Thursday, December 3, 2009

Knit, Purl, DieAnne Canadeo-

Knit, Purl, Die
Anne Canadeo
Pocket, Dec 29 2009, $14.00
ISBN: 9781416598121

Wealthy widow Gloria Sterling has returned from Florida to Plum Harbor, Massachusetts with her third husband much younger Jamie Barnett. The artist is considered a boy toy by Gloria’s friends at the Black Sheep Knitting Shop. Soon after her return, Gloria is found dead in her swimming pool; two empty wine glasses nearby.

The Black Sheep Knitting club members are stunned as Gloria was a colorful larger than life person. The five female knitters led by the shop’s owner Maggie Messina assume Jamie killed her as the motive is money although the cops declare her death an accident. They investigate seeking clues one stitch at time.

The second Black Sheep knitting amateur sleuth (see While My Pretty One Knits) is an enjoyable regional romp starring five intrepid knitters. The story line is fast-paced from the moment Gloria returns home with numero three and never slows down as the club members follow the threads not worrying that a killer might be watching their progress. Readers will enjoy this cozy also filled with knitting tip and web sites and recipes.

Harriet Klausner