Maggie Groff’s novel Mad Men, Bad Girls and the Guerilla Knitters Institute is an entertaining page turner that kept me up late last night. It follows investigate journalist, Scout Davis, on her quest to expose an American cult with strange beliefs and bizarre practices that has located to the Gold Coast. Scout is also investigating vandalism as an exclusive private school as a favour to her sister. She has secrets of her own – she is part of the Guerilla Knitters Institute – an underground group of yarn bombers who sneak out in the dead of night to beautify the locality with knitted art. Add in a new love interest, absentee boyfriend, colourful family, and it makes for a lively read.
Whilst the book is essentially a mystery/crime novel with drama and twists, it has enough quirky characters and humour to make it a fun read. I can’t wait to see what Scout gets up to next!
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Published: 1st March 2012
Mad Men, Bad Girls and the Guerilla Knitters Institute is available from Booktopia and Fishpond.
Apart from the Friday Night Knitters Club, I haven’t read many other novels that reference knitting. I have enjoyed many novels though in the quilting genre. If you can recommend any novels that have a craft slant to them, please list them in the comments. I am always on the lookout for more books to read.
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