The House of Lambspun has been bombarded for the holidays. In the midst of overflowing bins of sumptuous yarn, unexpected winter romance now buzzes, in chorus with the spindles of shy new spinning instructor Lucy Adair. But when a rancher is found dead in Bellevue Canyon, avid knitter and sometime-sleuth Kelly Flynn quickly puts these festive pastimes aside. With his reputation for lovin’ and leavin’ the ladies of Fort Connor, it seems a little strange that the victim’s final admirer was a fiancée...none other than the hopelessly bereaved Lucy Adair. Unluckily, Kelly also finds herself linked to the prime suspect in the case—a rejected ex-lover of the playboy rancher. Charged with keeping both spinner and spurned from going over the edge, she’ll discover more than a few secrets tangled on this triad’s bobbin. Delicious recipe and knitting pattern included!
Is Denton Kerscher a double murderer or cursed with bad luck? The handsome 31-year-old security consultant becomes the main suspect each time when his two former girlfriends, Pippa Mercer and then Holly Clancey, are killed. The Major Crime team, headed by DCI Harvey Livermore, are convinced Kerscher is guilty of both crimes, even though he is acquitted of the first murder in a dramatic court case. Following the second murder, other suspects emerge, including a lecherous fashion house owner, a besotted estate agent, a 'Walter Mitty' hospital porter and an egotistical stand-up comedian. The pressure is still on Kerscher, however, as he is accused of sexually assaulting his new neighbour, busty Barbie Dickinson. As if Livermore has not got enough on his plate with a demanding wife and fussy senior officer, he is targeted by a former lag, hell bent on revenge. But bright young PC Grace Conteh puts her life at risk to catch the killer. *** Stitch Up! is another superb thriller from the pen of Tony Flood. Full of suspense, with great characters and humour to ease the tension. A MUST for those who love Peter James, Jeffrey Archer and James Patterson. - FRANCIS WAIT, author of The Magical Pendant of Perdania under pen name FRANCIS JAYCEE. Riveting plot and electrifying double twist. - STUART PINK, Showbiz Features Editor, THE SUN. A fast-paced read with enough twists to satisfy any thriller fan - TAMARA MCKINLEY, best-selling author. Stunning action in a can't-put-down chronicle of lust and murder most foul. - JOHN NEWTON, former police officer, broadcaster and author.
Stitching it together . . . The Black Sheep Knitters: a fivesome with a knack for knitting—and for solving crimes. hen Maggie Messina, owner of the Black Sheep Knitting Shop, is invited to give knitting workshops at a Berkshires spa resort, she manages to negotiate a cottage that fits all five of the Black Sheep for what promises to be a weekend of knitting bliss. But while the friends are expert at counting stitches, they haven’t counted on murder. Guests and staff at the Crystal Lake Inn are as varied as a mixed bag of yarn, but most colorful is certainly the owner, charismatic self-help guru and former psychiatrist Dr. Max Flemming. The doctor may have told all in a revealing autobiography, but from his ex-wife to the widow of his former business partner—both employees at the inn—Max seems mired in shadows from his past. And when a killer strikes during a mountaintop retreat, the Black Sheep wonder what the good doctor might be hiding. The police seem to be following the wrong thread. But while Maggie’s workshops have given the knitters a unique view of the tensions at the little inn, can they make sense of a crime that is as complexly stranded as a Fair Isle sweater? When the killer murders a second time, the Black Sheep wonder if they’ve dropped a stitch and put themselves in mortal danger. . . .
Enjoying her teaching job at an exclusive private school for gifted children, Danielle Falk is stunned when her favorite student is snatched before her very eyes and begins a race against time to stop a killer. Original.
Talk about a killer stitch-up! After surviving a sketchy encounter with a murderer at her home in Evergreen, Colorado, Cody Costin heads for her grandmother's B&B in the nearby town of Bailey for some much-needed downtime. Her grandmother is hosting a knitting retreat during the weekend Cody arrives. Even though Cody would prefer to kick up her feet with her chocolate lab, Snickers, at her side, she offers to help with the guests' care. After all, it's a knitting retreat ... what could go wrong? Right? Wrong. Her grandmother's best friend is found dead in the foyer of the quaint B&B. Law enforcement has a suspect in mind, and it hits close to home for Cody, who is not convinced and is compelled to stitch up her plans to unravel the mystery. Slip Stitch Slaying is the second book in a captivating cozy mystery series set in and around the beautiful state of Colorado. If you're young at heart and enjoy contemporary mysteries with a twist that you won't see coming, then you'll love this unique whodunit.
The Black Sheep Knitters come to the aid of two sisters—one a victim and one a suspect . . . Maggie Messina knows that knitting is not only enjoyable, it also calms both the mind and soul. She’s happy to visit two sisters, Holly and Rose Piper, and teach them some simple stitches, while the rest of the Black Sheep knitters tag along. Dana Haeger has known the young women since they were children and is the closest thing to family the Pipers now have. Dana is especially concerned about Rose, who has been easily overwhelmed ever since a car accident many years ago. She is at her best managing the houseful of hounds that she rescues and shelters, while Holly runs the family nursery and remains devoted to Rose’s care. The lesson goes well, but the knitters are troubled about the sisters living alone in such a remote corner of Plum Harbor. Their worst fears are realized when Holly is attacked in her greenhouse and the building set ablaze. Rose is found unconscious nearby, her dogs running wild. When she wakes, her memory is blank. Holly is hospitalized and unable to offer even a clue. The Black Sheep suspect a mysterious drifter who had talked his way into a few days of wages, and just as quickly, disappeared. Or was it their estranged stepbrother, Toby, full of family grievances and eager to make a claim on the estate? Or, heaven forbid . . . was it Rose? Hovering over all these questions like an ominous shadow is a dark secret from the sisters’ past. While it seems everything is unraveling, the knitters will need to keep their wits as sharp as their needles to prove Rose’s innocence and stop a killer from striking again.
Who invited Death to the wedding?When an ancient beam falls on one of the guests at Charlie and Alice's wedding, it looks like the work of the deathwatch beetle, an insect that eats old timbers. But fledgling witch Lucy and the vampire knitting club aren't so sure. Could there be a murderer casting blame on the wood-chomping insects?Meanwhile, the old broom that's always stood in the corner of Cardinal Woolsey's knitting and yarn shop is getting called into service. And not for sweeping the floors!Between learning a new knitting stitch and flying lessons, Lucy hasn't got time to solve a murder-until it turns out the next victim is someone she loves.Join Lucy and her eccentric band of amateur sleuths in Oxford as they attempt to unravel a twisted skein of clues and catch a killer without dropping a stitch.This is book 8 in the Vampire Knitting Club series of paranormal cozy mysteries, but each book can be read as a standalone novel. There's no violence, gore, swearing or sex, just a lot of fun. One reviewer says, "I'm a total addict to this series."
Struggles to confront family issues, emotional problems, unrequited love, mystery, and violence are told from the viewpoints of Matt, who possesses unusual gifts, and Erin, who attempts to use her proficiency with magic to attract him.