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Dyeing Up Loose Ends
2018
Availability
Fiction/Biography Profile
Characters
Kelly Flynn (Female), Accountant, Mother, Member of a knitting group; mother of four-year-old preschooler, Jack; investigates the murder of a friend
Genre
Fiction
Mystery
Suspense
Topics
Knitting
Mothers and sons
Small town life
Friendship
Waitresses
Murder
Murder investigations
Setting
Colorado - West (U.S.)
Time Period
2000s -- 21st century
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  Publishers Weekly Review

Sefton's rambling 16th knitting cozy (after 2017's Only Skein Deep) gets off to a slow start with dozens of pages devoted to past crimes solved by series lead Kelly Flynn, an accountant in Fort Connor, Colo. Much of the action focuses on the quotidian lives of Kelly and her group of close friends, all patrons of the Lambspun knitting shop, who are involved in planning a wedding for the niece of the owners of Pete's Porch Café. Meanwhile, Julie, a cheerful waitress from the café, is found dead in her car with blood all over one side of her head. Apparently, Julie shot herself, but Kelly has her doubts. Using her amateur sleuthing skills and the help of her retired police detective friend, Burt Parker, Kelly gets on the trail of a murderer, though the reader is likely to put the pieces together faster than she does. Series fans will enjoy catching up with the likable, kindhearted characters. Others, however, will be disappointed by the book's padding and repetition, such as multiple chapters ending in laughter. Agent: Jessica Faust, BookEnds. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Summary
Kelly is happily busy with her son, Jack, now a rambunctious four-year-old preschooler. Jack keeps his mom on her toes and drinking all the coffee she can handle at Pete's Porch CafU. Kelly's friendly waitress Julie is hoping to become an accountant. She makes sure she keeps Kelly caffeinated and up-to-date on her career progress.<br> <br> Kelly splits her free time between Pete's and Lambspun, where her fellow knitters love hearing all about Jack's latest exploits. They've also been taking a trip down memory lane, reminiscing about crimes that Kelly had a hand in solving over the years. But the Lambspun crew is horrified when a very present-day murder occurs in their midst-and Julie is the victim.<br> <br> With her sleuthing instincts on full alert, Kelly starts asking questions. The well-liked waitress may have had enemies no one knew about, or she could have just been in the wrong place at the wrong time. Kelly and her friends at Lambspun soon learn that the answers are knottier and more shocking than they ever dreamed . . .
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