Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Silent Knit, Deadly Knit (A Knit & Nibble Mystery #4)” as Want to Read:
Silent Knit, Deadly Knit (A Knit & Nibble Mystery #4)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Silent Knit, Deadly Knit

(A Knit & Nibble Mystery #4)

by
3.77  ·  Rating details ·  485 ratings  ·  113 reviews
When murder silences the Christmas cheer in charming Arborville, New Jersey, Pamela and her Knit and Nibble pals must unravel the most bone-chilling mystery this side of the North Pole . . .
 
Pamela has been in merry spirits since her artsy daughter Penny returned home from college for the holidays. But their mother-daughter bonding time gets cut short when a terrified Pe
...more
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published November 1st 2019 by Kensington Books
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 Silent Knit, Deadly Knit, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Silent Knit, Deadly Knit

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

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.77  · 
Rating details
 ·  485 ratings  ·  113 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Silent Knit, Deadly Knit (A Knit & Nibble Mystery #4)
Carrie
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Silent Knit, Deadly Knit by Peggy Ehrhart is the fourth book in the cozy A Knit & Nibble Mystery series. Each book of the series contains it’s own mystery that will be solved so they can be read as a standalone or in any order one chooses. However, those that follow from the beginning will see the full character development that carries over from book to book.

The main character of the Knit & Nibble series is Pamela Paterson who is on the older side for a cozy protagonist. Pamela found herself wi
...more
Bookworm Extraordinaire
description
description I am giving up on this one at 20% Talk about over descriptions to the 9th degree. I don't need pages devoted to making coffee, buttering toast, what every single person is wearing every single time they show up in the book!

description

description BLOG | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | PINTEREST | BOOKBUB

...more
Alan
Nov 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Pamela Patterson summons her knitting pals when her daughter stumbles across the body of a wealthy craft shop owner.

Earhart's descriptions are vivid and her characterizations are superb. The relaxing story flow was perfect for me.

I recommend this splendid holiday read to all cozy mystery readers.
...more
Linden
Oct 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Pamela's daughter, Penny, is home from college for winter break, and is helping her mom with the holiday preparations. Pamela runs the Knit and Nibble group in her small NJ hometown, and everyone is shocked when someone is murdered. Bettina, another member had made the victim a scarf, and it keeps turning up, making the women wonder if the murderer would have the audacity to wear it-- especially since the wearer is Penny's new boyfriend. If you are in the mood for a relaxing holiday read--a cozy ...more
Robin Loves Reading
The holidays are in full force and Pamela Paterson couldn't be happier when her daughter Penny heads home from college to celebrate. However, the atmosphere quickly changes when Penny finds a dead body, that of Millicent Farthingale, a sop owner. Millicent was someone that always had scandal attached to her name, but her death still manages to shock just about everyone, including Pamela and her Knit and Nibblers team.

Silent Knit, Deadly Knit is the delightful fourth book in the Knit and
...more
Carla Johnson-Hicks
3.5 stars: Silent Knit, Deadly Knit by Peggy Ehrhart is the fourth book in the cozy A Knit & Nibble Mystery series. Each book in this series has it’s own mystery to be solved, so they can be read as stand alone stories. The main character is Pamela Paterson who is a more mature protagonist. Pamela found herself with an empty nest when her daughter headed off to college so she joined the Knit and Nibble knitting group. She and her best friend Bettina, often find themselves investigating mysteries ...more
Cheryl
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Pamela is happy that her college age daughter, Penny, is home for Christmas until Penny stumbles on the body of Millicent a wealthy craft store owner. Millicent has a scheming business partner and a seedy younger husband but who did it. Pamela sees a knitted scarf that she knows is a clue.
Jess
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
As ever, this book has a quiet mystery in the midst of quiet lives, where the importance of eating and day-to-day routines far outweigh justice for murder.

Let's bypass the idyllic small town and Perfect Protagonist. Let's just accept that for the annoyance that it is.

