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Skein of the Crime (Knitting Mystery Series #8)

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

The readers will quickly become engaged in Maggie Sefton's latest amateur sleuth

She used to work at an East Coast CPA firm, but moved to the university town of Fort Connor where she opened up her own consulting service. She comes home one night and opens her patio door to let her Rottweiler Carl in when she sees a young woman nearby. When she spe...
She used to work at an East Coast CPA firm, but moved to the university town of Fort Connor where she opened up her own consulting service. She comes home one night and opens her patio door to let her Rottweiler Carl in when she sees a young woman nearby. When she speaks to her, the woman fails to respond or react to her surroundings. It is rather quickly that Kelly realizes the college student is very high; she calls 911 and the responders take the female away by ambulance.

A month later Kelly goes to the knitting store in the House of Lampspun to help the proprietor. Also there is Holly, the girl on the porch, who is sober and no longer attends so many parties. A few days later, Kelly hears that Holly died of an overdose near the path to the golf course by Kelly's home. Holly's boyfriend Tommy, who she was dependent on, is upset and intends to find the seller. His mother begs him not to get involved because he can lose his medical scholarship. Kelly volunteers to snoop and keep Tommy informed. She asks Patty, a party girl, who was friends with Holly, to ask around to find out who was selling. Kelly follows up with each clue Polly provides and her own questioning of others until she concludes that Holly did not die from an accidental overdose; but to prove it remains seemingly out of reach.

The readers will quickly be engaged in Maggie Sefton's latest amateur sleuth (see Drop Dead Stitch) due to the plight of the college student. Putting aside why Kelly investigates, she conducts a believable inquiry when she asks questions by having someone accompany her when she interviews someone. Enhancing the story line is the deteriorating relationship between Kelly and her boyfriend Steve the architect. Readers will enjoy the latest case as the protagonist knits together the death of a college student.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on April 8, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

What a Disappointment!

I have purchased and enjoyed every one of Maggie Sefton's knitting mystery series. But this latest one was a huge disappointment to me. I can't count the number of times I read that Kelly needed her caffeine jolt, or that she dropped into Lambspun to knit, Then there wa...
I have purchased and enjoyed every one of Maggie Sefton's knitting mystery series. But this latest one was a huge disappointment to me. I can't count the number of times I read that Kelly needed her caffeine jolt, or that she dropped into Lambspun to knit, Then there was her relationship with Steve or lack thereof. And the ending was pure "soap opera" unbelievable. I couldn't believe that was THE END. The mystery seemed to be almost a sidebar to the story. For me I guess there was too much "chatting" and not enough mystery. I realize the characters build with each new book, but I think we pretty much know the characters. I won't pre-order the book coming in November, but will wait to preview it in the store first.

posted by mysteriesformeCA on July 9, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2010

    Sad, but awful

    I can't believe this is a mystery. Written at a very, very basic level, too much coffee, knitting (and I love knitting), I mean six or seven pages on felting...and the mystery was incidental, maybe took 6 pages of the book. Won't buy the next one.

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  • Posted July 9, 2010

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    What a Disappointment!

    I have purchased and enjoyed every one of Maggie Sefton's knitting mystery series. But this latest one was a huge disappointment to me. I can't count the number of times I read that Kelly needed her caffeine jolt, or that she dropped into Lambspun to knit, Then there was her relationship with Steve or lack thereof. And the ending was pure "soap opera" unbelievable. I couldn't believe that was THE END. The mystery seemed to be almost a sidebar to the story. For me I guess there was too much "chatting" and not enough mystery. I realize the characters build with each new book, but I think we pretty much know the characters. I won't pre-order the book coming in November, but will wait to preview it in the store first.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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