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UNRAVELED by Maggie Sefton


by Maggie Sefton

Pub Date: June 7th, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-425-24114-1
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime

An unscrupulous Colorado real-estate developer pushes his luck one deal too far.

Dumped by longtime boyfriend Steve Townsend, CPA Kelly Flynn (Skein of the Crime, 2010, etc.) still has a lot to console her. Next door to her cozy cottage in Fort Connor is Lambspun, where cascades of soft multicolored yarn await her eager fingers. Surrogate moms Mimi Shafer and Jayleen Swinson offer a warm shoulder. Pals Lisa and Jennifer are on hand to distract her with pizza and beer, while Megan and Marty bubble with wedding plans. Now that her Denver client, Arthur Housemann, wants more and more of her time, her Cherry Creek house is perfect for hot-tub sleepovers. Too bad that Houseman covets a piece of Poudre Canyon property so much that he’s willing to cut a deal with sleazy Fred Turner, who’s already burned Houseman once. Sure enough, a counteroffer by a mysterious Brit named Birmingham threatens to scuttle Houseman’s dream house. Next thing you know, Kelly and Jen find Turner dead. So Kelly, recruited to play volleyball on real estate hotshot Dave Germaine’s team, takes time off from eying Steve warily across the net to try to discover who bought the World War II Mauser that blasted Turner to his well-deserved last reward.

Sefton’s Rocky Mountain version of Sex and the City is short on the sex but features major chumminess for fans of 20-something volleyball bonding.