Mystery Series Reviews | Knit, Purl, Die

Anna Canadeo, Black Sheep Knitting #2

Gloria is a beautiful and wealthy woman, married once to a wealthy man, widowed, and currently married to a much younger man – a hunk. She has joined Maggie’s knitting group and meets with Dana, Suzanne, Lucy, and Phoebe Thursday evenings for dinner and knitting. Suzanne is a real estate agent, and when she hears that Gloria would like to sell her spacious house in an upscale community, she cannot believe her luck. The morning of her first showing to a young couple, who look like excellent prospects, Suzanne finds Gloria face down in her pool.

Was it an accident? Was it suicide? Was it Gloria’s former lover? This comes just three months after Maggie’s harrowing experience as a suspect in the murder of the owner of a rival yarn shop, and Maggie is very reluctant to become involved. Dana, Suzanne, and Lucy team up to try to figure things out.

Ms. Canadeo puts together an intriguing mystery that can have you guessing up to the very end.

Next (and final review):  Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear

Harriet Engle is an avid reader of several authors who write murder mystery series. Look for her weekly reviews highlighting each of these series.

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