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On, Bet's Off: A Lisa & Max Devereaux Sit and Knit Mystery
book is a fun read. Don't expect any knitting patterns or
tips, just a well-written mystery with interesting characters
and a nice chunk of romance thrown in for fun.
and Max Devereaux are a married couple who own a yarn shop
in a small resort town on the shore of Lake Michigan called
Indigan. When a local casino developer named Gunther Hoffmann
is found dead after being stabbed by a pair of size 19 Addi
Turbos, the town goes into an uproar. Suspects abound, starting
of course with Gunther's wife, who happens to frequent the
Devereaux's yarn shop, to members of the Indian tribe who
don't want the new casino to compete with theirs. The Sheriff,
who is also Max's brother, deputizes Max and Lisa so that
he can utilize their knowledge of their neighbors to help
the investigation. There are many exciting twist and turns
along the way to solving the mystery and learning some other
deep secrets about the apparently idyllic town in which
author, Jack Olesker, follows the first rule of writing
- write what you know. He and his wife, Kim Olesker are
the co-owners of three yarn shops called Sit & Knit,
A Yarn Café and Jack has written extensively for
television. Kim also has a long history in the entertainment
industry, so these two really know how to spin a good yarn!
(Sorry, I could not resist the pun)
note to the more sensitive reader – while there are a few
scenes of mild violence as would be expected in a murder
mystery, there are also a couple of fairly passionate scenes
between Max and Lisa that I feel compelled to mention. If
that sort of thing makes you uncomfortable, this book might
not be your thing. For that reason, I give four and a half
sheep to this fun book.
thanks to Nancy Quade, owner of The
Weeaving Dept in Florissant , MO for providing
a copy of the book.
submitted, Ginny Zschau
this book new from your local yarnshop, or www.sitnknit.com.
An audio version is also available for download
from sitnknit website so you can listen while you knit!
this book used on Amazon.com
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