What this book desperately needs is an editor: a real editor, one who reads and strikes out whole passages of unnecessary filler and points out when the same phrases are reused within pages of each other. (Personally, I'm convince
...more
LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2019
Dollycas’a Thoughts

Welcome to Arborville, New Jersey, just in time for the holidays . . . and a . . . MURDER!

When Pamela gets a frantic call from her daughter Penny saying she found a dead body while out hiking and sketching Pamela and the Knit and Nibblers rush to her side. Pamela identifies the body as none other than craft shop owner, Millicent Farthingale. With just a little digging many suspects are found but Pamela believes a scarf recently given to the victim and missing from her body is
...more
Kirsti
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!

I have read a number of this series already, and I always enjoy the mysteries and the characters. I am getting a little tired of the skirting around the romance angle- it's been four books already and nothing is happening in that department. That wouldn't be a problem if the books didn't make it seem like something WAS about to happen every five minutes and then pfft it fizzles out again. Will book five finally see some cl
...more
Jerri Cachero
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another trip to Arborville, this time during the Christmas holidays, finds Pamela, Bettina and Penny trying to solve a murder of an acquaintance while preparing for the holidays, family visits and falling in love.

As always, with this series, I enjoyed the mystery and how the author tied all the clues together and I couldn't figure out " whodunit" until the murderer was revealed. I love the cozy setting and I find myself making a cup of tea and grabbing a pastry when I read this series. The desc
...more
Lisa Morin
Silent Knit, Deadly Knit is a fun, fast paced holiday cozy mystery, filled with holiday cheer, murder, and deceit.
Pamela and her daughter Penny are preparing for Christmas. While Penny is home from college, she decides to do a bit of sketching, but unfortunately, she makes a grim discovery.
Park, Penny, and Bettina are sure the answers lie with the victims spouse, so of course their eyes and ears are open, hoping to catch the culprit.
While all this is going on, Penny seems to have found a possibl
...more
Kim
Jun 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Silent Knit, Deadly Knit by Peggy Ehrhart is the first book in the Knit and Nibble Mystery series that I have read. Although it’s book four, Ehrhart gives enough background information on the characters and previous events that you won’t be lost.

I always hate giving a book less than a four star rating, but sometimes it has to be done. Especially since I write book reviews so people know what they are getting into. But reviews are subjective and what I found to be a problem with this book might
...more
Gloria
This is a pleasant book to read for a holiday themed story with lots of great sounding foods, shopping and parties to get in the spirit. Pamela Paterson is a knitter who makes sweaters and garments for herself and her daughter, Penny, along with working for a fiber magazine. Pamela and her best friend and neighbor Bettina are members of a group of knitters who get together every week to knit and have refreshments in different homes. They call their group, Knit & Nibble. Pamela, Bettina and her h ...more
Biljana
Oct 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, netgalley
As a knitter, I was quite excited to learn that there is a mystery series that focuses on a knitting club! It sounded like a fun little series and the book even includes a knitting pattern to boot. I found it quite slow and there was a lot of filler involving Christmas cookies, and meal preparation, and so on. The mystery was fun but it felt like it was a secondary focus. If you're in the mood for a cozy and slower mystery read, though, then this might be a good fit for you.

