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Kelly and Megan could not be happier for their friend Allison Dubois—a young, talented, up-and-coming artist. Invited by a designer to join her New York studio, Allison is about to embark on a new life. But when Kelly and Megan arrive at Allison’s apartment to drive her to the airport, they find her dead on the floor, apparently from an overdose of sleeping pills. The poli Kelly and Megan could not be happier for their friend Allison Dubois—a young, talented, up-and-coming artist. Invited by a designer to join her New York studio, Allison is about to embark on a new life. But when Kelly and Megan arrive at Allison’s apartment to drive her to the airport, they find her dead on the floor, apparently from an overdose of sleeping pills. The police suspect suicide, but Kelly and Megan aren’t convinced.Soon Kelly discovers that while Allison’s career was on the fast-track, her social life was a mess. A bad news boyfriend, a jealous design student, and a mysterious man named Brian are all prime suspects in Kelly’s book. Now it’s up to Kelly and her crafty friends from the House of Lambspun to unravel this tightly stitched puzzle...


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Kelly and Megan could not be happier for their friend Allison Dubois—a young, talented, up-and-coming artist. Invited by a designer to join her New York studio, Allison is about to embark on a new life. But when Kelly and Megan arrive at Allison’s apartment to drive her to the airport, they find her dead on the floor, apparently from an overdose of sleeping pills. The poli Kelly and Megan could not be happier for their friend Allison Dubois—a young, talented, up-and-coming artist. Invited by a designer to join her New York studio, Allison is about to embark on a new life. But when Kelly and Megan arrive at Allison’s apartment to drive her to the airport, they find her dead on the floor, apparently from an overdose of sleeping pills. The police suspect suicide, but Kelly and Megan aren’t convinced.Soon Kelly discovers that while Allison’s career was on the fast-track, her social life was a mess. A bad news boyfriend, a jealous design student, and a mysterious man named Brian are all prime suspects in Kelly’s book. Now it’s up to Kelly and her crafty friends from the House of Lambspun to unravel this tightly stitched puzzle...

30 review for A Deadly Yarn

  1. 4 out of 5

    Bunny

    AH HA! I have figured out the trick! I have figured out a sure-fire, no fail way to enjoy these god awful books! Introducing The Knitting Mystery Books Drinking Game! Grab your favorite alcohol, and get to reading! Take a shot every time: * Kelly verbally masturbates about coffee. * Take two shots if the coffee is called "nectar". * Take three shots if the coffee is called "black gold". * Kelly's "intuition" kicks in. * Take two shots if Kelly's got a cutesy name for her intuition. i.e., "insects flyin AH HA! I have figured out the trick! I have figured out a sure-fire, no fail way to enjoy these god awful books! Introducing The Knitting Mystery Books Drinking Game! Grab your favorite alcohol, and get to reading! Take a shot every time: * Kelly verbally masturbates about coffee. * Take two shots if the coffee is called "nectar". * Take three shots if the coffee is called "black gold". * Kelly's "intuition" kicks in. * Take two shots if Kelly's got a cutesy name for her intuition. i.e., "insects flying at her", "alarm bells going off", "little birdies", "flying pianos smashing her in the head repeatedly". * Kelly does something that would make an intelligent police officer arrest her for fucking with an investigation. * Kelly's friends nag her. * Kelly's friends tell her what she should be doing with her life. * Kelly thinks she can't possibly knit a project. * Kelly or her friends "rush" into the knitting shop. * A character goes to the yarn shop, pulls out her knitting, then immediately remembers somewhere she has to be and runs out. * You see the word "teased". * A character tells another character how funny they are. * A character tells another character how wonderful they are, and the original character demures. * An idea forms in Kelly's brain. * Your eyes glaze over from not giving a fuck about Kelly's trek to get coffee. * You wonder why we're still talking about Kelly's boyfriend and wonder when the mystery part of the mystery is going to get talked about. * You contemplate burning the book in your hands. * You contemplate burning your house down for having this book on your bookshelf. Feel free to add your own! There's a possibility there's another one of these fuckers on my bookshelf, I intend to follow the drinking guide! I'll need two bottles, since the fucking coffee talk is going to take an entire bottle.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Amanda J

