Kelly Flynn s knitting pal, Megan, is about to get hitched, and all the planning is falling into place. Read more...
Kelly Flynn s knitting pal, Megan, is about to get hitched, and all the planning is falling into place. Megan has found the perfect seamstress, Zoe Yeager, to create the dresses for Kelly and the other bridesmaids. And each bridesmaid is knitting her own loose-knit shawl to drape over the lovely dresses. But Zoe has more than bolts of fabric and seam-cutters stashed away in her shop she s harboring a secret. Bruises on her face show a troubling side of her marriage, and just after she finds the courage to leave her husband, Zoe s found dead from a single bullet shot.
Though her husband is a key suspect, it turns out there are others who might have had designs on Zoe s death. One is fellow seamstress Leann O Hara, who recently discovered Zoe won a bridal gown design contest with one of Leann s own designs. Now it s up to Kelly and her knitting pals to use their sleuthing savvy to solve the case, while helping Megan stay cool and collected as the big day approaches. They ll have to stitch up all the loose ends before they can don their dresses and shawls and escort Megan into the land of happily ever after
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-04-30
- Reviewer: Staff
Preparing for a wedding can be murder, as shown in Sefton’s middling 10th knitting mystery featuring Fort Collins, Colo., financial consultant Kelly Flynn (after 2011’s Unraveled). Kelly, a bridesmaid in the upcoming wedding of two friends, comes to the aid of seamstress Zoe Yeager after Zoe’s abusive husband makes trouble and Zoe’s former employer swears that Zoe stole her bridal gown design and customer list. Kelly barely gets Zoe settled into a women’s shelter before the poor woman is found murdered. Kelly once again turns amateur sleuth while juggling work and rekindling a relationship. Everyone takes an absurd interest in Kelly’s sex life or lack thereof, which leads to many “sly grins” and much juvenile innuendo. Most readers will easily figure out the killer’s identity, and Kelly’s delay in passing along vital information to her police contact will strike many as less than credible. Agent: Jessica Faust, BookEnds. (June)