A Killer Stitch
Knitting Mysteries #4
by Maggie Sefton
This is the fourth installment in the knitting series comprised of
Knit One, Kill Two,
Needled To Death, and
A Deadly Yarn (also reviewed on this site).
The latest thing at House of Lambspun is spinning classes, and taking them is the adept but shy Lucy Adair.
Accountant Kelly Flynn isn’t taking part, but she loves working from home and her new life in sleepy Fort Connor.
Everything starts to fray like an old knitted jersey when Lucy’s fiancé is murdered. Sleuth Kelly soon discovers
that alpaca rancher Derek had something of a reputation, and suspects start appearing thick and fast.
As usual, there is plenty to enjoy in this quintessential cozy. Packed
in here are the multiple delights of snowy Colorado, the company
of good friends, the antics of a cute pet, knitting patterns, and
recipes, preparations for Christmas, romance, and a murder, of course.
The latter is somewhat linear after the tortuous plot of A Deadly
Yarn, and despite my enjoyment, I felt that this was the weakest
entry so far in what is a good series. I wanted more crime with
the coziness, more plot, and more sleuthing. Bubbling under throughout
is the main plot of book five, involving the ranch that took center
stage in an earlier novel. I felt that this plot could have been
combined with that of dead Derek to great effect, but instead it
is a taster for the next book. This aside, settle back in front
of a cracking fire and enjoy the company of Kelly and co.
of other titles in this series
One, Kill Two #1
To Death #2
Kill Off #10
Up Loose Ends #16
Berkley Prime Crime (Penguin Group)|
1 May 2007|
Mystery / Cozy Contemporary, Colorado|
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