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Knit One, Kill Two: 10/29/16

Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton

There is a trope in cozy mysteries where the would be sleuth is lured to a new life and a new calling by the murder of a relative living in a distant small town or village. Said murder of course ends up being caught thanks to the vigilance of this newly arrived relative, and then circumstances beyond said relative's control ends up forcing or otherwise convincing them to relocated permanently.

Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton is the start of the Knitting Mystery series. It begins with the death of Kelly Flynn's aunt. She is then befriended by all of her aunt's knitting buddies and is compelled to learn how to knit herself.

This book at first glance is very much like the start of the Needlecraft series, Crewel World by Monica Ferris. The differences are that the aunt wasn't the owner the knitting shop, though she was somehow tied up in its lease.

I have a feeling that the details are going to continue to slip as they often do in these cozy series where the emphasis is on narrative drive and not on the overall world building. These fictional towns are like TARDISes on a city wide scale, forever changing and reconfiguring whatever's within their city bounds, being as big or as small on the inside as is needed for each particular book.

Three stars

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