Dropped Dead Stitch (Knitting Mystery Series #7)

Dropped Dead Stitch (Knitting Mystery Series #7)

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by Maggie Sefton
     
 

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Seventh in the national bestselling Knitting mystery series.

Spring has sprung for the knitters of Fort Connor, Colorado, and the House of Lambspun. But for one of Kelly Flynn's pals, things are unraveling...

After Kelly's friend Jennifer is attacked by a stranger, their close- knit group of friends escapes to a ranch retreat in the mountains to

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Seventh in the national bestselling Knitting mystery series.

Spring has sprung for the knitters of Fort Connor, Colorado, and the House of Lambspun. But for one of Kelly Flynn's pals, things are unraveling...

After Kelly's friend Jennifer is attacked by a stranger, their close- knit group of friends escapes to a ranch retreat in the mountains to stitch and talk. But they're in for a shock when the owner of the ranch turns out to be Jennifer's attacker-and he's found dead a few days later.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Sefton's seventh puzzler to feature Kelly Flynn, crafty sleuth of Fort Connor, Colo., and the House of Lambspun knitters (after 2008's Fleece Navidad) finds them worrying about their friend Jennifer Stroud, who's been raped. Though Jennifer initially refuses to report the attack to the authorities, she agrees to attend a weekend workshop for women who've suffered sexual violence. Kelly and physical therapist Lisa Gerrard are teaching a fiber class for the May retreat at Lazy C Ranch, whose owner, Cal Everett, turns out to be Jennifer's assailant. When Cal's found dead, pushed over the railing of a steep deck with Jennifer's latest afghan project draped over his body, Jennifer becomes a murder suspect. Sefton skillfully handles a sensitive topic while weaving in happier moments for her amateur detectives, such as the marriage of Mimi Shafer, Lambspun's owner, and Burt Parker, a retired Fort Connor detective. (June)

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Kirkus Reviews
It takes a village to solve a mystery. Kelly Flynn and friends (Fleece Navidad, 2008, etc.) are caught up in another mysterious death when the body of ranch host Cal Everett is found during their self-defense/knitting retreat in the mountains overlooking Fort Connor, Colo. It's unclear whether Everett's death was accident or murder. The rancher had a large share of enemies in the area, Kelly and company among them. Just days before his body is found, Jennifer, one of Kelly's nearest and dearest, pinpoints Everett as the man who raped her three months earlier. Staying at the ranch to assist with the knitting workshops, the crew is taken aback by this turn of events, especially when Everett's body is found wrapped in Jennifer's pink knit afghan-a clue that moves her to the top of Detective Peterson's suspect list. Kelly, determined to prove Jennifer's innocence, all but abandons her CPA work (though never her knitting) to find a more probable killer. Kelly pulls her resources together, calling in favors from her network: advanced police information from retired cop Burt, restricted database queries from IT guru Megan, pro bono work from lawyer friend Marty. Meanwhile, Lambspun shop owner Mimi and long-term boyfriend Burt have finally decided to make it official. Now if only everyone can stay out of trouble long enough to enjoy the festivities. Sefton writes the mystery equivalent of the Sunday driver: slow, relaxed, enjoying the view while keeping her characters out of any real danger.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410420022
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
10/16/2009
Series:
Knitting Mystery Series, #7
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
375
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Maggie Sefton was born and raised in Virginia, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in English Literature and Journalism.

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Dropped Dead Stitch (Knitting Mystery Series #7) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Gen11 More than 1 year ago
Have read all in series before "Dropped Dead Stitch." Must admit the dialogue was wearing thin in last few books("Whoa!" Kelly addicted to caffeine like a drug). Very seldom have I put a book down without finishing it - this time I did. From beginning I was turned off by fact that a person's rapist was not found but he turned up in a town not terribly far away running a resort type business. Then, when victim sees her rapist and points him out, no one tells authorities - just tells rapist to "stay away"from women at the get-away-resort. Then, when authorities DO get involved, Kelly tries to shield victim from having to tell authorities she had been this man's rape victim. Suddenly it was not worth my time. As I look back, I believe last few books were getting to be predictable, and I am ready to move on. Hope others find it a good read - I did not.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a knitter and avid mystery reader so I should really like this series. After finishing each book of this series, I was left wondering why I bothered and hoping for something better next time. The main character is bland and really undistinquished from her friends. The dialog is juvenile and the plots not so great. Description of the yarns and comaradarie of the yarn shop was nice though. Actually I didn't finish all the books. This last one offended me so, I cast it aside. Treating a brutal rapist as someone who needs a stern talking to was just too much for me.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Creeping up from behind, Nightmare Rarity put a spell on Photo Finish, turning her to stone. Next: Rainbow Dash. That kick to the face had really hurt! Dashie was fighting a Changeling in the form of Derpy. Tackling her, Rarity sent a blow to the chest on Dash. She was stunned. Dashie tryed flapping her wings, but the impact had broken them. Smiling, the Nightmare threw Rainbow into the side of the Library." Ha!" She snarled cruelly. Rarity searched for her next victim. Most were busy with Timberwolves or Changelings. She flew over to Crysilis." Okay, now im just embarrassed." The queen ssid with a smile." We totally over prepared!" The two laughed like old friends. Suddenly a dark shadow appeared over the battlefeild." Sombra! You've arriaved! Welcome to the party!" Said Crysilis.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a knitter these books by Maggie Sefton ate very interesting, I really relax reading them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not my favorite
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Guest More than 1 year ago
As a knitter and embroiderer I find it great to read mystery books that include words/situations of the "trade » it's fun These stories are light and could compare to Agatha Christy :There isn't much violence nor descriptions of violence nor big blood shed That perfectly good We see enough violence on the news every day
Guest More than 1 year ago
loved this whole series....in fact, loved it so much I told a friend about it, and she went and bought it and loved it, and also has told other friends about it.......
Guest More than 1 year ago
Love to read at night for relaxation. This is perfect - kept my interest and made me look forward to getting home to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good book - cast of characters that return are interesting and quirky
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