Mystery Series Reviews | While My Pretty One Knits

While My Pretty One Knits coverWHILE MY PRETTY ONE KNITS
Anne Canadeo, Black Sheep Knitting #1

Maggie, Lucy, Dana, Suzanne, and Phoebe – all avid knitters, all faithful knitting circle members, all involved in solving the crime that shook Plum Harbor, Massachusetts. Maggie owns and operates the Black Sheep, a thriving yarn shop in this small village. Amanda Goran owns and operates the Knitting Nest, a not-so-thriving shop in this same small village and a rival of Maggie’s.

Someone murders Amanda; the police suspect Maggie. Maggie’s friends, especially Lucy, set out to not only encourage and support Maggie but to actually discover who really committed that heinous crime.

Anne Canadeo writes murder mysteries based in a small town just outside Boston, Massachusetts. Her characters knit. Her characters fall out of love and fall in love. Her characters care for each other. Her characters solve crimes, and keep the knitting circle intact.

Up next: Boundary Waters by William Kent Krueger

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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