I’m a knitter and crocheter at heart, so I’ve been wanting to pick up this series for a while. I was thrilled to see that the first book was available as a audiobook. Naturally this enabled me to knit and listen at the same time!
Kelly comes returns to home town of Fort Connor, when her aunt suddenly dies. She has come to town to settle her affairs, and then return to her CPA job in the city. However, when pieces of her aunt’s death don’t match up, Kelly decides to stay a while and investigate. She wants to know if the homeless man accused of the crime really did kill her Aunt Helen, and if he didn’t then who did.
Set amongst the House of Lambspun, Knit One Kill Two is a delight to young and old knitters. It was a fun mystery in a quaint town. The characters were likable, and Kelly’s nosing into the past of her aunt wasn’t annoying, as it can sometimes be with amateur sleuth. On the whole this was a great start to the series. I particularly loved the scenes at House of Lambspun, where Kelly learns to knit and realize she loves it as much as her Aunt Helen did.
Audiobooks of cozy mysteries are usually hit or miss for me. It’s hard for the narrator because the story is not high action and adventure, and it’s usually just the end that keeps you on the edge of your seat. A good narrator needs to put feeling into the description of the town and locals. Thankfully Jane Jacobs did and I enjoyed this audio a lot more than the previous cozy mystery I listened to. I loved the scenes in the knitting store. It made me feel like I was there, amongst all the colorful yarns.
Unfortunately there are only two books in this series that were made into audiobooks, out of the 10 that have been published. However, Knit One Kill Two really hooked me and I might just have to pick up the other books to read.