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American Road Narratives: Reimagining Mobility in Literature and Film by Ann Brigham
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Giant Days, Volume 4 by John Allison, Max Sarin, and Whitney Cogar
Hannah and the Homunculus by Kurt Hassler
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Hilda and the Stone Forest by Luke Pearson
I Am Not Sidney Poitier by Percival Everett
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Jem and the Holograms, Volume 3: Dark Jem by Kelly Thompson
The Long Cosmos by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran
Lunch Lady and the Field Trip Fiasco by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Mayday by Karen Harrington
The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break by Steven Sherrill
Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson
National Audubon Society Guide to Landscape Photography by Tim Fitzharris
Needled to Death by Maggie Sefton
Noragami Volume 03 by Adachitoka
Over the Ocean by Taro Gomi
Red Hook Road by Ayelet Waldman
Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel
Ten Things We Did by Sarah Mlynowski
Tip of the Tongue by Patrick Ness
Triangle by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
Tru & Nelle by G. Neri
The White Road of the Moon by Rachel Neumeier

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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 03)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 10)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 24)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (July 31)
June 2017 Reading Report June 2017 Reading Sources

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Needled to Death: 07/19/17

Needled to Death  by Maggie Sefton

Needled to Death by Maggie Sefton is the second in the Knitting Mystery series. Kelly Flynn is now trying to work remotely from her aunt's home in Colorado. She's becoming more and more a part of the local knitting scene, including helping to give tours of a local alpaca ranch.

It's at the alpaca ranch that this book's murder takes place. And from the very get go the plot started to remind of any number of race horse mysteries where animals are tagged, tattooed, chipped, and tracked so that one animal can't be swapped for another and in the course of a murder investigation, it's discovered that all those precautions were for naught because of corruption.

Although the obvious villain was obvious, I still had fun reading this book. Yes, everything's taken to extreme: her newfound LOVE of all things yarn, her caffeine addiction, her obliviousness to "good dog" Carl's discipline problems. And yet for an ebook on the phone I could read in snatches when waiting in line or drinking my morning coffee, it was just right.

Four stars

Comments (2)




Comment #1: Monday, July 24, 2017 at 01:08:34

Patricia

Just ordered this one from paperbackswap! Thank you!



Comment #2: Monday, July 24, 2017 at 13:46:00

Pussreboots

How exciting! Happy reading.

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