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Murder Of A Needled Knitter

Murder Of A Needled Knitter, September 2014
Scumble River #17
by Denise Swanson

Featuring: Skye Denison; Guinevere Stallings; Wally Boyd
272 pages
ISBN: 0451416511
EAN: 9780451416513
Kindle: B00IOE3ND0
Paperback / e-Book
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"Skye and Wally can't escape murder even on their honeymoon."

Fresh Fiction Review

Murder Of A Needled Knitter
Denise Swanson

Reviewed by Leanne Davis
Posted September 27, 2014

Mystery Cozy

Skye and Wally are finally married. They are very much looking forward to their honeymoon cruise away from all their friends and family.

Skye is very upset when she sees her mother among the other passengers. Wally manages to convince her that she made a mistake until they realize that May was the one who told Wally all about the cruise.

Next they manage to convince themselves that they can avoid her and they start off doing a good job with that. They manage to keep to themselves for a couple of days until a particularly obnoxious member of the crew is killed.

May's knitting group is on the same cruise. The same group includes Skye's best friend and her husband. Skye doesn't mind seeing Trixie but she really doesn't want to deal with her mother on the cruise. The original leader of the group has been replaced with someone who manages to alienate everyone who has to interact with her.

When Guinevere Stallings is killed shortly after a confrontation with May, Skye and Wally find themselves drawn into the investigation. Since they are international waters, the security crew of the boat is responsible for finding the killer. With so many people on board who hated Guinevere and limited expertise in investigating murders, they are willing to allow Skye and Wally access.

Skye and Wally are given only a few days before they return to the US to apprehend the killer.

The Scumble River Mystery series has long been a favorite of mine. Ms. Swanson's series set in small town is well- plotted and each one seems to draw the reader further into the cast of characters. Since this book doesn't take place in Scumble River and some of the more unique characters are missing, MURDER OF A NEEDLED KNITTER involves the reader in a new cast of secondary characters.

It's always a pleasure to return to the small town and unique characters that live in Scumble River. Engrossing and entertaining, Ms. Swanson's series is always something to look forward to.

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School psychologist Skye Denison has been waiting forever for her happily-ever-after with police chief Wally Boyd. But her bliss threatens to unravel on the very first day of their luxurious honeymoon cruise, when Skye becomes convinced that she has glimpsed her mother on board! Surely even momzilla May wouldn’t have manipulated Wally into booking the same trip that her knitting group is taking…or would she?

May’s possible presence can’t cool Skye and Wally’s ardor on their personal Love Boat, but discovering knitting expert Guinevere Stallings as she lies dying from a stab wound leaves them untangling the clues of yet another murder investigation rather than getting tangled in the sheets. Since Skye found the body, she’s considered a top suspect, but she’s far from the only one. Guinevere’s imperious ways needled nearly everyone, and she left an impressive number of enemies. It’s up to the crafty newlyweds to figure out which of the wronged parties was angry enough to cast Guinevere off…permanently.

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