Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Vampire Knitting Club (Vampire Knitting Club #1)” as Want to Read:
The Vampire Knitting Club (Vampire Knitting Club #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Vampire Knitting Club

(Vampire Knitting Club #1)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  202 Ratings  ·  50 Reviews
Vampires who knit
A troublemaking witch
Who killed Granny — and is she really dead?

At a crossroads between a cringe-worthy past (Todd the Toad) and an uncertain future (she's not exactly homeless, but it's close), Lucy Swift travels to Oxford to visit her grandmother. With Gran's undying love to count on and Cardinal Woolsey's, Gran's knitting shop, to keep her busy, Luc
Kindle Edition, 219 pages
Published October 4th 2018 by Ambleside Publishing
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Vampire Knitting Club, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Vampire Knitting Club

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Rating details
Sort: Default
Lucy Swift inherits her Grandmother's knit shop after finding out she has passed away. However, Lucy soon learns that her Gran was a mystery of her own and someone was behind her death. Throw in a mysterious Vampire and and Lucy's world is becoming a lot more interesting.

This was an unexpected treat. The story is quickly paced and full of interesting characters. I liked the concept of this story, I thought it was a great way to start a new series and as a crafter this was a story I could totally
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
OMG. When the first page of this book features the following line, you know things will only get better. "Todd, had stuck his salami in someone else's sandwich". I am very pleased to report that I was right. This book has everything that you could want in a cozy mystery...engaging characters, a fun storyline, and humor.

Lucy is so sweet. Instantly, I connected with her. In the wake of the death of her grandmother and an array of quirky characters, I thought she remained pretty level headed. Then
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a kindle copy from the book funnel for my honest review.

First off I love the cover!

A brand new series for Nancy Warren with a different writing aspect with the paranormal but still is a cozy mystery. A fast paced and fun loving read. Great cast of characters! Cannot wait to read the next book in the series!
Aly is so frigging bored
I think this is my first cozy mystery ever! And I loved it! Lucy is funny and likable and I couldn't help but love how she handled her situation. Also, I loved the details Ms Warren included about Oxford, now I can't wait to visit it. I can't wait to see how she's learning magic and adapting to being a business owner.
Helen Robare
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I've been knitting since I was 12 years old and I'm a senior citizen now so the title of this book intrigued me. While it isn't Shakespeare or Tolstoy, it was an enjoyable quick read. The characters were fairly well written and the knitting vampires were fun to read. The book flowed along and didn't get bogged down in unnecessary characters. The author seems to know her yarns and knitting patterns but I wish she would have included a pattern in the book though I do understand why she couldn't/di ...more
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lucy Swift is at a point of uncertainty in her life. She knows that spending time with her grandmother in Oxford will help her sort things out. When she arrives in Oxford, she heads to the knitting shop her grandmother owns to find it closed. Unable to find her grandmother in the shop or at home, Lucy heads to one of the other shops. Inside, she learns that her grandmother died weeks prior but no one was able to get ahold of Lucy or Lucy’s mother. Upon further investigation, Lucy also discovers ...more
Wall-to-wall books - wendy
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved, loved, loved!!! What a fun book! This is exactly the kind of vampire/witch book I love to read. Fun, not dark. Even with the mystery going on the author still kept it fun to read. A few twists kept me guessing. I did have a few suspicions, but I was wrong!

I loved the characters, they were perfect. I loved Lucy, what a sweetie. But, I really loved Rafe! Yum, what a hunky vampire hero type he was! I would love to know who the author would cast as him in a movie. Also loved Ian, the cop, als
Ruthie Jones
The Vampire Knitting Club is such a fun cozy mystery, with all the elements that I love: England, knitting, vampires, witches, kittens, and a handy tea shop right next door.

Lucy Swift is a great main character. She is endearingly flawed and honestly confused with all the changes in her life after returning to Oxford to find out her grandmother had died weeks ago and named her as the new owner of the knitting shop, Cardinal Woolsey (which is the absolute best shop name). And being an owner of a k
Andrea Stoeckel
”You are stronger than you know, and you will soon discover that you are capable of a great many things, which you may now believe are impossible. All will be revealed in time, but for now just know that you must stay strong. There will be challenges ahead. I am sorry I cannot be there to prepare you.”

Lucy has gone to London to see her grandmother Agnes Bartlett, only to find out she had died in her shop, Cardinal Woolsey’s, a staple in the neighborhood borhood for a very long time. Stunned, Luc
A cute, and entertaining cozy mystery. There were enough twists that I didn't have the mystery figured out before the ending, which was nice. I enjoyed all the details about Oxford, and the setting of the knitting shop.

