Short daylight short reading list

It’s the shortest day of the year and I’m down to a couple of books. I guess the last that I will blog about for this year will be “The Secret Life of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer.” Next year, I plan to start off with some steampunk and finish the AubreyMaturin series.

Remember ladies, I plan to post my Christmas day pajama pic. You don’t want to miss that — bwahahahaha!

Review: A Stitch Before Dying

A Stitch Before Dying
by Anne Canadeo
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Gallery; Original edition (December 28, 2010)
ISBN-10: 1439191395
ISBN-13: 978-1439191392

( 4 stars out of 5)

Fun mystery!

“A Stitch Before Dying” is the third of a series of mysteries by Anne Canadeo following “Knit, Purl, Die” and “While My Pretty One Knits”. The stories follow a group of knitters called the Black Sheep who untangle mysteries like so many skeins of yarn .

When Maggie Messina and the ladies ( why not add a male to the knitting group ?) travel to a new age spa, they find themselves entangled in a murder. The book has a fun “Snoop Sisters” or “Murder She Wrote” vibe to it. I liked the new age spa setting and I noticed that the author was very respectful of new age philosophy.

Despite this being the third in a series, the book easily stands on its own. I jotted down the names of the black sheep from the front of the book onto my bookmarker to help me figure out who was who. However; it took no time to sort out the characters.

A fun mystery with fun characters makes this book an enjoyable read on a cold night. It even has a Fruit Crumble and a salmon recipe in the back.

I couldn’t help but think of  “Forbidden Fruit” by Kerry Greenwood, another great mystery with food recipes in the back. I give it 4 knitting needles out of 5 !

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Gallery Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”