The Postman Always Purls Twice (Black Sheep Knitting Mystery #7) by Anne Canadeo
Thoughts Before Reading:
So I had just finished reading A Murder in Mohair, but it seemed slightly weird and off like I was missing something.
It wasn’t until I added the book to my Goodreads that I realized Murder in Mohair was book #8, not 7.
Weirdly enough my library didn’t have book 7. They had all of them, except that one. I had to Inter-Library Loan it (ILL)
A movie crew has descended upon Plum Harbor.
Yes Hollywood has come a-knocking as it wants to film the newest thriller starring the famous actress Jennifer Todd, and hunky leading man, Heath O’Hara.
The knitting group find themselves thrust into the middle as Suzanne is a location scout for the film and Maggie ends up becoming a character consultant for Jennifer.
Thing seem to be going well as the group finds themselves invited to parties and spending time with their favorite actors.
However, there seems to be a dark cloud looming over the production. Sabotage keeps occurring, and in one case Jennifer is almost killed by a falling light.
The knitters start investigating what is going on when things take an even creepier turn.
It appears someone is stalking Jennifer, as she is sent creepy flowers by a secret admirer.
When Jennifer’s husband and the director Nick Pullman is badly poisoned, the knitters become even more suspicious and continue their investigation into what is going on in the set.
But soon things become even more serious when Heath O’Hara is found dead, his drink poisoned too.
When Jennifer is arrested and believed to be the murderer; the knitters step up their game to clear their new friend’s name.
But it won’t be easy. This group has more triangles and issues than Twin Peaks; as betrayal, adultery, ambition, etc. abound.
Will the knitters solve the case before the crew heads back to Los Angeles? Or have they met their match?
Thoughts After Reading:
So I did not like this book.
I thought it was horribly written and that the mystery was lackluster.
First the title bothered me as it didn’t connect with the mystery at all. It just seemed cheap.
The story was kind of boring.
Cannadeo lead you in one direction the whole book and then in the last few pages had a character become the exposition fairy giving you all the information to solve it in a minute.
Unlike the other books there was no buildup or development.
Definitely so bad it is on the level of A Stitch Before Dying. I hope the future books are much better.
For more Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries, go to A Dark and Stormy Knit
For more mysteries that revolve around making a movie, go to Cherry Cheesecake Murder
For more on poisoning, go to A Pinch of Poison
For more Nostalgia Critic, go to A Stitch Before Dying