I would have liked more focus on the secondary characters. It's a good set-up, though, for the rest of the series. But I can see the beginnings of a love triangle, and I'm already bored with the idea. I'll probably get the second book, but I'm not sure I'll get the rest of the ser
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-challenge
Lucy Swift has returned to Oxford after a long trip and can’t wait to see her grandma. Lucy is at a crossroads in her life and needs her grandma’s undying love and encouragement. Upon her arrival, she finds her grandmother’s knitting shop Cardinal Woolsey’s closed and from the looks of things it hasn’t been open in weeks.

As Lucy goes searching for answers, she discovers that Gran died a few weeks ago and no one could reach Lucy or her mother. She is told a cousin took care of the funeral arrange
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Has the new TV adaption of A Discovery of Witches got you in the mood for Oxford vampires and American witches? How about a slightly cozier take?

I really loved this book. It was pretty much a safe bet from the premise alone. I love both craft-based cozies and paranormal mysteries so I snapped this one straight up.

I think there’s a reason Oxford often shows up in these kind of mystery stories. It has that really cozy, really quaint, quirky feeling to the location that works so well for setting ou
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Vampire Knitting Club by Nancy Warren
Vampire Knitting Club Series Book One
Lucy Swift was heading to Oxford to visit her grandma after she'd stopped in Egypt where her folks were on a dig. She'd spent a lot of time with Gran and helped her in Cardinal Woolsey's, her grandma's knitting shop, when she wasn't in the States or with her folks. Only this time something was wrong. Gran was nowhere to be found.

After finding out from the neighboring tea shop that Gran had died a few weeks earlier, the fac
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
The Vampire Knitting Club by Nancy Warren is one of those books that you can read in one sitting. There is a nice mix of the paranormal, humor and knitting in this cozy mystery. Twenty-something Lucy Swift travels to Oxford to visit her grandmother after catching her boyfriend cheating on her. She sees her granny Agnes walking around further up the street where her knitting shop is so Lucy decides to wait inside the local tea shop for her. Soon enough Lucy is told her grandma Agnes passed away w ...more
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
The First Vampire Knitting Club Mystery

Having left her toad of a boyfriend Lucy Swift doesn't know quite what she wants out of life, but knows that her grandmother will be a good sounding board while providing respite from the world. But when she arrives in Oxford Lucy finds Cardinal Woolsey's Knitting shop closed and is told her grandmother died peacefully in her sleep. Things don't add up however. Not only could she swear she saw her Gran walking around
Jessica Bronder
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lucy Swift is a turning point in her life. Trying to figure out where to go from here she decides to visit her grandmother in Oxford. But when she arrives she learns that her grandmother passed away weeks earlier and no one could get in touch with her. Lucy learns that she has inherited the knitting shop with conditions.

But then things take a turn for the weird when she sees her grandmother and realizes that she was murdered and now is a vampire. It’s up to Lucy to find her grandmother’s killer.
M.M. Hudson
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: cozy mystery readers
Recommended to M.M. by: author
This is the first book in a series but is also a stand-alone book. I seriously loved this cozy mystery.

The main character, Lucy, is trying to find herself when she goes to visit her beloved grandmother. However, upon arrival, she finds that her grandma has died and she has suddenly inherited her Grandma's knit shop, a family secret, and a cast of interesting characters who just happen to be vampires that knit.

Of course, being a cozy, a murder happens and minor chaos ensues. I enjoyed the fact t
Sarah Crawford
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
'Vampire' and 'knitting' are not two things that are generally linked but they are in this story. Lucy goes to her grandmother's knitting shop and finds out she's dead and she's going to end up inheriting the knitting shop. One problem? She simply cannot knit no matter how hard she tries.

Problem 2: She thinks she sees her dead grandmother. Yep. She's a vampire.

Problem 3: Her grandmother's not the only vampire. Actually, there's other vampires and, what do they do at the shop? They meet undergrou
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A new pattern to follow?

A terrific read - witches, vampires, knitting and a great plot. What more could you ask for?
She has come back to see her Gran, from the dig that her parents are on in Egypt, only to find her not at home. It is only when she goes to the teashop next door that she finds her Gran passed away a few weeks ago. As she tries to come to terms with it she meets a human detective, a "vampire" (although she is unaware of it at first) and a very special cat. It is only as she looks f
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you like cozy mysteries, then look no further than The Vampire Knitting Club by Nancy Warren. If you like lighthearted paranormal stories then look no further either, this is it. The “vampire” gender has been around for quite a while, with me losing interest sometime ago. The Vampire Knitting Club breathes new life into the genre. Nancy Warren has brought her A game to this series.

