Monday 17 June 2019

While My Pretty One Knits (Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries #1) by Anne Canadeo

While My Pretty One Knits (Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries, #1)
The Black Sheep Knitters -- Maggie, Lucy, Dana, Suzanne, and Phoebe -- meet once a week without fail, sharing the varied and colorful skeins of their lives as much as knitting tips, recipes, and small-town gossip, and creating an intricate, durable pattern of friendship. Now a shocking murder has peaceful Plum Harbor, Massachusetts, in knots -- and the Black Sheep women must herd together to protect one of their own from a scandalous frame-up.
Maggie Messina, beloved owner of the Black Sheep Knitting Shop, is thrilled to be hosting a workshop for one of her former students, now a celebrity in the knitting world. But the celebration is upstaged when Amanda Goran, the owner of the rival Knitting Nest, is found dead in her shop on the other side of town.
Maggie had reasons to dislike Amanda, a thorn in her side ever since Maggie's shop surpassed Amanda's in popularity. Then again, it wasn't hard to dislike Amanda -- the contentious woman, whose marriage was on the rocks, seemed to specialize in causing misery all over town. But the pointed evidence has a detective casting a suspicious eye on Maggie. She may be a whiz at knitting, but can she keep the police from needling her before her shop, her reputation, and her circle of friends become unraveled?  (Summary  via Goodreads)

While My Pretty One Knits by Anne Canadeo is more than a cozy is a story about friendship and the depths of that friendship among a group of women.  

In Plum Harbor Maggie owns a knitting shop called the Black Sheep Knitting Shop and she developed a bond with 4 other women when they came together for a class Maggie was these women - Lucy, Dana, Suzanne and Phoebe - will do anything for each other and in While My Pretty One Knits, their commitment to Maggie will be shown.   When Maggie's rival is found murdered in her knitting shop across town Maggie is considered a person of interest.....mainly because the two were competitors in a small town.  Maggie's friends know that she would not do anything to harm someone let alone kill them but convincing the police will be a different story !!!

I loved how Canadeo provides the reader with a different aspect of a cozy mystery.  You get to really look into Maggie and her friends, with a new romance for one of them thrown into the mix.  The reader gets a deep feeling of friendship and commitment and to see what a friend really and truly will do for another.  The book provides the reader with a different way of investigating and solving the murder....a quiet and more laid back approach if you will.  Even though the main focus, of course, is on solving the murder and clearing Maggie's name, it is done around the reader getting to really know the characters and their town.  

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and cannot wait to read more in the Black Sheep Knitting Mystery series......

Review by Missi M.

No comments:

Post a Comment