Title: Knit of the Living Dead
Author: Peggy Ehrhart
Publication Date: August 25, 2020
Page Count: 304
My rating: 3 1/2 stars
About the book:
When a spooky celebration in Arborville, New Jersey conjures real scares, can Pamela and the Knit and Nibble Club sink their teeth into a bone-chilling mystery that just won’t rest in peace?
Among the countless revelers at the town’s much-anticipated Halloween parade, a woman dressed as Little Bo Peep is the only one making people scream bloody murder. In a scene straight out of a horror movie, the Knit and Nibblers find the nursery rhyme character dead with thick strands of yarn looped around her neck. Pamela and her best friend, Bettina, are set on pinning down who wanted the woman gone forever, but it’ll take every trick they can muster to catch the culprit without becoming the next poor souls to join Little Bo Peep’s dark, endless sleep . . .
Knitting tips and delicious recipes included!
Knit of the Living Dead by Peggy Ehrhart is the sixth book in the cozy A Knit & Nibble Mystery series. Each book of the series contains it’s own mystery that will be solved so they can be read as a standalone or in any order one chooses. However, those that follow from the beginning will see the full character development that carries over from book to book.
The main character of the Knit & Nibble series is Pamela Paterson who is on the older side for a cozy protagonist. Pamela found herself with an empty nest when her daughter headed off to college so she joined the Knit and Nibble knitting group. The group not only spends time together crafting their favorite projects but also cooks up some yummy treats as the name suggests.
Pamela and her best friend and fellow knitter, Bettina, first became involved in what has become a habit for them in solving murders when a body was found at Pamela’s home. This time around however it’s Halloween in town and Pamela and Bettina find themselves investigating when a woman dressed as Little Bo Peep has been murdered during the town’s festivities
I have followed the Knit & Nibble series from the beginning as this one has an endearing quality to me reminding me of my own knitting grandmother. The characters in this cozy series keep me coming back time and again as I always get a good chuckle out of their antics and whatever mayhem they become involved in during the stories. However, I’ve said from book to book that I always find myself coming to the same conclusion of wishing the author would break away from the overly descriptive recipes and knitting and spend more time on the mystery and characters leaving my rating at 3 1/2 stars.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Peggy Ehrhart is a former English professor who writes mysteries and plays blues guitar. She holds a doctorate in Medieval Literature, and her publications include a prize-winning book dealing with classical mythology in the Middle Ages. Her Maxx Maxwell mysteries, Sweet Man Is Gone (2008) and Got No Friend Anyhow (2011), feature a blues-singer sleuth.
Peggy is currently writing the Knit & Nibble mystery series for Kensington Books. Set in the charming (fictional) town of Arborville, New Jersey, it features amateur sleuth Pamela Paterson, founder and mainstay of the town’s knitting club.
Peggy is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.
Visit Peggy online at http://www.PeggyEhrhart.com