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Title: Death of a Knit Wit
Author: Peggy Ehrhart
Publisher: Kensington Cozies
Publication Date: February 22, 2022
Page Count: 287
My rating: 3 1/2 stars
About the book:
When a professor is poisoned, Pamela Paterson and the members of the Knit and Nibble knitting club must take a crash course in solving his mysterious murder.
Pamela has organized a weekend-long knitting bee as part of a conference on fiber arts and crafts at Wendelstaff College. But when pompous Professor Robert Greer-Gordon Critter, the keynote speaker at the conference, crashes the bee, he seems more interested in flirting than knitting. The man’s reputation as a philanderer supersedes his academic reputation. After coffee and cookies are served, the professor suddenly collapses, seemingly poisoned—but how? Everyone had the coffee and cookies. Joined by her bestie Bettina and the Knit and Nibble ladies, Pamela sorts through everything from red socks to red herrings to unravel the means and motives of a killer dead set on teaching the professor a lesson . . .
Death of a Knit Wit by Peggy Ehrhart is the eighth 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 Pamela has organized a knitting bee to take place at a conference at Wendelstaff College when yet another murder occurs. A professor at the event is poisoned and Pamela and Bettina find that there is a long list of suspects for the crime.
I have followed the A Knit & Nibble Mystery series from the beginning and the characters in this series are some of my favorites in cozies. The stories are always humorous and fun to follow which I also enjoy. The one thing that I always mention that lowers my ratings on the books is the author is one to drag out details such as a character cooking for example with this latest installment also falling in at the three and a half stars for me.
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