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A Dark and Stormy Knit

(Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries #6)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  438 ratings  ·  58 reviews
In the sixth novel in the series that is “sure to hook cozy fans” (Publishers Weekly) the Black Sheep Knitters must work to solve the mystery of the disappearance of their friend—and figure out who is trying to kill her before it’s too late.

Curiosity Killed the Cat

Knitting graffiti, in Plum Harbor? Maggie Messina doubts it could ever happen in her quiet village. Until the new parking meters on Ma/>Curiosity(Publishers
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 14th 2014 by Gallery Books
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Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I look forward to reading more of Anne Canadeo's cozy mysteries!
Ann Boytim
Nov 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Maggie Messina owns a knitting shop on Main Street in Plum Harbor. Going to open her shop early one morning Maggie is surprised to see the new parking meters covered in knitting caps. N one owns up to doing this but it seems a pretty harmless prank. Maggie and her friends meet at a gallery to view one of their friends work and then the girl goes missing. After a body is discovered they think is it their missing friend but it s that of another student and their friend is missing. Things get compl ...more
Nov 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
This is the 6th book in the series. Maggie is surprised to see that the newly installed parking meters have been hit by a rogue group of knitters, the Knit Kats, covering each meter with a cat-faced cozy. As the police try to figure out the culprits, everyone is stunned when a murder occurs, with the body covered in yarn, implicating the Knit Kats. When Maggie finds out that her assistant, Phoebe may have been involved, she works with her friends to help exonerate her from the murder and find ou ...more
Jan 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Another cozy--lots of female characters, at times the point of view changed from one character to another and was a bit confusing...easy to figure out the guilty party--clues throughout. Would read another in the series.
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Phoebe takes the lead in this college character's murder story. Her best friend, Charlotte, is in the midst of all the chaos and crimes. Charlotte's life is pulled apart as the death and her disappearance is investigated. Will Maggie start a new relationship?
Laura  Lane
Oct 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Ms. Canadeo is getting better at making you really think about who done it. I completely missed it in this book. Surprise!

I've read all the books up to this point. The characters have grown on me.

This is not a series to hand to your teen because of some inappropriate morals displayed.
Sep 12, 2017 rated it liked it
May 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
It was oka y. The plot was fun to read but not memorable. The writing was descriptive as the story unfolds, but the characters did not seem like they drove the story, more like bystanders.
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Yarnbombing enlivens the plot of a series that is more about the support of a knitting sisterhood than actual plot. Though that exists too.
Debi Emerson
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
Good series!
Jan 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very entertaining. A nice escape from cooking and cleaning but now I really want to find a local knitting group!
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome all the way through. Page Turner and continue to love the characters.
Michelle (Undeniably Book Nerdy)
More like 3.5/5 stars. It was slower than my previous Anne Canadeo read, a bit preachy at times and had some deux ex machina moments... Still, it kept my interest and it was great spending a few hours with the Black Sheep Knitting ladies, who were such sweethearts. Full review to come.

Full review (originally posted on MICHELLE & LESLIE'S BOOK PICKS):

When A Dark and Stormy Knit showed up at my door I was pleasantly surprised. I read only one other cozy mystery before (another Black Sheep n
Jun 13, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-in-14
Sigh. Trying a different "knitting as half the plot" author, after such a disastrous run with the last ones I read.

Even though the blurb for this sounds insane, and the title is ridiculous. Hope springs eternal.

Not as dreadful as Maggie Sefton's "A Knitting Mystery" series.

That's the best I can give you on this one.

The title is still ridiculous. It wasn't even stormy the night the victim died, or any of the other nights in this book, so it really is a ridiculously stupid wasted play on wor
Mary Brown
Sep 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
A Dark and Stormy Knit by Anne Canadeo is book six in the Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries series. It revolves around a group of friends who get together at least once a week to eat and knit. As is typical in a cozy, there is a mystery to solve. The mystery is a murder and one of their own is a “person of interest”. The friends know that they need to help the police solve the murder so that none of them get arrested. They have had experience with sort of thing in the past so they know what to do. ...more
Lark of The Bookwyrm's Hoard
Review originally published at The Bookwyrm's Hoard.

This is the first Black Sheep Knitting Mystery I've read, but it won't be the last. As both a cozy mystery reader and a knitter, I am always delighted to find a new series that combines both, and this is one of the best I've come across in a while. Taut and well-written, the mystery kept me turning pages while the protagonists, yarn store owner Maggie and her quirky college-age assistant Phoebe, slowly became my friends. Canadeo doesn't chea
Tania Godwin-evans
May 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
No 6 in the series however, unlike many book serials, it is not necessary to have read the others to enjoy this book.

