Thursday, June 18, 2015

Yarn Over Murder by Maggie Sefton

You all know my two great passions are yarn arts and mysteries. When you combine the two it is a recipe for a very happy me. I have been reading the Knitting Mystery Series by Maggie Sefton since book one and was excited to see another part, Yarn Over Murder.

From the back of the book:

It’s early summer in Fort Connor, Colorado, and a herd of alpacas requires rescuing from a raging wildfire. Kelly Flynn and the House of Lambspun knitters may be able to save the helpless animals, but not the unexpected victim of a cold-blooded murder…

Kelly and her knitting pals were checking out the wares at the annual Wool Market—one of the largest outdoor fiber and animal fairs in Colorado—when news spread about the wildfires raging across the canyon ranches. With temperatures scorching, Kelly receives word that the alpacas of her good friend, Jayleen, are in danger. Working fast, Kelly and her pals hightail the herd to the nearby pasture of one of Jayleen’s friends—rancher Andrea Holt. But their rescue mission is interrupted by a screaming match during which Connie, a longtime employee of House of Lambspun, snaps and accuses Andrea of stealing her husband.

Days later, Andrea is found dead at her ranch—and suspicion immediately falls on Connie. Now Kelly and her friends must untangle this yarn before Connie ends up dangling by a thread…

My thoughts:

This series started out so strong and I developed a real connection with all of the characters. It has always been a real character driven series and this part was more of the same. It centered on a wildfire that was affecting the areas surrounding and approaching Kelly and her friends. 

There was a real sense of urgency about the fire that kept me turning the pages as I worried for my long time friends, plus there was the added stress of a looming murder investigation, which I knew Kelly would figure out, just like I did, and well before the end this time. 

As always in the book you will find easy to follow knitting patterns and recipes. This one also has an excerpt for the next part, Purl Up and Dies, which is available now in hardcover!  

Take some time to browse the other great mysteries available from Berkley Prime Crime. While you are there, you can sign up for the newsletter so you never miss a new release. I must warn you though, after browsing my wish list is longer than I could probably read. You can also connect with them on Twitter where can happen across a fun giveaway as well. 

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