Sunday, May 13, 2007

#33 - Deadly Yarn by Maggie Sefton

After reading the first two books in this series, I just had to read the third! The main character is still Kelly Flynn, and the plot encompasses her friends at the local yarn shop: House of Lambspun.

The book is an enjoyable, light cozy mystery....just like the other 2 books in the series. But, in reality, wouldn't local law enforcement get a bit interested in the fact that people surrounding Flynn keep getting murdered? lol. After the 3rd murder, you would think the local police would be eyeing her sideways.... :)

I've enjoyed all 3 books in this series, but don't expect any fancy plot twists or anything spectacular. They are books for taking to the beach, or for relaxation reading. Don't expect anything too in-depth.

I'm a knitter, so I enjoy the little snippets about knitting that Sefton sprinkles into her writing. But....sometimes the knitting jargon and discussions about knitting in the round and different types of yarns, etc., really seem like they were pasted into the story without much thought. At times, the discussion about the sweater Kelly Flynn is knitting gets in the way of the real story line. And, I know if one of my best friends was murdered that I wouldn't be in a knitting shop worried about the stitch count for a novelty yarn scarf.

But....cozy mysteries aren't meant to be realistic. Just enjoy the book for what it is. :)

A fourth book, "A Killer Stitch'' is coming out in hardcover this month.

50 Book Challenge 2007: 13/50


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