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Knit to Kill

(Black Sheep & Company Mystery #9)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  416 ratings  ·  78 reviews
A relaxing girls’ getaway turns deadly for the Black Sheep Knitters when a pushy killer is on the prowl . . .

As their beloved Black Sheep member Lucy Binger prepares to tie the knot, the closely knit group decide they need a weekend to unwind before the big day. Suzanne Cavanaugh has just the spot—her friend Amy lives in a luxury New England community on Osprey Island, ren
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published October 31st 2017 by Kensington
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Asteropê Technically it is the first book under that publisher and different series name ("Black Sheep & Company Mystery"). Unfortunately, it fails to mention …moreTechnically it is the first book under that publisher and different series name ("Black Sheep & Company Mystery"). Unfortunately, it fails to mention that it is a continuation of a long running series published elsewhere. So you are right, it is basically #9. Since it is, I would think reading, at the least the first book of the main series to get a feel for the people and such.

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Reading KNIT TO KILL was like taking fresh breaths of sea air. Pleasurable and invigorating! Author Anne Canadeo establishes an intricate plot set at a lovely resort off the coast of Maine, Osprey Shores. The knitting ladies go away for a nice weekend to celebrate with bachelorette, Lucy, who's about to marry Matt. As fate would have it, the friends are pulled into a murder mystery when a lifeless body is found on the beach after the morning fog begins to clear. Ms. Canadeo skillfully weaves in ...more
Lisa Ks Book Reviews
I was thrilled when I heard this series was to live on through a new publisher! KNIT TO KILL is the first book in the Black Sheep & Company Mysteries, but a continuation of the Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries, which makes this the ninth book with these characters.

It always amazes me when an author has a long running series, but can keep their stories fresh, and unpredictable. But it is something Anne Canadeo does, and does well with each new book. KNIT TO KILL is such a book.

With one of their ow
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Knit to Kill by Anne Canadeo was an enjoyable cozy mystery but I confess that I was a little lost on the characters since I hadn't read the previous books. However, Ms. Canadeo did make an effort to give some background for each of the main characters and I really enjoyed their friendship and camaraderie. I will definitely look for the previous books in this series.
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book! Knitting, spa/beach surroundings in Maine, a cozy murder mystery, and a wedding- what more could I want to start my March Mystery Madness 2019 reading? Anne Canadeo does a good job of making her characters feel like old friends and family in this 2017 part of her mystery series A Black Sheep & Company Mystery. Hint though- remember your timelines, don’t get lost on the trail to the cliffs! An enjoyable book. ...more
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
Just started reading, I assume publisher change thus book #1 (but it's not, it's actually book # 9 Black Sheep Mysteries Series )
I was taken aback by the group of knitting friends on Lucy's bachelorette trip. So far I have no idea who is who. This isn't a great book for new readers. The author never really introduce any of them or their background. As a reader, I don't feel connected to any characters except the new folks they met during their holiday.
At 64% and I'm wondering if 20+ characters
Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-yarn
Why has it taken me so long to get back to the Black Sheep Posse? A fantastic addition to an already brilliant series!

Suzanne has a friend (Amy) with a cottage in a luxury community and so with Lucy's wedding coming up the five friends head off for a long weekend of relaxing, laughter, good food and drinks and of course knitting! The first day seems to be going well until they overhear a rather unpleasant argument, that would have been just a blip until one of the men ends up dead at the bottom
Christian West
I'm somewhat surprised by the plethora of positive reviews about this book. Maybe it's because this is the first book in the series that I've read (this is the 9th book of the series, not that it says anywhere on the cover of my copy), but gosh this was a boring book.

