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Murder, She Knit

(A Knit & Nibble Mystery #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  1,317 ratings  ·  269 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 289 pages
Published March 27th 2018 by Kensington
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Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Murder, She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart is the first book in the new cozy A Knit & Nibble Mystery series. A cute cozy series that features a bit older of a main character, some crafty projects and a cute little kitty that slowly adopts her new human.

With her daughter gone off to college now Pamela Paterson has filled some of her free time with her knitting group, Knit and Nibble. The group alternates homes of it’s members to get together to craft and share some snacks once a week and it was now Pamela
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Murder, She Knit is the first book in the new Knit & Nibble Mystery series. It's definitely a cozy mystery -- cute cat, a knitting group, dead woman in the bushes with a knitting needle embedded in her chest, and an amateur sleuth determined to solve the case. And, this one is romance free, which I found to be a nice change. No main characters falling in love with a detective on the case, no love triangles, no kissy-face moments with suspects....just a middle-aged woman who doesn't appreciate so ...more
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2018
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Pamela Patterson is hosting this week’s meeting of her knitting group, o.k. one of them only crochets. They get together to do their craft, do a little show and tell, and talk about all the happenings in Arborville, New Jersey. Pamela has invited her old friend Amy Morgan to join the group. They haven’t seen each other in years, so she thought it would be a good chance to get caught up.

When the group arrives at Pamela’s house Amy is a no-show. Pamela is disappointed. As the gr
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the first visit with Pamela and the Knit and Nibble knitting club. The main characters were well developed and very likeable. I would have liked to get to know the other members of the club a little better but it suited the mystery since quite a few of them started out as suspects - and there was no shortage on suspects.

Pamela and Bettina, a neighbour and fellow knitting club member, make a great team in solving the mystery and I look forward to seeing them solve some more murders in
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Murder, She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart is a cozy that is as sweet as the cover. It is light, cozy and definitely has some great warm feelings. I love the sense and theme of community and family that this book highlights, and the joys and pains of celebrating the holidays after loss and change. Some touching moments in the book and a good read. I like that the main character has a college age daughter and that she is pretty self sufficient, not in real need or crisis but in a comfortable place when th ...more
Laura Salas
I read 42% of this book, but then abandoned it. There's nothing terrible about it, and I like both cozies and knitting. But there's just nothing gripping here, either. The writing feels somehow...shallow. At 42% in, I have read a listing of actions from page 1 to here. But there hasn't been the tiniest tidbit of suspense or emotion. Plus a number of actions feel ridiculous. Assorted members of a knitting group--including a full-time attorney--find the time to attend an out-of-town funeral for so ...more
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, cozy, e-books, cats, crafts
The beginning of new series, I hope. The first book I read by this author. It was a pressure to read a book will there were clues present but the killer reason we're hidden so well I did not know who it why. The mystery of the origins of blowing golden yellow is unique and I never thought it would be from this animal. The cat on the cover, Catrina is a secondary character. A recuse dog was mentioned for dog lovers. The main protagonist, Catrina, and her BFF were well developed. Police presence i ...more
Jessica Robbins
May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

What a cute premise to a new cozy mystery series. We get it follow Pamela on her knitting adventures that just happen to end up tangled with a murder. I can say that it took a little bit for the story to get moving but once it does it moves pretty quick until you find yourself at the end amazed how something that seems so ordinary can be so significant from a different angle. I was loving the reluctant k
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Netgalley and the author for the chance to read this book!

I do adore a really good cozy mystery, and this one was brilliant! It didn't follow the full formula for a mystery, especially going on for a few chapters after the mystery was solved, but I liked the wrap up. The characters are varied and interesting. The mystery was well thought out and I didn't suspect the murderer, which is always a plus.

There may be an interesting romance planned too, and if you follow my reviews you k
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-ebooks
This was a very cute start for this series and I find myself definitely wanting to continue it at some point. Like some of the other knit or crochet group mysteries, this book had a group of friends that met once a week for their knitting sessions. I'm hoping in the later books that we get to know a little more about the members, hopefully when it's their turn to host. What set this apart from the other crochet and knitting mysteries was that only the two best friends, Pamela and Bettina were do ...more
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Murder, She Knit is a fun little book to read, though it took me quite a bit to get through the entire novel. I typically read e-books, and this was the first physical book I have purchased in quite some time. I was initially drawn to this by its cover - as they say, don’t judge a book, but there was a charming little cat with yarn of the front with a pretty witty title.

Being a cat owner and knitter myself, I felt that this was the perfect book to purchase in my delve back into the world of phy
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When things get a little too ugly out in the real world, time and again I find myself turning to cozy mysteries. The good friends, amateur sleuths, and inevitable adorable pet always seem to make me feel a little better.

This time, Pamela's about to host the knitting club at her home. At the grocery, she runs into one of her late husband's former colleagues who has just moved to town -- and who is a knitter. So, Pamela invites Amy to the meeting that evening. However, Amy never turns up.

It's beca
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
A good start to a new mystery series. Pamela hosts the Knit and Nibble meeting inviting a newcomer to town,Amy, who doesn’t show up. Later Pamela finds Amy dead in her yard killed by a knitting needle. Amy’s knitting bag is missing and Pamela knows she is the only one that has the clues to what happened. Pamela’s college age daughter is home for a visit and Pamela has a chance at romance. A nice interesting story.
Lisa Morin
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a fun first in a new series.
I really enjoy knitting cozy mysteries and this was a pleasant surprise.
A knitting group, dark secrets and murder are all a part of Murder, She Knit.

