Friday, April 13, 2018

MURDER SHE KNIT



Murder, She Knit
A
Knit & Nibble Mystery Book 1
by
Peggy Ehrhart


Genre:
Cozy Mystery

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!





MURDER SHE KNIT Excerpt:

“What if selling the yarn by mistake was just a cover story?”

“A cover story for what?” Bettina asked, surprised enough to take her eyes off the road for a second and glance at Pamela.

“What if the yarn has something to do with Amy’s murder? She was supposed to deliver it somewhere and the killer intercepted her.”

Bettina glanced at Pamela again, a disbelieving smile twisting her lips. “The murderer thought she’d be carrying it around with her?”

Pamela shrugged. “The police never found the knitting bag.”

“But you have the yarn now.” “Maybe the murderer’s next stop, after discovering the yarn wasn’t in the knitting bag, was Amy’s apartment. But Dorrie had already cleaned everything out.”

“I hope he doesn’t find out what Dorrie did with the yarn,” Bettina said, still smiling. “Or you’re next . . .”




Peggy Ehrhart is a former English professor who lives in Leonia, New
Jersey, where she writes mysteries and plays blues guitar. She holds
a Ph.D. in medieval literature from the University of Illinois and
taught writing and literature at Queens College, CUNY, and Fairleigh
Dickinson University, where she was a tenured full professor. Her
short stories have appeared in Futures Mystery Anthology
Magazine, Crime and Suspense, Flashing in the Gutters, Spinetingler,
Crime Scene: New Jersey 2, and Murder New York Style. A longtime
member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, Peggy
served on the board of MWA New York as head of the Mentor Committee.
She was president of Sisters in Crime NY/TriState from 2013 to 2015.
Peggy regularly attends mystery writing conferences and participates
in conference panels and also gives talks on mystery fiction at
libraries in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey.


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13 comments:

Mary Preston said...

I have added this book & series to my list.

Lori said...

what a wonderful cover. I would love to read this. yarn, hmm!!!
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Caroline Clemmons said...

I love the cover and the premise sounds clever. Thanks for sharing with us today. Best wishes for continued success.

luvoldkuching said...

I can only knit simple scarves but I certainly would love a knitting-murder mystery.

Lori said...

such a fun cover. I like that she is trying a new hobby...solving murders. never thought of solving murders as a hobby. this sounds like a fun book.
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Lori said...

now I am curious what deadly something is hidden in skeins of yarn. on my to read list. I love this kitty
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Lori said...

how ironic that a knitting needle would be stabbed through her heart with her wearing a home made sweater. those things can be dangerous I know. Mom used to knit a lot and we were forever finding the needles somewhere, in the couch cushions, on chairs, in the bathroom, just everywhere.
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Lori said...

I love the covers of this book and Died in the Wool. That cat is adorable. this year I would like to read a cozy mystery and since I am a crafty person and an animal lover, I would love to read these two books. on my to buy list.
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Lori said...

Caroline thank you for hosting this give a way. Hope that spring is finally coming where you are. I love these kitties covers

Lori said...

I don't think I have ever heard anyone play blues on the guitar yet. this sounds like an interesting idea. our daughter played blues on her alto sax. she was a natural at it.
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Lori said...

I love this cover. Have a fantastic Sunday.

Lori said...

I find it fun that a murder is somehow directly involved with knitting and the yarn. my mom could knit really well. I tried, but really had no knack or interest. but I did love to crochet.

Lori said...

I adore this kitty, maybe because he looks so much like my kitty. Right down to the expression and big eyes. Have a wonderful day. Hope it is sunny and spring is starting where you are.