A bunch of women who are friends because of their knitting club head off on a girl's weekend. There's about 5 of them, but I wouldn't know because they are totally interchangeable with no standout features (except one is 60, and I t
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This is my first book from Anne Canadeo. I enjoyed the light story, giving me a rest from more heavy ones.
It’s all about a group of ladies, friends and a couple colleagues, who have a passion for knitting.
They head away on a girls pamper weekend before Lucy is to marry and hope to enjoy themselves.
They head to Osprey Island, that is famous for the scenery and cliff walks.
Well soon after arriving a crime happens and lots of town gossiping as to if it was an accident or a murder.
The victim was not
Mary Ann
Knit to Kill I have read (and beginning to re-read) the Black Sheep Knitting Series. It was fun to see that Lucy and Matt are engaged and getting married. The women have gone to an area that is considered better than the norm to relax and celebrate with Lucy before her wedding. The first night at the house, Maggie is teaching a class to the local knitting group and they meet all the characters that are going to be looked at in the murder. They see men argue at the poker game and they learn that  ...more
Lisa Morin
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Knit to Kill by Anne Canadeo is a fantastic addition to the series.
Lucy Binger is ready to tie the knot and her friends have arranged a "Girls Only" weekend in the quaint, picturesque town of Osprey Island, set on the gorgeous east coast.
What can be more relaxing than yoga, spa sessions, pool time and your best friends?
While in this little town, Maggie, owner of Black Sheep Knitting is also teaching a knitting class as a favor for their luxurious accommodations.
No one believes that there will b
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-in-series
Easy to read but a bit of a stretch for the regular part of the story.
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was excited to win this book through Giveaways. The timing was perfect, as "Knit to Kill" centers around events occurring during a girlfriends' getaway and we were holding our own 20th Anniversary girlfriends' trip. With high hopes about a murder mystery and crafty, creative knitting friends, I found the characters easy to identify with and enjoyed how they interacted. The murder mystery aspect was fine, the plot okay. This kept me reading. Otherwise, the book was perhaps the toughest one ever ...more
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well I sure am late to this party. This is the 9th in the Black Sheep Knitting series and this is the first I have read. After enjoying this entry I will happily be playing catchup. I may not know a knitting needle from a hole in the ground but I do know a good cozy when I read it. The setting is a spa weekend on the coast of Maine where a group of friends are celebrating the upcoming wedding of Lucy. Her friend, Maggie - owner of Black Sheep Knitting is going to teach a knitting class as a favo ...more
Aug 01, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I liked the setting, and the characters had potential, though they never quite come to life -- way too much description. I guessed the murderer, but that book was replete with red herrings, and I was almost distracted by a few of them. The book was headed to a 2-3 star rating until the end


but I couldn't really accept the idea that the murderer would receive no punishment of any kind, basically because she was likeable and the victim was not (make the victim hateful so the reader doe
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was so happy to see that the Black Sheep knitting group is continuing to thrive! In this installment, the knitters head to a seaside resort in Maine to celebrate Lucy's forthcoming nuptials. Naturally they stumble upon a murder and can't help getting involved. The setting was charming, and the mystery tantalizing. I happily zoomed through this book, but didn't want to reach the end. I'm looking forward like an eager pup to the next installment in this wonderful series.
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
All the characters are there. The storyline seems to be good. About halfway through the book and my interest started to waver. Somehow, somewhere this book went flat. Seemed to be a lot of repetition in the dialogue. I had a really hard time finishing.
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Black Sheep Knitting Shop is where people go to learn new skills, enhance old skills, make friends, meet friends, and just visit and knit (or crochet). It's really like every Local Yarn Store, except these friends have a habit of falling over dead bodies and solving the crimes. Lucy is getting married and her friends decide they need to take her on bachelorette weekend at a friend's B&B in the resort community of Osprey Shores.

Their first morning at the resort a body is found (I know, clic
Nov 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozies-mysteries
Book 1 with a new publisher but actually book NINE in the series.

Characters in this series are well established and developed. The Black Sheep knitters leave their usual stomping grounds on a "Girl's Trip" before Lucy's upcoming wedding. Thanks to Suzanne's friend they're staying in an exclusive island development. But relationships in the neighborhood aren't all exactly rosy, so when an unpleasant neighbor is found dead on the beach, suspects are plentiful.

This was a fast, fun, read. I spent a
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Around the Year in 52 Books 2018 Reading Challenge. A book featuring a murder.

Roger was disturbed by the implications of this title. Lucy is getting married very soon and her best friends, all knitters, decided to escape for a weekend to an island off the coast of Maine. Suzanne has a friend from college who owns a cottage there which they can use for free. Maggie has agreed to offer a knitting class while they are there. On the first evening, while at the knitting class, they overhear an argume
Shalini Ayre
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whilst the book says Mystery #1 it's actually, technically I suppose it is as the Black Sheep Knitting shop has been renamed Black Sheep & Co. This is part of an excellent series and I recommend reading the real first mystery. It is set in a quaint town, where the owner of said store, Maggie and her fellow knitters, by accident turn into amateur sleuths.

