Died in the Wool (Knitting Mysteries #1)
Ariadne Evans is the proud owner of her very own knitting shop. And she's just got herself in a stitch.
When Ariadne enters her knitting store one day to find longtime customer Edith Perry strangled to death with homespun yarn, she fears her life is about to come undone -- again, since she's still getting over a divorce. Her worries increase when she's questioned by detec...more
The book is still not so great. The plot was transparent, the characters were wonky and wooden, and the whole thing was poo ...more
Most of the book is about copyright wank and how the internet is the equivalent of exploring an uncharted planet. Scary! Even though it was written in 2005.
Character development was awkward, a lot of telling us instead of showing us through writing and actions. Relationships between characters were weakly developed, again through telling not action.
The oh-so-obvious love interest begins prematurely on page 6, but gets no where.
The pr ...more
I had two major issues:
1. The author implies that the only free knitting patterns available online are either incredibily basic (i.e. garter stich scarf) or are pirated from professional designers and given away for free. I don't argue that some people do steal patterns and then give them away or sell them for ...more
Kruger does a lovely job explain knitters, spinner and the connection crafters have with their creations without ...more
I was SHOCKED 2/3s of the way through the book to discover the main character was supposedly not yet th ...more
Ariadne "Ari" Evans is the 29-year-old owner of Ariadne's Web, a knitting shop in Freeport, Mass. The body of one of her customers (Edith Perry) is found strangled with some of her best homespun yarn in her shop one day, and the mystery begins.
I feel like I shouldn't like this book as much as I did. I really liked reading about the behind the scenes aspect of running a Yarn shop (Something I like about the Monica Ferris books as well). I really had ...more
Opnieuw een vrouw, die een wolwinkel heeft geopend.
In het plaatsje waar haar winkel staat, weet iedereen alles van iedereen. Als in de winkel een moord wordt gepleegd, is iedereen gelijk op de hoogte. Iedereen is verdacht.
Ook de spinster van het garen, dat bij de moord werd gebruikt, en die een vriendin is van d ...more
There was "inside dirt" on running a specialty yarn store and some detail on creating yarn from the sheep up. There was also some semi-heavy-handed "commentary" on pattern copyright and internet usage. The "free patterns" included in the back weren't anything to write home about, but there were interesting knitting-related passages throughout the book.
I could have completely done withou ...more
There were a few plot inconsistencies that were slightly annoying - like the author hadn't gone back and re-read the book and edited for content before publishing.
And, no spoilers, but when they reveal the killer I felt like they didn't go back and tie up all th ...more
The story was well paced and kept you guessing, and I wanted to get the Heroine involved with computers. A fun read and I'm looking forward to the next one.
I'll likely read the next one because I want to see if the author is able to bring the characters more to life.