I read Knit, Purl, Die by Anne Canadeo for a blog tour, and just finished it last night, though the tour was last week. I haven’t been able to get as much reading time in as I’d like to since I just started back at college this week and am taking five upper division English classes, on top of working four days a week. Woohoo, college kids. Anyways, this book appealed to me because it would be classified as a cozy mystery, a genre which I enjoy. This is the second book in Black Sheep Knitting Mystery series.
Summary: The Black Sheep Knitters are a group of five women knitters, headed up by Maggie, the owner of the local Black Sheep knitting shop. The women love to get together for knitting, drinks, food, gossip, and fun. Gloria, a fellow knitter, often drops by to these gatherings as well, and is somewhat of an unofficial member of the Black Sheep Knitters – a sixth member, sort of. Gloria is a fun, vivacious, wealthy woman married to a much younger man, Jamie. While Jamie is out of town, one of the knitters, Suzanne, drops by to find Gloria facedown and dead in her pool. The death is ruled as accidental, but as the women dig deeper, they start having doubts, and begin thinking it may have been murder . . .
My Thoughts: Overall, a fun read! I liked the characters and the small town setting. The mystery was fun and surprising, and I really enjoyed the whole element of close friendship and ties. Was it exciting and thrilling? No, but it was cute and homey. I’d like to read the first book in this series now, While My Pretty One Knits.
The Bottom Line: A good read for fans of cozy mysteries, knitting, or friendship.
Currently Reading: Hold Still by Nina LaCour