4 out of 5 stars.
I would like to thank Kensington Books for providing me with a free ARC of this book in exchange for an open and honest review.
‘Yarned and Dangerous’ is (I hope) a fantastic start to an entertaining new small town America cosy crime series, really enjoyed reading it! And I do say ‘I hope’ as I wasn’t too sure if it was a stand-alone novel, or the first in a series. It is my desire that it will indeed be the first in a terrific new series as there was just so much potential in rebuilding the high street of the Dorset Falls one murder mystery at a time. I would definitely sign up to read them!
But I might be biased as I am a huge fan of cosy crime… and am *gasp* a knitter! So the whole yarn junkie, stashes, free knitting patterns at the back, fibre talk – all of it just made it a more enjoyable story. Though I will say here and now that I really don’t think you need to be into knitting, crochet, spinning or other hand craft of that ilk to enjoy ‘Yarned and Dangerous’. As long as you enjoy a small town America cosy crime – you will enjoy this story.
I have to say Kensington books are becoming my one stop shop for great cosy crimes series too. Be still my little ‘whodunit’ heart.
Would I recommend this book to others? Yes I would, can’t you tell? 😉 Definitely one for cosy crime fans, doubly so for cosy crime fans into handcrafts. And I only say that as they’ll really get a kick out of the free knitting patterns at the back and the cute little stories that come with them… call it a bit of a character glossary through knitting!
Would I buy this book for myself? Yes I would. I will be adding Ms Hartwell’s name to my list of cosy crime authors to shop for and hope to come across more in this series soon.
In summary: If you’re after small town America cosy crime with a twist per inch 😉 … or at least a handcraft undertone – ‘Yarned and Dangerous’ is for you. Loved it, really strongly suggest you go and buy it.
Until next time,