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Knit of the Living Dead–murder at the bonfire

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Knit of the Living Dead

by Peggy Ehrhart

If you enjoy a cozy mystery with a lot of well-composed descriptions, likable characters, and clean language, you might enjoy the Knit & Nibble Mystery Series. In Knit of the Living Dead, Pamela, an editor for a fiber arts magazine, follows screams at a Halloween bonfire. She discovers a young woman who has found a dead body. With almost everyone in costume, it is difficult to tell who is in attendance, much less who the murderer is. It is possible that the deceased is not even the intended victim.

Pamela and her best friend and neighbor Bettina are joined in their sleuthing activities by Nell, an elderly member of their knitting club. They interview possible suspects under various guises, narrowing down the pool and often hoping the perpetrator is not someone nice that they have difficulty imagining as a killer. Both the murderer and the motivation are a surprise when revealed.

I would like to extend my thanks to NetGalley and to Kensington Books for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 4/5

Category: Mystery

Notes: 1. #6 in the Knit & Nibble Mystery Series, but would work as a standalone.

  2. Includes directions for making a Trick-or-Treat tote for children and recipes for Pumpkin-Spice Crumb Cake and Candy Corn Halloween Cookies (which have a chocolate base).

Publication:   August 25, 2020—Kensington Books

Memorable Lines:

Despite the festive atmosphere and good cheer, the bonfire awoke feelings more appropriate to a pagan celebration marking nature’s mysterious powers. The flames illuminated rapt faces, dramatizing features and rendering the familiar unfamiliar.

The air was chilly but still, and the day was bright and cloudless. Lawns on Angler Road were still green, with fallen leaves like bright paint spatters here and there.

Wilfred had outdone himself. The beef was meltingly tender, savory, and meaty, infused with the flavors of carrots, mushrooms, and the subtly sweet onions—all melded together during the stew’s long, slow cooking.


10 Comments

  1. minametry84 says:

    Hope you visit and like my posts as i do for yours

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  2. It might be fun to read around Halloween!
    Jenna

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  3. I have been enjoying this series very even it stalls at times. A good review.

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  4. Carla says:

    Nice review Linda. I haven’t read the last couple in this series as I found it spent too much time describing the food, what everyone was wearing etc. This one sounds like a good Halloween story though.

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  5. What an absolutely adorable cover. I’ve really been in the mood for a Halloween themed mystery so I might give this one a try. Great review.

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