Yarn Over Murder

Yarn Over Murder It s early summer in Fort Connor Colorado and a herd of alpacas requires rescuing from a raging wildfire Kelly Flynn and the House of Lambspun knitters may be able to save the helpless animals but

  • Title: Yarn Over Murder
  • Author: Maggie Sefton
  • ISBN: 9780425258422
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It s early summer in Fort Connor, Colorado, and a herd of alpacas requires rescuing from a raging wildfire Kelly Flynn and the House of Lambspun knitters may be able to save the helpless animals, but not the unexpected victim of a cold blooded murder Kelly and her knitting pals were checking out the wares at the annual Wool Market one of the largest outdoor fiber and anIt s early summer in Fort Connor, Colorado, and a herd of alpacas requires rescuing from a raging wildfire Kelly Flynn and the House of Lambspun knitters may be able to save the helpless animals, but not the unexpected victim of a cold blooded murder Kelly and her knitting pals were checking out the wares at the annual Wool Market one of the largest outdoor fiber and animal fairs in Colorado when news spread about the wildfires raging across the canyon ranches With temperatures scorching, Kelly receives word that the alpacas of her good friend, Jayleen, are in danger Working fast, Kelly and her pals hightail the herd to the nearby pasture of one of Jayleen s friends rancher Andrea Holt But their rescue mission is interrupted by a screaming match during which Connie, a longtime employee of House of Lambspun, snaps and accuses Andrea of stealing her husband Days later, Andrea is found dead at her ranch and suspicion immediately falls on Connie Now Kelly and her friends must untangle this yarn before Connie ends up dangling by a thread

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    1. When last I read one of these books, I swore that I would never read another one. Two years later, I decided to give the new one a try, hoping that the writing might have improved. Unfortunately, this one was a poorly written as all the rest. This series has an insipid main character who is a CPA (but is constantly getting side-tracked from her work: how does this woman support herself?) fancies herself a sleuth, when all she does is talk on her cellphone and gossip. She divulges information abo [...]

    2. No, just no. Weak plot, cringeworthy dialogue, and painfully repetitive. In short, it's hot and Kelly now drinks iced coffee.

    3. Yarn Over Murder is the 12th book in the Lambspun knitting murder series, featuring coffee-guzzling Kelly Flynn and her various friends. This book is set during the serious 2012 Colorado bushfire.Let's be honest here: these books are terrible. The novel is almost entirely told in dialogue where the characters make repetitive declarative statements to each other over and over again. There was one chapter in which Kelly repeated the same piece of information to four other characters using the exac [...]

    4. I don't know why I keep reading these books. At least I got this one from the library. There was barely any mystery here and little to no character growth. The hours spent reading this are hours of my life I will never get back . . .

    5. Twelfth in the Knitting Mysteries cozy amateur sleuth series and revolving around Kelly Flynn, her friends, and the yarn shop set in the fictional town of Fort Connor (standing in for Fort Collins) in Colorado.My TakeI do love a cozy! And Sefton’s cast of characters are warm, supportive, and so very caring. A close-knit group, they open up to those who need help while they feed my soul with their craft and creativity.It’s all about friendship and being there to help in negative times.While Y [...]

    6. It’s early summer in Fort Connor, Colorado, and a herd of alpacas requires rescuing from a raging wildfire. Kelly Flynn and the House of Lambspun knitters may be able to save the helpless animals, but not the unexpected victim of a cold-blooded murder…The Annual Wool Market is interrupted with news of a huge wildfires raging through the canyon. Kelly’s friend Jaylene’s ranch seems to right in the projected path of the fires. Kelly gathers as many of her friends as possible with pickups a [...]

    7. I've read all of Maggie's knitting mysteries, and after the last one I was left with a bad taste in my mouth. I picked this one up from the library purely because as someone who lived in the area during the fires the summer of 2012 (I actually was at the Wool Market in Estes when I heard the news), I was curious as to how she would handle it.Money grab. That's all I can say. Next it will be a book based on the deadly flooding we had last September.I'm sick of "Ft. Connor" (but using the real nam [...]

    8. Where do I even begin ? This is a series I love to hate. First of all if you took out the fire reports and Kelly sitting around drinking coffee and eating pesto pizza, the actual murder plot in the book would only have been about five pages. I tried to keep myself entertained by counting how many times Kelly drank coffee but after ten times even that got boring so I ended up skimming over the last few chapters. I wish the forest fire would have spread and burned down the knitting shop so that ho [...]

    9. After reading this series since book #1, I can finally say "I'm finished." It seems like the author is on autopilot with a check list of character traits, phrases, and descriptions ("coffee drinker," "Kelly girl," "pizza," "Fat Tire ale," "client spreadsheets," "Brazen Squirrel," "fibers in the latest seasonal colors"). The mystery now has to fit around all of the oft repeated descriptions and gets lost.

    10. This isn't a knitting mystery but a diary or chronicle of a fire. The exposition is far too long, characters lacking, and just plain stupid. No mention of what a yarn over is or anyone even knitting one for crying out loud! VERY disappointing read. VERY!

