"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
--Author Christopher Benson



Friday, May 28, 2010

Dropped Dead Stitch by Maggie Sefton

A Knitting Mystery
Paperback Release June 1, 2010

This is the seventh book in Sefton's Knitting Mystery Series.  In this one Kelly Flynn, CPA and amateur sleuth learns that one of close friends, Jennifer, has been raped and refuses to report it to the police. Kelly encourages Jennifer to attend a workshop for other women who have also suffered sexual violence. Kelly will be there teaching a fiber art classes with physical therapist Lisa Gerrard, taking place between the heavy counseling sessions.  The retreat is being held at the Lazy C Ranch and Jennifer agrees that a change of scenery may be a good idea so she decides to attend.  Everything is going along fine until the ladies are introduced to the owner of the ranch, Cal Everett.  Jennifer has a breakdown and tells her friends that that Everett was the man who raped her.

When Everett is found dead below the steep deck of the meeting building and Jennifer's afghan project is draped over his body she becomes the prime suspect in his murder.  Never fear, Kelly Flynn and her friends are on the case and they will knit the clues together to find the real murderer.

This could have been a real heavy topic for a cozy mystery but Sefton handles it by spinning in some happier moments like a wedding, and the wonderful descriptions of the beautiful yarn at the Lambspun Shop.  The patterns and recipes are the icing on the cake or the fringe on a beautiful scarf.  This is a sensationally written series with a grand cast of characters set in the beautiful state of Colorado.  You don't have to be a knitter or even crafty to enjoy these mysteries, just a fan of a great who-dun-it.

Skein of the Crime (A 
Knitting Mystery)Maggie also has her new book Skein of the Crime coming out in hardcover on June 1, 2010.  I hope to be able to review that for you soon.  

To find out more about Maggie Sefton and her books be sure to visit her web site http://www.maggiesefton.com/

Disclosure of Material Connection: This book was from my private collection. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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