A Deadly Yarn (Knitting Mystery Series #3)

A Deadly Yarn (Knitting Mystery Series #3)

by Maggie Sefton

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Kelly and Megan could not be happier for their friend Allison Dubois—a young, talented, up-and-coming artist. Invited by a designer to join her New York studio, Allison is about to embark on a new life. But when Kelly and Megan arrive at Allison’s apartment to drive her to the airport, they find her dead on the floor, apparently from an overdose of sleeping pills. The police suspect suicide, but Kelly and Megan aren’t convinced.

Soon Kelly discovers that while Allison’s career was on the fast-track, her social life was a mess. A bad news boyfriend, a jealous design student, and a mysterious man named Brian are all prime suspects in Kelly’s book. Now it’s up to Kelly and her crafty friends from the House of Lambspun to unravel this tightly stitched puzzle...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425207079
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/2006
Series: Knitting Mystery Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 195,246
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.74(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range: 18 - 17 Years

About the Author

Maggie Sefton is the author of the New York Times bestselling Knitting Mysteries. She was born and raised in northern Virginia, where she received her bachelor’s degree in English literature and journalism. While Sefton has worked as both a CPA and a real estate broker, she feels that neither of those endeavors compare to the challenge of creating worlds on paper. She is the mother of four grown daughters, currently scattered around the globe, and resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with two very demanding dogs.

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A Deadly Yarn (Knitting Mystery Series #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
las55 More than 1 year ago
Book 3 is as good and fun as the first two. Our heroine and her friends get involved with murder and solve it by sleuthing with unofficial help from the police. As always, knitting and food are involved, as well as friendship. This is a feel-good series that I am glad I found!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so good I bought the whole set, started knitting again and got the gals in my office reading the series.
LMLC More than 1 year ago
A Deadly Yarn continues with the adventures of Kelly Flynn in Colorado, as she continues to fall in love with the mountain lifestyle and scenery. Her knitting friends are there as she works out the clues and does some investigating into the death of a friend. You don't have to have read the previous books to enjoy this one, but they do give more background on the people and how they got into these situations, so read them if you can. Maggie Sefton does a wonderful job of describing the yarn shop, and you can even learn some things about knitting (and fabric art and blueberry pie). The book moves along quickly and is fun to read, and there are a nice variety of personalities to enjoy.
Rufus8792 More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed all in this series and pass them on to a friend who also knits and she can't put them down until she has finished them.
mimijoJY More than 1 year ago
Easy to read, I can usually figure out who did it in the first few chapters, this series keeps me in the dark until the last. I gave them to my daughter who does not knit and she could not put them down. N0 sex, romance yes sex no.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Visiting Santa Fe, House of Lambspun knitters Kelly Flynn and Megan admire the work of local artist and friend Allison DuBois who won a well deserved award as the Southwest designer Institute¿s Wearable Fiber Artist of the Year. Allison, who never sleeps, produces highly regarded ¿wearable art¿. Allison informs her friends that she is heading to New York as an apprentice at a designer's studio who also arranges an apartment for the newcomer. --- Kelly, Megan and Allison return to Fort Connor, Colorado after the award gala. Megan returns a cell phone to Allison only to find the artist dead. Megan is shook up so Kelly calls Fort Connor Police Lieutenant Morrison who investigated the death of her Aunt Helen. When the only thing missing is beads Allison picked up in New Mexico, the police assume it is an accidental death due to an overdose of sleeping pills. Though she needs to get back to her CPA practice in DC and should heed Morrison¿s pointed stay out of it dictatorial direction, Kelly believes a homicide occurred and begins to investigate Allison's recent lifestyle involving three not good for her males with at least one mostly likely deadly. --- The third knitting mystery (see KNIT ONE, KILL TWO and NEEDLED TO DEATH), is a fun artistic amateur sleuth tale starring likable characters who make Fort Connor, at least the House of Lambspun knitting club members, eccentric but amiable. The whodunit is well crafted as Kelly investigates one stitch at a time Allison¿s recent destructive social life and the three suspects that surface. Though doubtful once again that the CPA knitter would make inquiries, fans will not care as Maggie Sefton provides a delightful mystery. --- Harriet Klausner
bookladychris on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Kelly Flynn, while still battling through her sweater in the round, helps Allison Dubois get ready to move to New York to begin her career in design. When she and Megan go to her apartment to take her to the airport, they find that she had died of an apparent suicide. Kelly and Megan aren't convinced that it is suicide and begin their own investigation. While Allison's career had been moving forward, her social life was in turmoil. Complete with a violent boyfriend, a jealous design student, and a mysterious man named Brian, Kelly and Megan decide that she had to have been murdered. It took only a short time to convince the police they were right. After a trip to Denver they feel they had met the murderer and begin to work at proving it. Now about that sweater......
lexxa83 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Love this series. Hardly a deep, involved read, but a perfect cozy cast of characters and fun mystery plot to enjoy over coffee :-)
DreamingInFiction on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I guessed the killer from very early on in the story.. But you know what? When a series is THIS good it just doesn't seem to matter all that much! The characters are written so well that I feel like I actually know these people.. And I just love the relationships and friendships as well. :)
Cecilturtle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This murder mystery falls in the basic sleuthing category. The ending is pretty much given away half-way through the book and the clues are obvious. The book is as much about the murder as it is about the heroine's life: corporate accounts, knitting and her friends. Not much substance but a pleasant read.
Elphaba71 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another Good cozy read from Maggie Sefton.
ovistine on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Third in the Maggie Sefton knitting mysteries series. The characters are starting to seem repetitive (not a good sign!), and the yarn porn was at a minimum this time around. I'll be reading the next one eventually, but it's now at the bottom of the queue.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a nice cosy mystery. At it's heart is a knitting shop where many of the main characters meet and talk. You can see how many of them care for each other and want things to work for each other and for those associated with them.This time the murder is of an up-and-coming designer. The clues are very obvious and the tension nearly non-existent. It's a sweet look at the main characters lives and the murder is only a very small part of the story, in fact the murder feels like an add-on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. I love the main character Kelly and the story line is great. lol, I'm an accountant and I love to crochet so there might be a slight bias :-P but the stories are great regardless. I have noticed a few spelling errors and one word was so bad that even the nook dictionary couldn't figure out what it was... but I got past it :-P
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