    The copy editor was asleep during the editing of this one, though. That got really annoying. Not enough love interest in this one, either. Other than that, I am totally hooked on all the knitting and coffee drinking. I love the gossip and chatter at the knitting shop and want to find a place like that around here. It is a light easy read, just like the 2nd one. The characters are not 'deep' or anything, but I am so tired at night, that sometimes these books are just what the doctor ordered. I do no The copy editor was asleep during the editing of this one, though. That got really annoying. Not enough love interest in this one, either. Other than that, I am totally hooked on all the knitting and coffee drinking. I love the gossip and chatter at the knitting shop and want to find a place like that around here. It is a light easy read, just like the 2nd one. The characters are not 'deep' or anything, but I am so tired at night, that sometimes these books are just what the doctor ordered. I do not find Kelly very annoying or anything. I find her dog annoying! LOL!!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    Found this confusing, with lots of spelling and grammar mistakes. Don't really know why I stayed with it, was hoping there would be some redemption in the end, but no. Even figured out who did it, and I never do! Found this confusing, with lots of spelling and grammar mistakes. Don't really know why I stayed with it, was hoping there would be some redemption in the end, but no. Even figured out who did it, and I never do!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Franci Rogers

    Ok. That was horrible. I almost didn't finish it, but I was on vacation and needed something to read. The story was lost in a sea of wishy-washy characters with zero development and the author's insistence on using people's first names in the dialog. Every. Single. Line. A kept shouting, "Use a pronoun!" No one talks like that, Maggie. Maggie, I wish you would stop using people's names in every possible place, Maggie. Ugh. It was painful. I left it by a swimming pool at in Delaware, hoping that Ok. That was horrible. I almost didn't finish it, but I was on vacation and needed something to read. The story was lost in a sea of wishy-washy characters with zero development and the author's insistence on using people's first names in the dialog. Every. Single. Line. A kept shouting, "Use a pronoun!" No one talks like that, Maggie. Maggie, I wish you would stop using people's names in every possible place, Maggie. Ugh. It was painful. I left it by a swimming pool at in Delaware, hoping that a more appreciative reader will find it. (And, of course, I have the next book in the series waiting on my bookshelf. I don't remember the first two being that awful. Maybe the next one will be better.)

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kim Galla

    I found the murder plot to be boring, had no interest in who killed Allison, and found it unbelievable that these friends who were so close to Allison knew nothing about her.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Danette

    I really like these knitting mystery books by Maggie Sefton when I am in the right mood. The main character, Kelly is easy to warm up to and all of the yarn shop talk is always inviting to me. Not much makes me happier than to picture a group of women sharing life around balls of yarn, cups of tea and loads of laughter. There's just enough mystery in each book to give interest without being overbearing when a heavy mystery is not what I am looking for. All in all they are a light, feel good, coz I really like these knitting mystery books by Maggie Sefton when I am in the right mood. The main character, Kelly is easy to warm up to and all of the yarn shop talk is always inviting to me. Not much makes me happier than to picture a group of women sharing life around balls of yarn, cups of tea and loads of laughter. There's just enough mystery in each book to give interest without being overbearing when a heavy mystery is not what I am looking for. All in all they are a light, feel good, cozy kind of read for me.

  7. 4 out of 5

    ML Blair

    These books remind me of hallmark mysteries; light and slightly impossible. But as an amateur knitter I like the fiber references.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    This is the third book in the Knitting Mystery series. Kelly and Megan are on their way to take Allison, a fiber artist, to the airport to start a prestigious internship. When they arrive, they find her dead, of an apparent overdose. Megan cannot believe that her friend would kill herself, so they begin to investigate to find out if this was murder. There are many potential suspects including jealous students and a bad boyfriend. On a personal note, Kelly is struggling with her plans to return b This is the third book in the Knitting Mystery series. Kelly and Megan are on their way to take Allison, a fiber artist, to the airport to start a prestigious internship. When they arrive, they find her dead, of an apparent overdose. Megan cannot believe that her friend would kill herself, so they begin to investigate to find out if this was murder. There are many potential suspects including jealous students and a bad boyfriend. On a personal note, Kelly is struggling with her plans to return back to corporate life and her old home or making the leap and staying. She is also just in the early stages of a relationship with Steve. Of course, knitting plays a key role in the story, and the book includes a pattern at the end.

