Sunday, February 08, 2009

Knit One, Kill Two

Knit One, Kill Two is by Maggie Sefton, a new-to-me author. Knit One, Kill Two is the first book in a new series. From the back cover.~

Despite the fact that her aunt was an expert knitter, Kelly Flynn never picked up a pair of knitting needles she liked--until she strolled into House of Lambspun. Now, in the first in a brand-new series, she learns how to knit one, purl two, and untangle the mystery behind her aunt's murder...

Kelly Flynn would be the first to admit her life in Washington, D.C., is a little on the dull side. But coming back to Colorado for her beloved aunt's funeral wasn't the kind of excitement she was seeking. The police are convinced that her Aunt Helen's death was the result of a burglary gone bad, but for the accountant in Kelly, things just aren't adding up. After all, why would her sensible, sixty-eight-year-old aunt borrow $20,000 just days before her death? With the help of the knitting regulars at House of Lambspun, Kelly's about to get a few lessons in cranking out a sumptuously colored scarf--and in luring a killer out of hiding...

I stumbled upon this book while looking for a new book when on a business trip last week. I love reading mysteries and very much enjoyed Knit One, Kill Two. Sefton wrote a pretty fast-paced story that had me guessing a few times as to who was the bad guy. I really liked that the mystery wasn't really a forensic book. I enjoy reading those types of mysteries, but this was much lighter and enjoyable. I also really love that the book includes a recipe and knitting patterns. I have always wanted to learn to knit and think I might even give it a try now.

The relationship between Kelly and her new knitting friends was so realistic. I loved that Sefton portrayed each of the women so differently, but still showed how they could become friends. The friends became amateur detectives to help solve the murder of Kelly's aunt. I enjoyed the first book in this series, and look forward to reading more books by Sefton in the future.

1 comment:

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Sounds like you got lots of good books in on your travels! That's at least one good thing about traveling. :)