Book Reviews of Died in the Wool (Knitting, Bk 1)

Died in the Wool  (Knitting, Bk 1)
Died in the Wool - Knitting, Bk 1
Author: Mary Kruger
PBS Market Price: $7.59 or $3.69+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9781416544654
ISBN-10: 1416544658
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 86 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Died in the Wool (Knitting, Bk 1) on + 314 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
This is one of the best "first in a series" novels I have read in a long time. The story moves right along and the introduction to the main characters is really good. I didn't figure out the killer at all until the very end. The main character is very likeable and believable! Recommend this for anyone who likes a good cozy book. I don't knit, but that doesn't make any difference, there is really not alot of technical stuff about yarn in it, especially compared to Maggie Sefton's series. Just excellent!
reviewed Died in the Wool (Knitting, Bk 1) on + 174 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This entertaining mystery introduces us to Ariadne Evans, owner of a knitting shop in a small town in Rhode Island. When one of her cantankerous customers is found strangled to death in her shop, Ariadne gets involved in trying to find the murderer.

The characters in this story were well developed and believable. I'm definitely looking forward to the next story in this series.
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Helpful Score: 4
This is a pretty fast moving mystery, with a yarn shop as the background. I enjoyed it enough to want to read the next book in the series.
reviewed Died in the Wool (Knitting, Bk 1) on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Interesting mystery that any needlework or knitter would enjoy!
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Helpful Score: 3
First book in her new knitting series. Ariadne enter her knitting shop one morning to find the body of Edith Perry strangled behind the front counter. Ari knows that she should be more alarmed, but that's what you get for being the nasty person that Edith was. Unfortunately, there are too many suspects two of which are Diane and her husband Joe both of whom are close friends of Ari's. Enter Josh Pierce the new and quite cute police detective and you have an interesting who done it. Kruger does a great Christie-like job in throwing out numerous suspects and reasons only to have you say "oh, I should have known". Has you guessing until the very end. Looking forward to book #2 - Knit Fast, Die Young. http://tinyurl.com/yrwxjf
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Helpful Score: 3
I enjoyed this book very much. The main character was fun. I can't wait to read more from this author.
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Helpful Score: 2
A good who-done it! An easy - fast read by a good author.
reviewed Died in the Wool (Knitting, Bk 1) on + 29 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Okay mystery--not the best, not the worst.
reviewed Died in the Wool (Knitting, Bk 1) on + 157 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Loved the first in this series. Can't wait to read the second!
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Helpful Score: 2
A good, solid, 6.5 on a scale of 1 to 10 in the mystery department, but full of interesting characters. Has the cozy atmosphere of a knitting shop, and a lot of atmosphere of the southeastern Massachusetts locale which makes up the setting. There is, of course, just that little spice of romance, too! She finishs up with a couple of simple, but good, knitting patterns...excellent for beginners.
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Helpful Score: 2
It's a great read for a rainy day!! And for waiting for your doctor's apt. I enjoyed it.
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Helpful Score: 1
I didn't like this book near as well as other craft mysteries such as the ones written by Monica Ferris. As a matter of fact, I didn't finish the book. Apparently, I am in the minority on this opinion, however.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very enjoyable first book in this series. Look forward to characters developing.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed this book, although I am hoping that the author fleshes out the main character a bit more in future installments of the series.
reviewed Died in the Wool (Knitting, Bk 1) on + 48 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
great series.
Fun to read. good characters
reviewed Died in the Wool (Knitting, Bk 1) on + 26 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I found the main character Ariande to be rather pathetic and spineless and found the dialogue to be grating on my nerves.

I finished the book but left it behind on my recent vacation. The "who done it" was pretty obvious too.

For knitting lovers, I would suggest the Friday Night Knitting Club as a much better read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Really liked this book, even though I figured out whodunit fairly early on. Very light read, hard to put down.

There was "inside dirt" on running a specialty yarn store and some detail on creating yarn from the sheep up. There was also some semi-heavy-handed "commentary" on pattern copyright and internet usage. The "free patterns" included in the back weren't anything to write home about, but there were interesting knitting-related passages throughout the book.

I could have completely done without the main character's family - ex is a loudmouthed controlling ass, mother/aunt are irritating butt-inskys, the child is glossed over unless it can create angst for the mother/main character (and nothing really gets resolved with the child).

All that and I still liked the book a whole lot. I'll be looking for the next one in the series right away!
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The first book in an excellent cozy series involving Ariadne Evans who is the proud owner of her very own knitting shop. She comes to work one day to find a customer strangled to death with homespun yarn. The list of suspects is long because it turns out not a lot of people liked the victim. Ariadne ends up trying to untangle the investigation because she is a suspect along with some of her friends. I would highly recommend this series. I am looking forward to the second book.
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A nice knitting mystery.
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A well-written, cozy mystery. I enjoyed it and am looking forward to reading the next in the series.
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A light, quick read. Good for when you have time to kill - doctor's office, waiting in the airport. Easy to follow plot with entertaining characters.
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A combination of knitting and murder; a cozy read.
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Having read a lot of cozies about crafts, I was really looking forward to reading this series. I was disappointed with the first half of the book, but the second half did improve. I felt there was too much repeating of the same set of emotions and feeling in the first half simply to make the book longer. However, having said all that, I will read more in this series because I just love the craft theme.
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Cozy mystery with knitting theme. First of a series. When a body turns up in a small Rhode Island knit shop, there are plenty of suspects for the deed, but no one can understand the location or the weapon -- a skein of homespun yarn. I figured out the killer early on, but it was a fun ride.
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Another cute cozy mystery.
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A cleverly written cozy mystery, this story was a delight. From the discovery of thebody, through the twisty turns of potential suspects, matchmaking, the characters were interesting and lightly spellbinding. Enough intrigue without terror. Recommended rea!ing for this winter season next to a warm fire with a cocoa or tea!
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I really enjoyed this book. It kept me intrigued, but not real complicated - a real "cozy" novel!
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When Ariadne enters her knitting store one day to find longtime customer Edith Perry strangled to death with homespun yarn, she fears her life is about to come undone--again, since she's still getting over a divorce.
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Meet Ariadne Evans. She's the proud owner of a knitting shop. And she's just got herself in a stitch.

When Ariadne enters her knitting store one day and discovers the cast-off body of longtime customer Edith Perry strangled with homespun yarn, she fears her life is about to come undone -- again, since she's still getting over her divorce. Ariadne's worries increase when she's questioned by detective Joshua Pierce, who may or may not have designs on her. While Josh pieces together the details of the crime, clues about Ariadne's ties to Miss Perry begin to slip together...and a bizarre pattern unfolds. Now it's up to Ariadne to do some sleuthing of her own. Can she untangle the investi-gation without getting snarled up into too much trouble? That depends on whether the killer is as crafty as she is....






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