A Stitch Before Dying (Paperback)

By Anne Canadeo

Gallery Books, 9781439191392, 278pp.

Publication Date: December 28, 2010



The third mystery in Anne Canadeo's winning Black Sheep Knitting series, featuring a fivesome with a knack for knitting--and solving crimes...

When Maggie Messina, owner of the Black Sheep Knitting Shop, is invited to give knitting workshops at a Berkshires spa resort, she manages to negotiate a cottage that fits all five of the Black Sheep for what promises to be a weekend of knitting bliss. But while the friends are expert at counting stitches, they haven't counted on murder.

Guests and staff at the Crystal Lake Inn are as varied as a mixed bag of yarn, but most colorful is certainly the owner, charismatic self-help guru and former psychiatrist Dr. Max Flemming. The doctor may have told all in a revealing autobiography, but from his ex-wife to the widow of his former business partner--both employees at the inn--Max seems mired in shad-ows from his past. And when a killer strikes during a mountaintop retreat, the Black Sheep wonder what the good doctor might be hiding.

The police seem to be following the wrong thread. But while Maggie's workshops have given the knitters a unique view of the tensions at the little inn, can they make sense of a crime that is as complexly stranded as a Fair Isle sweater? When the killer murders a second time, the Black Sheep won-der if they've dropped a stitch and put themselves in mortal danger...

Praise For A Stitch Before Dying

β€œAn engaging story full of tight knit friendship and a needling mystery.”

β€”Fresh Fiction on Knit, Purl, Die

"The fast-paced plot will keep even nonknitters turning the pages."

β€”Publishers Weekly

"Canadeo presents congenial characters and a mystery that keeps you guessing."