Yarn Over Murder

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It’s early summer in Fort Connor, Colorado, and a herd of alpacas requires rescuing from a raging wildfire. Kelly Flynn and the House of Lambspun knitters may be able to save the helpless animals, but not the unexpected victim of a cold-blooded murder…

Kelly and her knitting pals were checking out the wares at the annual Wool Market—one of the largest outdoor fiber and animal fairs in Colorado—when news spread about the wildfires raging across the canyon ranches. With ...

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Overview


It’s early summer in Fort Connor, Colorado, and a herd of alpacas requires rescuing from a raging wildfire. Kelly Flynn and the House of Lambspun knitters may be able to save the helpless animals, but not the unexpected victim of a cold-blooded murder…

Kelly and her knitting pals were checking out the wares at the annual Wool Market—one of the largest outdoor fiber and animal fairs in Colorado—when news spread about the wildfires raging across the canyon ranches. With temperatures scorching, Kelly receives word that the alpacas of her good friend, Jayleen, are in danger. Working fast, Kelly and her pals hightail the herd to the nearby pasture of one of Jayleen’s friends—rancher Andrea Holt. But their rescue mission is interrupted by a screaming match during which Connie, a longtime employee of House of Lambspun, snaps and accuses Andrea of stealing her husband.

Days later, Andrea is found dead at her ranch—and suspicion immediately falls on Connie. Now Kelly and her friends must untangle this yarn before Connie ends up dangling by a thread…

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
04/28/2014
The devastating wildfire that struck Northern Colorado in 2012 dominates Sefton’s somewhat plodding 12th knitting mystery featuring Fort Connor, Colo., accountant Kelly Flynn (after 2013’s Close Knit Murder). Early on, the wildfire threatens the ranch of Jayleen Swinson, and Kelly and her friends rally to rescue Jayleen’s alpaca herd by moving it to Andrea Holt’s ranch in nearby Poudre Canyon. As if this move doesn’t cause enough chaos, Connie Carson shows up to accuse Andrea of stealing her husband, Jim. Also present is Andrea’s ex-husband, Dennis, who’s still hoping to repair their marriage. When Andrea is found dead from an apparently accidental fall, Connie, Dennis, and Jim all come under suspicion. With local police preoccupied with disaster relief, it’s up to Kelly to find the culprit. The rapid growth of the fire, and the human response to it, are powerfully portrayed, relegating the slowly-paced murder investigation to a poor second place. Agent: Jessica Faust, BookEnds. (June)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425258422
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/3/2014
  • Series: Knitting Mystery Series , #12
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 38,016
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Maggie Sefton

Maggie Sefton,  author of many books including Close Knit Killer, Cast On, Cast Off, Unraveled, and Skein of the Crime, 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. Author of the nationally bestselling Knitting Mysteries, she resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with two very demanding dogs. 
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    All fire and no murder

    I love this series...until this book. It is all about the wildfire and barely touched on a mystery or knitting. There are several other knitting mystery series. I am sticking to those from now on.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2014

    Very dissapointed

    This books starts out where the last book left off, going to rescue Jayleen's alpacas. I started reading this series because I love mysteries and I love knitting. There wasn't much of either in this book. This book was mostly about the Colorado wildfire. Take that out and the book could have been about 25 pages.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 10, 2014

    this rendition was described as "plodding." that adjec

    this rendition was described as "plodding." that adjective is overly generous. The book could have been edited to forty pages with no loss of "narrative."   Repititious and utterly boring.Cozy mysteries are not intended to compete for a Pulitzer, but this novel reads more like a high school paper.Surely  I am done with Sefton and wish I could get my money back.  An absolute waste of time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    Scores

    No duedates have oucured yet. Notes: to Sherbert: I said after 27 and you cannot say how many points you have, becuase you dont know. To Chery: i said after 27 not with it. You may alter your awnser. To Spy: you have 5 points so far. To unknown: this is not a quiz. >:T

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  • Posted June 11, 2014

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    It¿s early summer in Fort Connor, Colorado, and a herd of alpaca

    It’s early summer in Fort Connor, Colorado, and a herd of alpacas requires rescuing from a raging wildfire. Kelly Flynn and the House of Lambspun knitters may be able to save the helpless animals, but not the unexpected victim of a cold-blooded murder…

    The Annual Wool Market is interrupted with news of a huge wildfires raging through the canyon. Kelly’s friend Jaylene’s ranch seems to right in the projected path of the fires. Kelly gathers as many of her friends as possible with pickups and trailers and heads to the ranch to rescue Jayleen’s and Kelly Alpacas and get them moved to a safe place. Jayleen’s friend, Andrea Holt, has offered space at her ranch for some of the animals and the rest will go to Curt’s ranch. But before they barely start loading animals Connie, a longtime employee of House of Lambspun storms up the driveway accusing Andrea of stealing her husband.

    Days later, Andrea is found dead at her ranch—and suspicion immediately falls on Connie. Now Kelly and her friends must untangle this yarn before Connie ends up dangling by a thread…

    Dollycas’s Thoughts

    The author left us with quite a cliffhanger in Close Knit Killer so I couldn’t wait to read this book and she didn’t disappoint. This was story was quite exciting. Maggie Sefton drew on the actual wildfires in Colorado back in 2012 and created a very engaging mystery. There were more than a few nail biting moments, most with the fire but with tracking down the murderer too.

    I really love the friendship the blooms in every one of these Knitting Mysteries. Cassie has been brought right into the fold and has quickly become part of the Lambspun family. I have to say Burt, the retired police detective and Lambspun “spinner in residence” was everywhere in this story. He was running between all the shelters making sure people displaced by the fires had everything they needed. He also was the go-between for Kelly and Dan, the local police officer on the case, and he still taught his spinning classes at Lambspun. I wish I had half of his energy. All the rest of the gang was there too doing what they could, whether it be feeding the firefighters or knitting things to replace clothes lost in the fires. They were also doing all they could to help Connie.

    I have enjoyed each and every visit to Fort Connor, Colorado and can’t wait to return next year to see what Kelly and the gang get tangled up in next. Yarn Over Murder is Smokin’ Hot!!!

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  • Posted June 3, 2014

    Yarn Over Murder is the twelfth book in the A Knitting Mystery s

    Yarn Over Murder is the twelfth book in the A Knitting Mystery series.

    It's always enjoyable to sit down and read about the happenings at the House of Lambpsun. Even though I'm not a knitter I like to envision all the different types of yarns and colors as Kelly Flynn visits with the people of the knitting shop.

    Kelly and her friends from Lambspun are rushing to Jayleen's Alpaca ranch to trailer her Alpaca's and move as they fear that the wildfire just might destroy the ranch. Then they will be headed to Andrea's ranch in hopes that it will be out of harms way. As the Alpaca's are being unloaded, Connie Carson who works at Lambspun arrives as gets involved in a physical and verbal confrontation with Andrea. Accusing her of stealing her husband. The next day Kelly and her friends learn that Andrea has been found dead at the bottom of stairs to house, where she has apparently fallen. What with the argument that Connie had with Andrea's she becomes a prime suspect, but Kelly and her friends at Lambspun feel she is innocent, even though Connie's demeanor has changed drastically. With the wildfires burning intensely, the police are tied up and Kelly and her friends begin to look into what really happened to Andrea, was it an accident or murder.

    Ms Sefton, once again, provides the reader with an exciting story and as a back drop skillfully blends in facts of the High Park Wildfire of 2012, that gives the reader a feeling of really having been there.

    Definitely looking forward to next book in this interesting series to see what problems are next for Kelly to unravel.

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