Review – Yarn Over Murder by Maggie Sefton

yarn over murderYarn Over Murder
(A Knitting Mystery)

Cozy Mystery
12th in Series
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
The Berkley Publishing Group (June 3, 2014)
Published by The Penguin Group
Jacket Illustration by Chris O’Leary
Jacket Design by Rita Frangie
Hardcover: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0425258422
E-Book File Size: 1783 KB


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 and trailers and heads to the ranch to rescue Jayleen’s and Kelly Alpacas and get them moved to a safe place. Jayleen’s friend, Andrea Holt, has offered space at her ranch for some of the animals and the rest will go to Curt’s ranch. But before they barely start loading animals Connie, a longtime employee of House of Lambspun storms up the driveway accusing 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…

Dollycas’s Thoughts

The author left us with quite a cliffhanger in Close Knit Killer so I couldn’t wait to read this book and she didn’t disappoint. This was story was quite exciting. Maggie Sefton drew on the actual wildfires in Colorado back in 2012 and created a very engaging mystery. There were more than a few nail biting moments, most with the fire but with tracking down the murderer too.

I really love the friendship the blooms in every one of these Knitting Mysteries. Cassie has been brought right into the fold and has quickly become part of the Lambspun family. I have to say Burt, the retired police detective and Lambspun “spinner in residence” was everywhere in this story. He was running between all the shelters making sure people displaced by the fires had everything they needed. He also was the go-between for Kelly and Dan, the local police officer on the case, and he still taught his spinning classes at Lambspun. I wish I had half of his energy.  All the rest of the gang was there too doing what they could, whether it be feeding the firefighters or knitting things to replace clothes lost in the fires. They were also doing all they could to help Connie.

I have enjoyed each and every visit to Fort Connor, Colorado and can’t wait to return next year to see what Kelly and the gang get tangled up in next. Yarn Over Murder is Smokin’ Hot!!!

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About This Author
Maggie Sefton was born and raised in northern Virginia, where she received her bachelor’s degree in English literature and journalism. Maggie has worked in several careers over the years, from a CPA to a real estate broker in the Rocky Mountain West. However, none of those endeavors could compare with the satisfaction and challenge of creating worlds on paper. She is the mother of four grown daughters, currently scattered around the globe. Author of the nationally bestselling Knitting Mysteries, she resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with two very demanding dogs.

Check out her website here.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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