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The Silence of the Llamas (Black Sheep Knitting Series #5)

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    Posted November 18, 2013

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  • Posted May 10, 2013

    Great Book in a Grand Series

    Love the characters and always look forward to Anne's books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

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  • Posted March 3, 2013

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    First, a warning for those readers who can┬┐t abide any harm don


    First, a warning for those readers who can’t abide any harm done to animals—there is some of that in this book. The attacks on the animals are not overdone and they mean something in the story, i.e., they’re not gratuitous, but they exist.

    On the whole, this is a good mystery but there are aspects to the construction that I think detract from the story. For a traditional, semi-cozy mystery, the murder is much too long in coming, a bit more than half way in, and then it’s approximately two thirds in before the ladies of the knitting club start snooping. In other words, this is a s-l-o-w story.

    Speaking of snooping, Maggie Messina, owner of the Black Sheep Knitting Shop, is theoretically the leader of the club and thus the sleuths but she has remarkably little to do with the investigation. In fact, these ladies really don’t do much detecting at all when compared to their counterparts in other craft-related mysteries.

    My final negative comment is that, in the electronic ARC I read, there were numerous instances of multiple POVs in the same paragraph. That’s one of the cardinal construction sins for me but I don’t know if this was a typical error found in ARCs or even just one of those glitches found in ebooks sometimes. It’s entirely possible that the finished products, electronic and print, are done correctly. (I will say that I don’t remember any overload of other grammatical or spelling mistakes and I appreciate that.)

    The end result is a book that I found lacking in several ways but there are some positive points. The mystery itself is engaging and many of the characters are quite likeable. I also enjoyed learning a little about llamas and alpacas and creating yarn and knitting afficionados will be glad of the craft tips they’ll find. This is the fifth in the series—I haven’t read the earlier books but they’ve been well-regarded by many and I think I’ll just call this one a bit of a stumble.

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  • Posted January 29, 2013

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    I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest r

    I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This is book five of The Black Sheep Knitting Mystery Series. Sometimes you just need a cozy mystery to snuggle up with on a cold or rainy day. Well, this is certainly a great one! The cast of characters are so great, I can actually picture myself sitting with their knitting circle hanging out. The description of Justin Ridley was just plain creepy and the festival reminded of the many northern craft fairs I’ve attended. This story has a few twists and turns, the book itself was light reading, but it managed to keep me captivated until the very end. If you love cozy mysteries and also enjoy crafting as I do, you will love this book.

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    Posted January 26, 2013

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