Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Knit, Purl, Die By Anne Canadeo


KNIT, PURL, DIE 
By Anne Canadeo
Pages: 288
Meet the Black Sheep knitters -- five smart, funny
women who love to knit, gossip, and solve crimes.


Gloria Sterling had it all -- money, looks, and a new sexy young husband. So when she's found floating face down in her own swimming pool, shock waves ripple through tiny Plum Harbor. At the Black Sheep Knitting Shop, Maggie Messina and her circle are devastated to lose their dear friend -- a woman as colorful as her fabulous yarn creations.
The police are quick to call it an accident, but sorting out Gloria's final hours leaves too many loose ends to satisfy her friends. The vivacious, fiftysomething cougar had her French manicured tips in more than a few pots, and the threads of some inside deals stashed in her chic knitting tote.

Who was the last person to see Gloria alive on that quiet summer night? Two empty wine glasses suggest she wasn't home alone knitting the entire evening.... The Black Sheep need to know the truth and set out to unravel -- stitch by stitch -- the weighty secrets that pulled poor Gloria under.

My Thoughts: Cozy mysteries are always fun and Knit, Purl, Die by Anne Canadeo is no exception. The ladies of the Black Sheep knitters group are soul mates in their shared love of knitting and their penchant for sleuthing. Each of the main characters, Maggie, Lucy, and Dana have full, eventful lives that keeps them interesting. But when the author mixes them all together into their little knitting group, strange things happen. They meld into one relentless, clue-hunting force that just won't stop. This light 'who-dun-it' takes place in the cozy town of Plum Harbor, one of those homey towns you like to happen upon when traveling. If humorous, light-hearted mysteries are you reading preference, then you've found one to be added to your To-Be-Read- list.

Teaser Snippet:
    " He shook his head, as if to shake out the disturbing images. then he leaned forward, covering his face with his hands.
     The Black Sheep knitters sat silently. They exchanged glances, but Lucy could see that no one knew what to tell him. Not even Dana." 


A complimentary review copy of this book was provided by the author.


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