  9. 4 out of 5

    LibraryCin

    A friend of Kelly’s is moving from Colorado to New York to further her artist career, but on the morning another friend, Megan, is supposed to pick her up to get her to the airport, she is found dead. Kelly and Megan begin sleuthing to find out who killed Allison (though Kelly has been warned against sticking her nose in before!). It was ok. A quick read. I think this is where I’ll stop with this series, though. The mystery was fine for me, but I was quite bored with Kelly’s personal issues/deci A friend of Kelly’s is moving from Colorado to New York to further her artist career, but on the morning another friend, Megan, is supposed to pick her up to get her to the airport, she is found dead. Kelly and Megan begin sleuthing to find out who killed Allison (though Kelly has been warned against sticking her nose in before!). It was ok. A quick read. I think this is where I’ll stop with this series, though. The mystery was fine for me, but I was quite bored with Kelly’s personal issues/decisions/life. I thought the author did a nice job with her descriptions of Colorado, though. There are plenty of cozy mysteries out there, but this series has lost my interest.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lain

    I have to admit, if this series weren't about knitting, I probably wouldn't keep reading it. This book seemed to be the most poorly edited of the three so far -- several typos in the text, and errors in plot that should have been caught but weren't. Kelly and her friends just aren't real people to me -- more "Betty and Veronica," where they are two-dimensional, with no real depth or interest. The plot was slightly interesting but not all that compelling. Just didn't hook me (no pun intended). St I have to admit, if this series weren't about knitting, I probably wouldn't keep reading it. This book seemed to be the most poorly edited of the three so far -- several typos in the text, and errors in plot that should have been caught but weren't. Kelly and her friends just aren't real people to me -- more "Betty and Veronica," where they are two-dimensional, with no real depth or interest. The plot was slightly interesting but not all that compelling. Just didn't hook me (no pun intended). Still, as long as it's about knitting, I'll keep reading.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Savannah

    A cozy for the airplane. Would have been better, when writing a knitting-based plot, to have actually known something about knitting.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Vickie

    This one has been sitting on Mt Git'r'Read for a long while. I am rehabbing from hip replacement and perfect for reading time and clear the shelves. So I finished this. I read the first one a long while back, really didn't think I'd get back to this series. Found this on the shelf on the cozy stack and decided to try again. It's good, not great. Good enough to finish but not to get any more in the series. If I find more on the shelf, I'll put it in the donate pile. The premise is good. Woman mov This one has been sitting on Mt Git'r'Read for a long while. I am rehabbing from hip replacement and perfect for reading time and clear the shelves. So I finished this. I read the first one a long while back, really didn't think I'd get back to this series. Found this on the shelf on the cozy stack and decided to try again. It's good, not great. Good enough to finish but not to get any more in the series. If I find more on the shelf, I'll put it in the donate pile. The premise is good. Woman moves to a college town in Colorado because of an inheritance. She finds a knitting shop full of women who want to be friends and murders that need investigating. What I like is the closeness of the friendships and how they support each other in their small businesses and times of sorrow and happiness. I love the idea of ranches, raising alpacas, spinning wool, knitting...all that was swell. What I had a hard time with are the varying ways the main character talks about working and how much work is waiting for her but actually only is in the knitting shop or out sleuthing. The fact that the cops let her is amazing, especially when she holds onto evidence. And she rarely strolls or walks. She 'scurries', 'skips', 'slides', 'races', all those types of fast movement. Which isn't too surprising with the amount of black coffee she drinks. This one is just not my cuppa....

