When murder silences the Christmas cheer in charming Arborville, New Jersey, Pamela and her Knit and Nibble pals must unravel the most bone-chilling mystery this side of the North Pole . . .
Pamela has been in merry spirits since her artsy daughter Penny returned home from college for the holidays. But their mother-daughter bonding time gets cut short when a terrified Penny stumbles upon the dumped body of Millicent Farthingale, a wealthy craft shop owner who was popular for all the wrong reasons. From a scheming business partner to a seedy husband several years her junior, Millicent attracted scammers so in love with her assets, they’d toss her down a chimney to get their paws on them. Now, with only a hand-knit red scarf connecting the killer to the crime, Pamela and the Knit and Nibblers could use some extra creativity as they find out who’s really naughty or nice in Arborville—because going up against a looming culprit is DIY or die!
Knitting tips and delicious recipe included!
Enjoyed this tale and figured out the whodunnit person too. I think I could have done with less of the multigrain bread which was emphasized more than it had to be. Some of the language didn’t flow well to me either but overall, an okay book.
This book was disappointing unfortunately. The food and drink descriptions were long and boring. Do you really have to explain how you make your morning coffee everyday? And getting to the gist of the story, who did the murder, was so drawn out and just a let down. Not a fan.
Fourth book in A Knit and Nibble Mystery
Silent Knit, Deadly Knit by Peggy Ehrhart is the fourth A Knit & Nibble Mystery. Pamela, Wilfred, Bettina and the knitting group are back. They are gearing up for Christmas by finishing last minute gifts and enjoying Christmas cookies. Pamela is happy to have her daughter, Penny home for the winter holidays. I like the diverse group of people that make up the knitting group. They are friendly bunch who get together to create beautifully knit items while they chat and eat items that they have made. Of course, when there is a murder to solve, they brainstorm and snoop. I like that we get to learn more about Pamela as well as the knitting members in each story. We also get to catch up on the lives of the kittens who love to chase yarn and get into mischief. There are some lovely yarn descriptions that had me wanting to add to my stash (which consists of six large totes at the moment). Pamela and the knitting group get involved in the death of Millicent Farthingale. Millicent is a woman of means who is married to Pierre, a French Canadian and owns a local craft store. The mystery was not the primary focus of the book. Pamela was focused on decorating for the holidays, making cookies, and spending time with Penny. There are a couple of suspects in Millicent’s death, but the killer can be pegged in the first quarter of the book. I wish the mystery had been the focus and that it had been more complex. I am glad that the romance between Pamela and Richard is not being rushed. However, I believe it is time to move forward and for them to actually go out (they have been acting juvenile for two mature adults). Silent Knit, Deadly Knit is nicely written, and the story moved along at a nice pace. It can be read as a standalone for those new to the series. There are lovely cozy moments and some humor sprinkled throughout. Silent Knit, Deadly Knit is a merry cozy mystery with scrumptious cookies, yummy yarn, fun felines, Christmas carols, and a meddlesome murder.