    11. If it was possible to give a negative star rating, this series would surely deserve it by now. My first thought as usual: VERY immature writing and the same problems that never get fixed. I have to wonder if she realizes she's writing to an audience of adults? Knitters, spinners, crafters aren't stupid! We can follow a story without constant repetition of names, places, and stupid phrases. I think a child could do a way better job of character dialogue and storytelling than this.It amazes me tha [...]

    12. I don't know how it's possible that these keep getting worse, but the characters were even more two-dimensional and the murder plot even weaker than in previous installments. The writing is so poor that I wonder how many sets of eyes were on this before publication. Wordy, repetitive phrases (everywhere! Awful!) and too much exposition in dialogue. Plus, and this cannot be stressed enough, no normal person just happens to know this many murder victims. Ever. Suspension of disbelief is no longer [...]

    13. I have read many of her books. This book could have started at page 51 (Chapter 4). It was so confusing with the various names of the canyons and the story was all about the fires. The fires should have been briefly mentioned and maybe one or two canyons named. Kelly was not very involved in the actual murder solving. I wanted to hear more about the main characters. Kelly's boyfriend Steven was barely mentioned except that they had a hard time sleeping worrying about the fires. I was very disapp [...]

    14. Yarn over murder was about who your true friends really are even in the face of an uncertain future. The Fort Connor, Colorado wildfires are raging and author Maggie Sefton characters friendships and true love for each other shines through when they are faced with their friend, Jayleen's having to evacuate her ranch because of wildfires are spreading. It's a mad rush to get Jayleen's animals, her alpaca's and her posessions to safety but danger is not far behind when a murder occurs.They head to [...]

    15. I can't remember the last Sefton book I read in the series, I think Unraveled, but I know it has been a few years since I read a Knitting Mystery book. When I saw this one at my library, I thought I would give it a try to see if maybe the series had improved. Unfortunately it didn't. While helping move alpacas away from the dangerous forest fire, Kelly and her friends witness a fight between Connie, an employee at Lambspun, and rancher Andrea. Andrea had started dating Connie's ex-husband, and C [...]

    16. Author Maggie Sefton has spun another exciting yarn in the Knitting Mystery series. First let me say that I love that Ms. Sefton includes a cast of characters list at the beginning of her books. For new comers to the series it’s a wonderful guide to help you catch up and keep on track. Or, if you have a Swiss cheesed memory like mine, it will help those returning to the series with a remindful nudge. Readers might think a series that is on its twelfth installment may be the same ole, same old. [...]

    17. Yeah. I mean. This is the 12th in a series. I'm not sure if editors and authors figure at this point "fans" will literally read anything or if they're just out of the energy to care, but this is pretty poor. It takes more than 100 pages for the murder to even maybe potentially BE a murder. By that point, I know more about wildfires, pesto pizza, Fat Tire ale (which, spoiler alert, isn't anything special) and the squirrels in Kelly's yard than I do about this crime. You know what else doesn't get [...]

    18. This was the twelfth book of a fun cozy mystery series. I found it to be well written for its genre with well developed characters. I love the "family" that the protagonist has found because of the Lambspun fiber shop with classes and needed items for spinning, knitting, crocheting, felting, and weaving. And I love the protagonist Kelly and her CPA brain that loves to puzzle out numbers and murders. I am such a huge fan of this series.

    19. Written I dislike how it's written. While reading it, it written how one would think it in your head. And it's very dry in the dialog. I love this series though. I love the knitters and the yarn shop!

    20. Mystery was good but this book was very dry. Not a lot of interaction between Kelly and her friendsI didn't figure out the killer until the end. Miss the interaction with Kelly and her gang. Seemed all about Kelly's love of coffee food and numbers

    21. There is a forest fire out in the canyons, Kelly and the others help Jayleen move her live stock to Curt and Andreas ranches, Andrea ends up dead did she slip or was it an accident.

    22. Did not like the all the people calling stopping in to see each other all the time. Very little of this book is about the murder.

    23. openbooksociety/article/yaBrought to you by OBS Reviewer JeanieOn a Saturday morning in June, fire invaded the lush Colorado landscape, threatening wildlife, homes, and ranches. Maggie Sefton explains in her Author’s Note that the fires are based on the June 2012 High Park fires in Colorado and her effort at historical accuracy throughout. Thus begins Yarn Over Murder, Maggie Sefton’s twelfth offering of the series and perhaps one of the more intense. This mystery can be read as a stand-alon [...]

    24. There are hundreds of books featuring a woman who solves murders even though that is not her profession. The main character usually has her own business which specializes in cooking, needlework, flowers, inn-keeping, antiques, etc. The stories are usually light and enjoyable. The reader gets to know the character’s friends, family and associates, and some of them, particularly those dealing with food or needlecrafts, usually include recipes or patterns. Kelly Flynn, Maggie Sefton’s creatio [...]

    25. Yarn Over Murder is the twelfth book in the A Knitting Mystery series.It's always enjoyable to sit down and read about the happenings at the House of Lambpsun. Even though I'm not a knitter I like to envision all the different types of yarns and colors as Kelly Flynn visits with the people of the knitting shop. Kelly and her friends from Lambspun are rushing to Jayleen's Alpaca ranch to trailer her Alpaca's and move as they fear that the wildfire just might destroy the ranch. Then they will be h [...]

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