Skein of the Crime (Knitting Mystery Series #8)

Skein of the Crime (Knitting Mystery Series #8)

by Maggie Sefton

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ISBN-13: 9780425241882
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/07/2011
Series: Knitting Mystery Series , #8
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 136,503
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 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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Skein of the Crime (Knitting Mystery Series #8) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
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.
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 6 months ago
I can’t put these books down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was surprised by all the positive reviews of this mediocre book. The mystery was decidedly secondary to the knitting, coffee breaks, perils of wedding planning & the main character's rocky relationship with her live-in (but mostly absent) boyfriend--who was so cranky & demanding that I wondered what she ever saw in him. I also had trouble keeping track of all the minor characters, who must have been introduced in previous books, but in this one were strictly 2-dimensional & did nothing to advance the plot . To be fair, I might have been more interested if I'd read the earlier books; but having mostly dozed through this one (which I did, after all, manage to finish), I see no point in going back to the beginning of the series or reading the next book to find out if Kelly & Steve get back together. On the positive side: I'm an occasional knitter whose only attempt at felting failed completely; after reading the directions in "Skein of the Crime" I can see exactly where I made my mistake. On that basis I 'd raise my rating of the book to 2 1/2 stars.
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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