Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Review: Knit, Purl, Die by Anne Canadeo

Product Details
Pocket, December 2009
Trade Paperback, 288 pages
ISBN-10: 141659812X
ISBN-13: 9781416598121
Book Summary:
Gloria Sterling had it all -- money, looks, and a new sexy young husband. So when she's found floating face down in her own swimming pool, shock waves ripple through tiny Plum Harbor. At the Black Sheep Knitting Shop, Maggie Messina and her circle are devastated to lose their dear friend -- a woman as colorful as her fabulous yarn creations.

The police are quick to call it an accident, but sorting out Gloria's final hours leaves too many loose ends to satisfy her friends. The vivacious, fifty something cougar had her French manicured tips in more than a few pots, and the threads of some inside deals stashed in her chic knitting tote.

Who was the last person to see Gloria alive on that quiet summer night? Two empty wine glasses suggest she wasn't home alone knitting the entire evening.... The Black Sheep need to know the truth and set out to unravel -- stitch by stitch -- the weighty secrets that pulled poor Gloria under.
My Review:
I'll start off by saying I wasn't sure I would love this book; but much to my surprise I zoomed through it and really enjoyed it! It was the first cozy mystery I've read and I'd actually enjoy continuing with this series.
Anne builds up her characters at a good pace. I could imagine being friends with this group of knitters. (guess I better learn to knit first huh? LOL) I'll say that in getting to know these characters even I FELT BETRAYED to find out the murderer. The plot and mystery building were well done and really kept me guessing. The ending fell together nicely and really closed up the book.
I like that this is a series, but you don't feel lost if you read an individual book. Knit, Purl, Die was and exceptional cozy mystery and I look forward to reading more from "The Black Sheep Knitting Mystery" series.
**this book was provided to me free of charge in exchange for an honest review**


  1. Ooh! I suspected the culprit, changed my mind , and then went back to the person before the end of the book. The ending I agree tied together nicely and that I couldn't guess1 It was a fun book. I also have a giveaway of Knit, Purl, Die

  2. I don't know how to knit either! But I guess that won't keep me from enjoying the book. Great review!

  3. I agree, it does make you want to knit.