Thanks to the author,
...more
Val Rheinheimer
Why does everyone ALWAYS say Richard’s first and last name when referring to him? We know who Richard is. We also know that Bettina’s coat is pumpkin colored because it is mentioned EVERY time we see her in it. There is WAY too much detail about cooking and baking things that have nothing to do with the story. And that ending—what a stupid thing to do! And could Richard and Pamela be any more socially awkward together for two normal adults?Sorry but this book was just kind of annoying.
Kristina
Silent Knit, Deadly Knit by Peggy Ehrhart is the fourth A Knit & Nibble Mystery. Pamela, Wilfred, Bettina and the knitting group are back. They are gearing up for Christmas by finishing last minute gifts and enjoying Christmas cookies. Pamela is happy to have her daughter, Penny home for the winter holidays. I like the diverse group of people that make up the knitting group. They are friendly bunch who get together to create beautifully knit items while they chat and eat items that they have mad ...more
Hilary (A Wytch's Book Review)
Aug 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-yarn
Ah Christmas, a time for families to get together and Peace and Goodwill to all, well that is the theory at any rate! In practice it appears that murder not goodwill is on the menu.  Pamela's daughter Penny is home from college and whilst Pamela is over at her friend Bettina's house decorating Christmas Cookies, Penny has decided to go for a walk to do some sketching.  What Penny does NOT expect is to find a dead body! Pamela, Bettina and Bettina's husband Wilfred rush to her side and Bettina su ...more
RO G'ma
Silent Knit, Deadly Knit is the fourth book in Peggy Ehrhart’s Knit & Nibble Mystery series. This book is a light and entertaining read. The author’s descriptive writing flows smoothly; however, things repeated multiple times and cooking descriptions and daily routines that are somewhat monotonous. The well-developed characters are likable, and the mystery is interesting, but it plays a minor role in the book other than in a few scenes.

Pamela Paterson is a widow who lives in Arborville, New Jers
...more
Pam
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
What is this book? It was advertised as a cozy mystery but no one is really collecting clues or trying to solve the mystery. Is it just a novel in which case I just don't like the set of characters. The main character, Pamela, is wooden, emotionless, and boring. The back up characters lack sufficient substance to support her. The solution to the mystery suddenly just appears without any clues leading us to the resolution. It was bad all around. ...more
Leah
Dec 19, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't like this one as much as the previous books. This is because Penny, the main character's daughter, is in this story. I don't like her. The story involves knittimg, cooking, a scarf, an inheritance, adoption, love, and family. The story was a but slow this time, but I was surprised by the ending. ...more
OpenBookSociety.com
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jeanie
https://openbooksociety.com/article/s...

Silent Knit, Deadly Knit
A Knit and Nibble Mystery #4
By Peggy Ehrhart
ISBN 9781496723635
www.peggyehrhart.com
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Jeanie

Synopsis:

When murder silences the Christmas cheer in charming Arborville, New Jersey, Pamela and her Knit and Nibble pals must unravel the most bone-chilling mystery this side of the North Pole . . .

Pamela has been in merry spirits since her artsy daughter Penny returned home from college for the holidays. But their
...more
Karla Hoskins
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Christmas murder!

Always a great time for a mystery. This one keeps you guessing like gifts under the tree. Once again, a surprise ending! Good food, knitting, and cats, what more could a person need?
Jeanne
May 25, 2020 rated it liked it
I have a complicated relationship with these books. On the one hand, I like the writing: not flashy or with sentences that I want to linger over as I do with, say, Louise Penny, but Ehrhart does a good job of choosing words, an expanded vocabulary that some cozy writers don't manage. I basically like the main character a lot, a cautious woman who was widowed and had a college age daughter. There is a flirtation of sorts with a neighbor but it is moving glacially slow. . . she thinks about him a ...more
JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)
Pamela Paterson is getting ready for Christmas with her daughter Penny, who is home from college for the holidays. But things aren't very merry when she receives a frantic phone call -- Penny has found the body of a local craft store owner in a nature preserve where she was sketching.

When Pamela and her best friend Bettina, who is a reporter for the weekly newspaper The Advocate, get involved, they know there's a killer out there and they're determined to find out who it is. But just questioning
...more
Jeanie
Nov 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: obs
This novel is an interesting read taking place at Christmas. It takes place in Arborville, NJ. Pamela is excited that her daughter Penny is home from college for winter break. While Penny catches up with her friends, Pamela and close friend / neighbor Bettina are planning for the Christmas Eve party for the Knit and Nibble group. Pamela is the mainstay of the knitting group; their party will be for the members and their spouses.

