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*****= An all-time favorite
***Died in the Wool
A Knitting Mystery
by Mary Kruger
Reviewed September 13, 2005.
Pocket Books, New York, 2005. 305 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (MCN F KRU).
Sonderbooks Stand-out 2005 (#6, Mystery)
I love this new trend of novels about knitting. Died in the Wool starts a new series of knitting mysteries, and it was lots of fun.
Ariadne Evans finds a dead body in her yarn shop, with expensive homespun yarn tangled around the woman’s throat. The murdered woman had been threatening to buy her building and raise the rent. Not many people liked her, but why did the murderer choose to kill her in Ariadne’s shop?
Because it happened in her shop, Ariadne is involved in this crime, and interested in finding out who did it and why. The good-looking detective on the case is new in town, and needs to know a little more about knitting and the small town in order to understand what happened. However, if Ariadne asks too many questions, she may become the next target.
It’s funny that murder mysteries can be light-hearted, but this one fit that description for me. I enjoyed the characters and the puzzle. Let’s just call it a good yarn.
Reviews of other novels about knitting:
Knitting, by Anne Bartlett
The Shop on Blossom Street, by Debbie Macomber
A Good Yarn, by Debbie Macomber
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