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Skein of the Crime (Knitting Mystery Series #8)
     

Skein of the Crime (Knitting Mystery Series #8)

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by Maggie Sefton
 

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Fall has come to Fort Connor, Colorado, and the cool air has inspired the knitters at the House of Lambspun to start on their hats and mittens. But Kelly Flynn takes a hands-on approach when a distraught young woman she tired to help is found dead on the river trail near her house. Worried that the culprit may be closer than anyone thinks, Kelly must work fast to

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Fall has come to Fort Connor, Colorado, and the cool air has inspired the knitters at the House of Lambspun to start on their hats and mittens. But Kelly Flynn takes a hands-on approach when a distraught young woman she tired to help is found dead on the river trail near her house. Worried that the culprit may be closer than anyone thinks, Kelly must work fast to unravel a murder mystery.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Sefton's somber eighth knitting mystery to feature Fort Connor, Colo., financial consultant Kelly Flynn (after 2009's Dropped Dead Stitch) gets off to a slow start, but gradually picks up steam. While Kelly's romance with her longtime architect boyfriend, Steve Townsend, suffers, she helps her IT consultant friend, Megan Smith, plan Megan's upcoming wedding and teach a House of Lambspun knitting class. When Holly Kaiser, a college student who had been dating the son of a Lambspun knitting teacher, dies of a drug overdose, Kelly once again turns amateur sleuth. The more Kelly learns about Holly, who was far too fond of Ecstasy, the more she suspects the fatal overdose was no accident. The action builds to an intriguing cliffhanger. Directions for a braided knit scarf and a carrot cake recipe are a bonus. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425241882
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/07/2011
Series:
Knitting Mystery Series , #8
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
190,014
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Maggie Sefton was born and raised in Virginia, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in English Literature and Journalism. She is the mother of four daughters, and resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with two very demanding dogs.

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Skein of the Crime (Knitting Mystery Series #8) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Bried689 More than 1 year ago
I got a Nook Color from my fiance for Valentine's Day (best present ever, that keeps on giving!) so I can read something almost as soon as it becomes available. I love to knit and enjoy reading about it. I have been following this series for a few years now and a read through this story in under three days. I am a college student (even though I am 45) a psych major. I appreciate how Ms. Sefton researches for her books. I think she might develop her characters a little more (suggestion, but I am no expert)give a little more depth into Kelly's psyche and Steve's as well. It would give some insight into why Steve acted as he did, e.g. what happened in his upbringing? How did his caretaker's financial and emotional styles influence him? It might make the books longer (I would LOVE that) I wish she wrote faster! I already finished this and the next in the series, so I have to wait to see if Kelly and Steve's relationship has a chance! In addition, her books made me put Ft.Collins CO on my travel destination list!
CraftyConnie More than 1 year ago
This book is not as exciting as the previous books in the series, but I have grown to love and care about the characters and I would definitely read the next in the series. I hope it comes out soon even though some of the other reviews have not been glowing. I want to know what happens to Kelly's love life since Steve broke her heart. I also want to know about all of the other characters and how they are growing.
Knitting-Nana More than 1 year ago
I have read and enjoyed the first 7 books in this series, but this one was a disapointment. But I probably will read the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
mysteriesformeCA More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finally gave up with this series. To much repetitiveness. It was like reading the same book over and over. AGGGGGGGGGG!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading it. Nice to read something with good language in it. Will read next sequel.
helpingothers2ead More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading these books, because they are in Colorado, a place that I could only imagine what it is like.While I am reading I am so involved with reader that I feel like I am actually there
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oosieIA More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with this series. I enjoy all of the books!
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