Murder, She Knit

A Knit & Nibble Mystery, #1

"Murder, She Knit" is the first book in the Knit and Nibble Mystery series! It involves Pamela Paterson, who works as an associate editor of a craft magazine and founder of the Knit and Nibble knitting club. One day, Pamela invites her old friend Amy to join the knitting club, but she never shows. Instead, she’s found stabbed to death with a knitting needle, and Pam starts tracking her killer.

It took a good while for me to get into this book at first. I think it was the writing style or maybe the story started off in a bad place. The beginning was just really boring. Too much filler information right off the bat. It just kept dragging on and on. I literally put the book down four times before the second chapter. It didn’t pick up until after the murder. That’s when things started to get interesting.

Pamela, the main character came off as dry too me. Nothing special about her. She didn’t really stand out too me. Sort of a blah person. Boring. In my eyes, some of the other characters sort of outshined her, coming across as more likable and captivating.

The mystery itself was kind of predictable, but still enjoyable. There were a couple of twists that got me, which was really good.

Overall, it was an okay start to a new cozy series! My main complaint would be the unnecessary information in the beginning. It really boggles down the pace and bores the reader. I might try the next book in the series if the plot is interesting enough.

Book Blurb for Murder, She Knit

Since her only daughter left for college, widow Pamela Paterson has kept busy as associate editor of a craft magazine and founder of the Knit and Nibble knitting club in quaint Arborville, New Jersey. Now, she’s trying out a new hobby—solving murders!

Pamela is hosting the next Knit and Nibble meeting and can’t wait to liven up her otherwise empty home with colorful yarn, baking, and a little harmless gossip. She even recruits Amy Morgan, an old friend who recently moved to town, as the group’s newest member. But on the night of the gathering, Amy doesn’t show. Not until Pamela finds the woman dead outside—a knitting needle stabbed through the front of her handmade sweater . . .

Someone committed murder before taking off with Amy’s knitting bag, and Pamela realizes that only she can spot the deadly details hidden in mysterious skeins. But when another murder occurs, naming the culprit—and living to spin the tale—will be more difficult than Pamela ever imagined . . .

Knitting tips and delicious recipe included!

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2018 4.00