read_warbler (read_warbler) wrote,

Knit One, Kill Two - Maggie Sefton

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Gorgeous cover on this one - even though there's a dead person's hand sticking out from under the coffee table. Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton is one of a newish breed of crime books called by various names such as 'cozy mysteries', 'craft mysteries', 'knitting mysteries'. You pays yer money and takes yer choice. I loved it. The plot wasn't necessarily taxing but that said I didn't guess whodunnit or why, so it couldn't have been that simple. Best of all for me was the knitting shop setting. I definitely want one of these! It grieves me no end that I don't know of a knitting or craft shop like this near here. It's wonderful! There's loads of unresolved stuff in the book, which hopefully will be resolved in the next books. They're on the way from Amazon, bought with a gift certificate given me at Christmas. I was waiting to find something I really wanted before I spent it and these are perfect. Thank you to maubast.

And a pome:

In a Second-hand Bookshop by Christopher Morley

What waits me on the shelves? I cannot guess,
But feel the sure foreboding; there will cry
A voice of human laughter and distress,
A word that no one needs as much as I.

For always where old books are sold and bought
There comes that twinge of dreadful subtlety -
These words were actual, and they were thought
By someone who was once alive, like me.

Love it.
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