Knit to Kill By Anne Canadeo: Review/Giveaway

Dec 2, 2017 | 2017 Articles, Mysteryrat's Maze, Sandra Murphy

by Sandra Murphy

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of Knit to Kill. We also have a link to order it from Amazon, and from an indie bookstore where a portion goes to help support KRL.

Lucy Binger has about a week left to live—as a single woman. Then she’ll marry Matt. Her friends decide she needs a pre-wedding bucket list, all the things she’d like to do before tying the knot. A girls-only weekend fits the bill.

Suzanne loves planning these things, and she has a friend, Amy, who lives in an upscale community. If Maggie will give a workshop about knitting, they are welcome to visit. Maggie owns the Black Sheep Knitting Shop so teaching a class won’t be a hardship. book

The class is going well until an argument erupts in the next room where men are playing high stakes poker. It seems Dr. Julian Morton wins toward the end of the evening each time they play and when there’s a large pot at stake. He’s accused of cheating by Derek Pullman who the doctor says owes him more than $10,000. Derek upends the poker table and storms from the room.

Talking to Amy, the group finds Morton didn’t have many, if any, fans. He stirs up anger and controversy wherever he goes and seems to enjoy it. Even Amy’s husband Rob has reason to hate the man.

When Morton is found dead at the bottom of the cliff, it’s first thought that in the fog, he got too close to the edge while taking a break during his morning run. The rocks can be slippery and while there’s a fence, it’s not all that high. It could be an accident. The police determine it’s murder and suspects are many. He has an ex-wife, a current wife who wants out of the marriage, Derek, a son who hates him, people he’s cheated, and more.

The knitters are determined to enjoy their weekend, but when Rob is under suspicion of killing the doctor, they start to ask questions to find out who was behind the death.

The book doesn’t focus solely on knitting. The friendship between the women is a strong one but allows for each to have her own interests, enjoyed and shared (or not) by the others. Suzanne loves to cook, Amy too, Lucy and Dana bike ride or do yoga while Phoebe takes photos of wildlife. For a nice weekend away at a luxury location, Lucy and friends surely provide the excitement. Look for a link to the easy shawl Maggie used in her class. Amy shares a recipe for baked berry French toast, too.

To enter to win a copy of Knit to Kill, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “knit,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen December 9, 2017. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

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Sandra Murphy lives in the shadow of the Arch in St. Louis Missouri. She writes about eco-friendly topics, pets and wildlife for magazines and reviews mysteries and thrillers for KRL. A collection of her short stories, published by Untreed Reads, From Hay to Eternity: Ten Tales of Crime and Deception can be found at all the usual outlets. Each one is a little weird and all have a twist you won’t see coming.

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  1. I love this series, but I haven’t read this one. Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. Haven’t read anything in this series yet, would enjoy this. Thank you for the chance to win!

  3. This is a new to me series but I’m a knitter and I would love to read a mystery where knitting is part of the book’s theme. Merry Christmas to All!

  4. My mother owned a knitting store when I was very young (4-6yrs old). That closed when she filed for divorce and we moved to Miami so she could actually get one. Skip ahead to when I’m 15 or so and she’s back to teaching knitting and other crafts at a place in Mill Basin Brooklyn. She finally ended up teaching art at a local Jr. College. Everything from charcoal sketching to using an acetylene torch to work in metal.

    So you might say I had to pick up a few things over the years. I’d love to add this new book to my home library in the cozy/crafts mysteries.

  5. Have not read anything by this author yet. parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com

  6. I would love to add this book to my collection. It remindd me of my mother she was knitting up until the day she passed. Thank you for the chance.
    Lamonicaks at gmail dot com

  7. I’d love to read this–ty for the chance.

  8. I can heartily recommend this series. Wonderful to see a new entry. Glad it is not a knitter who is done in this time.
    karen94066 at

  9. I don’t think I’ve read this series yet. Thanks for the chance!

  10. This looks like a fun mystery for the dark days ahead. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. crs(at)codedivasites(dot)com

  11. Love to read Ann Canadeo’s new boo, “Knit To Kill “. I have practically read everything she has written. I am a big fan.

  12. I love this series, so thanks for the chance to win.

  13. I enjoy knitting and would really like to read “Knit to Kill”.

  14. Yes! Yes! I want to read this one!!!!

  15. This sounds like a great series; it’s new to me. I’d love a chance to read it.

  16. We have a winner!


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