Monday, June 1, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway Purl up and die by Maggie Sefton

Title: Purl up and Die
Author: Maggie Sefton
Series: Book 13 A Knitting Mystery
Publisher: Berkley
Source: Received for Review from Publisher
Format: Hardcover
Rating: Four Stars
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Reviewed by: Tina


This was a story with deeply rooted friendships, and a close knit community of knitters. A little too many characters for my liking and sometimes hard to keep in order but still  a very enjoyable mystery. Life at the Lambspun Knitters Shop starts falling apart when "Big Barb"  as she is known she is a knitting teacher who's son becomes accused of murder.... 

Kelly Flynn is a accountant who has seemed to make her home office at the Lambspun Knitters in Fort Connor, Colorado. Life is good for everyone until knitting teacher, "Big Barb" life starts unraveling, She is a very over protective mother of her son, Tommy a doctor currently in his residency. A young woman who is a patient accuses him of assault and life for Barb takes a serious downturn, knitters at Lambspun become concerned for Barb when she is displaying strange behavior and serious depression when her son son becomes the main suspect when the woman was found murdered in her apartment.

Suspicions arise when this young woman, Laura Brewster also accused one of her professors of assault, being seen by another student. Kelly digs around to find out Laura had a knack for seeking revenge if she did not get what she wanted.Kelly is sure that Tommy could not be responsible for her murder. Being an accountant, with her love of numbers with her ability to solve puzzles and past murders, she's sure that she could stitch together the real clues as to who the killer could really be.

As a want to be knitter and for the seasoned knitter this is a perfect mystery.Descriptions of yarn and the fiber arts are beautifully stitched into the story even though I could not always understand the knitting lingo. Mother Mimi, owner of Lambspun Knitters and Burt, a retired police man are a lovely couple and are definitely  make Purl up and Die worth reading. A cast of characters that were likeable but sometimes hard to keep straight but still very charming. Twists and turns make this a cleverly plotted mystery for knitting lovers.

FTC Disclosure: Thank you to the publisher for providing me a copy of this book for review.This did not influence my thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book and review are my own.

Author Maggie Sefton Online: http://www.maggiesefton.com/
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49 comments:

  1. Love the knitting cozies. Purl Up and Die sounds interesting.
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  2. Love the knitting cozies. Purl Up and Die sounds interesting.
    Bettyjo.English@gmail.com

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  3. Love this series. Can't wait for the next installment.
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    thanks.

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  4. Purl up and Die sounds wonderful! I would like to enter in the contest, please. Thank you.
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  5. I would love to read this book—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  6. Love this series. Thanks for the giveaway. sallycootie@gmail.com

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  7. Looks like a great read! Thanks for the opportunity!
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  8. Exciting! Another Maggie Sefton Book! cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  9. New series to me sounds good.
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  10. New series to me sounds good.
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  11. A favorite series that I've been following from the beginning. It's one of the first cozies I read and introduced me to so many new authors.
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  12. I love this series and am glad there is another book out.
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  13. Sounds great! robin.christofaro@yahoo.com

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  14. Sounds good to me. grammyd01@comcast.net

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  15. A wonderful series!!!!
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  16. I love crafty cozies, this sounds fun

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  17. I own three of the titles in the series and enjoy them very much. My mother owned a knitting shop back in the late 40's till around 1954 when we did a quick (1 yr) trip to Miami for her to get a divorce.

    I'd love to add this title to my collection.

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  18. What a great series!
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  19. Love knitting and love mysteries!
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  20. This sounds great!!
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  21. This sounds like such a fun series! nungwa@hotmail.com

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  22. I love this series! Thanks for the chance to win! mamamoongrrlie at gmail dot com

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  23. Sounds like a good read. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carol Smith
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  24. Sounds like a fun series! Thanks for the opportunity!
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  25. What a lovely giveaway and great series. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. I have books by Maggie Sefton and I missed this one.

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  27. Sounds good! bunkie220@yahoo.com

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  28. Cute title, thanks for the chance to win :)
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  29. Thanks. This series looks lovely. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  30. A cozy full of color, knitting, and mystery. You can't go wrong ever! Thanks for giveaway. Pennymarks@frontier.com

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  31. Love this series. Thanks for the opportunity to win. choirlady27@hotmail.com

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  32. Book sounds interesting. rblerner@ptd.net

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  33. Sounds great.lady.janel@hotmail.com

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  34. I've read other books in the series. Would love to win this! Kittipaws9@aol.com

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  35. Thanks for the giveaway! I absolutely love this series! smmolloy1105@yahoo.com

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  36. a definite 'add' to my Wish List!!
    thank you for the giveaway..........

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  37. I really enjoy this series and author. Happy to see a new one.

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  38. Just learning to not! And love this type of book with mystery and hobby!!!Thanks for GIVEAWAY!!!
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  39. I would rather read about knitting than do it. I have enjoyed both in the past. Bobbipad@gmail.com

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  40. I love this series! Actually prefer crochet but still knit if necessary. Would love to read this book. servedogmom@yahoo.com

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  41. Love the series! bobwiesmann@gmail.com

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  42. I love reading about knitting, thinking about knitting and the look of hand knitted sweaters I just can't knit...but I can read! Thank you for the giveaway...
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  43. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! jillian.lauder@yahoo.com

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  44. I love Kelly and the gang. Look forward to this book. Thank you and have a great day. Merlinmagic21@hotmail.com

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  45. Thanks for the review. I too find it hard to keep characters straight when there are more than necessary but it doesn't keep me from reading the book. lol! robeader53@yahoo.com

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  46. Thanks for the opportunity to win! betty6931@fuse.net

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  47. As an incompetent knitter, I think I'll enjoy this cozy---and maybe learn a little something, too. Thanks for the contest.
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  48. I like this series. Great cover. I enjoy knitting mysteries.
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  49. Maggie 🙋 you are an amazing storyteller 👍 I can't wait to read your latest 😘
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