  13. 4 out of 5

    quinnster

    Quick cozy read. My only real complaint is how much Kelly complains about how much work she has and how little sleep she's getting while she spends an entire day questioning people hours away from her home office all day. I know solving a murder is very important, but ugh! But I do love the little knitting lessons that happen here and there and the friends Kelly is surrounded with. Quick cozy read. My only real complaint is how much Kelly complains about how much work she has and how little sleep she's getting while she spends an entire day questioning people hours away from her home office all day. I know solving a murder is very important, but ugh! But I do love the little knitting lessons that happen here and there and the friends Kelly is surrounded with.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Ewa

    I liked earlier books from this series better, this one seemed slower and more boring

  15. 4 out of 5

    Teresa

    This is the third installment in the Knitting Mystery Series by Maggie Sefton. The first is Knit One, Kill Two, and the second is Needled to Death. The series is centered around Kelly Flynn and a group of ladies who spend a great deal of time together at the local knitting shop. Kelly returned to Fort Connor to wrap up her aunt’s estate in Knit One, Kill Two and hasn’t quite made it back home to D.C. She is slowly building a life in Fort Connor but hasn’t actually acknowledged the fact. This inst This is the third installment in the Knitting Mystery Series by Maggie Sefton. The first is Knit One, Kill Two, and the second is Needled to Death. The series is centered around Kelly Flynn and a group of ladies who spend a great deal of time together at the local knitting shop. Kelly returned to Fort Connor to wrap up her aunt’s estate in Knit One, Kill Two and hasn’t quite made it back home to D.C. She is slowly building a life in Fort Connor but hasn’t actually acknowledged the fact. This installment introduces a new character, Allison. Allison is moving to New York to begin an apprenticeship with a designer when she is found dead in her apartment. In an effort to feel more at peace with the loss of her friend, Kelly makes it her business to help the police solve the crime. Kelly spends a great deal of time asking questions and “sleuthing” in order to feed tidbits of information to the police. Like the previous installments, the whodunit was fairly obvious. Make no mistake about it, this series is most definitely brain candy. It is sometimes exceedingly sweet. One of the things that really bugged me about this installment was the number of grammar, spelling, typographical, and just plain simple mistakes that were within the text. I am by no means a grammar guru so I rarely comment on such things, but these were just making me crazy. I picked up the series because Maggie Sefton is a local author. I’ve continued to read it because the fictional town of Fort Connor is based on our town. Maggie often references local spots, some of the names are fictionalized and some are not. It is kind of fun to see those references. These women have such a great time sitting around their table working on their various projects that I want to learn how to knit as well. If you want an escape from your daily routine and don’t mind a few references to Kelly’s “accounting lobe” or “frothy yarn” then you might enjoy picking up A Deadly Yarn. Since it is part of a series I would suggest starting at the beginning to get some of the back story on the characters, this one doesn’t work well as a standalone. If you are looking for a great deal of intrigue and suspense I’d suggest trying something else.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Ingrid

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this serial novelist, given that they are murder mysteries and knitting themed. I have read a few other knitting related serial novels, a cross-stitch mystery, and a bunch of other serial mystery novels. The majority of them are poorly written and do not have a plot or characters that hold my attention or keep me guessing. While I did figure out "who did it" early on, I enjoyed reading this book. The characters are around my age and for once the writing about kn I wasn't sure what to expect from this serial novelist, given that they are murder mysteries and knitting themed. I have read a few other knitting related serial novels, a cross-stitch mystery, and a bunch of other serial mystery novels. The majority of them are poorly written and do not have a plot or characters that hold my attention or keep me guessing. While I did figure out "who did it" early on, I enjoyed reading this book. The characters are around my age and for once the writing about knitting made sense. Yes, there was excessive use of descriptive words, yes, some of them were romantic or schmaltzy, but it didn't bother me enough to stop or to throw the book across the room every time I picked it up. Usually I plow through books I hate because I dislike unfinished reads. I think I'll now go back and read the two earlier books in this series.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Maria Elmvang

