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Announcements—New Kelly Flynn mystery—#13 in the series, PURL UP AND DIE, is out now!

Kelly Flynn's summer is off to a great start with celebrations with her friends and challenging knitting classes taught by her friend Barb at the House of Lambspun. But Barb's life soon starts coming apart at the seams. A young woman accuses Barb's son Tommy—a young doctor doing his residency—of assaulting her in his office. The yarns spun by the local rumor mill are bad enough, but when the young woman is found dead in her ransacked apartment, Tommy becomes the number one suspect.

Police are ready to close the case, but Kelly is convinced there are a few more likely suspects. Now she has to knit together the clues herself to uncover a killer who doesn't seem to drop a stitch.

"Well-drawn characters and a wickedly clever plot—you'll love unraveling this mystery."
   —Laura Childs, New York Times bestselling author (on the Knitting Mysteries)

Please click on the eBooks Menu link above and read about my NEW Historical Mystery set in 1890s Washington, DC. These characters danced into my head and demanded to be put on the page. Characters are headstrong that way. SCANDALS, SECRETS, AND MURDER: The Widow and the Rogue Mysteries is available online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other major eBook retailers. Trade paperback copies are also available from Amazon. Please check it out. I think you'll really like Amanda and Devlin.

AND—I've also written some short eBook fiction involving the Kelly Flynn characters. These are not full short stories but rather scenes involving the cast. I'm calling them eShorts. The first is entitled Halloween Scare. This year I plan to write two more eShorts detailing other events and happenings involving Kelly and the Gang. Look for my announcement here on the webpage first.

PURL UP AND DIE is the thirteenth in the Kelly Flynn series, and that cast has grown over the years. So—I've also released an in-depth look at the entire cast of characters in the Kelly Flynn Mysteries. It is also available as an eBook at the major online retailers. So if you know of someone who might want to give Kelly Flynn and the gang a try, tell them to check out the Indie Books Menu of the Kelly Flynn website. The in-depth look is entitled: Who Are You People?

Please visit me on, a mystery blog where I post with six other mystery authors. Drop by and check us out. You can also visit me on Facebook and now on Twitter. Please say "hello."

Upcoming Booksignings/Appearances are now online. Also—whenever I'm not traveling, you can find me at the Lambspun of Colorado shop in Fort Collins, CO every Tuesday evening. We all gather around the long library table and chat.

"Readers will enjoy visiting with Kelly and her knitting buddies, who, in their own carefree way, resemble the cast of Friends."
   —Publishers Weekly

CAST ON, KILL OFF was Barnes & Noble's #3 Bestselling Hardcover Mystery for two weeks in a row after its June 2012 release, AND it was Bookscan's #10 Bestselling Hardcover Mystery that week as well.

After its June 7, 2011 release, UNRAVELED, made the New York Times Bestselling Hardcover Fiction list! Thank you, thank you, Readers!

UNRAVELED was also Barnes & Noble's #4 Bestselling Hardcover Mystery!

Berkley Prime Crime has released a trade paperback edition of the first two Kelly Flynn Mysteries in one volume, entitled DOUBLE KNIT MURDERS! It is available in bookstores and online. And it was Bookscan's #5 Bestselling Trade Paperback Mystery after its release!

The very first Kelly Flynn Mystery, KNIT ONE, KILL TWO, is on downloadable audio! So readers can download to whatever listening device they choose. Check it out on

SKEIN OF THE CRIME has a video book trailer on YouTube! Watch it here.

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Jacket illustrations by Chris O'Leary
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