A Dark and Stormy Knit Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

A Dark and Stormy Knit


  • Author : Anne Canadeo
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-01-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451644807

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A Dark and Stormy Knit Excerpt :

The Black Sheep Knitters investigate when a dead body turns up covered in what appears to be the work of the Knit Kats, a protest group that uses knitting as graffiti on public items as a means to decorate and raise awareness. Original.

A Dark and Stormy Knit Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

A Dark and Stormy Knit


  • Author : Anne Canadeo
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-01-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451644821

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A Dark and Stormy Knit Excerpt :

In the sixth novel in the series that is “sure to hook cozy fans” (Publishers Weekly) the Black Sheep Knitters must work to solve the mystery of the disappearance of their friend—and figure out who is trying to kill her before it’s too late. Knitting graffiti, in Plum Harbor? Maggie Messina doubts it could ever happen in her quiet village. Until the new parking meters on Main Street are found covered with cat-faced cozies. In the dark of night, the mysterious Knit Kats have struck again! The infamous gang of stitching graffiti artists are totally harmless, and their pranks all in good fun. Or so Maggie and her friends think. Until a yarn-covered corpse is discovered a few days later—the tangles identical to Knit Kat handiwork. These threads of evidence should be easy to follow. But the clever Knit Kats hide behind a website and secret identities. The murderer could be anyone. A familiar face in town, even a copy Kat. But when Maggie’s assistant, Phoebe, becomes the prime suspect, the knitting friends know the police have dropped a few stitches. With no time to rest on their needles, the Black Sheep set out to unmask the crafty killer. No simple task, when all Knit Kats look the same in the dark.

Knit to Kill Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Knit to Kill


  • Author : Anne Canadeo
  • Publisher : Kensington Cozies
  • Release Date : 2017-10-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496708625

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Knit to Kill Excerpt :

“A leisurely investigation into a murder with plenty of time for beautiful scenery, delicious food, and, of course, knitting.” —Kirkus Reviews A relaxing girls’ getaway turns deadly for the Black Sheep Knitters when a pushy killer is on the prowl . . . As their beloved Black Sheep member Lucy Binger prepares to tie the knot, the close-knit group decide they need a weekend to unwind before the big day. Suzanne Cavanaugh has just the spot—her friend Amy lives in a luxury New England community on Osprey Island, renowned for its famous cliff walk and spectacular ocean views, and she would be happy to host the knitters. Shortly after their arrival, however, the idyllic setting turns into a crime scene. The body of a prominent resident of Osprey Shores is discovered on the rocky coastline below the cliffs and evidence suggests his fatal misstep was no accident. When the investigation focuses on Amy’s husband, the knitters step in to untangle the clues. But with this crafty killer on the edge, the Black Sheep must walk a fine line—and look before they leap to any deadly conclusions. Praise for the series: “Friendship, knitting, murder . . . create the perfect pattern. Great fun.” —New York Times bestselling author Jayne Anne Krentz

Knit  Purl  Die Book

Knit Purl Die


  • Author : Anne Canadeo
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-12-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439126943

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Knit Purl Die Excerpt :

Meet the Black Sheep knitters—five smart, funny women who love to knit, gossip, and solve crimes. Gloria Sterling had it all—money, looks, and a new sexy young husband. So when she's found floating face down in her own swimming pool, shock waves ripple through tiny Plum Harbor. At the Black Sheep Knitting Shop, Maggie Messina and her circle are devastated to lose their dear friend—a woman as colorful as her fabulous yarn creations. The police are quick to call it an accident, but sorting out Gloria's final hours leaves too many loose ends to satisfy her friends. The vivacious, fiftysomething cougar had her French manicured tips in more than a few pots, and the threads of some inside deals stashed in her chic knitting tote. Who was the last person to see Gloria alive on that quiet summer night? Two empty wine glasses suggest she wasn't home alone knitting the entire evening... The Black Sheep need to know the truth and set out to unravel— stitch by stitch—the weighty secrets that pulled poor Gloria under.

