Taking a knitting group to her new friend Vicki's alpaca farm turns into a nightmare for Kelly Flynn when she finds Vicki's dead body on her hand-woven rug.

As Kelly settles in to her new hometown of Fort Connor, Colo., she can't help but play sleuth to find out who could've brutally murdered Vicki. Her greedy, soon-to-be-ex-husband Bob, who wanted half of her thriving business, seems to be the likely suspect, but Kelly learns that Vicki also had money issues with some friends she'd helped to start their own breeding and fiber businesses. Soon Kelly's head is spinning with theories as she stitches together this puzzler.

Sefton spins a pleasant tale, though Kelly's friends and knitting-circle associates would benefit from more distinction and development. Nonknitters and fiber fanatics alike will enjoy the yarn-shop setting and the details about breeding alpacas and sheep. (Dec., 256 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Tara Gelsomino