Kelly Flynn may be soft-spoken and kindhearted, but she hasn't lost any of her determination or gentle humor. In her sotto voce style, Sefton scatters red herrings, leading Kelly through a long and twisted trail when the answers to a friend's death don't add up.

Deluged with work from her Washington, D.C., accounting firm, telecommuter Kelly has finally settled into her Fort Connor, Colo., home with the help of her knitting buddies at House of Lambspun -- and she's even begun making progress on that sweater in the round.

Her friend Allison Dubois, a talented fiber artist, is leaving for New York, and when Kelly and another friend, Megan, arrive at Allison's apartment to drive her to the airport, they discover her lifeless body. The police label it an overdose of sleeping pills, but Kelly and Megan aren't convinced, especially after they find out about her violent ex-boyfriend and the mystery man who claims Allison "owed him." (BERKLEY PRIME CRIME, Aug., 272 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Pat Cooper