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Needled To Death
A Knitting Mystery, No. 2

by Maggie Sefton

      If you read and enjoyed Knit One, Kill Two (also reviewed on this site) then get ready for another relaxing dose of knitting and sleuthing. Accountant Kelly Flynn is back from the big city and enjoying her new life in Fort Connor. Taking some tourists around Vickie Claymore's alpaca farm sounds like a pleasant activity where not much can go wrong, but discovering her friend's dead body was not on the itinerary. Suspects abound; could it be her rather prim asthmatic daughter Debbie, her cheating husband Bob, her needy cousin Jayleen, or somebody else?

After setting the scene in the first book, this tale contains plenty more plot developments as well as the whodunit. Actually, this is more of a three-finger exercise, as on the one hand Kelly knits and imparts information to the reader, while the murder investigation goes on, and Kelly settles in to her inheritance. These three elements keep the story bubbling merrily along, although the actual whodunit part could be a bit more convoluted for full enjoyment. Finding out about alpacas, the trials of knitting with round needles and how to make a really yummy blueberry pie all add to the fun of this quintessential cozy. More, please.

Reviews of other titles in this series

Knit One, Kill Two #1
Needled To Death #2
Deadly Yarn #3
Killer Stitch #4
Dyer Consequences #5
Fleece Navidad #6
Unraveled #9
Cast On, Kill Off #10
Only Skein Deep #15
Dyeing Up Loose Ends #16

The Book

Berkley Prime Crime (Penguin Group)
December 2005
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The Reviewer

Rachel A Hyde
Reviewed 2006
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