Book Reviews of Knit One, Kill Two (Knitting Mystery, Bk 1)

Knit One, Kill Two (Knitting Mystery, Bk 1)
Knit One Kill Two - Knitting Mystery, Bk 1
Author: Maggie Sefton
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425203590
ISBN-10: 042520359X
Publication Date: 6/7/2005
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 338 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 13
I dont knit, but would like to learn. Even if you are not a knitter, you will enjoy this book. I think the Author has talent. She doesnt overwhelm you with quirky characters, or weird names, or bizarre new terms. She knew how to make the story, the knitting and characters believable. The investigating people officers were not labeled and fools. You didnt feel insulted by the end of the story and you didnt feel like they rushed in the end as they reveal all the details. I just ordered the second book and I cant say I do that for all the Cozies I have started to read.
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Helpful Score: 10
Loved this easy read bk with a clever plot and ending. If you like to knit and go to knit shops this mystery is especially good. There are 2 knit patterns and a sticky bun reciepe too.
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Helpful Score: 9
The most fun aspect of this novel was the additional facts that kept coming to light right up to last chapter. We learned about Aunt Helen's history right along with the main character, her niece Kelly. Some readers won't enjoy the fact that some of the characters may be considered stereotypical comedic fare. But if you enjoy a mostly cozy mystery that is basically a puzzle with pieces that come to light step by step, then you will probably enjoy this book.
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Helpful Score: 7
It took me a little while to become accustomed to the characters, but once I did I have to tell you I love this book! I will definately be reading the rest in the series and hope she writes many more! There is a bonus in here two, a Rotweiler named Carl! Kelly comes back to her Aunt's home town to settle Aunt Helen's affairs after her death. She was killed in her own house and the police are sure it was a vagrant that did it. After checking around a bit Kelly isn't sure and along with her new friends decides to do something about it. Great Story!
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Helpful Score: 3
First in a cozy series set in a knitting atmosphere. Makes me want to learn how to knit!
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Helpful Score: 3
An enjoyable mystery and an interesting look at the world of fiber arts through the eyes of a beginner. I look forward to others in the series. Perhaps the patterns included in the book will lead other to the wonderful world of yarn.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is the first book in the Knitting Mystery series. Also, first book by M Sefton that I've read. Cozy mystery. Really enjoyed it. Looking forward to getting started on the next book. Believable characters. Good setting!
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Helpful Score: 2
I am an avid knitter, reader, and mystery lover. This book has led me to believe that anyone with a juvenile writing ability and mediocre knitting/fiber knowledge can write a mystery book and have it published. I felt like I was back in high school reading a Baby Sitter's Club book. The knitters are the most friendly and helpful people you've ever heard of, and here is poor Kelly, a non-knitter (pity her!). The knitters teach her to knit, find peace, etc. etc. This book is so full of "goodness" I almost choked on the gigantic pieces of sugar stuck in my throat.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a great book. Maggie really keeps you guessing the killers identity from the start till just about the end of the book. Suspensful and interesting. Kelly Flynn is a relatable character and the author keeps you guessing about her relationship with Steve. Its really a murder mystery/love story. I like the idea that each book in this series has both the knitting pattern and recipe that are in the story. Its a great series Im currently up to book 4! A must read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Although I don't knit I still found this book enjoyable. Fast easy read. Definitely going to get the 2nd book in the series now.
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Helpful Score: 2
good book that was a quick read. If you are not a knitter it might get annoying but just learning to knit I thought it was pretty funny. It makes me want to find a group of friends to knit with.
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Helpful Score: 2
For people who love crafting mysteries this is one of the best! I didn't want to put the book down after I got into reading it. It was marvelous!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Very light, no-thinking-necessary mystery chick-lit. Heroine solves murder of her 2 aunts. One of those stories where everything just fits together, no twisty plots, and everyone has just the right skills to contribute. For beginning mystery-readers and knitters.
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Helpful Score: 1
Kelly's aunt has been killed and it's very suspicious. They have a suspect in custody that doesn't seem right. So, she's trying to figure it out. This was my first "cozy" mystery and it wasn't bad. There were a few spelling errors, but the yarn descriptions were fabulous. It made me want to go to the yarn store! Plus, all the knitting made it fun for me since I'm a knitter.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good, fun, fast read and with a recipe and knitting pattern at the end. Very likeable characters.