    I was in the mood for a cozy read, and I knew that despite being a murder mystery, this series has actually fit the bill quite nicely so far, so I saw no reason why the next book should be any different. Fortunately it delivered as expected, and I greatly enjoyed being back with Kelly, Mimi and the others. There was less actual knitting-related in this book than in the two previous ones, but that bothered me less than I would have anticipated. Even though the setup to the murders is getting incre I was in the mood for a cozy read, and I knew that despite being a murder mystery, this series has actually fit the bill quite nicely so far, so I saw no reason why the next book should be any different. Fortunately it delivered as expected, and I greatly enjoyed being back with Kelly, Mimi and the others. There was less actual knitting-related in this book than in the two previous ones, but that bothered me less than I would have anticipated. Even though the setup to the murders is getting increasingly ridiculous, the actual sleuthing in this one was a lot more well thought out and realistic and in the two first books. I hope Maggie Sefton can keep this up! I appreciate that Kelly isn't trying to work against the cops, but actually relates her findings to them as appropriate.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Alice

    I enjoy these cozy mysteries because of the characters and the setting. And I secretly have knitting envy. I cannot knit, have never knitted and have no idea how to even begin to start. But I really want to! So I can live vicariously through the characters in the series and enjoy their camaraderie over their shared love of the craft. The solutions to the mysteries in this series always seem to come a little too soon, though, so I wouldn't classify the Knitting Mysteries among the best of the coz I enjoy these cozy mysteries because of the characters and the setting. And I secretly have knitting envy. I cannot knit, have never knitted and have no idea how to even begin to start. But I really want to! So I can live vicariously through the characters in the series and enjoy their camaraderie over their shared love of the craft. The solutions to the mysteries in this series always seem to come a little too soon, though, so I wouldn't classify the Knitting Mysteries among the best of the cozies. But I really do enjoy them for light, fun reading.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Babs

    I love Kelly and all her friends in Colorado. Kelly always finds herself investigating some type of murder around her. The series is funny as well as a mystery. We get to see more and more of her friends and her soon to be boyfriend Steve. A good book to curl up with hot cocoa and read.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    Another good book in the series. Kelly is forming great friendships in Colorado and has decided to stay. In between knitting, being with her friends, working as an accountant, and starting new business ventures; Kelly sleuths and solves the murder mystery. I am enjoying this series.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jane

    Absolutely awful. Don't even bother picking it up. Absolutely awful. Don't even bother picking it up.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    These are such a guilty pleasure. I really don't think they are good books - but I always look forward to them because of the knitting aspect. These are such a guilty pleasure. I really don't think they are good books - but I always look forward to them because of the knitting aspect.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Mom2jngncna~ Stephannie

    this was murder.........

  24. 4 out of 5

    Rachelle

    These are poorly written books and I'm stopping at number 3. These are poorly written books and I'm stopping at number 3.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Bess