An interesting story premise of a murder mystery, a group of knitting graffitists and a knitting shop owner. The plot moves along at a steady pace although the language used by the author feels antiquated. What started as a light hearted read turned sinister with the off-page murder. The revealing of clues related to aforementioned murder feels contrived (eg happening
Dec 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: knitting, mystery, crime, 2014
Being a big knitter, naturally I had to request a review copy of this book from netgalley. I have not read any of the previous books in this series, something I normally HATE, but was not an issue at all in this series.

I do want to admit that I am not really a fan of cozies - I just don't get the genre. I understand the need for violence off screen, but the whole genre is just too light and fluffy for me.

Of course, I keep trying to read cozies anyway, because I do like cr
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Maggie owns a knitting store and hosts a knitting night for friends Lucy,Dana, Suzanne and Phoebe. Most days are quiet so they can chat and knit. But there were knitting bombs put on the new parking meters. Then the ladies attended an art show to see Phoebe's friend Charlotte's exhibit. As it happened Charlotte'ex boyfriend showed up causimg her to leave very quickly. Phoebe went looking for her but what she found stunned her. It looked that Charlotte was murdered. The first suspect were the Kni ...more
Jun 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy, mystery
A while back, when I was hunting for new cozies to read, I came across Anne Canadeo's Black Sheep Knitting Mystery series (series review here), and it was just what the doctor ordered: A nice, cozy, crafty group of friends who enjoyed good meals and good company while solving mysteries along the way. In many ways, it still is, but the copy-editing problems that have plagued the series since ...more
Text Addict
It's not true *every* cozy mystery title is punny, is it? Just most of them, I guess.

This was another fun one; my faith in the subgenre is nearly restored. I've even been reading books instead of doing the things I'm supposed to be doing, which - after a patch of mediocre-to-unfinishable books - is actually a relief.

This 6th in the series didn't suffer at all from my only having read the first one before. The mystery is definitely tricky, the characters lively and charming, and the
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, knitting
This is about the best cozy knitting mystery I have had the pleasure to read over the years. When the opening scene features knitting graffiti artists striking the small town of Plum Harbor in opposition to the town’s decision to install unpopular parking meters, I knew I would be hooked. The murder took place off page, which I appreciate. The characters were different, quirky, likable and realistic. I fell in love with them and look forward to reading more works by Anne Canadeo. Knitters will e ...more
Maggie's employee and tenant, part-time college student Phoebe, draws police attention when she discovers a body in her friend's apartment. Maggie and the Black Sheep Knitters provide support to Phoebe, especially when it seems like one of the suspects in the murder is stalking her. Talking to Maggie about the case leads Phoebe to the real killer, after the police have gone down several dead ends. Although I'm not a knitter, I follow several of these "crafty" series, and for me this one fell rat ...more
Denise Morse
Mar 30, 2014 rated it it was ok
An easy to read fluffy mystery book with a bit of an un-suspenseful story and lacking an additional subplot. I do not often read these kinds of books anymore but in the past my faves have always been one that has the mystery but there is also some personal drama and strong character interactions. This had few of those which made the easy to solve mystery so much more obvious. I am a knitter so I did like the knitting aspects being spread throughout and the links to patterns at the end of the boo ...more
Jan 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: knitting-fiction
To quote the quote on the cover: "Friendship, knitting, murder ... create the perfect patter. Great fun."

I liked this installment of the Black Sheep Knitting Mystery Series. It had a slightly different tone, but it was still all about the friendships that were built, and how they came together and helped solve a crime AND a murder! ;)
Jan 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
“A Dark and Stormy Knit” by Anne Canadeo. This is the sixth book in the Black Sheep Knitting mystery series. The Black Sheep Knitters are five friends who meet once a week to share friendship, gossip, and knitting tips in Plum Harbor, Massachusetts. Their curiosity and natural detective skills often land them in the middle of murder.
Feb 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Lucy took a much smaller role in this installment and while the book was decent I missed Lucy. It was nice however to see more of Phoebe but Maggie is still not a character I really like. I know ehy, her uncomfortable relationship with pets.
Jul 27, 2014 rated it liked it
A Dark and Stormy Knit by Anne Canadeo.

A light, fluffy cozy mystery centered on a yarn shop and knitting group. An entertaining read for an afternoon or two. It's like sherbet, a palate cleanser between other, more intense genres.

May 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
I like the characters and the series, but I am not a fan of Maggie's antiquated language. It makes her sound fake and forced. She's in her 50's, I'm guessing but sounds like she's in her 90's. A fun, quick read but I hope the next one is better.
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wanted to read some new authors and this one caught my attention. Well written mystery with enjoyable characters. Just right mixture of characters with story line. Will be reading more from this author.
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