cover image Only Skein Deep

Only Skein Deep

Maggie Sefton. Berkley Prime Crime, $26 (304p) ISBN 978-0-425-28252-6

CPA, coffee addict, knitter, and sometime amateur sleuth Kelly Flynn is about to become a mother in Sefton’s meandering 15th Kelly Flynn mystery (after 2016’s Knit to Be Tied). She has also finally decided to tie the knot with the baby’s father, long-time love Steve Townsend. Kelly’s extended family of friends is delighted. She barely has to lift a finger, for her gang insists on planning every detail of her upcoming nuptials and childbirth. And by the way, a woman is murdered on the golf course behind House of Lambspun, Kelly’s favorite knitting shop, in Fort Connor, Colo. However, no one saw anything, and the police have no suspects. The victim eventually has a name, but otherwise she’s a cypher whom the reader has no particular reason to care about. The major reason she seems to have been killed is so that the book can qualify as a mystery. Catching up with Kelly, Steve, and rest of the Lambspun crew is the point of the story, and that may be enough for readers who enjoy this series. [em]Agent: Jessica Faust, BookEnds. (June) [/em]