Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Review: A Deadly Yarn (Knitting Mystery, Book 3)

A Deadly Yarn (Knitting Mystery, Book 3) A Deadly Yarn by Maggie Sefton

My review

rating: 3 of 5 stars
I wasn't sure what to expect from this serial novelist, given that they are murder mysteries and knitting themed. I have read a few other knitting related serial novels, a cross-stitch mystery, and a bunch of other serial mystery novels. The majority of them are poorly written and do not have a plot or characters that hold my attention or keep me guessing.

While I did figure out "who did it" early on, I enjoyed reading this book. The characters are around my age and for once the writing about knitting made sense. Yes, there was excessive use of descriptive words, yes, some of them were romantic or schmaltzy, but it didn't bother me enough to stop or to throw the book across the room every time I picked it up. Usually I plow through books I hate because I dislike unfinished reads.

I think I'll now go back and read the two earlier books in this series.

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1 comment:

a nutt said...

Just curious, why did you read book 3 first? Is it a good fluffy read? A friend of mine recently suggested another knitting book. I haven't gotten it yet, but it's on my list. "The Beach Street Knitting Society & Yarn Club"...still waiting for Friday Night Knitting Club movie...