Lucy Swift is a woman at her wits end but never gives up. With the need to play detective, she is a fresh new ch
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Phenomenal or Should I say Paranormal Cozy Series. I love it. I want more. You need to read this if you even like mysteries. Definitely a must read.

What got my attention was the vampires knitting. Who would have thought. Other fun surprises in this book too. Nyx is really cute too.

What I really also liked was the streets descripti9n for the shop. I was looking for a map so I coul follow it. Thought I was there and lost, lol. Nicely done.

Love the idea that the vampires become like Baker Street ir
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't too sure about this when I started reading, but gave it a chance and was pleasantly surprised at how much fun it was. Lucy goes to England to visit her grandmother, only to discover that she'd died a few weeks earlier. She also discovers some strange things in her Gran's knitting store, like the yarns are mixed up, a family book is missing, and there are blood spots on the floor. And then there are the members of her knitting club, who turn out to be ... vampires!

This is a great combina
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best, most fun and entertaining books I have had the pleasure of reading! It is so well written that one feels like a part of this story. The characters were interesting and well developed. This book has definitely earned a spot on my favourites shelf! I loved it so much that I will be recommending it to all my friends and family. I am waiting with bated breath for the next book in this series! I received this book as an ARC in return for my honest opinion. My honest opinion i ...more
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Clever And Cozy

I very much enjoyed reading this first entry of The Vampire Knitting Club mysteries. Set in a knitting shop in Oxford, England, this story is filled with wonderful characters. The plot is full of wonderful details and contains an intriguing mystery that pulls you into it so gently that you've finished it before you even think about stopping.

I voluntarily read an Advance Reader Copy of the book and was so intrigued that I bought it for my own. I highly recommend this one to you.
Adrienne Testa
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
Lucy finds herself the new owner of a knitting shop in Oxford, England after the death of her grandmother. Its an interesting turn of events, when a developer wants to buy the shop, her grandmother's grimore is missing and there's a nest of vampires living under her shop. Lucy doesn't know what she wants to do in life, nor is she ready to sell the yarn shop. To her surprise there is more going on that needs to be resolved before she can decided on selling or keeping the shop. The characters are ...more
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such a good mystery!

I thoroughly enjoyed this cozy mystery. All of the characters are well developed and the book is very well written. The mystery is really good with some twists. I love the witchcraft and vampire angle. On top of that I like to knit and haven't done so in a while, this book made me want to start a project. The only thing that would make this book better is if there were knitting patterns included.
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Vampire Knitting Club is simply wonderful and delightful. This cozy paranormal mystery is beautifully written, totally original, unexpected and surprisingly witty with some laugh out loud moments. Lucy certainly got more than she expected when she came to visit her gran ... murder, vampires and witches and a cat were definitely not part of the plan. I loved this book and cannot wait to read more ... and to get knitting. I cannot recommend this book highly enough or praise it enough.
Cresta DIttman
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I was exhausted when i picked up this book. I thought i would read a chapter or two to unwind before sleep. That was impossible. The characters, fresh humor and intriguing story line captivated me. I read this book straight through. I couldn’t stop reading and am really looking forward to other books in this series. I now know what to reach for when i have a few hours to escape into Lucy’s world.
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-author, read-2018
This is the first book in a new cozy paranormal mystery series and what a great start it is! Knitting, vampires and witches...just what I love. Add in a cat; even better, and the plot and characters were great also. I will say, I was a "sucker" for the cover right from the start.

This was so much fun to read and I can't wait to start the next book in the series.

I received an ARC that I voluntarily chose to read and review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

M. White
Oct 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fun new paranormal series

I enjoyed reading this book, and look forward to reading more in the series. The writing is good, the characters are interesting and the plot is cleverly handled. The author managed to make witches and vampires not only believable but actually sympathetic characters you can care about. If you like paranormal on the gentler side I think you will enjoy this book.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Nancy Warren is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty novels.

She’s known for writing funny, sexy and suspenseful tales. She calls Vancouver, Canada home though she tends to wander. She’s an avid hiker, animal lover, wine drinker and chocolate fiend. Favorite moments in her career include being featured on the front page of the New York Times when she launched Harlequin’s NASCAR seri

Other books in the series

Vampire Knitting Club (4 books)
  • Stitches and Witches (Vampire Knitting Club #2)
  • Crochet and Cauldrons (Vampire Knitting Club #3)
  • Stockings and Spells (Vampire Knitting Club #4)