This particular mystery finds the five ladies on a weekend away. Naturally a murder happens and the avid knitters can't help but get involved.
Received a free copy for honest review.

Black Sheep knitting group member, Lucy Binger is about to be married. She and her girlfriends decide to getaway for a weekend of fun and sun at a luxury community on Osprey Island to celebrate Lucy last "fling" as a single woman. The girlfriends plan to spend the weekend at the beach and spa and of course the lot of them will be knitting as well. Shortly after they arrive the body of a man is found on the beach and the women step into help solve the crime.
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-maine
The knitters who congregate at the Black Sheep yarn shop plan a trip to celebrate before graphic designer Lucy gets married. Luckily for them, a friend loans them a cabin at a swanky resort, but the weekend is almost spoiled when a local man falls to his death from the cliff walk. When their friend's husband becomes a suspect, they pitch in and try to find the real murderer. I read several series about knitting groups (who knows why--I don't do fabric crafts, or have any particular interest in t ...more
Nov 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for an eARC of this book.
It has been forever since I have read any of the Black Sheep Knitting mysteries. This is book 9 (Book 1 with the new publisher) and I found the characters familiar enough that I picked right up with what was going one. Murders and mystery seem to follow the knitters wherever they go and this book is no exception as they journey to an exclusive New England resort for a girl's weekend away before Lucy gets married. ("Girls" is a bit o
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Knit to Kill by Anne Canadeo, five friends from a knitting club go up the New England coast for a girls’ weekend in advance of Lucy’s upcoming marriage the following weekend. They stay at an expensive vacation home in Maine owned by the Amy and Rob, friends of Suzanne, and Maggie offers to give a special knitting lesson to residents of the posh community in their knitting club at the Mermaid Mansion the first night. But then the group of knitters gets interrupted by a group of men playing pok ...more
Kathleen Gray
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you like cozys and you like to knit, this is one for you! Don't worry if you don't like to knit, it's still a classic and very entertaining. Lucy and her friends are on a women's weekend in advance of her wedding at a Maine resort I know I'd like to visit. Regrettably, a creep, who has been rotten to lots of people, is found dead on the beach. Lucy and company end up investigating- and there are some red herrings along the way to the truth. There's some snappy dialogue (Lucy herself can be a ...more
D.R. Oestreicher
The idyllic cover of Knit to Kill by Anne Canadeo lets you know this is a cozy mystery. Do not expect any sex or violence, but there is a truly evil villain. He doesn’t put our group of knitting ladies in jeopardy because he is dead before these ladies on holiday get involved.

If you are an Agatha Christie fan, you will enjoy considering all the suspects. Julian Morton is evil enough that any one of them had ample motive. About halfway through I was expecting a Murder on the Orient Express ending
DNF around page 100, so I'm not comfortable giving this one a star rating.

I found the main character Lucy completely unlikeable. She was critical and nasty about nearly everyone and everything. This book lost me on page 37 when she remembered learning about Ganesh during a "myths and legends" project (instead of comparative religions) and added an unnecessarily snarky "or so some believe." I slogged through another 60 pages, but gave up when she made a bitchy comment about fusion food when her
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Black Sheep knitters are spending a weekend at an upscale beach resort to celebrate Lucy’s upcoming wedding. The first night, they encounter a hateful, mean resident...and of course his body is found on the beach the next morning. The problem is that he was rotten to so many people, there are too many suspects! Is the murderer his next-door neighbor, his present wife, his ex-wife, a coworker whom he stole an idea from, or someone else? And of course, there is knitting to help soothe the soul ...more
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I have read several books by this author. It has been a while and so it took me a little bit of reading to re-familiarize myself with these characters. I really enjoy these books. In this one, Lucy and her friends steal away for a girls weekend before Lucy gets married. While on vacation, a man is murdered. These women sound like such a nice bunch. They eat and play together. I wish I could knit like they do. The mystery was good and I was a bit surprised by the murderer. I kept looking at other ...more
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Knit to Kill by Anne Canadeo is another great addition to the Black Sheep Knitting series.  If you are a fan of this series you will recognize all the charcters and enjoy catching up with them. This new mystery takes place during a girls weekend getaway in Maine. I loved the setting of Osprey Shores and the descriptions of the surrounding nature made it a place I would love to visit.  You will not be disappointed with this book even if you figure out who did it. You will enjoy the process with t ...more
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