have read every book in the Knitting Mystery series by Maggie
Sefton. I wasn’t at all sure what to expect of the 16th
book in the series, and I’m still not all that sure
of what I got.
Flynn will ultimately, as in previous books, put her sleuthing
skills to work to find the killer of cafe waitress Julie.
Julie is found dead in her car, but not until a little more
than half-way through the book. Before that, the first 50
odd pages are a rehash of many previous murders that Kelly
and her friends have solved over the years. That made for
an impatient reader in my case. On the other hand, if someone
is new to the series, or has only read some of the books,
it provides a solid background and may tempt readers to get
others in the series.
With all that
said, it was interesting that there was a fast forward in
play here, as Kelly and Steve’s son is now four-years-old,
and he was just born in the previous book. I was intrigued
to read about what the regular characters have been up to
and how their lives had changed. I immediately wondered how
things could have carried on for four years without a murder,
and think that if there are any more books in this series—and
I suspect this is the last one because of the title-- it would
pique my curiosity to have stories of what really went on
during the missing time.
asking myself am I satisfied with this book? Is it the final
book? I am honestly not sure what the answers are to either
question. Yet I can say that I read it all because I was deeply
curious about how the Lambspun gang was doing, and I liked
this book much more than the last one.
wholeheartedly recommend this to readers already familiar
with the series, and I hope that it will whet the appetites
of new readers to go back and read all of the previous fifteen
of other titles in this series
One, Kill Two #1
To Death #2
On, Kill Off #10
Skein Deep #15
Up Loose Ends #16