Knit to Be Tied (Knitting Mystery Series #14)

Knit to Be Tied (Knitting Mystery Series #14)

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by Maggie Sefton
     
 

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The New York Times bestselling author of Purl Up and Die returns as Kelly Flynn and the Lambspun Knitters must come together before their whole town unravels . . .
 
In Fort Connor, Colorado, the friends at the House of Lambspun knitting shop are welcoming a new face into the fold. Shy, sweet, and pregnant Nancy Marsted would like to

Overview

The New York Times bestselling author of Purl Up and Die returns as Kelly Flynn and the Lambspun Knitters must come together before their whole town unravels . . .
 
In Fort Connor, Colorado, the friends at the House of Lambspun knitting shop are welcoming a new face into the fold. Shy, sweet, and pregnant Nancy Marsted would like to knit a baby hat, and the Lambspun ladies are more than happy to show her the ropes. They share their own pregnancy yarns and soon learn the father of Nancy’s baby isn’t quite the man she dreamed he was. He’s a cad.
 
Then one dark night a speeding car fatally mows down the dad-to-be and strikes a cyclist, spinning the town into a frenzy. Everyone worries that a crazed killer is on the loose. Now it’s up to Kelly and the gang to put down their needles and cut to the chase before the culprit is driven to kill again . . .

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the Knitting Mysteries
 
“A darn good series with vivid, breathing characters.”—Mystery Scene
 
“The Lambspun knitters are full of humor, grace, and warmth.”—Fresh Fiction
 
“A terrific series with a heroine who grows more and more likable with each investigation.”—The Mystery Reader
 
“Likable characters, realistic dialogue, and the relationships between the knitters make this a cozy read perfect for a relaxing escape.”—Kings River Life Magazine
 
“Well-drawn characters and a wickedly clever plot—you’ll love unraveling this mystery.”—Laura Childs, New York Times bestselling author

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425282502
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/07/2016
Series:
Knitting Mystery Series , #14
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
31,587
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Maggie Sefton is the author of the New York Times bestselling Knitting Mysteries, including Purl Up and Die, Yarn Over Murder, and Close Knit Killer. She was born and raised in northern Virginia, where she received her bachelor’s degree in English literature and journalism. Maggie has worked in several careers over the years, from a CPA to a real estate broker in the Rocky Mountain West. However, none of those endeavors could compare with the satisfaction and challenge of creating worlds on paper. She is the mother of four grown daughters, currently scattered around the globe, and resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with two very demanding dogs.

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Anonymous 6 months ago
This series has taken a definite turn downward. Predictable plot, too much repetition, too much "cutesy" dialog ("boyfriend Steve" and "brazen squirrel"). When a series is over, let it die! End the series and move on!
KrisAnderson_TAR 9 months ago
Knit to Be Tied by Maggie Sefton is the fourteenth book in A Knitting Mystery series. Kelly Flynn is an freelance accountant in Fort Connor, Colorado. Kelly lives with her boyfriend, Steve and her dog, Carl. House of Lambspun is the yarn shop (plus much more) across the street. Kelly is over at the yarn shop when the group is introduced to Nancy Marsted by Lisa Gerrard. Nancy is a graduate student who is pregnant and her boyfriend has just dumped her. Thanks to the boyfriend, Neil leaving, Nancy has had to move in with her father, Felix. Nancy would like to learn to make some baby items. The group happily welcomes her and assists her. Soon, though, Neil ends up dead the result of a hit-and-run accident and Greg Carruthers (a member of their group) ends up inured. Kelly and the gang set out to solve the mystery (in between softball games) and find the driver of the car. It turns out that the suspect list is longer than they thought (Neil Smith was not a nice guy). Pete and Jennifer have been guardians of Cassie for the last two years. Her mother, Tanya, has returned and wishes to have visits with her. They reluctantly allow her visits, but then an incident happens. The two quickly apply for custody to keep Cassie safe. What will be the outcome of the custody hearing? A Knitting Mystery series is the third cozy mystery series I discovered many years ago (when there were few cozy mysteries). I have read every book in the series, and I was so excited when I got an ARC of Knit to be Tied. Knit to be Tied is an easy book to read (easy breezy), and it is nicely written. We get to reacquaint ourselves with familiar characters that we have come to love and get lovely descriptions of yarn (they all sounded gorgeous). However, this book is more like the life of Kelly and friends (they are like one big family) than a mystery (especially during the first half of the book). There is a mystery (as you read above), but it takes place later in the book and it is not the primary focus of the novel (and a child could solve it). The epilogue was sweet and wonderfully romantic (I loved it). I just anticipated and wanted more. This book is not what I have come to expect from Maggie Sefton. I give Knit to be Tied 3.5 out of 5 stars. Will it stop me from reading new books to the series? Definitely not. I like the series too much. Knit to Be Tied is really not a stand-alone novel (not this far into the series). You really need to read the first book in the series (at least) to enjoy Knit to Be Tied (though I recommend all the prior books in A Knitting Mystery series). I received a complimentary copy of the novel in exchange for an honest evaluation of the novel. I will always provide a forthright review whether I paid for the novel or received it at no charge.
CozyMysteryLover1 10 months ago
Kelly Flynn and the Lambspun family are a hit in this fantastic addition to the series. When a member of the tight knit group becomes the victim of a senseless accident, Kelly can't help becoming involved in the investigation. Kelly and Burt soon become involved with a father who only wants the best for his daughter, a scumbag boyfriend who thinks he's a player and a few other interesting characters. I really enjoyed this book, it had several different twists all woven together and the ending was simply awesome! This fantastic book releases on June 7th! I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my fair and honest review.
LisaKsBooksReviews 10 months ago
Author Maggie Sefton has knitted another crafty mystery! I had a great time being back in Fort Collins, Colorado hanging out at Lambspun. Well, you know, that murderer running around was a bit of a drag. ;-) KNIT TO BE TIED is a perfect addition to the Knitting Mystery series. Ms. Sefton has written a cast of characters that stay with you log after the story is done. It’s been wonderful to watch these characters grow over the course of these fourteen books. A tight, yet delicately woven mystery, KNIT TO BE TIED has everything a cozy mystery should have, and more. And enticing mystery or two, lots of twists, turns, and bumps, all equal an amazing tale that will keep you reading well past your bedtime. I’m already looking forward to the next installment! Make sure to check out the back of book for a knitting pattern, recipe, and an excerpt from the very first Knitting Mystery, KNIT ONE, KILL TWO!
Anonymous 6 months ago
Name: Ben Phillips Age: 20 Godly Parent: Ares Looks: He has bright blue eyes, and a mess of raven black hair that usually doesn't follow any rules. (REBEL HAIR) He has a rather young face, made older by a short scar over his left cheekbone. He has a rather average height. He's strong, but not quite muscled, more lean and wiry. Clothes: He usually wears a blue hoodie, and jeans. And blue converse. A twine bracelet is always around his wrist. Weapon: a Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife. Sexuality/Status: Bi/ Single Ooh, I probably forgot a lot. If there's anything you want to know at all, feel free to ask! Beeeeen out!