Oh, and I've just finished reading "Knit one, kill two" by Maggie Sefton. Purchased in Hatchards as a bit of a joke after a colleague told me they had knitting crime books in there. And, incidentally, a fantastic bookshop for loads of other things too. They had a really good range of knitting books in the craft section, including this:
"Knitting socks with handpainted yarn". Another fab book which I'd been keen to get my hands on as soon as it got this side of the Atlantic.
But, anyway, back to murder. I enjoyed "Knit one, kill two". It was the enjoyable easy read I thought it would be (perfect reading for when I was recuperating from a stomach bug last week). It follows Kelly, who has returned to the area after her aunt has been murdered, and who tracks down the killer with the help of some friends she makes at the local yarn shop. Of course, there are the coincidences and bits that don't quite seem real (how come everyone has SO much free time to spend drinking coffee in the yarn shop?!) but it is reasonably convincing as a murder mystery. Plus the descriptions of yarn and knitting are amazing. You can almost imagine being in the shop...
I've already promised to lend it to two people.