it’s revealed that she was murdered and Adrian becomes a suspect, Cora must hitch the real culprit to the crime—and fast. Because it just might take everything she has to crack a case more twisted than her most complex macramé knot!

Includes crafting tips!

This time the main characters are taken out of their normal element in a new setting where all seem glorious until murder lands at their feet. This well-crafted mystery grabbed my attention immediately and quickly became a page turner. The comfortable tone and pacing made for an easy and fun read that I could not put down until the last chapter was read and boy did it leave a smile on my face. The author knows how to set up a murder mystery with strategically placed clues, and a few twists and turns that enriched the telling of this tale. Bonus to me was watching Cora and Adrian’s relationship grow amid this latest entanglement of murder. Once again, Mollie has created an enticingly entertaining story and I look forward to the next book in this delightfully endearing series.

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