Silent Knit, Deadly Knit by Peggy Ehrhart

Small town, Arborville, New Jersey makes a great traditional holiday setting for this charming cozy featuring Pamela Patterson, founder of the town’s knitting club, aptly named “Knit and Nibble.”

Author Peggy Ehrhart spins a tightly knit yarn (pun intended) of the murder of a well-loved craft shop owner.  The story starts off innocently enough with a holiday swap of one of Pamela’s knitted scarves for a beautiful vase from a local craft shop owner.

But things go downhill faster than a runaway snowmobile when the body of that same craft shop owner is found murdered – and for Pamela, it becomes extra personal.  As the story unfolds, we find out that Pamela’s knitted scarf becomes a key clue.  And she just can’t leave it alone, even with her college-age daughter, Penny, returning home for the holidays.

The senseless murder has definitely put a damper on the holiday season.  There’s no apparent motive and really no solid suspects, even perplexing the local police department.

As one can imagine, this isn’t sitting well with the town’s folks, causing them to wonder, with great dismay, if there’s a killer among them.  But while the police are seemingly moving slow on gathering suspects, the town’s grapevine has tongues wagging about the victim’s younger husband, business partner and distant relative.  Pamela has her own suspects in mind – and some of them are paying way too much attention to her attractive daughter!

Question:  So what’s a mother to do?  Answer: Keep Penny safe by solving the murder herself!  Forget a cashmere sweater or jewelry for Christmas.  All Pamela wants to do is put the killer in the big house before Santa arrives!

This cozy truly goes into all the food, decorating and parties for the holiday season.  Normally, it might be a bit over the top, but in this cozy holiday tale, it works – giving this mystery a heavy dose of holiday spirit!

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