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In Anne Canadeo's cozy eighth Black Sheep Knitting Mystery, a cold-hearted murder in Plum Harbor leads the knitters to investigate a new psychic who may be far more dangerous than she seems…
When Jimmy Hubbard, the manager of the local cinema, is murdered in a robbery gone wrong, the residents of Plum Harbor are mystified. Everyone liked Jimmy, and the struggling theater seems an unlikely target for burglars.
The Black Sheep Knitters are surprised and saddened by the crime, but are more suspicious of psychic-medium Isabel Waters, who has recently set up shop in town. Isabel has hoodwinked one of their friends into shelling out big money every week to keep the memory of a lost loved one alive. Determined to reveal Isabel as a fraud, the knitters are pulled in the web of Isabel’s world and find themselves in a tangle of secrets and lies. They must solve two murders before the truth about all of Isabel’s clients—past and present—are revealed.
As in her previous books A Dark and Stormy Knit, The Silence of the Llamas, and Knit, Purl, Die—which Publishers Weekly praised for its “fast-paced plot that will keep even non-knitters turning the pages”—Canadeo brings her trademark style to this entertaining mystery that will psych you out and leave you wanting more.
About the Author
Anne Canadeo lives and knits in Northport, New York, with her husband, daughter, and canine office assistant. She is the author of the Black Sheep Knitting mystery series, and writing as Katherine Spencer, she has also authored the popular Cape Light and Angel Island series.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Disappointed overall. Too much emphasis on the mundane aspect of the characters such as what they ate, drank, etc. The ending was abrupt as far as solving the murder was concerned. Once again, 5 ordinary ladies solve crimes that the police (with all of their expertise and technology) cannot solve. In real life, these women would have been charged with obstruction of justice and tampering with crime scenes. Lucy handled a valuable piece of evidence - a timer - before giving it to the detective. In my opinion, there is just too much "fluff" to this series and not enough realistic crime solving. Also too many editing errors. Missing words or additional words in sentences.
A MURDER IN MOHAIR is a wonderful addition to the ever growing Black Sheep Knitting mystery series. It’s always a fun, if murderous trip when visiting Plum Harbor! Lucy and the rest of the gang are always into something, and I’m not talking just knitting! Author Anne Canadeo has an easy style of writing that makes her stories flow at a wonderful pace. With A MURDER IN MOHAIR, I found myself drawn into the story from, page one. Chapter after chapter I hung on every word I read. With plenty of twists throughout the story, this mystery wrapped up with a well thought out reveal that caught me off guard. If you’re not a knitter, no worries. You don’t have to know a thing about knitting to enjoy this story or series. I’m needle work challenged and I was able to enjoy the story with no problem at all. Make sure to the back of the book for a special feature that includes some tasty recipes!
You will be hooked on book eight in this action packed mystery. The Black Sheep knitters are at it again in Plum Harbor and more than just yarn is being unraveled. Filled with witty banter and a murder that keep you in knots trying to find out who did it and why. This is by far the best one in this series and I look forward to see what will happen next.