A Dark and Stormy Knit (A Black Sheep Knitting Mystery #6) by Anne Canadeo
Since Silence of the Llamas, there have been a few changes with the Black Sheep Knitting Group. Valentine’s Day is looming and Maggie is deciding on what classes to teach. Phoebe has finally left Josh, as he hasn’t been treating her right for a while. And even though every citizen voted against it, the mayor has instituted meters in the downtown business area. All the merchants hate it, but are just as stuck as the tourists and shoppers.
But Maggie gets a surprise that morning when she finds all the meters covered in knitted kitty covers. Yep the Knit Kat Graffiti Artists, (knitting protest artwork group) has struck again.
Charlotte, Phoebe’s new artist friend from college, starts hanging out. Let’s hope this friendship doesn’t go south like Crystal in Knit, Purl, Die.
In fact Phoebe has become such great friends, they all go to the art gallery to see Charlotte’s work.
The group also decide to knit things for a homeless shelter to honor Valentine’s Day.
The day of the art show, the whole gang head out to the college. They meet some professors, but then Charlotte gets a text from Quentin, her ex who won’t take no for an answer.
She tries to flee, when Quentin comes crashing in. The girls try to help her, but Quentin comes through, knocking Phoebe out of the way.
After that, no one knows where Charlotte is. They talk to the security guards, give statements; but then as they search everywhere they can’t find her.
The next day Phoebe goes to Charlotte’s apartment to check on her and see if she is there. But then, finds a dead body.
They call the police and start thinking that mybe it was the Knit Kat group. Charlotte was a member and Phoebe found her dead body covered in yarn, almost like some kind of a statement.
After the cops look more into the murder, they discover that Phoebe was wrong. That isn’t Charlotte’s dead body but Beth Shelton, some one who looks like Charlotte from behind.
So who killed her? Someone after Charlotte? Or Charlotte herself?
So I didn’t really like this one as much as the other books.
Charlotte and the other characters were too new and didn’t have enough background as to who they were.
Plus this mystery was extremely easy to solve.
I think out of all the books in the series this one and A Stitch Before Dying are the weakest and the least interesting. Hopefully the next book will be better, I’m looking forward to it.
For more Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries, go to The Silence of the Llamas
For more books with mistaken identity, go to Grime and Punishment
For more mystery reviews, go to Fool Moon