Unraveled (Knitting Mystery Series #9)

Unraveled (Knitting Mystery Series #9)

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by Maggie Sefton
     
 

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 Spring is in the air of Fort Connor, Colorado—and it’s a time of new beginnings for the House of Lambspun knitters. But for Kelly Flynn, a March chill lingers as she tries to mend her broken heart…and solve a cold-blooded crime.

 

Kelly’s longtime romance has come apart at the seams. To distract herself, she

Overview

 Spring is in the air of Fort Connor, Colorado—and it’s a time of new beginnings for the House of Lambspun knitters. But for Kelly Flynn, a March chill lingers as she tries to mend her broken heart…and solve a cold-blooded crime.

 

Kelly’s longtime romance has come apart at the seams. To distract herself, she burrows into her demanding consulting business, hangs out with her knitting pals, and takes on the challenge of knitting a scarf from gorgeous unraveled silken sari yarn.

           

When Kelly accompanies her friend Jennifer to meet with Jen’s new real estate client, the two women discover him shot in his own home. The client, Fred Turner, had a reputation for being difficult at best, unscrupulous at worst, and had a long list of enemies—from his estranged wife to bitter business associates. Unraveling the tangle of clues may prove to be Kelly’s greatest challenge yet. But it’s the only way to catch a killer who’s anything but sorry…

Editorial Reviews

Genre Go Round Reviews
 “[A] wonderful whodunit with a fabulous final twist.”
Fresh Fiction
"Another great cozy."
From the Publisher
 “[A] wonderful whodunit with a fabulous final twist.” — Genre Go Round Reviews

 "Another great cozy." — Fresh Fiction

 “Leads to a surprising conclusion." — Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly
Agatha-finalist Sefton's warm ninth knitting mystery (after 2010's Skein of the Crime) finds Fort Collins, Colo., financial consultant Kelly Flynn turning for emotional support to her friends after breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, Steve Townsend. One friend, realtor Jennifer Stroud, invites her to meet a new real estate client, Fred Turner, but when Kelly and Jen arrive at Fred's cabin on his ranch property, they discover him dead on the floor, an antique pistol by his side. The deceased, a homicide victim rather than a suicide as initially thought, had plenty of enemies, including a client of Kelly's. Kelly begins a search for the history of the gun in an effort to prove her client innocent. While details of Kelly's personal life, including chats with her knitting group at the House of Lambspun, slow the action early on, the pace picks up and leads to a surprising conclusion. Vivid descriptions of Colorado in early spring and credible characters are a plus. (June)
Library Journal
The Lambspun regulars (Skein of the Crime) tackle a real estate case in this popular Colorado-set series.
Kirkus Reviews

An unscrupulous Colorado real-estate developer pushes his luck one deal too far.

Dumped by longtime boyfriend Steve Townsend, CPA Kelly Flynn (Skein of the Crime, 2010, etc.) still has a lot to console her. Next door to her cozy cottage in Fort Connor is Lambspun, where cascades of soft multicolored yarn await her eager fingers. Surrogate moms Mimi Shafer and Jayleen Swinson offer a warm shoulder. Pals Lisa and Jennifer are on hand to distract her with pizza and beer, while Megan and Marty bubble with wedding plans. Now that her Denver client, Arthur Housemann, wants more and more of her time, her Cherry Creek house is perfect for hot-tub sleepovers. Too bad that Houseman covets a piece of Poudre Canyon property so much that he's willing to cut a deal with sleazy Fred Turner, who's already burned Houseman once. Sure enough, a counteroffer by a mysterious Brit named Birmingham threatens to scuttle Houseman's dream house. Next thing you know, Kelly and Jen find Turner dead. So Kelly, recruited to play volleyball on real estate hotshot Dave Germaine's team, takes time off from eying Steve warily across the net to try to discover who bought the World War II Mauser that blasted Turner to his well-deserved last reward.

Sefton's Rocky Mountain version ofSex and the Cityis short on the sex but features major chumminess for fans of 20-something volleyball bonding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425251287
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/05/2012
Series:
Knitting Mystery Series, #9
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
233,639
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(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. 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. Author of the nationally bestselling Knitting Mysteries, she resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with two very demanding dogs. 

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Unraveled 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
InkwellLA More than 1 year ago
If you're a fan of this series, you'll enjoy this entry as much as all that come before it. All the beloved knitters make an appearance in this tapestry of mystery. Kelly's analytical brain stitches together all the clues, while Burt passes her swatches of info and insight on to the police. Even Steve, whom loyal readers thought was a dropped stitch, gets woven into the fabric of this novel. Looking forward to the next yarn!
doc4dolls More than 1 year ago
Love the series and the Author. Keeps you on the edge of your seat, you laugh, you bite your nails. Patterns and recipes are wonderful
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I like reading mystery series type literature. This series seemed different so I picked it up and began. After the first few books, I found the minutiae of each character's day almost unbearable..."Kelly holds out her mug for some of the dark brew..." "Mother Mimi" comforts (insert name of character here). I found the characters corny and stereotypical. Stories also became predictable. I really wanted to like this series. One good thing it did was to get me knitting again. Being the type of reader that I am, I had to finish the series right up until the last book. Next time I'll give myself permission to quit much earlier than that. Sorry I cannot recommend this series for those seasoned readers out there. Maybe better for young adults.
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Michelle1948 More than 1 year ago
I did not enjoy this book....i'm glad i didn't purchase this book...i borrowed it from the library one positive note....i enjoyed the banter between the main character and her ex.....good romance and it left you hanging to see if they get back together in the future but the banter and conversations between the main character and all her friends while just sitting around food is just "mind numbing" and goes on far too long....I had to skip all this just to get to the story which really was not very good and very predictable
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