Monday, December 15, 2008

It's Christmas Crime (3) - Maggie Sefton

The third title this year has nothing to do with euro crime, except that the title, Fleece Navidad, (which I'd been scratching my head over for ages) is a pun on the Spanish for Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad.

Regular readers may know that I have a penchant for US cozies. I also dabble in knitting so Maggie Sefton's knitting mysteries are a perfect way to relax and they encourage me to pick up my needles. I've read the first two, Knit One, Kill Two and Needled to Death so far, Fleece Navidad is the sixth and latest. They are real cozy reads which revolve around the characters (including a dog) and the beautiful setting, more than the plot.

Publisher's Synopsis: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas for the knitters of Fort Connor, Colorado, who are furiously working on their holiday projects. Juliet, the town's "little brown wren" librarian, is known for her beautiful handmade Christmas capes, and she has extra reason to be joyful this year—she's in love. But as soon as she finds happiness, death finds her.

Suspicion falls on a newcomer to the knitting group, but Kelly Flynn and the rest of the crew aren't convinced of this person's guilt. It's up to them to separate the true lion from the lambs—before someone else gets fleeced...

There is an excerpt from Fleece Navidad, here.

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