Posted by iggystar on Friday, February 8, 2013
Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton (unabridged audiobook)
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
"Kelly Flynn never picked up a pair of knitting needles she liked—until she strolled into House of Lambspun. Now, in the first in a brand-new series, she learns how to knit one, purl two, and untangle the mystery behind her aunt's murder."
This book falls under the category of cozy mystery, little violence, no graphic material, the writing equivalent of a "Matlock" episode. This subgenre of crime fiction has a huge following and you can often find books with themes such as knitting, sewing, baking, you name it. Sometimes one might want to do some light reading, perhaps featuring a particular hobby. Being an avid knitter is obviously what drew me to this title.
That being said, I wanted to like this book more than I did. This is my first foray into cozy mysteries and even knowing a bit about the genre it still felt really, really thin on everything, story, character development, etc. I certainly enjoyed the knitting portions of the book, the description of the yarns, the yarn store, Kelly's first tries with knitting made me nostalgically think of my own. All in all, it was a sufficient story, but not challenging enough for me to thoroughly enjoy it.
I'll probably give another cozy a try, if I feel the same way then I'll conclude this genre isn't for me.
2 out of 5 Iggystars