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.

Here you can find out more about me, purchase or find information on my books,  learn how to contact me, and find out what I’m working on now.

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Latest release for Southern Quilting Mysteries! January 17, 2017

A Southern Quilting mystery called Fall to Pieces.  Purchase here.  

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.

Latest release for Myrtle Clover Mysteries: Cooking is Murder (May 6, 2017)Cooking is Murder is Myrtle Clover book 11 by Elizabeth Spann Craig. The cover features a black cat on a kitchen counter with a bloody knife in the background.

(Myrtle Clover mystery #11)

In which Myrtle goes to cooking school–and learns more about murder than cooking!


What I’m working on now (Spring 2017)

I’m currently working on the next Southern Quilting mystery, Pressed for Time, which I plan to release this fall.

A corgi sits placidly in a living room with an ironing board off to the side. Under the ironing board is a menacing looking pill bottle and the book's title "Pressed for Time" by Elizabeth Craig underneath.

As Beatrice’s wedding day approaches, murder finds a way to make her pressed for time. 

Beatrice and Wyatt’s days are spent planning their cozy, chapel wedding. Both widowed, they mean to keep their wedding an intimate, family affair.

But everyone in Dappled Hills still wants to celebrate the happy couple. Beatrice and Wyatt find themselves at dinners, picnics, and barbeques in their honor.

When one of the festivities goes deadly wrong, Beatrice must try to unveil the killer before making her vows.

Next Myrtle Clover (early 2018): 

Sometimes taking a spin makes you crash and burn.

When a neighbor disappears, Myrtle and Miles shift gears and hit the road to search for him. They discover their neighbor slightly off the beaten track—murdered with a tire iron. Myrtle has no intention of letting the killer give them the slip. She and Miles buckle up for a race against time to find the murderer…before someone else hits a dead end.

Elizabeth Spann Craig is on Patreon.


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