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Helpful Score: 1
Lots of fun. Loved the diversion.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good cozy mystery.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book, and I am still looking for the next in the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Enjoyed this first book very much, looking forward to the development of the characters and stories to follow. Cozy and interesting about knitting, wool, silk, cotton and other products to knit with.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another new series for me and I enjoyed it. Although the plot moved slowly, I think it was intentionally so to let the reader get to know the main characters in the book. There are 8 in this series and I would bet that knitting group at the yarn store Lambspun of Colorado will appear in all of them. Kelly Flynn is in Fort Collins to take care of her beloved Aunt Helen's home and land. Aunt Helen was brutally murdered and, although the police believer they have the killer, Kelly is convinced it is someone other than the police suspect. She decides to do her own sleuthing to find out what really happened and who did it. I wasn't terribly surprised at the revelation of the perpetrator but the author did do a great job of pulling all of the clues together. I definitely want to continue the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
What a great series!
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Helpful Score: 1
Not my usual but I greatly enjoyed and read through it very quickly. Now getting ready to search for the second book in this series. It made me think about knitting again so I went out and bought some yarn and started on a scarf. great fun!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the first book I have read by Maggie Sefton. I will read more by her. This mystery is fast paced and has an intriging plot. Good, quick read
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Helpful Score: 1
This was an exciting read. I would love to live across from a yarn store. though I could do with out the murders.
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Helpful Score: 1
As a new knitter myself, I enjoyed this book. It was a breeze to read and had enough characters to make you wonder 'whodunit'. While not quite in the same murder mystery vein, as say, Mary Higgins Clark, the author is reminiscent of Charlaine Harris. This book is light and airy, and kind of like cotton candy for the brain... not something you would want all the time, but you'd enjoy it thoroughly on occasion!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book. I am really enjoying the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
The first in the series and very well done. I really enjoyed this one. Sefton created a nice cast of characters, homey setting and an interesting plot. I'll be reading the rest in this series, that's for sure!
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Helpful Score: 1
This one got me interested enough in knitting that I took a class to learn how!
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From the back cover:

"Despite the fact that her aunt was an expert knitter, Kelly Flynn never picked up a pair of 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."
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Cute new series that knitters will enjoy.
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Book One in an excellent new series of knitting mysteries.
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First in a new series, delightful story about a woman at a crossroads in her life, who learns about more than knitting while solving the mystery of her aunt's murder.
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This is the first book by a new mystery writer. The plot was entertaining enough, but the characters are rather shallow and not well developed. The author repeats her rather clicheed scenery descriptions a few too many times for my tastes. (I was tempted to mail her a thesaurus). Here second book, Needled to Death, was a bit of an improvement. Since I'm an avid knitter, I'll probably read her next installment as well.
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A nice new cozy series. Based in a small town in Colorado. Kelly, the heroine, solves the mystery of her aunt's murder with the help of her friends from the knitting shop. A good read.
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Mystery centered in a knitting shop. Light story with a good ending.
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Light reading ... heavy on coffee drinking and knitting. But I still enjoyed reading it.
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This is her first in this series. The story line good, but it dragged a bit in the middle. I'm into the next book, and hope it progresses at an even rate. I will let you know.
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I really like this book! It was a light mystery and an easy read.
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Maggie Sefton has done an excellent job with this story. She has taken a rather hum-drum activity, added a dash of mystery and danger, mixed in a little humor, and created a very entertaining book. I enjoyed this one so much that I have already ordered the next two in the series. I encourage anyone who enjoys a good mystery to check it out.
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This was my first book by this author and even though I am not a knitter, I loved it. I just got book two and three today and can't wait to read them. Also, my granddaughter is a knitter and I have told her about this series. She's going to read them too.
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I found this book to be quite interesting and made me want to actually find a shop like mentioned where I could kick back with some friends and drink my coffee and knit up a storm. Just the descriptions of how the yarns felt and looked made my mouth water!! Really liked the book.
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A good, quick read. A good book to relax with on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
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Love Kelly and her sleuthing. Great series, get out your knitting needles though. Still trying to learn it. . .
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A great first novel of a new series. A quick read that combines knitting with mystery!
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Loved it! I fell in love with the characters and the shop in this book. I already love to knit so it was easy to relate to the girls in the book. A murder mystery and knitting characters. So glad I ordered this book, got the 2nd book on the way.
