About the Book
As spring comes to Collinstown, the village launches a food festival to draw a new group of tourists. Libby, proud owner of Y.A.R.N., has planned a yarn event to provide an alternative option to a foodie weekend. Artisan fiber dyer Julie Wilson—known for her work with animal-friendly, plant-based knitting fibers such as bamboo and hemp as well as her brilliant use of color—will hopefully draw a crowd with a special dyeing workshop.
The festival begins, but it draws more than crowds. First a flock of sheep parades down the street, herded by farmers protesting Julie’s antiwool stance. Then Julie’s celebrity chef sister appears, and the siblings resume a long-standing rivalry. Despite all this, Julie’s workshop has soldout. Libby is thrilled, and they’re preparing for a full house. But the night before the event, Julie is found alone in the warehouse event space—dead. The witty “Watch Julie Wilson Dye” workshop title now has a terrible new meaning—and it’s up to Libby to catch a crafty killer.
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In My Opinion
What a delight to return to Collinstown and its many memorable citizens. And while not all is on the up and up between protests, murder, and a few other crimes, Libby is determined to find answers.
Allie Pleiter has created some great characters and not-so-great situations in Knit or Dye Trying. But through it all, I couldn’t help but root for Libby. For someone who has a lot going on in her life between running her business, running for council chairwoman, her relationship with her mother, and her almost-relationship with her high school sweetheart (and town mayor), the last thing Libby needs is another of her guests murdered. But that’s what happens.
There are a lot of twists and turns in this book and even if you think you have it figured out, chances are you don’t have all of it worked out. I enjoyed the quieter pace than the normal romantic suspense and the focus on the townspeople in this book, and I look forward to more in the series.
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