Review: Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton

Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton (A Knitting Mystery, #1)

Book description from GoodReads:

FIRST IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING KNITTING MYSTERY SERIES!

Despite the fact that her aunt was an expert knitter, Kelly Flynn never picked up a pair of knitting needles she liked—until she strolled into House of Lambspun. Now, Kelly is about to learn how to knit one, purl two, and untangle the mystery behind her aunt’s murder…

Kelly would be the first to admit her life in Washington, D.C., is a little on the dull side. But coming back to Colorado for her beloved aunt’s funeral wasn’t the kind of excitement she was seeking. The police are convinced that her Aunt Helen’s death was the result of a burglary gone bad, but for the accountant in Kelly, things just aren’t adding up. After all, why would her sensible, sixty-eight-year-old aunt borrow $20,000 just days before her death? With the help of the knitting regulars at House of Lambspun, Kelly’s about to get a few lessons in cranking out a sumptuously colored scarf—and in luring a killer out of hiding…

My review – 4.5/5 Stars (originally posted on GoodReads on 1/30/18) 

I really enjoyed this and look forward to reading more in this series. I loved the characters and want to get to know them better. I could relate to Kelly, the main character. I especially loved the yarn shop descriptions (both the store itself and the people who hang out there).

I have only done a very small amount of knitting, but I found this book inspiring me to want to try again (much like the main character Kelly ended up doing). And I love that!

The mystery was fun, too. I found myself torn between wanting to hear more about the characters and their lives while also wanting to get more clues — which to me is exactly the balance I’m looking for.

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