Macramé Murder has a fabulous fictional setting, ideal for stay-cationers reading and crafting at home but wishing they could escape to some exotic location, although hopefully far less dangerous.
Cora, the protagonist is a funny and quick-witted woman who will win you over as an irresistible character worth rooting for: “After all, helping was Cora’s thing. She had the disease to please. And that wasn’t always a bad instinct.”
Cox Bryan skillfully knits together history clippings [Madamoiselle Riego de la Blanchardiere] between snippets of much more contemporary text messages.
As well some great one-liners: “Next Marcy Grimm, she was about as interesting as a piece of dry toast.” This kind of description is so much more pithy and apt than a character’s eye color or hairstyle.
Read via NetGalley. Published by Kensington Books genre Mystery & Thrillers Pub Date 29 Aug 2017