Dyer Consequences (A Knitting Mystery, #5)
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Dyer Consequences (A Knitting Mystery #5)

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  1,504 ratings  ·  110 reviews
Kelly has a spring project in mind that's a bit more involved than her usual scarves—rehabbing the alpaca ranch she's just bought. She and her guy, Steve, are eager to put the plans they've sketched out into motion. But someone else has different ideas for keeping her busy, which seem to include slashing tires, cracking windshields and covering the walls of her cottage wit...more
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Published June 3rd 2008 by Berkley (first published 2008)
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The mystery is basic and sloppy, and the knitting content isn't detailed or interesting enough to make up for it. The heroine isn't even much of a sleuth in this one. The character interactions are repetitive and mostly consist of teasing each other about the same things they teased each other for in the first four books.

Mostly I'm tired of reading the character names over and over. Sefton's characters constantly use each other's names during dialogue, even when only two people are talking. One...more
I love knitting, so I suppose that's the only explanation I have for continuing to try to read this series. It's so poorly written, that it's hard to understand why a good editor hasn't worked harder to fix it.

The main problem I have is the dialogue. It's so unrealistic, that it makes it hard to really enjoy the story. Sefton is constantly repeating the names of the people talking to one another in the dialogue. I'm sorry, but people just don't talk like that!

So, even if she had a half decent...more
This series has improved from the first book, which had some appealing elements, but was poorly-written and contained 2-dimensional characters. Dyer Consequences has a few more plot twists, though it was, as with all Sefton's books, very easy to spot the murderer. However, if you know someone who doesn't approve of sex, swearing or any other seamy real-life elements in books - and also enjoys knitting and descriptions of lovely Colorado scenery - this book may be enjoyable for them. Unfortunatel...more
This is the third Knitting Mystery book I've read so far. It's a 'cozy' series, with a pleasant cast of characters and an idyllic setting (an LYS with it's own line of yarn, attached to a really good local coffee shop/bakery, in a small town in Wyoming, come on!). The books each include a recipe and a simple knitting pattern (the sleuth is a beginner).

The mysteries are not too complicated (the guilty party was high on my list of suspects, mainly for meta reasons, from early on), but approached...more
Kelly is an accountant who loves to hang out at her local yarn shop. She is in the middle of buying a ranch when she become the target of vandalism. After one of the customer at the yarn shop is murdered, the vandalism increases, and Kelly realizes that someone is trying to prevent her from living on the ranch. She'd better work quick and figure out who is behind it all.

I broke one of my own rules with this book - I started in the middle of the series. It sounded like a fun read, so I thought I...more
I don't know if I'm becoming more tolerant of this author's writing or if she's improving, but this was the most enjoyable book yet. At each moment I was sure who the killer was, then I wasn't, then I was again. A good mystery book keeps you guessing. This one was complete with vandalism, mishaps and exciting near death experiences straight out of Nancy Drew.

This series is still a light read however, and isn't without its faults. The murder in this book seemed like an unnecessary plot device co...more
Something between a cozy and a not-so-cozy mystery. Kelly Flynn has purchased an alpaca ranch that previously belonged to a woman who is now in a secure mental institution--and whom Kelly helped put there.
But bad things begin to happen and when a new young acquaintance is drowned in a vat of dye at the knitting shop basement. Kelly's beloved rottweiler is poisoned and nearly dies, Kelly's brakes fail going down the mountain and she has a broken foot. If it were not for coffee, Kelly would not ha...more
Cathy Hannigan
know I read this before - re-reading
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Overall I thought this was an entertaining book. I do read to be entertained these days so it did serve it's purpose. However, the author left out much needed research. A batten is not the prepared fiber for spinning, it is either a tool for Navajo weaving or a type of wooden shim used in construction or a weather saying, "batten down the hatches". Prepared fiber is a batt, a roving, top or rolag, when referring to a protein type fiber. Also, a spindle in spinning wheel terms is for a type of wa...more
Aug 29, 2008 Julie rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: knitters and mystery lovers
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This is (so far, I haven't read them all) my favourite book of this series.

Kelly is FINALLY successful in buying a ranch house in the canyon. As soon as she does, strange things start happening - her tires get flattened, her house gets graffiti-ed... twice. Of course, the first two people who tried to buy the exact same house backed out at the last minute, too, but Kelly doesn't think anything of that. Nope, not our girl.

Then the yarn shop/café (which Kelly lives next door to) gets broken into a...more
Ive really enjoyed all of the books in this series so far, but this is my least favorite to date. One of the things I have really appreciated about this series is that the protagonist doesn't do stupid things just to add the requisite climactic thrill to the book. That was not the case in this book. The only thing that saved it for me was that Kelly admitted she was being foolish by not listening to her inner voice when it gave her a warning. Since most people, (including myself,) have had occas...more
Jul 21, 2014 Tonileg marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, series

All that changes when the knitting shop, House of Lambspun, is trashed and a young woman is found dead in the basement. She's been hit on the head and drowned in a tub of dye. Although it seems like a burglary gone wrong, Kelly suspects there is more to this story.

304 pages and bought at used book store for $2.99 + taxes
Apr 30, 2009 Bridget rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Knitters, those looking for a quick read
Shelves: 2009-reads
This is another one of the knitting mysteries that are in no way literary masterpieces, but can be entertaining. I know that it’s not kosher to say that, but I do enjoy them, not necessarily because of the story or the plot twists, but because they are straightforward and easy to read for a change of pace.

