Tuesday, November 2, 2010



The first two Kelly Flynn Knitting Mysteries are now available in trade paperback! This new edition, available in bookstores and online November 2nd, is entitled DOUBLE KNIT MURDERS and contains both KNIT ONE, KILL TWO and NEEDLED TO DEATH in one book. I'm really, really excited about this new addition to the Kelly Flynn books.

As of now, Kelly and the gang appear in hardcover every year as a new release and in mass market paperback the following year. This past August, KNIT ONE, KILL TWO became available in downloadable audio form. And, of course, each new release is also available as an e-book and in a large print version shortly after publishing. So, it will be interesting to see how this new format will fare in the marketplace.

I did get a glimpse of DOUBLE KNIT MURDERS' appeal when I appeared last week at the huge knitting expo in Hartford, CT, called STITCHES EAST. I was invited to sign at Gene Ann's Yarns vendor booth in the marketplace exhibition hall. Gene Ann had brought a variety of my recent Kelly Flynn releases from her shop in Barrington, IL, plus a large shipment of the newly-released trade paperback.

Gene Ann and I were shocked how fast the copies of DOUBLE KNIT MURDERS sold out. It appears that new readers thought the two-books-in-one edition was a great way to start the mystery series. Other readers bought them as upcoming holiday gifts.

I was delighted that DOUBLE KNIT MURDERS had a successful debut. And---I had a blast at STITCHES EAST. I met so many wonderful people as I signed and as I wandered through the aisles, indulging myself in all the luscious yarns and other tempting creations vendors had for display. I will definitely have to visit another STITCHES event!

Have you ever attended an expo filled with vendors and tempting displays? Share with us.