Denison and Wally Boyd are finally on their honeymoon. Skye
really doesn't expect to see anyone she knows aboard this
cruise ship. So why does she think she saw her mother, May,
boarding? The newlyweds spend time alone – but the thought
of her mom on her honeymoon cruise is really bothering Skye.
Things go from bad to worse when she figures out that May
has managed to get them on the same cruise she is on with
her knitting group for the U-Knitted Nations tour. A blowup
between May and the Knitting tour director Guinevere Stallings
has Skye babysitting her mother. After a morning playing bingo,
Skye goes looking for her mother. The knitting group has dispersed
and the room is empty. Or is it? A thud and a crash brings
Skye to find Guinevere on the ground with knitting needles
in her throat. Skye knows better than to removes the needles.
She tries to stop the blood loss. Unfortunately, we have one
dead knitter. If Skye doesn't find the real killer, she could
end up as a prime suspect.
to ponder: What happened to Pearl - the original tour leader?
Why does Guinevere need to be on this cruise? What did May
and Guinevere argue about?
seventeenth in the Scumble River mystery series is fresh and
as readable as the first in this wonderful series. I was wary
when I started reading this book. A Scumble River Mystery
should take place in Scumble River. This one takes place on
Skye and Wally's honeymoon aboard the Diamond Countess Cruise
ship. Denise Swanson is a genius. She has figured out a way
to have several key people from Scumble River aboard the ship
with Skye and Wally. It made for a fun romp on the high seas.
The story is well-plotted and I did not put it down until
I had finished it. The pages were almost turning themselves.
I had to find out whodunit. Denise Swanson has delivered a
delightful treat for cozy mystery readers. I can't wait to
read the next one – Denise please write fast. So, if
you like your mystery with an ocean view, then you should
be reading Murder of a Needled Knitter.
of other titles in this series
Murder of a Small Town Honey, # 1 [review]
Murder of a Sweet Old Lady, # 2 [review]
Murder of a Sleeping Beauty, # 3 [review]
Murder of a Snake in the Grass, # 4 [review]
Murder of a Pink Elephant, # 6 [review]
Murder of a Smart Cookie, # 7 [review]
Murder of a Real Bad Boy, # 8 [review]
Murder of a Botoxed Blonde, # 9 [review]--Thanksgiving
Murder of a Chocolate-Covered Cherry, # 10 [review]
Murder of a Royal Pain, # 11 [review]
Murder of a Wedding Belle, # 12 [review]
of a Creped Suzette, # 14 [review]
Murder of the Cat’s Meow #15 [review]
Murder of a Stacked Librarian #16 [review]
Murder of a Needled Knitter #17 [review]