    I wish there was an option for 2.5... it's decidedly ok. If you like cozy mysteries, (i.e., mysteries where murder occurs off-stage and isn't described in gruesome detail, and the investigation doesn't bring up any really gruesome/horrifying details), this is a decent one. I was unsure who the murderer was until late into the story, and then I was unsure how the murderer would be caught. The pacing wasn't ideal, the tension dissolved a little too early. It's no Agatha Christie, but then no one el I wish there was an option for 2.5... it's decidedly ok. If you like cozy mysteries, (i.e., mysteries where murder occurs off-stage and isn't described in gruesome detail, and the investigation doesn't bring up any really gruesome/horrifying details), this is a decent one. I was unsure who the murderer was until late into the story, and then I was unsure how the murderer would be caught. The pacing wasn't ideal, the tension dissolved a little too early. It's no Agatha Christie, but then no one else is that good IMHO. This series is my first dabble into knitting-themed novels. This author indulges in a lot of detailed descriptions of wonderful yarns and delicious foods. There are a lot of quips about knitting projects and knitter behaviors that hold a lot of verisimilitude to this knitter. I find that enjoyable, though it is a bit at odds with the spareness of description of every other detail in the novel. The spareness of detail is really only an issue at the emotional level. It is in part hindered by the audiobook reader who seems to only manage emotional tones of jovial, warm, or mildly friendly - which is lovely for books centered around a knitting shop... but gets a little weird when we're focusing on characters that should be sad or distraught because a friend got murdered. But the author didn't give the reader much to go on for emotional descriptions, so I'm going to say the fault is 50-50. Where the author really gets bad marks from me for failing to properly address emotional tone is (view spoiler)[ in the scene where the POV character Kelly is on a date with Steve and he kisses her. I have several problems with this scene. 1) I didn't realize until that moment that this couple has never kissed despite going on weekly dates for months. WTF???? really? this modern woman is 28, had a previous boyfriend IIRC in the first book, and has delayed kissing for this long for no particular reason? That's an exception that should be mentioned. I mean, this is a modern-day setting, and it is never mentioned that she is of a strict religious order (which would be fine, but that is not on the table at all). Nor is this described as a purposefully platonic relationship. No celibacy, no orientation mismatch. No emotional hurdle to clear before we get serious. No explanation is given at all. The dates are never fully detailed in this or the previous books, but these two characters are regularly going on solo dates to nice restaurants with what was couched vaguely in previous books as romantic interest. 2) When the dude leans in for this swift kiss, the only thing the POV character thinks afterward is something like 'I'm not ready to think about this right now'. Ok fine, don't 'think', but don't you feel anything???!!?? I get that this is not a romantic novel, but it is presumably a human-centric novel and humans have feelings. Kisses have emotional impact, even platonic ones convey feelings. The reaction is unrealistically tepid. There's no warmth, joy, desire, heat, passion, tingling, shame, revulsion, anxiety, ickiness, ennui anything??? His reaction is not much better: 'it seemed like the right thing to do' delivered without any veiled passionate looks, no particular warmth, no hint at wanting more, no hint that it was a mistake not to be repeated. Even "meh" is a feeling! This is what it sounds like when two wooden posts lean together, not two humans who shared a first, swift kiss. (hide spoiler)] That emotional description issue is so irksome, I don't know if I'm coming back for another book. That said, as much as I like knitting, and cozy mysteries, I'll probably come eventually come around. I need to ask around my knitting group to see if there are other novels/series that would satisfy the "knitting novel" category better.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Marita

    While I enjoyed the third installment of the Knitting Mystery Series, it isn’t my favorite. There were a couple of plot development points that I felt were rushed, in addition, I felt the instantaneous relationship between Kelly, Jennifer, and the supporting character Eugene Tolliver was unrealistic. Maybe this is colored by my own life experiences, I just don’t believe that people have that type of sudden familiarity in a friendship. That point aside, this was the first time my immediate guess While I enjoyed the third installment of the Knitting Mystery Series, it isn’t my favorite. There were a couple of plot development points that I felt were rushed, in addition, I felt the instantaneous relationship between Kelly, Jennifer, and the supporting character Eugene Tolliver was unrealistic. Maybe this is colored by my own life experiences, I just don’t believe that people have that type of sudden familiarity in a friendship. That point aside, this was the first time my immediate guess of the murderer’s identity was correct. So having the experience of feeling like I knew who did it, then being given more and more evidence that I was correct, may have negatively impacted my enjoyment of the book. I much prefer it when I am proven wrong or am completely surprised. Regardless, the negative impact was minimal, because I thoroughly enjoyed reading the further development of the friendships between our main character Kelly and the people in her knitting circle. Also enjoyable was the development of Kelly’s sleuthing skills, she is really becoming a creative amateur detective. Further, I wholeheartedly rooted for the progression of Kelly and Steve’s relationship. Like the rest of Kelly’s new circle of friends, I am excited about the decisions she’s made pertaining to her life in Fort Connor. Overall this was a good installment in the series, the presentation of the crime, and how Kelly, our central character once again gets involved was believable and not outside the realm of what could happen to anybody. The few parts that I did not enjoy or had a problem with, will not deter me from continuing in my journey through the Knitting Mystery Series.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Brandi