The story flowed smoothly and the characters were fun to get to know.

I hope this series continues.
The vibrant color of the cover and the description are sure to grab the eye of cozy mystery fans.

I voluntarily read an ARC of this book provided by the publisher and NetGalley.
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Delightful new knitting cozy with a fine cast of characters! I hope there will be many more.
Natalie aka Tannat
Oct 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, mystery, fiction
3.5 stars

A cutesy murder mystery involving knitters that serves as a backdrop to the real story, the slow adoption of the MC by a ball of black fur called Catrina. The last act was a little silly (a little TSTL on the MC's part) but the overall mystery plot was decent and yarn served as a vital clue. And honestly, the whole Catrina plotline was adorable.
Grace Holdreith
widowed Pamela Paterson still lives in her small New Jersey town, in her well maintained turn of the century home 5 years after the accident that killed her husband. She is an associate editor for a fiber and knitting magazine and meets with her local knit group every Tuesday night. The group is thrown into mystery when a potential new member, and old friend of Pamela's is murdered at Pamela's on her way to knit group. Along with her best friend and neighbor Bettina, Pamela sets to investigation ...more
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Murder, She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart is the first book in the new Knit & Nibble Mystery series, and a good beginning. After Pamela Paterson hosts the knitting group, knit and nibble, she finds an old friend dead in her bushes. Pamela and her neighbor Bettina are determined to find the killer. This book was fun, it has so many twists and turns. I found this book to be a quick read, with well developed plot and and characters. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series, you don't hav ...more
Amanda A
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Toni  (T.C.) LoTempio
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Surprisingly good! the killer was a bit out of left field for me, but well written. Interested to read the next instalment.
Jun 28, 2018 rated it liked it
I have some hopes for this new series, but I truly hope the author attends a few workshops on police procedures because her cops do some incomprehensible stuff. A bit jarring...
Michelle Wakeman
Nov 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Earhart knits a good yarn!

Good characters and a plot that’s only slightly unlikely make this a really nice relaxing weekend read. I’m looking forward to Book 2!
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was good!

I love to knit! I chose this book because I like to find new knitting projects in the patterns that are usually at the end of the story.

Peggy Ehrhart is a new author to me. The story was very good and at times it was funny. Pamela Patterson works at home for a fiber magazine, called Fiber Crafts. She edits the articles for the magazine. She is a widow with a teenage daughter, Penny who is in her freshman year at College in Massachusetts.

Pamela is also a member of a small knitting clu
Cathy Cole
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Peggy Ehrhart has created a knitting group that's an excellent mix of ages, sexes, and financial status. Type A Roland has joined the group on the suggestion of his doctor due to his high blood pressure, and I love the way the man follows a pattern when he knits. An elderly member knits for charity and Bettina is Pamela's neighbor who's always ready to do a little snoopi...err... sleuthing. The members of this group are all individuals, and they're all real; Ehrhart doesn't go overboard in makin ...more
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a cute cozy mystery set in New Jersey at Thanksgiving, which is appropriate since tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I liked the knitting and yarn. One of the yarns was a bit weird, though. I also enjoyed the food. The characters were likeable, and I think there will be romance later in this series. The mystery was interesting, and I was surprised by the outcome, but it isn't the best part of the story. ...more
Mar 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Murder, She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart is the first story in A Knit and Nibble Mystery series. Pamela Patterson is a widow who lives in Arborville, New Jersey. Pamela is associate editor of Fiber Craft magazine and is the founder of the Knit and Nibble knitting club. On her way to the co-op grocery store, Pamela runs into Amy Morgan who has just moved to town. Pamela has not seen Amy in five years. She invites Amy to the Knit and Nibble meeting that will be held at her house. Unfortunately, Amy fails ...more
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I am not usually a fan of "knitting" cozies, but I quite enjoyed this one.
The characters were appealing and the whodunit kept me guessing until the final reveal.
I look forward to reading the next in the series.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanace Reader Copy of this book.
Robin Loves Reading
Pamela Paterson is busy enough as an editor of a craft magazine. Her daughter is now in college. She is also the founder of a knitting club called Knit and Knibble. This is an extra activity that is spiced up with recipes, but even more so with gossip. Pamela has invited someone new along, Amy Morgan. However, Amy doesn't show up to the next meeting. Shockingly, Pamela discovers Amy's body, killed with a knitting needle.

Just like many of the characters in several of the cozy mysteries that I enj
Aug 04, 2020 rated it did not like it
"Judgemental Pam Makes Stupid Assumptions about Everyone Except the Murderer"

The main character, Pamela, made so many ridiculous assumptions while investigating this murder.
At one point it was offensive; a middle-aged woman who originally owned a unique yarn wanted it back because it was mistakenly sold by one of her employees. Pamela speculates that the yarn may be vicuna, because it's so soft, and Andean people use vicunas in fertility rituals. Therefore, because the woman in the yarn store l
May 08, 2018 rated it did not like it
I was disappointed in this book, especially with all the good reviews I was readily about it. My biggest problem with this book was the writing. I found it boring and had a hard time keeping my mind from wandering from the story. And plan no caring what was going on or what was to come next. Maybe it was me, but won’t be reading anymore in this series.
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Peggy Ehrhart is a former English professor with a Ph.D. in Medieval Literature who now writes mysteries. Her publications include a prize-winning nonfiction book; she has also won awards for her short fiction. Her blues mystery series, featuring blues singer "Maxx" Maxwell, was inspired by her guitar-playing hobby. She currently writes the very cozy Knit & Nibble mystery series for Kensington Boo ...more

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