Needled to Death (Knitting Mystery Series #2)

Needled to Death (Knitting Mystery Series #2)

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by Maggie Sefton
     
 

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Taking a troop of tourists to Vickie Claymore's alpaca farm doesn't earn knitter Kelly Flynn a warm welcome. Instead she finds Vickie splayed out on her original hand-woven rug, her blood seeping into the design.

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Taking a troop of tourists to Vickie Claymore's alpaca farm doesn't earn knitter Kelly Flynn a warm welcome. Instead she finds Vickie splayed out on her original hand-woven rug, her blood seeping into the design.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440622632
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/06/2005
Series:
Knitting Mystery Series , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
52,756
File size:
309 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Needled to Death (Knitting Mystery Series #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
ak1219 More than 1 year ago
I really like Kelly and all the characters, but this like the first book in the series is a little slow moving. I powered through it and like how the book progressed and finished but it took a while to get through the beginning.
Ficklepurl More than 1 year ago
I've never been a big mystery reader, but as a self-described yarn addict, I was drawn to the title. In no time, I was drawn into the story by Sefton's friendly, small-town characters and an engaging plot involving Alpaca breeders. This author truly understands the love of yarn and knitting. The ending wasn't a huge surpise, but it was a very satisfying read. And by the time I finished the book, I was ready to start raising Alpacas!
Guest More than 1 year ago
While Ms. Sefton is a good story teller, she should know her subject better. I was raised west of Ft Collins on a ranch and know a little bit about that. My family now ranches in Wyoming, and it takes 10.5 acres of land per cow, so if Ms. Seftons character, Kelly, inherited a 500 cow/100 sheep ranch it would have had to be at least a 8000 acre ranch. Sheep take about twice the amount of acres per animal that cows do. Also no self respecting cattle rancher would have sheep as they eat the grass down so low that you have to rest it longer before it can be grazed again. To bad all the old ranchers from around Ft. Collins were forced to sell out and move to other states, by the influx of newbies!
Mirade More than 1 year ago
Easy and entertaining read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good for a light read. The previous reviews of book one are right, coffee is mentioned so many times, the reader can practically write the narrative herself. Perhaps the author needs to find another way of filling the pages, other than stating that Kelly is either dying for coffee, having coffee, or finishing a cup of coffee. The descriptions of the yarn shop get a little repetitive also. The reader only needs one description at the beginning of the book to remind a previous reader or introduce a reader who is not reading the series in order, to the wonderful yarns in the shop. This may be the fault of poor editing direction rather than the author's fault alone.
Barb025 More than 1 year ago
I am totally hooked on this series! The stories are well paced and the characters are like family. The only problem I have is trying to read and knit at the same time! You have to love a good mystery with a free bonus of knitting patterns and yummy recipes. What's not to love?
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Kelly_B More than 1 year ago
Have you ever tired of forcing yourself to read a book? I have held so many books on hold because I was trying to finish this book. I finally had to stop reading and finish by skim-reading. I usually race through a book, and I have had to put all my other reading list on hold because I couldn't slog through this one. Some books just seem to deviate so dramatically from reality that you get a bit annoyed. I thought the first book in the series was okay for the most part though there were plenty of things I really disliked like the main character and her snippy attitude, her over fondness for coffee, instantaneous friendships, yarn groping and every single lady (and I mean single as in not married so supporting herself) having gobs of time to spend knitting at the local yarn etc. type of shop. A friend who loves cozies had lent me the first two books in the series so I had every intention on seeing where the series would go. I stopped now a little more than halfway through the story and skim-read the rest of the way. I could not take another minute of Kelly & company at her deceased aunt's deceased cousin's place. Having Kelly be the only living relative of not one but both ladies just seemed beyond far fetched. The cousin was married to an abusive rancher whom she left but never divorced. The rancher apparently finally dies off and the estate is now Kelly's. Really? So we are supposed to believe that he also had no family? And this second third or whatever cousin had no one on any other side of her family, but Kelly's aunt? Why does this bug me? Because it took me out of the story. By the time we traipse through this relative's place, I couldn't even remember what the mystery is anymore. This Montana ranch of 300 acres is not only home to apparently loads of cattle but also conveniently sheep and alpaca. The sheep I get. Cattle and sheep graze on different plants typically, but the alpaca? Really? It seems awfully convenient considering that our most recent murder victim also raised alpaca. I found it hard to believe that this 70-somthing-year-old rancher would now also be an alpaca breeder. Finally, I gave up as Kelly's buds were discovering antiques on this relative's property. Frankly, I just didn't want to stick around for the oil, silver mine or Hope diamond to pop up. My suspension of belief had sailed so solidly out the window that I could not continue. Everything seems just so wildly convenient for Kelly. Characters pop up all over the place in order to help Kelly along and this solely seems to be their purpose. I rolled my eyes so many times while reading this book, I simply had to finally give myself permission to stop reading seriously and just get through the book. So feeling I had invested enough time, I skimmed from page 140 to the end. I read for enjoyment and to learn things. Neither was happening with this book, and when you pick up a book and just keep getting annoyed, you got to let it go. I am bummed, I really did want to like it.
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I read this book right after finishing the first. I love how the characters are growing. They almost make me want to buy a ranch lol. Can't wait to get started on the next book.
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Atreyu59 More than 1 year ago
I like how Maggie brings to life Jenny's 'knitting community'. Everyone is touched by the circle of knitting friends that happens around this small place away from it all. It was a bit predictable but then I am not looking for 'heavy reading' - nice flow to the characters and all that yarn.
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lovestoread7 More than 1 year ago
I wish I could personally thank Ms. Sefton, not only for writing a wonderful series with truly likable characters, but also for getting me back to my knitting. Every description of yarn - the colors and textures and patterns, oh my! - makes me want to run to the local yarn shop and get lost in the skeins. She's a great author. Her books are light and easy to get into. I thoroughly enjoyed this look into Kelly Flynn's action-packed life and I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
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