The Silence of the Llamas Book

The Silence of the Llamas


  • Author : Anne Canadeo
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-01-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451644814

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The Silence of the Llamas Excerpt :

Llama Drama! Ellie and Ben Krueger arrived in Plum Harbor eager to live out their dream—tending a herd of gentle, friendly llamas for fun and profit, on a farm just beyond the village. Their grand opening fiber festival kicks off on a bright note but abruptly ends in malicious mayhem. Knitting shop owner Maggie Messina and her friends soon learn that this is not the first time a vicious visitor has called. The Kruegers suspect that Justin Ridley, their eccentric neighbor, is the troublemaker. A misfit and loner, he’s known to roam the woods all night, though no one knows for sure what he’s hunting. Then there’s Angelica Rossi—the lovely owner of a rival fiber farm—who’s been as busy as a spider, spinning spiteful lies about the Kruegers’ yarns. Or, are the naïve newcomers merely caught in the tangle of Plum Harbor politics, and an intense land protection debate? Suddenly, vandalism turns to murder—and the Kruegers’ dream descends into a nightmare. The Black Sheep knitters must pull the threads together and uncover this crafty menace . . . before more lives—and more llamas— are lost.

While My Pretty One Knits Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

While My Pretty One Knits


  • Author : Anne Canadeo
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-05-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 1439126933

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While My Pretty One Knits Excerpt :

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?

Purls and Poison Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Purls and Poison


  • Author : Anne Canadeo
  • Publisher : Kensington Cozies
  • Release Date : 2018-10-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496708649

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Purls and Poison Excerpt :

“Charming . . . Relatable characters and amusing commentary show why Canadeo is so popular with cozy readers.” —Publishers Weekly When a fellow Black Sheep Knitter is suspected of poisoning her coworker, the group puts down their needles and takes up their friend’s defense . . . Suzanne Cavanaugh has just about had it with her office rival at Prestige Properties. It’s bad enough that Liza Devereaux is constantly needling her at work, but when she shows up at one of Suzanne’s open houses to poach potential buyers, it’s the last straw. No one in the office fails to hear the two snarling at each other. When Liza is later found dead in her office cubicle—poisoned by a diet shake—Suzanne becomes the prime suspect. The Black Sheep Knitters have no doubt their friend has been framed—but they need to prove it. Stirred to action, they get together to catch a sneaky killer who’s trying to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes . . . “Members of the Black Sheep knitting group must use their sleuthing talents to rescue one of their own . . . The wrenching ordeal of a Black Sheep as a murder suspect makes this entry the strongest in Canadeo’s series.” —Kirkus Reviews

Strangers on a Skein Book

Strangers on a Skein


  • Author : Anne Canadeo
  • Publisher : Kensington Cozies
  • Release Date : 2021-10-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496732408

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Strangers on a Skein Excerpt :

Romantic entanglements and handcrafted murder tie the Black Sheep knitters in knotswhen the local farmers’ market becomes a haven for a killer . . . Phoebe Myers, Black Sheep Knitting Shop’s assistant manager, finally comes out from behind the counter to sell her own creations—Socks by Phoebe—at the Plum Harbor Farmers’ and Crafts Market, a lively, colorful venue that draws shoppers from miles around. But her excitement cools when she learns the previous tenant of her booth, farmer Jimmy Hooper, committed suicide. She’s barely raised her Grand Opening banner when Hooper’s death is upgraded to murder. Phoebe worries that her stall is jinxed when things go from bad to worse. The last person she wants to see, her ex-boyfriend Harry “The Potter” McSweeney, appears in the stall across the aisle to sell his wares. The Black Sheep advise Phoebe to be strong and resist the handsome artist’s spell. But romantic sparks and tempers explode in a very public scene—and a pile of broken pottery. Before Phoebe can get back to business, her stall is trashed, her Facebook page hacked, and another vendor is found dead. The Black Sheep worry for Phoebe’s safety, especially when Harry becomes the prime suspect in both crimes. Phoebe refuses to believe he’s a killer and is determined to prove him innocent. Her friends are not convinced, but for Phoebe’s sake—and her safety—the Black Sheep puts their wits together to catch the crafty marketplace killer who’s hiding in plain sight . . .

