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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Yarned and Dangerous by Sadie Hartwell


Yarned and Dangerous
(A Tangled Web Mystery)

Cozy Mystery
New Series
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Kensington (November 24, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1617737176


Time has not been kind to sleepy Dorset Falls, Connecticut, where an erstwhile resident is hoping to bring a tattered yarn shop back to life—but with a murderer on the loose, the whole town is in knots…
Josie Blair left Dorset Falls twelve years ago in hopes of making it big in New York City. But after earning an overpriced master’s degree and getting fired by a temperamental designer, she finds herself heading back to her hometown. Her great-uncle was injured in a car accident, and newly unemployed Josie is the only person available to take care of him. Uncle Eb’s wife didn’t survive the crash, so Josie is also tasked with selling the contents of her Aunt Cora’s yarn shop. But the needling ladies of the Charity Knitters Association pose a far bigger challenge than a shop full of scattered skeins…
Miss Marple Knits is one of the few businesses still open in the dreary downtown. Josie can’t imagine how it stayed open for so long, yet something about the cozy, resilient little shop appeals to her. But when one of the town’s most persnickety knitters turns up dead in a pile of cashmere yarn, Josie realizes there’s something truly twisted lurking beneath the town’s decaying fa├žade…

What I Thought:

I was captivated by this book from the very beginning.  It is very well written and it is filled with some great characters, some are pretty cantankerous and eccentric, but that makes the book fun.  I really like the banter between Uncle Eb  and Roy Woodruff.  Josie has come back to care for her cranky Uncle Eb after an accident broke his leg and took the life of her Aunt Cora.  Josie is tasked with closing Cora's yarn shop and there is some interest in buying the inventory.  When Josie finds a dead body in the storeroom of the yarn shop, things really get interesting.  I really enjoyed visiting Josie and the town and people of Dorset Falls, I can't wait to visit again.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.

About The Author –
Sadie Hartwell grew up near the Canadian border in northern New York State, where it’s cold, dark, and snowy almost half the year—a perfect environment for nurturing a simultaneous love of mystery fiction and needlework. She attended St. Lawrence University, graduating with a degree in history, and has worked as a waitress, handbag designer/manufacturer, paralegal, and copy editor before turning to writing full time. Now she gets to play with yarn and make up stories whenever she wants, and wishes everyone had a job as much fun as hers.
Twitter – @SadieHartwell

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  1. Thank you for the review. This book sounds like a fun read.

  2. I did a Read & Review of Yarned and Dangerous and it is wonderful. I'd love to be able to add a print copy of this book to my bookshelf!

  3. This sounds so good; it has been on my wish list since first reading about it. Hope to be able to win a copy! Love yarn and cozy mysteries, but I crochet instead of knit. Since I have also worked as a Caregiver, and appreciate Josie's challenges! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com