Reviewer: Mary Lignor
Title: Skein of the Crime - 8th in the Knitting Mystery series
Author: Maggie Sefton
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
ISBN-13: 978-0-425-23438-9 (Hardcover)
Release Date: June 2010
Genre/Sub-genre: Cozy Mystery
Year/Setting: Present day, Colorado
Overall Rating: 4.0
Sexual Content Rating: Subtle
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: Moderate
Maggie's Website/Blog: www.maggiesefton.com
This book is the eighth book in this series featuring Kelly Flynn, an accountant and part-time snoop from an East Coast corporate CPA firm. It's a slow starter, but keep at it and you will really enjoy the mystery as I did.
It is now the Fall season in Fort Connor, Colorado, and the cool, or I should say cold, air has awakened the knitters at the House of Lambspun to start work on hats and mittens for the coming winter. There is a university in the town of Fort Connor and its continual stream of students has started. Some of them head to the shop for knitting lessons. Kelly Flynn is happy to teach them the stitches, even to Holly Kaiser, a young woman who had appeared in Kelly's yard a month earlier, a little disoriented and bewildered. Holly is known by some of the students and one of the teachers. She has a reputation but with the help of the people at the knitting crew she is trying to change her life for the better. Sadly, Holly is found dead of a drug overdose on the river trail close to Kelly's house and Kelly feels she wants to investigate this untimely death. Kelly proceeds to gather up her knitting buddies for help and they follow a line of clues that twist and turn. The knitters must work fast to unravel this crime before the perpetrator comes closer to them.
As I said, this book is a slow starter but the reader can get a lot out of it by sticking with the story. There are some sharp readers that will probably figure out whodunit early but don't give up as the story line is very catchy and there are a few surprises. I recommend this to people who are puzzle solvers. Enjoy and I'll talk to you soon.
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