    Another installment in this knitting cozy series. I've been trying to figure out what it is with this series that doesn't sit well with me. I just realized it's not cozy enough for me. And I don't like the main character Kelly all that much. I enjoy the setting, most of the cast of characters around Kelly, but I'm not jazzed by her and her life. This story started out in a completely different location and I thought it would stay that way, but it returned back to Colorado, which I was a bit let dow Another installment in this knitting cozy series. I've been trying to figure out what it is with this series that doesn't sit well with me. I just realized it's not cozy enough for me. And I don't like the main character Kelly all that much. I enjoy the setting, most of the cast of characters around Kelly, but I'm not jazzed by her and her life. This story started out in a completely different location and I thought it would stay that way, but it returned back to Colorado, which I was a bit let down by. The victim in this book is a character we hadn't yet seen, but it apparently so super close to Kelly and her Lambspun buddies. What?! Talk about jarring. And while the titles in this series are clever enough, they just aren't as connected to the story as I desire. Overall, ok. I'll keep plugging away at this series, but not sure for how long. I still own at least 3 of them! Sigh.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Angela

    I wanted to love this because so shout out to fiber arts! When I first started it was ok. By the end, I was rolling my eyes wishing it was over. Firstly, there were so many errors that an editor should have caught. Then again, maybe the editor was just as annoyed with this book as I was and just gave up. I honestly laughed aloud when Kelly said that "...Kimberly's death was not a suicide at all." TO KIMBERLY! That and I don't know about most other people, but symbols draw my eye. When I saw "pro I wanted to love this because so shout out to fiber arts! When I first started it was ok. By the end, I was rolling my eyes wishing it was over. Firstly, there were so many errors that an editor should have caught. Then again, maybe the editor was just as annoyed with this book as I was and just gave up. I honestly laughed aloud when Kelly said that "...Kimberly's death was not a suicide at all." TO KIMBERLY! That and I don't know about most other people, but symbols draw my eye. When I saw "protÇgÇes" instead of "protégés" I wanted to throw the book across the room. Secondly, oh my goodness so much repetition. How many times do we need to hear that Kelly loves coffee, that the snow is coming, that Kelly's friends know she a major "sleuth," that Carl chases the damn squirrels be cause he's a fricken dog, etc. We get it! I'm sad that a fiber arts book I really wanted to love ended up being so, so awful!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Linda C

    Kelly Flynn and her friend, Megan, are helping their young artist friend, Allison, pack up her apartment before leaving for a 6 month internship with a NYC designer. However, when they arrive at her place to pick her up to go to the airport, they discover her body instead. She perished from an overdose of sleeping pills. Kelly and Megan can't believe it is suicide and start doing some sleuthing on their own. They turn up a few people with grudges against Allison. By feeding the tidbits they unco Kelly Flynn and her friend, Megan, are helping their young artist friend, Allison, pack up her apartment before leaving for a 6 month internship with a NYC designer. However, when they arrive at her place to pick her up to go to the airport, they discover her body instead. She perished from an overdose of sleeping pills. Kelly and Megan can't believe it is suicide and start doing some sleuthing on their own. They turn up a few people with grudges against Allison. By feeding the tidbits they uncover to the police they are able to get the case opened as a possible homicide. Along with the sleuthing Kelly has some life and career decisions to make based around her inheritance and the pressure of trying to maintain her long distance corporate CPA position. I like Kelly. She's forthright and logical; a character I am looking forward to reading more stories about.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Pat Timpanaro

    I'm really enjoying this series. As I've said before, sometimes it is good to read an easy book, one that is just fun. The kind of book that isn't a good book group book because there's not a lot to talk about, but one that gives pleasure while reading. This is the third book in the series and the knitting references still are not forced. In a lot of cozy mysteries, the amateur sleuth puts him/herself in danger, but Kelly, the protagonist of this series, figures out what's going on, then tells her I'm really enjoying this series. As I've said before, sometimes it is good to read an easy book, one that is just fun. The kind of book that isn't a good book group book because there's not a lot to talk about, but one that gives pleasure while reading. This is the third book in the series and the knitting references still are not forced. In a lot of cozy mysteries, the amateur sleuth puts him/herself in danger, but Kelly, the protagonist of this series, figures out what's going on, then tells her friend the retired cop and lets him take care of having professionals deal with the bad guy. Another thing I like is that Kelly is realistic about life, money, etc. So many times in fiction, I find myself shaking my head and wondering what world the characters live in. The world of these books is very much like the one where I live.

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