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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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!
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!
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.