Maggie Messina owns the Black Sheep Knitting Shop, and she and her four like-minded friends, Lucy, Dana, Suzanne and Phoebe, are no strangers to sleuthing (A Stitch Before Dying, 2010, etc.). Maggie volunteers them to help finish a knitted wedding gown when the wedding date is suddenly changed. Nora Bailey and her daughter Rebecca are desperate for help, and Maggie and her pals are pleased to pitch in. The groom is Jeremy Lassiter, a brilliant scientist who works for his family’s company, in a race to get a patent on a new wonder glue. The gown is done on time, the wedding is lovely despite the animosity among Jeremy’s father, his divorced wife, a former business partner and Jeremy’s twin, who does not speak to his tyrannical father. The knitters are all shocked to hear that there was a fatal explosion at the lab the night before the newlyweds were leaving for their honeymoon. The police begin to suspect Rebecca. The knitters, sure she is innocent, go into sleuthing mode. There are plenty of likely suspects and motives, they just have to figure out who committed a crime.
The fourth in the series provides an entertaining mystery along with knitting instructions and tasty recipes.