Series: A Knitting Mystery #1
Author: Maggie Sefton
Publish Date: June 2005
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Source: borrowed from Library
About the Book:
Despite the fact that her aunt was an expert knitter, Kelly Flynn never picked up a pair 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. — Kelly Flynn would be the first to admit her life in Washington, D.C., is a little on the dull side. But coming back to Colorado for her beloved aunt’s funeral wasn’t the kind of excitement she was seeking. The police are convinced that her Aunt Helen’s death was the result of a burglary gone bad, but for the accountant in Kelly, things just aren’t adding up. After all, why would her sensible, sixty-eight-year-old aunt borrow $20,000 just days before her death? With the help of the knitting regulars at House of Lambspun, Kelly’s about to get a few lessons in cranking out a sumptuously colored scarf -- and in luring a killer out of hiding…
I know I’m late to this series, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. What a great, friendly feel from the moment Kelly entered town and the House of Lambspun. I enjoyed the story of how she made friends with Lizzie, Martha, Jennifer, Mimi and Megan. They were also very quick in helping her get to know Steve.
The mystery was tangled and woven very well. I don’t think I had a clue. Lots of suspects and possible avenues, but I don’t think I was ever able to click them all together until the very end. Burt became a very good friend and I loved how he helped her keep her feet on the ground as she was thinking through the clues.
I also loved the yarn shop. The way the author describes the touching and the feeling of all the yarn was awesome. Made me feel it the same. I definitely am like Kelly and have to feel the various yarns. Looking at them just doesn’t do it justice.
I will definitely continue with this series. So excited!