Close Knit Killer (Knitting Mystery Series #11)

Close Knit Killer (Knitting Mystery Series #11)

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by Maggie Sefton
     
 

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Springtime in Fort Connor, Colorado, is a breeze until a veteran con man shows up in town. Everyone—including the House of Lambspun knitters—is up in arms, and once again it’s up to Kelly Flynn to untangle the threads of a complicated crime…
 
Years ago Jared Rizzoli operated a Ponzi scheme that defrauded countless Fort Connor

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Springtime in Fort Connor, Colorado, is a breeze until a veteran con man shows up in town. Everyone—including the House of Lambspun knitters—is up in arms, and once again it’s up to Kelly Flynn to untangle the threads of a complicated crime…
 
Years ago Jared Rizzoli operated a Ponzi scheme that defrauded countless Fort Connor residents—including Barbara, one of the shop’s knitters. Jared went to jail for his crime, but after being released for good behavior, he’s back to ruin more lives.
 
When Jared is found dead in his car outside of Lambspun, Barbara becomes a prime suspect, much to the shock of the knitting community. Kelly and her friends now need to sort through a long list of fleeced suspects to pin the crime on the true killer…

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Revenge provides the theme for Edgar-finalist Sefton’s enjoyable 11th knitting mystery featuring Fort Connor, Colo., accountant Kelly Flynn (after 2012 Cast On, Kill Off). Twelve years before, investment adviser Jared Rizzoli ran a Ponzi scheme that defrauded many Fort Connor residents, some of whom lost more than just money. Rizzoli went to prison for his crimes, but now he’s back, unrepentant and unwelcome. After a couple of run-ins with the locals, Rizzoli is found murdered in his car. Kelly takes a keen interest in the case, especially since two of her friends are prime suspects, and once again turns amateur sleuth. While the ending is given away a little too early, series fans will delight in the side action of the regular cast of characters and be on the edge of their seats with a cliffhanger ending. Agent: Jessica Faust, BookEnds. (June)
Library Journal
Old con men like Jared never change, but one victim (one of the knitters?) was mad enough to kill him this time. Sefton's 11th series title (after Cast On, Kill Off) includes recipes and patterns.
Kirkus Reviews
Fort Connor gets its collective knickers in a knot when a con man returns to the Colorado town after serving his time. Jared Rizzoli's Ponzi scheme casts a broad net, ruining many lives. Indigent Malcolm lost his home, his wife and his money in Rizzoli's scam. Barbara, one of the spinners at Mimi Shafer's House of Lambspun, lost her dad, a financial planner who killed himself when he discovered that Rizzoli had lost all of his clients' money. So when Rizzoli turns up dead in Mimi's driveway, the police don't think they have far to look for the killer. Accountant Kelly Flynn (Cast On, Kill Off, 2012, etc.), who shares the yarn shop's driveway, thinks otherwise and starts to hunt for alternatives to the cops' prime suspect. But her sleuthing is interrupted by an emergency: Good friend Pete Wainwright's father, Ben, is hospitalized in Denver after a heart attack, leaving his niece Cassie without a guardian. As Pete and his girlfriend, Jennifer, prepare a home for Cassie in Fort Connor, Kelly, Mimi, physical therapist Lisa Gerrard and alpaca rancher Jayleen Swinson all pitch in to provide activities to ease the 11-year-old's transition to small-town life. Like no adolescent on Earth, Cassie proves sweet, amenable and interested in everything, leaving Kelly plenty of time to track down the real culprit in Rizzoli's murder. Once again, the Lambspun gang shows the power of friendship and fiber arts to triumph over greed and self-interest.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425258392
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/04/2013
Series:
Knitting Mystery Series, #11
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
813,449
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Praise for Close Knit Killer
 “Once again, the Lambspun gang shows the power of friendship and fiber arts to triumph over greed and self-interest.”—Kirkus Reviews
 “Enjoyable…Series fans will delight in the side action of the regular cast of characters and be on the edge of their seats with a cliff-hanger ending.”—Publishers Weekly
“The characters in Sefton’s books are as much fun as the plot, with warm relationships, the kind of fun only close friends can enjoy and people supporting each other through all of life’s problems—including a small case of murder.”—RT Book Reviews

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