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20 January 2010

Knit, Purl Die by Anne Canadeo-A Book Review

Title: Knit, Purl, Die
Author: Anne Canadeo
Publisher: Pocket
Publication Date: December 29, 2009
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN: 978-1416598121
Genre: Cozy Mystery

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About the Book:

Counting on each other...

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 Review:

Knit, Purl, Die is a charming mystery where the members of the Black Sheep's Thursday evening knitting group try to solve the mystery of their friend's death. When Gloria Sterling is discovered dead in her pool, the police rule her death as an accident, yet this does not sit right with the group of friends; Maggie, Lucy, Dana, Suzanne, and Phoebe. As the days pass each woman discovers a little more about Gloria and urge her widowed husband to hire a private investigator, meanwhile the ladies continue to sleuth about and share their discoveries while knitting. Knit, Purl, Die is the second in Canadeo's Black Sheep Knitting Mystery Series, however it reads easily as a stand-alone novel. Canadeo weaves together a delightful, cozy mystery filled with realistic characters, and just enough twists to keep the reader guessing. As an added bonus, Canadeo includes links to some of the knitting projects discussed in the book, links to charity projects as well as several delicious recipes. Knit, Purl, Die is a good choice for one looking for a cozy mystery filled with delightful characters, amateur sleuthing and a murder or two.

About the Author:

Anne Canadeo lives and knits in Northport, New York. While My Pretty One Knits is her debut novel, and the first in the Black Sheep Knitting Club series.

I received a free copy of Knit, Purl, Die by Anne Canadeo from Simon & Schuster as part of the tour. Receiving a free copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned novel.



Book Dilettante said...

Hi, I'm part of the tour and am visiting fellow reviewers of Knit, Purl, Die. I enjoyed the cozy too!
Book Dilettante

kaye said...

I've read three reviews this morning about this book--it's now on my TBR

holdenj said...

I've seen this everywhere today with the tour and all, it looks great!

Lorri Jeanne said...

Great review! I liked it too.

Jill said...

I'm on the tour too and stopped by to see your review. I like the term cozy mystery, that is new to me!