Review: Yarned and Dangerous by: Sadie Hartwell

by - Friday, July 01, 2016

Title: Yarned and Dangerous
Author: Sadie Hartwell
Publisher: Kensington
Series:  A Tangled Web Mystery #1
Pages: 250
Format: Paperback ARC
Source: author


Time has not been kind to sleepy Dorset Falls, Connecticut, where an erstwhile resident is hoping to bring a tattered yarn shop back to life—but with a murderer on the loose, the whole town is in knots…

Josie Blair left Dorset Falls twelve years ago in hopes of making it big in New York City. But after earning an overpriced master’s degree and getting fired by a temperamental designer, she finds herself heading back to her hometown. Her great-uncle was injured in a car accident, and newly unemployed Josie is the only person available to take care of him. Uncle Eb’s wife didn’t survive the crash, so Josie is also tasked with selling the contents of her Aunt Cora’s yarn shop. But the needling ladies of the Charity Knitters Association pose a far bigger challenge than a shop full of scattered skeins…
Miss Marple Knits is one of the few businesses still open in the dreary downtown. Josie can’t imagine how it stayed open for so long, yet something about the cozy, resilient little shop appeals to her. But when one of the town’s most persnickety knitters turns up dead in a pile of cashmere yarn, Josie realizes there’s something truly twisted lurking beneath the town’s decaying façade…

My Thoughts: 

This book follows Josie Blair who has returned to Dorset Falls after leaving twelve years ago, she is there to help her Uncle.  After lossing her job when her boss makes advances towards her she goes home to help her Uncle Eb whose broken his leg and lost his wife due to a car accident?  But was it really an accident when her car was checked the day before?  Who had the most to gain from Cora's death?

There a no shortage of possibilities was it someone in the knitting circle that did or someone else have something to gain?  There are some residents who wish Josie would just go back to where she was and leave Dorset Falls forever.  Unfortunately Josie wants answers to what happened to Cora and why the big rush to sell the store?

I really loved this book it was definitely a great small town mystery with adventure and mystery.  Can't wait to see what is next for this quiet town of Dorset Falls and their various residents! 

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