Posted in Reviews 2012

Review: Cast On, Kill Off by Maggie Sefton

Cast On, Kill Off
(A Knitting Mystery)

10th Book in Series
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
The Berkley Publishing Group
Published by The Penguin Group
Jacket Illustration by Chris O’Leary
Jacket Design by Rita Frangie

Cast On, Kill Off

Kelly Flynn’s friend Megan is getting married. They have found the perfect seamstress in Zoe Yeager to create the wedding and bridesmaids dresses. Each bridesmaid is knitting their own shawl to drape over the top of their beautiful dresses.

Megan has planned her wedding with the precision of a surgeon or a drill sergeant depending on which day you catch her. Nothing is going to ruin her wedding day. Not even when their seamstress gets enough courage to leave her abusive husband. The ladies all rally behind her to keep her safe. They help her get tucked away at a shelter and move her supplies right into Mimi shop so she will never be alone.

The plan works great until it doesn’t and Zoe is found dead in a parking lot. Of course the key suspect is her husband but their are others who may have wanted her dead.

Kelly and her knitting friends are on the case. They are going to stitch everything together to catch the killer. Then they are going to get all dolled up to escort Megan down the aisle so she can start living happily ever after.

Dollycas’s Thoughts
I have enjoyed this entire series very much. My excursions to Fort Connor always but a smile on my face. The characters have become old friends and I am always anxious to see what they are up to.

When I picked up this one what I really wanted to know is if Kelly and Steve were going to get back together. I can’t tell you because you will have to read the story. I did figure out the murderer this time very quickly but the drama of Megan’s wedding still made this a good yarn. Carl, the rottweiler, and the ongoing adventures with the backyard squirrel were funny and cute.

This is not my favorite story of the series. Sometimes there needs to be a book to keep the story lines moving along and  Cast On, Kill Off is exactly that. The mystery wasn’t as complex and did not have the usual twists but we are set up nicely for the next edition.

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About This Author
Maggie was born in Richmond, VA, and grew up in Northern Virginia in Arlington, close to Washington, D.C. She attended university and received a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature & Journalism, married, and started her family there. All four of her daughters are grown and established in careers of their own and are literally scattered around the globe. She now resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with two very demanding dogs.

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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.”