Kelly Flynn never picked up a pair of knitting needles she liked—until she strolled into House of Lambspun. Now, in the first in a brand-new series, she learns how to knit one, purl two, and untangle the mystery behind her aunt's murder.
Sew much more: listen to another Knitting Mystery.
©2005 Maggie Sefton (P)2010 Penguin
I have read all of Maggie Sefton's 'cozy mysteries', which serve up a view of the Colorado countryside, small town life, the knitting culture and telecommuter craze. Please give us more!
I agree- give us more Sefton!! Ms. Sefton's mysteries are very easy reading and listening, but at the same time keeps one guessing. All of her books are very descriptive especially her "Knitting" series. As a knitter I wish I could find a shop like the one she describes. I especially like the reader and look for her narration in choosing an audible.
Pease obtain series 2 through 8. I've already contacted Audible and received a prompt reply as to why only two have been read. Please keep trying to get the publisher to release more.
I have all Ms. Steftons books, and they translated to audio perfectly. How can a murder mystery make me feel so calm? The discription of the yarn, the colors and the beauty she see's in the mountain's, the sky. I love them and cant waite for more to come on audio!!
Details were repeated too many times. Multiple characters but not very interesting. The story was not very interesting.
Could be good book - needs more development
Have a renewed interest in books after falling in love with audio books. I am listening to all different genres and exploring different authors.
Finally finished. Painfully slow. Not my style. Only interesting parts were last two chapters.
Yes. Performance was pleasant and not overly affected. Characters were genial.
I'd love to have more of this series on audible (currently skips from book 1 to book 9, and not searchable as a series), and I'd love to see her other series on audible, too. This is exactly the kind of book I enjoy listening to, since the only way I make time for mysteries is multi-tasking (listening while cleaning house, for example).
I feel like this book was worth maybe half a credit. It was a quick, easy listen. The narrator wasn't boring at all, and experiencing the main character learning how to knit was comforting to me as I am new to knitting as well. I felt some of the same trepidation and excitement she did about learning to knit and purl. The story was simple, though, and, at times some of the dialogue seemed too neat and didn't flow well.
I think the story stands alone fairly well. I'm not really interested in finding out more about the characters or what else happens to them in the future. They were entertaining during the story, but I don't really feel like I care about them enough to pursue more of a relationship.
This would probably be a good, light beach read, but I wouldn't recommend it if you want something to really challenge your mind and completely consume you the whole way through.
yes - if they did not own a dog..... I found the entire parts of the dogs involvement beyond disgusting. Especially for that noble breed.
Yes & No. It has some great fun, but again gets caught up in "mainstream" or rather what society expects today.
I would love to find a book again that is not only interesting, but leaves me on the edge of my seat until solved smoothly.
Nothing stands out - I am sorry.
Hmmmm. I found little truth about knitting - and that alone saddens me.
Glad I read it, not sure if I will listen to it again.
Probably not, unless I read some better reviews about her other books. Because I love cozy mysteries.
I just could not get in to the book.
It felt flat and boring.
I love cozy mysteries and if anybody has any good suggestions I would be grateful. I was hoping this was going to be a good series, I hope I'm wrong.
It could be both. One good thing, I knew from the beginning who did it and I was wrong. I enjoyed the knitting background, I enjoyed the picture of Colorado, but somehow it just wasn't satisfying. This isn't a very useful review because I can't define it. Either the dialogue was stupid or narration made it sound stupid and I can't tell you which, but it was unsatisfactory. I liked the Carl the Rottweiler, he's a great character with his golf ball filching ways, but I have to imagine that he's grown to this great hulking dog living in a condo in Washington DC with a CPA? They don't usually have a lot of spare time, maybe he went to doggie day care every day so that he didn't grow up neurotic. That's a small thing, but it's symptomatic of the way the story just didin't fall together for me. Maybe this was her first novel and they get better?
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