Meet the Black Sheep knitters—five smart, funny women who love to knit, gossip, and solve crimes.
Gloria Sterling had it all—money, looks, and a new sexy young husband. So when she's found floating face down in her own swimming pool, shock waves ripple through tiny Plum Harbor. At the Black Sheep Knitting Shop, Maggie Messina and her circle are devastated to lose their dear friend—a woman as colorful as her fabulous yarn creations.
The police are quick to call it an accident, but sorting out Gloria's final hours leaves too many loose ends to satisfy her friends. The vivacious, fiftysomething cougar had her French manicured tips in more than a few pots, and the threads of some inside deals stashed in her chic knitting tote.
Who was the last person to see Gloria alive on that quiet summer night? Two empty wine glasses suggest she wasn't home alone knitting the entire evening... The Black Sheep need to know the truth and set out to unravel— stitch by stitch—the weighty secrets that pulled poor Gloria under.
At the start of Canadeo's delightful second Black Sheep knitting mystery (after 2009's While My Pretty One Knits), twice-widowed Gloria Sterling, an unofficial member of the local knitting circle, has returned from Florida to Plum Harbor, Mass., with a new husband, Jamie Barnett. A struggling artist, Jamie is much, much younger than his wealthy and glamorous bride. The five official members of the knitters group, led by Maggie Messina, owner of the Black Sheep Knitting Shop, at first suspect Jamie is after Gloria's fortune, but after seeing the pair together, they're reassured the couple are happy. When Gloria is found dead in her swimming pool, her fellow knitters, dissatisfied with a police verdict of accidental death, begin their own search for answers. Despite a predictable solution, the fast-paced plot will keep even nonknitters turning the pages. Web sites for knitting patterns and recipes are included.