Sunday, July 19, 2015

Hooked on Ewe by Hannah Reed

Yarns!! You just know as soon as I saw the title of the second book in the Scottish Highlands Mystery series by Hannah Reed was, Hooked on Ewe, I had to have it and read it... right now. Mysteries and yarn just seem to be so perfect.

From the back of the book:

In national bestselling author Hannah Reed’s latest Scottish Highlands mystery, aspiring romance novelist Eden Elliott discovers the landscape isn’t the only thing that’s dramatic when a local woman is done in...

It’s early September in Glenkillen, Scotland, when American expat (and budding romance novelist) Eden Elliott is recruited by the local inspector to act as a special constable. Fortunately, it’s in name only, since not much happens in Glenkillen.

For now Eden has her hands full with other things: preparing for the sheepdog trial on the MacBride farm—a fundraiser for the local hospice—and helping her friend Vicki with her first yarn club skein-of-the-month deliveries. Everything seems to be coming together—until the head of the welcoming committee is found strangled to death with a club member’s yarn.

Now Eden feels compelled to honor her commitment as constable and herd together the clues, figure out which ones are dogs, and which ones will lead to a ruthless killer . . .

My thoughts:

First off, I love all things yarn, and the idea of a yarn of the month club with hand-spun and dyed yarns is just fabulous! Eden was a really fun and realistic character and her supporting cast was full of quirky personalities. I especially love the inspector, something about a such a thoughtful man always catches my attention. 

The mystery was a good one that was fun to ponder and there were a lot of reasonable suspects that made it a challenge to figure out 'who done it' easily. It was really addictive and I have to admit I stayed up all night and read the whole thing in one night!! 

You don't need to have read the first part to enjoy this part, but I would wager you will want to because it it is such a fabulous read that you won't want to miss a moment of. 

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