Spring is in the air of Fort Connor, Colorado - a time of new beginnings for the House of Lambspun knitters. But for fellow knitter Jennifer's new real-estate client, it is his end. He's been murdered, and Kelly Flynn is left unraveling a tangle of clues. This may prove to be her most challenging project yet.
Sew much more: listen to another Knitting Mystery.
©2011 Maggie Sefton (P)2011 Penguin
I'm an avid knitter and have been waiting for Ms. Sefton's books to be released in audio format. I only hope more of this series is soon in audio format.
Maggie Sefton handles narrative okay, but her grasp of dialogue is non-existent. I was looking for a cozy mystery with interesting characters, a twisty plot and nothing too gruesome. Well, it's not gruesome, but it's also not interesting in the least. Imagine you gathered together a bunch of members of a cult in which no one was allowed to say anything bad to or about anyone but one not nice member. You put all the benign people around a quilt frame to sew except the bad person who was, happily, dead. That is this book, and the narrator doesn't help. Her narration does go with the book, but that's unfortunate. She keeps it so chipper and upbeat, she and the book become worse than boring--they are unforgivably, obnoxiously perky.
I am an avid knitter so was very excited to find a mystery novel with knitting woven in (excuse the mixed metaphor). However, I found the story so drawn out and boring that I can't make myself listen to the end. I can't even be bothered to skip to the last chapter to find out 'who done it'. Perhaps if you are a fan of the series and have an existing relationship with the characters you would enjoy this, but I didn't like it at all.
nothing about the book disappointed me
the next book when it is ready
no one, she is great
I loved the book
There is nothing else I have to say
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