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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Knit, Purl, Die by Anne Canadeo (Book Review)

Title: Knit, Purl, Die
Author: Anne Canadeo

Publisher: Pocket Books

My synopsis: The Black Sheep knitters have once again found themselves in the middle of a murder - or was it an accident as the police seem to think?

Gloria Sterling seemed to have it all - money, smarts, looks, much younger, devoted husband and a new circle of friends - the Black Sheep knitters. She sailed into their group seamlessly even though they sometimes felt they were not in her league.

Suzanne is ecstatic when Gloria decides to sell her house and asks Suzanne to be her agent. Unfortunately, the first time she shows the house they find Gloria floating face down in her swimming pool. Together with Dana, Maggie and Lucy (the Black Sheep knitters) they try to make sure that Jamie, Gloria's husband, keeps it together. As Jamie shares Gloria's secret dark side, other information makes the girls think that maybe Gloria did not have an accident, but was killed because of some of her secrets. Question is - which secret was the one that got her killed?

My thoughts: This was a great cozy mystery. It was the second in the series (A Black Sheep Knitting Mystery) but read very well as a stand alone. It does give a spoiler for the first one though, so if you like to read things in order you should read While My Pretty One Knits first. I really like these women characters, who were all strong in their own rights. Maggie is a widow and a business owner, Lucy is divorced and had a graphic design business out of her house, Dana is a local psychologist, Suzanne is a realtor with a husband and kids. When they got together to knit, I was so envious. (I do know how to knit, but don't get much time to experiment with it. I do go to a stitching zone when I needlepoint/cross stitch though!) I wasn't just envious of the time though, but of the friendships that they share. They were very much in tune with each other and knew how each other would respond in certain situations. Having girlfriends like that is a real bonus! It is sort of hailing/freezing rain out right now and this would be the exact kind of book that I would curl up with!

There are also some good recipes in the back that are referenced in the story as well as some great websites to find knitting patterns on!

About the author: Anne Canadeo began her Black Sheep Knitting Mystery series with While My Pretty One Knits. She is the author of more than 30 books, including the bestselling Cape Light series, which she writes as Katherine Spencer. A novice with needles, she finds many similarities between knitting and writing -- inspiration, persistence, and good things happening by accident. Anne lives in Northport, New York. (back cover)

~I was provided with a copy of this book from Pocket Books for review.~

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Knit, Purl, Die
Publisher/Publication Date: Pocket Books, Jan 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4165-9812-1
288 pages


bermudaonion said...

This sounds like such a fun cozy. I'm not a knitter, either, but I used to go to a knitting group just to visit!

LuAnn said...

I do knit, although I haven't for a while. This book sounds like great fun!

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