Stitches and Witches
When an older gentleman keels over in his scones and tea at the Elderflower Tea Shop in Oxford—a victim of poison—Lucy Swift and her band of undead amateur detectives are on the case.
Elderflower Tea Shop is next door to Cardinal Woolsey’s, the yarn shop Lucy runs and home to the late-night Vampire Knitting Club. The tea shop owners ar ...more
Stitches and Witches is book two in the Vampire Knitting Club by Nancy Warren
This was another fun cozy mystery in the Vampire Knitting Club. I had fun reading this story. Theirs vampires, knitting, murder, and more.
Lucy is easy to like and enjoy. She’s a hard worker and a little bit of a disaster with her knitting and magic. She’s o ...more
After an older man shows up on Lucy's shop asking about one of the sisters that run the teashop across the street. Her curiosity gets the best of her and Lucy takes Rafe over for tea so she can spy on what she hopes to be a budding romance. But when a poisoning happens to one of the other customers in the te...more
Book source ~ Kindle Lending Library
Lucy Swift inherited her grandmother’s wool shop in Oxford and next to the shop is the comforting there-since-forever Elderflower Tea Shop run by the spinster Watt sisters. When an elderly gentleman drops dead in their shop it’s up to Lucy and her vampire knitting group to unravel the mystery before it tears the sisters apart.
Ok, I really liked book one which is why I used my Kindle Lending Library pick for book 2. I’m glad I did! This cozy paranormal myste ...more
Stitches and Witches is the second book in the Vampire Knitting Club Series. When Lucy is over next door in the tea shop to see how the developing romance goes b ...more
We learn more about Lucy’s next door neighbours in the Elderflower Tea Shop, the Misses Watts’. An old beau of Florence Watts comes back, delighting Florence and deeply upsetting Mary, for good reason. This man caused problems for the two sisters many years before, ...more
Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (posting to blog 6/6/19)
I'm having such a good time with the Vampire Knitting Club series. Aren't these covers amazing? They're so fun, too! Knitting, vampires, murder! Oh my!
The Gist: Poison tea? Who knows! An older gent died in the shop next to Lucy's store and someone had a hand in it. But who?!
Lucy's easy to like, hard working, a little bit of a disaster but an endearing one. She's one of those characters that's just e ...more
The Vampire Knitting Club Series Book Two
The peaceful street in Oxford where Cardinal Woolsey's, a knitting shop, resides hasn't been quite the same since Lucy Swift arrived on the scene. First, her grandma is nowhere to be found when Lucy arrives. Finds out her grandma had been murdered. And more mayhem starts happening. That was the start of it in book one, The Vampire Knitting Club.
Now, as Lucy is having tea with Rafe—who is tall, dark, handsome, and undead ...more
Another terrific read with a nice twist although I must admit that i had my suspicions from the start. The characters are evolving and blossoming into wonderful friends that you would happily let into your life.
When afternoon tea ends up with a death of the arrogant, obnoxious man everyone comes under suspicion. The tea shop is closed whilst the case is being looked into and the two sisters are now at odds. The younger one has rekindled her romance with a beau from her you ...more
While I thoroughly enjoyed the first book, I was a tad disappointed with this one. Not because of the characters, but because the story was just not holding my attention at the start of the book. It was a slow burn but without any tasty morsels to keep my attention. It wasn’t until the victim dropped dead that things picked up and the faster pace, and more engaging scenes, kept me interested in finding out who the perpetrator was.
May continue on with the series, but it’s been pushed ...more
There are more connections to a person if you want to catch a killer than is initially thought. With a little bit of magic and help from her vampire club, Lucy can solve the case and figure out who done it.
I think I mentioned in my review for the first book that I really enjoyed the cast of supporting characters and that’s my favourites were the elderly spinster sisters who live and work in the tearoom next door to the knitting shop. The Miss Watts’ were really interesting and I wanted to see more of them.
This book delivered because it’s kind of all about them!
I really enjoyed seeing a sibling relationship tha ...more
In the second Vampire Knitting Club book, Lucy Swift, is now the owner of a knitting shop passed down to her by her grandmother, or ‘grampire’, who lives in the basement with a bunch of vampires, having been turned to save her life.
After some doubts, Lucy who knits like she’s fighting a Tasmanian Devil, and goes through assistants like bars of chocolate, is settling in, and has accepted her place as owner of knitting shop Cardinal Woolseys and a witch-in-training.
She also ha ...more
by Nancy Warren
This is the second book in this series, and so far the series has been a delight to read. Warren has a very easy to read style of writing that sometimes seems like you (the reader) are sitting in the Oxford tea shop, sipping tea in china cups while eating a delicious scone.
There is plenty of action for our off-beat crew of vampire knitters in this novel. When the old flame of one of the Watts women, who own and run the Elderberr ...more
Review: Though her knitting is still a tangled mess, Lucy Swift embraces her new life in Oxford by running her recently deceased (turned vampire) grandmother's yarn shop and slowly exploring her witchy heritage. When Lucy witnesses the poisoning death of an older gentleman during a visit to Elderflower Tea Shop next door, she and her Vampire Knitting Club are involved in another murder investigation.
The tea shop owners are a pai ...more
In this, the second of the Vampire Knitting Club series, we get to learn the backgrounds of a number of the ongoing characters like Rafe, and Sylvia, and the Watts sisters who run the Elderflower Tea Shoppe next door.
When Miss Florence’s beau from long ago comes calling at the Tea Shoppe, Miss Mary is flabbergasted when they seem to pick up right where they left off. When Florence and Gerald come in to be “customer ...more
In terms of the specific mystery in this book, I enjoyed the chaos. Her poor friends had a string of bad luck in their tea shop, but was nothing co ...more
Next problem: Her grandmother still exists, but as a vampire. In fact, there's a whole group of vampires underneath her shop. Do the plan to feast on humans? Nope. They plan to meet together a couple of times a week for a good hearty session of knitting.
Next proble ...more
Another knotty knitting tale to untangle.
Lucy is slowly settling in to her new role as owner of the beloved Cardinal Woolsey knitting shop. She is having a hard time getting to grips with her witchy magic and is struggling to be on friendly terms with her new, snobby assistant. She does still have her newly born creature of the night, Gran to turn to for advise so all's not lost. The status quo doesn't last long when someone drops dead while Lucy is enjoying afternoon tea ...more
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