A Dark and Stormy Tea Book

A Dark and Stormy Tea


  • Author : Laura Childs
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2022-08-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593200902

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A Dark and Stormy Tea Excerpt :

A possible serial killer on the loose sends tea maven Theodosia Browning into a whirlwind of investigation in this latest installment of the New York Times bestselling series. It was a dark and stormy night, but that was the least of Theodosia Browning's troubles. As she approaches St. Philips Graveyard, Theodosia sees two figures locked in a strange embrace. Wiping rain from her eyes, Theodosia realizes she has just witnessed a brutal murder and sees a dark-hooded figure slip away into the fog. In the throes of alerting police, Theodosia recognizes the victim—it is the daughter of her friend, Lois, who owns the Antiquarian Bookshop next door to her own Indigo Tea Shop. Even though this appears to be the work of a serial killer who is stalking the back alleys of Charleston, Lois begs Theodosia for help. Against the advice of her boyfriend, Detective Pete Riley, and the sage words of Drayton, her tea sommelier, amateur-sleuth Theodosia launches her own shadow investigation. And quickly discovers that suspects abound with the dead girl’s boyfriend, nefarious real estate developer, private-security man, bumbling reporter, and her own neighbor who is writing a true-crime book and searching for a big ending. INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS!

Hounds of the Basket Stitch Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Hounds of the Basket Stitch


  • Author : Anne Canadeo
  • Publisher : Kensington Cozies
  • Release Date : 2019-10-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496708663

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Hounds of the Basket Stitch Excerpt :

The Black Sheep Knitters come to the aid of two sisters—one a victim and one a suspect . . . Maggie Messina knows that knitting is not only enjoyable, it also calms both the mind and soul. She’s happy to visit two sisters, Holly and Rose Piper, and teach them some simple stitches, while the rest of the Black Sheep knitters tag along. Dana Haeger has known the young women since they were children and is the closest thing to family the Pipers now have. Dana is especially concerned about Rose, who has been easily overwhelmed ever since a car accident many years ago. She is at her best managing the houseful of hounds that she rescues and shelters, while Holly runs the family nursery and remains devoted to Rose’s care. The lesson goes well, but the knitters are troubled about the sisters living alone in such a remote corner of Plum Harbor. Their worst fears are realized when Holly is attacked in her greenhouse and the building set ablaze. Rose is found unconscious nearby, her dogs running wild. When she wakes, her memory is blank. Holly is hospitalized and unable to offer even a clue. The Black Sheep suspect a mysterious drifter who had talked his way into a few days of wages, and just as quickly, disappeared. Or was it their estranged stepbrother, Toby, full of family grievances and eager to make a claim on the estate? Or, heaven forbid . . . was it Rose? Hovering over all these questions like an ominous shadow is a dark secret from the sisters’ past. While it seems everything is unraveling, the knitters will need to keep their wits as sharp as their needles to prove Rose’s innocence and stop a killer from striking again.

A Murder in Mohair Book

A Murder in Mohair


  • Author : Anne Canadeo
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476767529

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A Murder in Mohair Excerpt :

In Anne Canadeo's cozy eighth Black Sheep Knitting Mystery, a cold-hearted murder in Plum Harbor leads the knitters to investigate a new psychic who may be far more dangerous than she seems… When Jimmy Hubbard, the manager of the local cinema, is murdered in a robbery gone wrong, the residents of Plum Harbor are mystified. Everyone liked Jimmy, and the struggling theater seems an unlikely target for burglars. The Black Sheep Knitters are surprised and saddened by the crime, but are more suspicious of psychic-medium Isabel Waters, who has recently set up shop in town. Isabel has hoodwinked one of their friends into shelling out big money every week to keep the memory of a lost loved one alive. Determined to reveal Isabel as a fraud, the knitters are pulled in the web of Isabel’s world and find themselves in a tangle of secrets and lies. They must solve two murders before the truth about all of Isabel’s clients—past and present—are revealed. As in her previous books A Dark and Stormy Knit, The Silence of the Llamas, and Knit, Purl, Die—which Publishers Weekly praised for its “fast-paced plot that will keep even non-knitters turning the pages”—Canadeo brings her trademark style to this entertaining mystery that will psych you out and leave you wanting more.

