A knitting detective? Yes, please! I love these mysteries from the golden age. Lethally charming, but it does take a while to get rolling. After the prolonged set-up, I happily followed along and finished in forty-eight hours. Pretty unheard of for me these days.
"'But I can't take your case unless you are frank with me. Frankness on your part - discretion on mine.'
She picked up the stocking and began to knit, holding the needles in the German way. After one round she looked at Charles and smiled again.
'Well, Mr. Moray?'
Charles told her everything...."