Penny is at the nearby nature preserve to do some hiking and sketchi
...more
The Cozy Review
Nov 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Series: A Knit and Nibble Mystery – Book 4
Author: Peggy Ehrhart
Genre: Cozy Mystery/Holiday
Publisher: Kensington Books
Page Count: 304

From Kensington Books comes the 4th installment in the “A Knit and Nibble” mystery series. Silent Knit, Deadly Knit, is a holiday cozy written by Peggy Ehrhart.

Pamala is at it again. Getting involved in murder investigations is becoming a habit for her, but this time it includes her daughter. This is very upsetting for Pamala and creates a bit of tension near the h
...more
Karen Hollins-Stallman
Silent Knit, Deadly Knit is the 4th instalment in the “ A Knit & Nibble” Mystery by Peggy Ehrhart. I like this series and enjoyed this book.

When murder silences the Christmas cheer in charming Arborville, New Jersey, Pamela and her Knit and Nibble pals must unravel the most bone-chilling mystery this side of the North Pole . . .

Pamela has been in merry spirits since her artsy daughter Penny returned home from college for the holidays. But their mother-daughter bonding time gets cut short when a
...more
Toni
May 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

This is the fourth book in the A Knit & Nibble mystery series by Peggy Ehrhart.

This book throws a whole new spin on things when it isn’t Pamela who finds the body but her daughter, Penny. Millicent Farthingale is an influencer in the crafting community but not for all the right reasons. Pamela finds that a red scarf with green ends is an important clue and they do a very good jig around the storyline trying to find out how it is connected to the murder.

I thought this was okay. It kept my
...more
Jennie Seaman
Apr 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Pamela's daughter, Penny, is home for the holidays. She is the unfortunate person who finds a local shop owner dead in the nature preserve. With many people with varying motives can Pamela, Bettina, and Penny figure out what happened?

I am truly starting to love these characters. I'm loving getting to know them and I'm starting to wish I could go to the Knit and Nibble meetings. I love getting to know all the different sides of each of the characters. I am getting a little annoyed with the weird
...more
« previous 1 3 4 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Goodreads Librari...: Please add book cover 2 13 Oct 27, 2019 09:28AM  

Readers also enjoyed

  • Knot on Your Life (Yarn Retreat Mystery Book 7)
  • Knit One Murder Two
  • A Murderous Tangle (Seaside Knitters Society Mystery #14)
  • Thread and Buried (Mainely Needlepoint #9)
  • Death Bee Comes Her (An Oregon Honeycomb Mystery, #1)
  • Hounds of the Basket Stitch
  • A Crime of a Different Stripe (Seaside Knitters Society Mystery, #15)
  • Christmas Card Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #26.5)
  • Bookmarked for Murder (Mystery Bookshop, #5)
  • Jealousy Filled Donuts (Deputy Donut Mystery #3)
  • Shucked Apart (A Maine Clambake Mystery #9)
  • Three Widows and a Corpse (A Food Blogger Mystery Book 3)
  • Murder & Merino
  • Death by Auction (Abby McCree Mystery, #3)
  • Sins & Needles
  • Here Comes the Body (Catering Hall Mystery #1)
  • Apple Cider Slaying (A Cider Shop Mystery, #1)
  • Let It Snow
See similar books…
304 followers
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

Other books in the series

A Knit & Nibble Mystery (7 books)
  • Murder, She Knit (A Knit & Nibble Mystery #1)
  • Died in the Wool (A Knit & Nibble Mystery #2)
  • Knit One, Die Two (A Knit & Nibble Mystery #3)
  • A Fatal Yarn (A Knit & Nibble Mystery #5)
  • Knit of the Living Dead (A Knit & Nibble Mystery #6)
  • Knitty Gritty Murder (A Knit & Nibble Mystery Book 7)

News & Interviews

Why not focus on some serious family drama? Not yours, of course, but a fictional family whose story you can follow through the generations of...
182 likes · 64 comments