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Cast On, Kill Off (A Knitting Mystery)

Cast On, Kill Off (A Knitting Mystery) [Kindle Edition]

Maggie Sefton
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Wedding bells are ringing in Fort Connor, Colorado, and the House of Lambspun knitters are abuzz with excitement. But when a murder interrupts the wedding planning, Kelly Flynn will have to solve this crime fast to ensure the killer doesn’t wind up on the guest list…

Kelly Flynn’s knitting pal Megan is about to get hitched, and Megan has found the perfect seamstress, Zoe Yeager, to create the bridesmaids’ dresses. But Zoe is harboring a secret. Bruises on her face show a troubling side of her marriage, and just after she finds the courage to leave her husband, she’s shot dead.

Zoe’s husband is a key suspect, but there are others who might have had designs on her death. It’s up to Kelly and her knitting pals to use their sleuthing savvy to solve the case. They’ll have to stitch up all the loose ends before they can don their dresses and escort Megan into the land of happily ever after…


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 440 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (5 Jun 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0072O011K
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #137,420 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series 22 Feb 2013
By Expert
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I would recommend this book and all the other books in this series as it is a cozy read full of warm and likable characters featuring a spirited heroine and her friends, and a clever murder.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Murder Mystery 7 Aug 2013
By K Allen
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Maggie Sefton book stories always have a murder when there is something good happening. A wedding to make you feel good and happy for a couple of the characters. The dressmaker making the wedding clothes of course gets murdered and Kelly of course has to investigate. I really struggled to get through this book. The previous books were so good I could not put them down until read.
I gave this four stars as I always like the knitting patterns and other interesting info about knitting.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Too much fluff, not enough good story 11 Jun 2012
By MyTwoCents - Published on
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Let me start off by saying that I really enjoyed the first several books in Maggie Sefton's Knitting Mystery Series, but am very disappointed with Cast On, Kill Off along with the three immediately previous. So much so that I thought I would pipe up here with my humble opinion.

You'll notice that even in the very positive ratings posted previous to me that the "whodunit takes a back seat" and "as a mystery, this one is pretty straightforward." I would agree that the mystery itself is ho-hum. I am no genius, but right off the bat identified whodunit and was bored. The story was not engaging me enough, knowing the culprit aside.

Maggie Sefton, in previous books in the series, did a fine job of drawing us readers in, describing the beauty of Fort Collins and the surrounding area, drawing us into the relationships amongst the characters, but this time, and again, I've noticed the same in the last few books in the series, that the descriptions are to the point of superfluous and dialogue drones on and on without adding any additional depth to the story.

The series started off wonderfully, but after book six, I would dare to died. I mean no disrespect to Ms. Sefton, but there are too many other wonderful books (cozy genre or otherwise) out there that I would suggest to pass on Cast On, Kill Off. In a nutshell, Cast On, Kill off has way too much fluff and not enough good story. Having enjoyed the series so much in the beginning, I clung desperately on, hoping that the series just was in a slump, but after four duds in a row, I am ready to cut this series loose.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 1950's dialogue 30 July 2012
By Book Reader 1218 - Published on
Seriously?? Kelly hangs out with "the gang?" Kelly laughs along with her that how young people talk these days? The dialogue reminded me of the old Nancy Drew mysteries I used to read as a kid. I must admit that I had to skip over the parts where Kelly goes to get's become the same thing in every book in this series about how much Kelly likes coffee...okay, we get it! There needs to be much more plot and less of "the gang" going out for pizza and beer over and over. Definitely hard to get to the end of the book.
16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst one ever..... 24 Jun 2012
By kieshbox - Published on
So I liked this series originally because I thought it was cute and fluffy...I like a good mystery series with a theme and I liked the characters. I've read them all and I was excited for this one because the last two were not that great...welp, this one was worse!!!!!!

Kelly didn't even solve the mystery, all she did was pick up clues and call Burt, so he could call the investigator. When did THAT start happening? Usually she's nosing around and getting into trouble.

I knew who the killer was as soon as that character was introduced....

Why was everyone was SOOOO caught up with Kelly and Steve having sex...really? That seemed to be the theme of this entire book....then at the end, Steve basically tells Kelly that they'll never get married, he doesn't need the ring, he loves her anyway?! Well hell, why pay for the cow when you've got the milk! It would have been more interesting if they had stayed separated and both dated other people...change is always good, and quite frankly all the coupling up is getting BBOORRRIIINNGGGG....

Do we really need a full description of Kelly's coffee every time she takes a drink?

The dialogue between characters drove me nuts because it's written where they say each other's name everytime they say something....HUH?! Who really talks like that?

The last THREE books of this series were pretty bad...enough to make me be done with it all was good while it lasted.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars a disappintment 25 Aug 2012
By margrete - Published on
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I have read all the books in this series and enjoyed most of them a lot. I also have lived in Colorado for some years and enjoy the Colorado feeling of the books. This book was a disappointment for me though. The plot was very thin and it was obvious very early on who the murderer was. More than that I felt that all the characters lacked personality and depth, at least as much depth as one can expect in the cozy mystery genre. Finally I found it rather annoying that the characters in the book keep addressing each other by name in every sentence. When I meet a friend for lunch I dont ever use their first name to begin or end everything I say to them. So that too made the conversations artificial and in the end I was just counting how many times this happened and didnt pay much attention to what they said.
I know this author can write really fun and enjoyable mysteries. I hope her next book will take her back to her best!
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars knitting mystery with good friends and a wedding celebration 9 Jun 2012
By Violetta - Published on
Maggie Sefton stands at the top of the writers of cozy mysteries, and her series starring Kelly Flynn incorporates a yarn shop, knitters (and other fiber crafters), and a circle of friends that supports and encourages each other in admirable ways. I've read them all and always look forward to another from this author, because I know it will be pleasant time spent with characters who have many interests as well as their own careers, but all of them gravitate toward the yarn shop and the adjoining cafe for engaging conversation.

In this particular book, the mystery is less important than the big question: will Kelly and Steve get back together again? In some ways, there is more suspense over that question than there is over the murder of Zoe, the seamstress who was preparing dresses for the wedding party for Kelly's friend, Megan. Some readers may find that the murder is too easily solved this time. I didn't mind that, but I'd say that this book will probably appeal most to readers who have been involved with the series previously and want to keep up with Kelly and her developing romance with Steve. There are other interesting characters too, and description of the lovely Colorado scenery and weather is first-rate.

All in all, this book is a good contribution to the series. The writing is good, and the story is enjoyable as long as you're not expecting a great deal of suspense and many twists in the plot. As a mystery, this one is pretty straightforward.
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