Cozy Mystery Author Elizabeth Spann Craig

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I’m the author of three different series–the Myrtle Clover mysteries, the Memphis Barbeque mysteries (as Riley Adams), and the Southern Quilting mysteries.

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Latest release! May 2016
Patch of Trouble

A Southern Quilting mystery called Patch of Trouble.  Purchase here.  

When it comes to solving cold cases, nothing is ever cut and dried…

Quilter Beatrice Coleman is enjoying the sleepy peace of a tranquil afternoon…until it’s interrupted by her friend, Miss Sissy. The elderly lady is making wild claims about narrowly escaping an intruder. And intruders are unusual in tiny Dappled Hills.

Miss Sissy isn’t the most reliable of witnesses, and her claims are swiftly discounted—until her mysterious intruder is found dead.

Beatrice won’t cut corners as she unravels the threads of both a murder and a puzzling disappearance from decades ago.


Newest Myrtle Clover: Murder on Opening Night, Myrtle Clover #9 (released November 2015)MurderonOpeningNight_ebook_Final

When Myrtle Clover and her friend Miles attend a play in their small town, there’s a full house on opening night.

It’s clear to Myrtle that one of the actresses is a stage hog who loves stealing the spotlight.  Nandina Marshall certainly does upstage everyone—when her murder forces an unexpected intermission.

Can Myrtle and Miles discover who was behind her final curtain call….before murder makes an encore?


What I’m working on now: Cruising for Murder  (Myrtle Clover mystery #10)

I’m enjoying writing this mystery that will be released in August 2016.  Myrtle goes on a cruise with Miles, Red, Elaine, and Jack…a cruise that mimics one that I took last summer (with the exception of a dead body or two!)


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