The Postman Always Purls Twice Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Postman Always Purls Twice


  • Author : Anne Canadeo
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-04-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476767512

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The Postman Always Purls Twice Excerpt :

In the seventh installment in the “entertaining” (Kirkus Reviews) Black Sheep Knitting Mystery series, the knitters see the darker side of Hollywood when Maggie’s shop is used as a set for a big budget, star-studded movie. When the cast and crew of a Hollywood movie arrive to film on location in quiet Plum Harbor, the village is aflutter at the A-list actresses. The Knitters are dazzled by the glamour and since Maggie’s shop is an important set, they are privy to the backstage excitement and inside gossip. But from the first day of filming, accidents and menacing coincidences abound. The show must go on, but no sooner have the lights, action, and stitching begun when the killer strikes again—this time, cutting one character from the script for good. The Black Sheep, an attentive audience to this tangled drama, are determined to unmask the real villain of this story before they can eliminate another member of this deadly cast.

A Dark and Stormy Murder Book
Score: 4
From 54 Ratings

A Dark and Stormy Murder


  • Author : Julia Buckley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-07-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698406094

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A Dark and Stormy Murder Excerpt :

An aspiring suspense novelist lands in the middle of a real crime in the first Writer's Apprentice mystery. Lena London's literary dreams are coming true—as long as she can avoid any real-life villains... Camilla Graham’s bestselling suspense novels inspired Lena London to become a writer, so when she lands a job as Camilla’s new assistant, she can’t believe her luck. Not only will she help her idol craft an enchanting new mystery, she’ll get to live rent-free in Camilla’s gorgeous Victorian home in the quaint town of Blue Lake, Indiana. But Lena’s fortune soon changes for the worse. First, she lands in the center of small town gossip for befriending the local recluse. Then, she stumbles across one thing that a Camilla Graham novel is never without—a dead body, found on her new boss’s lakefront property. Now Lena must take a page out of one of Camilla’s books to hunt down clues in a real crime that seems to be connected to the novelist’s mysterious estate—before the killer writes them both out of the story for good...

The Friday Night Knitting Club Book
Score: 3
From 137 Ratings

The Friday Night Knitting Club


  • Author : Kate Jacobs
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-01-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 0425219097

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The Friday Night Knitting Club Excerpt :

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Once a week, an eclectic group of women comes together at a New York City yarn shop to work on their latest projects—and share the stories of their lives... At the center of Walker and Daughter is the shop’s owner, Georgia, who is overwhelmed with juggling the store and single-handedly raising her teenage daughter. Happy to escape the demands of her life, she looks forward to her Friday Night Knitting Club, where she and her friends—Anita, Peri, Darwin, Lucie, and KC—exchange knitting tips, jokes, and their deepest secrets. But when the man who once broke Georgia’s heart suddenly shows up, demanding a role in their daughter’s life, her world is shattered. Luckily, Georgia’s friends are there for encouragement, sharing their own tales of intimacy, heartbreak, and miracle-making. And when the unthinkable happens, these women will discover that what they’ve created isn’t just a knitting club: it’s a sisterhood.

A Dark and Stormy Knit Book

A Dark and Stormy Knit


  • Author : Hilary Latimer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012-08-28
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 66
  • ISBN 10 : 1479212164

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A Dark and Stormy Knit Excerpt :

9 patterns to be worked with the lights ON - from the creator of "Criminal Knits."Cowls, scarves, collars, and kerchiefs worked up in luscious worsted weight yarns you can actually find (and afford) at your local yarn store!**ERRATA** for copies purchased before 12/1/12"Perfect" Page 24 Technique should say:All yo's work as follows: Yarn will be in back, bring yarn in front between needles and over RHN to back again."Victoria" Page 31 Row 4 should read: Knit 164, TURN (not Knit 84)