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Knit to Be Tied By Maggie Sefton: Review/Giveaway


FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze,
andSandra Murphy

by Sandra Murphy

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of Knit to Be Tied, and a link to purchase it from Amazon, as well as a link to purchase it from an indie bookstore where a portion goes to help support KRL.

At the Lambspun shop where all colors of the rainbow are sold in the form of yarns, there’s a new face — Nancy Marsted. She’s from the college, is shy and pregnant. When she told the Baby Daddy they were going to be a family, he nixed that idea and left her high and dry. Of course, the core group at the shop take her under their wings and make her welcome.

When things go wrong, they go very wrong. Nancy’s boyfriend is found dead, the victim of a hit and run. Unfortunately, he’s not the only one. Greg and Lisa are part of the group of friends from the shop. On his way home from a thesis party for a grad student, Greg is hit by the same car and is in the hospital. book

Pete, who runs the coffee shop at Lambspun, and his girlfriend Jen, are raising Pete’s niece, Cassie. Now, out of the blue, Cassie’s mom wants to be part of her life again. The group has mixed feelings about it, but since she is the girl’s mother, no one can say no. With Greg in the hospital, Cassie’s visit with her mom planned, and her job, Kelly’s hard pressed to keep up with all that’s going on.

True to form, Kelly wants to know what happened the night of the hit and runs. She’s able to ask a few questions between her work as a freelance CPA, the ball games she and boyfriend Steve play, Cassie’s games and of course, the desire for a new knitting project that seems to pop up whenever a new shipment comes in at the shop. Suspects? There are a few. It seems Nancy’s boyfriend was a cad to everyone he met. Clues are harder to come by.

This is the fourteenth book in the Knitting Mystery series. Lambspun is a place you’d love to visit and would find it hard to leave—just one more skein of yarn! The characters have paired off, bought houses, and are developing their own families while keeping up with the initial friendships. Carl, Kelly’s dog, and his squirrel friend are there too—it wouldn’t be family without them.

At the back of the book, find a pattern for a Llama Headband and the recipe for Cranberry Orange Nut Bread.

To enter to win a copy of Knit to Be Tied, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “tied,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen July 16, 2016. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section.

Use this link to purchase the book & a portion goes to help support KRL & indie bookstore Mysterious Galaxy:

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Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the Arch, in the land of blues, booze and shoes—St Louis, Missouri. While writing magazine articles to support her mystery book habit, she secretly polishes mystery books of her own, hoping, someday, they will see the light of Barnes and Noble and a Kindle. You can find several of Sandra’s short stories at Untreed Reads including her newest, “Arthur,” included in the anthology titled, Flash and Bang, available now. Look for Denali, in the anthology Dogs and Dragons.

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Georgine Dorman July 9, 2016 at 9:04am

I love this series. Can not wait to read this one.


2 Barbara July 9, 2016 at 9:17am

Love this author hope I am the lucky one


3 Celia Fowler July 9, 2016 at 11:25am

Thanks for the review — I have not read any Maggie Sefton books yet, but she is now on my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway!


4 Dianne Casey July 9, 2016 at 2:11pm

This is a great series and author. Can’t wait to read the latest book in the series.
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5 Marilyn Watson
Twitter: @MarilynWatson18
July 9, 2016 at 11:20pm

Wow this sounds great…and thank you very much for the review and contest. Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com


6 Tracy Shafer July 10, 2016 at 8:55am

I would love this! Thank you!


7 Beckstock July 10, 2016 at 9:00am

I’d like to try the series


8 Peggy Hyndman July 10, 2016 at 9:08am

Knit to Be Tied sounds great. Thank you for this chance.


9 Beverlee Smith
Twitter: @CactuspareBev
July 10, 2016 at 9:46am

Sounds like a very interesting book! Would like a chance to read and review.


10 Beverlee Smith
Twitter: @CactuspareBev
July 10, 2016 at 9:56am

here is my email addy cactuspare(at)cox(dot)com


11 Kathy Kirkland July 10, 2016 at 1:55pm

Let me at that yarn, please!!!! All that color, all those textures, all those patterns!! Pure heaven on earth, all wrapped up in my most favorite cozy mystery series of all time!
Thanks for the opportunity of winning this book!!!


12 Kathleen Kendler
Twitter: @Kathleen
July 10, 2016 at 2:19pm

Great series!


13 Becky Richardson July 10, 2016 at 2:31pm

I have been wanting to read this for a while and have it on my TBR list. brichardson0056@yahoo.com


14 Linda Herold
Twitter: @Linda
July 10, 2016 at 3:03pm

I like this series and would love to win this book! Thanks for offering it!! lindaherold999@gmail.com


15 Susan Puckett July 10, 2016 at 3:07pm

Would love to win!! She is one of the authors on my to be read list! Thank you for the giveaway! Pucsbride13@gmail.com! I hope I win!


16 Cindy Snyder July 10, 2016 at 3:35pm

I love this series! Can’t wait to read this book!


17 Carol Edwards
Twitter: @centraleast2
July 11, 2016 at 7:46am

I’ve just started this series, so this would go great with my stack. centraleast2 at gmail dot com


18 Doward Wilson July 12, 2016 at 11:52am

I have read & loved this series from the first book. Thanks for the chance to win the newest.


19 Elaine Faber July 13, 2016 at 8:59am

I think I’ve read one of these before and enjoyed it. Would love to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity.
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20 Jeanie
Twitter: @JeanieDannheim
July 14, 2016 at 5:58pm

This sounds like a wonderful new story in the series! I love visiting Lambspun, hadn’t anticipated so many changes since my last ‘visit’! Great series even if one enjoys ‘hooking’ instead of knitting!


21 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
July 18, 2016 at 12:51pm

We have a winner!


22 Judy Tucker August 9, 2016 at 5:30pm

Love your knit stories


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