The Silence of the Llamas Book Review

Maggie Mesina and her Black Sheep Knitting group head to the annual fiber festival held at a nearby farm, where Maggie takes a booth to promote her shop. But the crowd’s high spirits turn to horror when the farm owners Ben and Ellie Kruger discover that their herd of gentle llamas have been doused in red paint. Who would do such a thing? This is not the first act of harassment the Krugers have experienced, and they suspect worse is to come.
The main suspect behind the disturbances is their neighbor, Justin Ridley, who bid on their property and lost. But when Ridley is found dead days later, Ben Kruger becomes the prime suspect in light of their many altercations. Drawn into the mystery by their friendship with Ellie, the Black Sheep try to help prove Ben’s innocence—but they soon learn there are many in this rural outpost with motives for starting this llama drama and may want to take over the Krugers’ farm…for surprising reasons.

My Review

I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review.  This is book five of The Black Sheep Knitting Mystery Series.  Sometimes you just need a cozy mystery to snuggle up with on a cold or rainy day.  Well, this is certainly a great one!  The cast of characters are so great, I can actually picture myself sitting with their knitting circle hanging out.  The description of Justin Ridley was just plain creepy and the festival reminded of the many northern craft fairs I’ve attended.  This story has a few twists and turns, the book itself was light reading, but it managed to keep me captivated until the very end.  If you love cozy mysteries and also enjoy crafting as I do, you will love this book.

  About the Author

Anne Canadeo lives and knits in Northport, New York. She is the author of the Black Sheep Knitting Mystery series, and she has also authored the popular Thomas Kinkade series writing as Katherine Spencer.


  1. I love reading Mystery books! I'm always so tempted to turn to the end though and peek at how it ends.
    I want to read this book, I'll have to check it out next time i'm at BN.

  2. I love the play on words! I must find and read :)

  3. I am really into Mysteries, I am looking this one up. I must say you have kept my reading list packed this winter with all of your great reviews.

  4. Mystery books haven't been my favorite, but this one sounds really interesting. I might have to pick it up! Thanks for sharing.


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