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.
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.
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!
First in a cozy series set in a knitting atmosphere. Makes me want to learn how to knit!