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 for Southern Quilting Mysteries! 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.

Cruising for Murder is the 10th Myrtle Clover mystery by Elizabeth Spann CraigLatest release for Myrtle Clover Mysteries: 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!)


What I’m working on now (Fall 2016):

I’m currently writing the next Southern Quilting Mystery: Fall to Pieces:

Fall to Pieces is a Southern Quilting cozy mystery by author Elizabeth Craig

When a quilting event falls to pieces, Beatrice works to patch things up. 

Dappled Hills quilters are eagerly anticipating new events at the Patchwork Cottage quilt shop. The shop’s owner, Posy, has announced ‘Sew and Tell’ socials and a mystery quilt group project.

But one day, instead of emailed quilt instructions, the quilters receive a disturbing message about a fellow quilter. When that quilter mysteriously meets her maker, Beatrice decides to use her sleuthing skills to find the killer before more lives are cut short.

Elizabeth Spann Craig is on Patreon.


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