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Fun, light reading
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Very enjoyable read. A little knitting, a little mystery. Likeable characters.
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A nice story line -- characters are developed and it's a quick read.

Has the recipe for Maggie's cinnamon Rolls (same as in Fleece Navidad) and a really simple scarf pattern. Nothing to write home about
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Wonderful cozy mystery ... you don't have to be a knitter to enjoy this one!!
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A Great Yarn!
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Lots of knitting content, but I was a little disappointed in the book itself--it seemed unpolished. Hopefully, the next one in the series will be better.
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Despite the fact that her aunt was an expert knitter, Kelly Flynn never picked up a pair of knitting needles she liked--until she strolled into House of Lambspun. Now, in the first of 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.
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...
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Great new series . The mystery series is well written. You will fall in love with characters.
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First of a new series; I liked it and plan to read the next one.
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This was a really fun mystery novel that included one of my favorite pastimes..knitting. I really enjoyed it.
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Totally delightful "cozy" mystery, complete with a couple of simple knitting patterns and a recipe in the back.
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I thought this was a great, well written book. For anyone who likes to knit, loves yarn and a mystery, this is a good one.
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I liked this book. It was a little slow to begin with. But you wanted to find out what happens next with Kelly. Sefton grabs you in with all her characters.
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This is the debut novel of what promises to be a great little cozy series. Set in a yarn store, it is chock full of knitting references and even has some patterns to share. Kelly Flynn, who inherits her aunt's house when the aunt is murdered, finds herself not only trying to solve the mystery of her aunt't death, but, even worse, trying to learn to knit in the process.
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Great cozy mystery!
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This is a great a story. I was seriously thinking of keeping it, but saw it was listed on the club wish list and decided to share this great story with others.

Keep an eye on this author. This is the 1st book of a new series.
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This is the 1st book in a new series, and if you are a cozy reader, I know you will like thsi book
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This will be a fun series and I live where the story takes place. It was especially fun as I truly could visualize the places and I have gone in the yarn store. :-D
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1st in a new series featuring a knitting protagonist. You don't have to be a knitter to enjoy the mystery.
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Excellent book, very hard to put down! I can't wait to read more from this author.
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If this one is an example, this new series will be great!
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Excellent book for any person who loves mysteries - but expecially for those of us needlecrafters of any kind.
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A knitting mystery?! Need I say more?
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Kelly Flynn gets help from her Aunt's friends while investigating her Aunt's murder
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An excellent read!
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Fun knitting cozy. First in the series. Kelly Flynn comes back to Colorado for her aunt's funeral and to lure a killer out of hiding. Makes you want to take up knitting or at least sit in on Kelly's group at HOUSE OF LAMBSPUN.
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A great mystery novel with some twists and turns. The background of a knitting store, yarns, needles and patterns add to the flavor of the book.
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Very quick and easy read.
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A lovely cozy mystery with a bonus knitting pattern and recipe.
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Cute...cosy mystery. I enjoyed it even though I know nothing about knitting...hmm, maybe it's time to learn...
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Good bk. for the first in a new series.
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Makes me want to knit more!
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1st in this new series...and I really enjoyed it. The characters were very likable and I'm looking forward to reading the next one!
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Although I'm not a knitter, this book enticed me to give it a try. Very entertaining mystery.
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A fun book - looking forward to reading more
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I really enjoyed this fast paced, colorful book. I am eager to start the 2nd one.
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An interesting book.
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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...
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Fun debut mystery.
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A great read, fast and uncomplicated, but you want more of Kelly!
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Despite the fact that her aunt was an expert knitter, Kelly Flynn never picked up a pair of knitting needles she liked -- until she strolled inot 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.
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Fun story with some interesting twists. But the final execution was a bit far fetched
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a knitting mystery with some patterns
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This is a first in the series. Really enjoyable group of characters. I like how this writer solves her mystery. It doesn't have to be a kill the heroine type of thing. Very refreshing
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Loved it! Couldn't put it down! Can't wait to read book 2 !
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A delightful cozy, combining murder with a busy knitting shop. The solver is very clever.
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Good book.
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This was a cute book.
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This is an autographed copy and an easy read. Fun if you are a knitter or a wanna be!
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Good book.