Saturday, December 31, 2011
Needled to Death by Maggie Sefton
Berkley Prime Crime
Kelly Flynn is settling into her new home in Colorado quite nicely, which includes learning to knit with her new friends. When Kelly agrees to escort a group of tourists to Vicki Claymore’s alpaca ranch, she makes a shocking discovery. Vicki is very much dead and the quiet Colorado town isn’t so quiet anymore.
Kelly can’t help but jump right into the investigation, especially when Vicki’s daughter begs for her assistance. Kelly vows not to let her down. Her search uncovers secrets which could lead to a killer and more tragedy for her new hometown.
This is the second book in the “A Knitting Mystery” series and this is proving to be a fun set of books. Readers get to see the characters, especially Kelly, grow from the first book. I always love to watch character growth. That’s what makes me love this series so much. The plot was a good one, but it wasn’t complicated or difficult to figure out. There’s even a touch of romance in this book, but it’s not the focus of the story.
The only problem I had was that it tended to get bogged down with the technicalities of knitting. I don’t knit, but I’ve read other books that revolve around knitting but didn’t get too caught up in the specifics as much as this book did. However, it didn’t ruin things for me. It was still fast-paced and I’m definitely going to be reading the next book.
FTC Disclosure: I read this book from my own collection for my own enjoyment.