In this installment, Kelly Flynn is dealing with what she first thinks are random acts of vandalism on her property, but when the vandalism spreads to the yarn shop across the way, and someone...more
One week. That's how long the unfortunate victim knew Kelly Flynn before meeting her untimely demise. Someone should tell the author that normal people who know this many murder victims are commonly referred to as SERIAL KILLERS. I don't know why there hasn't been a police investigation. Probably because the police in Fort Connor are so incompetent that a ditsy CPA from out of town solves all of their cases. At this rate, Fort Connor will be empty in a matter of months. It can also be good to in...more
This 5th book in the Knitting Mystery series was a fast, involving read. The tension and danger levels are elevated as our main character Kelly finds the peace in her knitting family completely disrupted and her own life in danger not once, but twice. No spoilers here, but readers of the whole series will find some story threads from earlier novels picked up and knit into this newest tale. (Nice knitting pun, I know. You're welcome.) My only quibble is that some of the legal jargon and justifica...more
Dawn Michelle

Very good read. Really kept me guessing. I had wondered about some of the plot, but (like the characters) dismissed it as improbable. And then, *POOF* I was right. Sort of. :-) Still didn't take away from the story. And that is the reason I keep reading these. The author almost ALWAYS keeps me guessing. And that is WHY I read mysteries.

The only thing I DID NOT like was the increase in language AND everyone's fixation on Kelly and her (lack of) sex life. Like its a CRIME not to be having sex w...more
Kelly has found another body, but this time it is in the Knitting Shop where all her friends stop and sit awhile and knit. The shop is trashed and in the basement in the dye bin is Tracy, the newest member of the knitting shop girls. Of course, she has been murdered and Kelly sets out to find out whodunit. She runs into trouble and her boyfriend Steve and some of the men who also hang around at the cafe attached to the knitting shop have to get her out of trouble. Still no romance yet, but I can...more
Donna Staub
Simple read. Very predictable. The only one in the series I've read, as I bought it used and hadn't heard of the series before. I won't be searching out the others.
Best thing from the book is the Pete's Pecan Pie recipe in the back.
Wendy Schweigert
The knitting mysteries are not heavy literature but they are a quick and enjoyable read for a hot summer day.
light reading, I enjoyed it, released it via bookcrossing.com on 16 March 2013 BCID 076-11712145
I do appreciate when we learn something about yarn/knitting along the way. In this case, we learn a bit about dying natural fibers. On the other hand, WHY did it take so long to investigate why TWO other previous buyers dumped the canyon property? Why did it take to so long to do something about the vandalism going on at Kelly's home?
Enjoy all of Maggie Sefton's books.
Engranon Gradous
Kelly and the gang are at it again. Will she solve the murder? Will she get into trouble? Will dashing Steve save the day? Oh, please, if you read Maggie Sefton's Knitting Mysteries, you already know the answers and you don't care! Go ahead, jump in, the yarn's fine.

Okay, so sue me. It's summer and this is a perfect, no stress, summer read. Yes, it is completely predictable. No, the character development is not Pulitzer-worthy. Still, it was a nice change of pace and definitely preferable to wor...more
I don't know if it's because I haven't read one of these in awhile or just that I've found better series, but this was definitely lacking.

There were so many characters that even the obnoxious repetition of their names didn't help me keep everyone straight. Add to that the fact that the dialogue often comes across as more exposition than actual conversation and the incredibly insulting assumption that just because someone dresses a certain way automatically they're a freak.

I don't think I'll be...more
Janet E.
The first four books in this series were likeable, if perhaps underdeveloped, variations on the "theme" mystery (eg., cooking, home repair, decorating, antiquing, geneology), in which the spunky heroine has an awesome hobby/small business, a great circle of friends, and a hunky love interest who persists despite her fear of commitment.

In this one, Sefton jumps the shark AND crashes into the bleachers. Dreadful, boring, tedious, not remotely mysterious. I won't be reading any more of this series...more
These books are not literary genius, but sometimes you just need a little brain candy. Kelly Flynn moved back to her childhood home in Colorado several months ago when she inherited her aunt's cottage. Since then, she has solved not just her aunt's murder, but three others...and now someone seems to be out to get her. First it's nuisance crimes, but then someone vandalizes her favorite yarn store and a young woman is found murdered in the basement. As usual, Kelly's on the case. A good entry in...more
I am always wary of meeting new characters in these small town cozies I like to read, because invariably, they often wind up deceased. That said, this wasn't the best outing for Kelly and her crew of friends at the Lambspun yarn shop, but definitely a series I will continue to read. The actual mystery does tie in with the multi-book loop about the alpaca ranch Kelly is in the process of buying. Lots of knitting, food and Colorado references to make a nice, easy read.
This book is just one in a series of many. I love these little light murder mysteries. You get to know the characters in the series and love them and their lives....it is not really about the murder....more about there lives. This happens to be based in Co. and centers around a yummy knitting shop:) I read a lot of these types of books.....they are quick, good Beach reads. But would never make my top ten list b/c they are just not that kind of book!
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"First, a little biographical information as introduction: Born in Richmond, VA, I grew up in Northern Virginia in Arlington, close to Washington, D.C. I attended university and received a Bachelor's degree in English Literature & Journalism, married, and started my family there. All four of my daughters are grown and established in careers of their own...more
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