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.

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)

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 (February 2017)

I’m currently working on the next Myrtle Clover mystery, Cooking is Murder, which I’m hoping will be released in early May.

The Cooking is Murder by Elizabeth Spann Craig cover features a black cat sitting on a stack of plates in a kitchen with a bloody knife nearby.

Myrtle has decided that she’s actually a very good cook. In fact, she feels she’s such a good cook that she elects to hone her skills at a cooking school.  She persuades her reluctant friend Miles to join her, convinced they both could use some inspiration in the kitchen.

This cooking school enrolls one rather loud-mouth student who quickly makes everyone fed-up. This unfortunate student, fond of telling tales out of school, learns that one man’s meat is another man’s poison.  Myrtle and Miles must use class act detecting skills to learn who’s been schooled in murder before someone else’s goose gets cooked.

Elizabeth Spann Craig is on Patreon.


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