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Friday, September 8, 2017

A Knit Before Dying
by Sadie Hartwell

A Knit before Dying (A Tangled Web Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Kensington (August 29, 2017)
Paperback: 288 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1617737206

A new business might add some much-needed charm to downtown Dorset Falls—and draw tourists to Josie’s yarn shop. But when someone gets murdered, a close-knit community could come undone . . .
Shop owner Josie Blair is finally settling into the pace of living in Dorset Falls, Connecticut. Between running Miss Marple Knits, jumpstarting a blog, and handcrafting items with the help of her knitting pals, Josie’s too preoccupied to worry about her past in New York. And thanks to Lyndon and Harry, the owners of the brand-new antique shop next door, she has another project in her midst—repurposing a box of vintage crocheted doilies adorned with the most curious needlework . . .
But before Josie can formally welcome her neighbors, she discovers Lyndon on the floor of his shop stabbed to death by a rusty old pair of sheep shears. Police have pinned Harry as the killer, but Josie isn’t so sure. Now, she’s lacing up for another homicide investigation—and no eyelet or stitch can go unexamined, lest she herself becomes ensnared in the criminal’s deadly design . . .

What I Thought:

This is the second book in the Tangled Web Mystery Series, but if you did not read the first book you will be fine as Sadie gives enough background into the characters that you are not lost.  This was well written, just like the first book and kept my attention from the very beginning.  I am not a knitter, but I enjoy reading about Josie's yarn shop.  Josie has a lot going on it this book, besides investigating a murder and that kept the book interesting.  I was totally surprised by the ending of this one.  I am looking forward to more in this series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book.

11357125_971118012944218_8414614081138047629_oAbout 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.

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