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A Fatal Yarn

(A Knit & Nibble Mystery #5)

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Pamela Paterson and her Knit and Nibble club must clear the name of one of their knitters when he's accused of murdering the mayor . . .
 
The trees in Arborville, New Jersey, have started sporting sweaters. Part of the trend of public knitting art? Not exactly. An anonymous activist has been wrapping trunks in yarn to cover red X's that mark certain trees for removal by the
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Published March 31st 2020 by Kensington
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RO G'ma
Too Much Fluff and Fill; Too Little Mystery
A Fatal Yarn is the fifth book in Peggy Ehrharts Knit & Nibble Mystery series. This is a light and entertaining read. The authors descriptive writing flows somewhat smoothly and slowly, and the descriptions of making coffee, eating, cooking, and daily routines that are more than a little tedious. The well-developed characters are likable, and the mystery is interesting but other than in a few scenes, it plays a minor role in the book.

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Lisa Morin
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Fatal Yarn is a great addition to this series. The knitting group has to save one of their own after the grisly murder of a local man sets the town on edge.
This is a light cozy mystery, with plenty of action to keep the reader anxiously waiting for the big reveal.
Toni
Mar 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

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

The mystery here is a little far-fetched but nothing beyond comprehension. I love crafting mysteries and this one did not disappoint. I got all the feel good friend moments and the searching for answers moments as well.

There have been a few trees in Arborville tagged for removal and there is a knitter or group of knitters out there trying to hide the marks to save the trees. However, there is one tree hugger
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Scilla
Mar 04, 2020 rated it liked it
This is a fun story with a good plot. Bettina is hostess for the Knit and Nibble Knitting club. During their discussion, Roland thought Diefenbach, the current Mayor of Arborville, had excelllent ideas, whereas Nell said he was distressing becauce he wants to replace the Community Gardens with a high rise. Bettina's husband, Wilford, comes in to suggest it's time for tea and goodies. Pamela announces there is a hand knit sweater on her tree. The Yarnvaders are a secret group trying to save the ...more
Cathy Cole
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Fatal Yarn has some good misdirection that makes for a mystery to keep readers guessing, and it continues to do something that I really appreciate. So many niche cozy mystery series have a "hook"-- be it knitting, cooking, glassblowing, or any other hobby-- but often those hooks are superficial. Once used to draw readers in, they have little to do with the actual story. Not with Peggy Ehrhart's Knit & Nibble series. Knitting continues to be at the heart of the stories, and I really liked ...more
Bobbie Kirkland
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of A FATAL YARN (Book 5 of the Knit & Nibble Mysteries) by Peggy Ehrhart in exchange for an honest review. Spring has arrived in Arborville, New Jersey, and Easter is just around the corner. Pamela Paterson meets with her knitting group one evening and learns that the towns mayor has been murdered. Before the end of the meeting, police arrive and arrest one of the groups members, Rolland DeCamp for the murder. Pamela, Bettina, and the group all know that Rolland is ...more
Susan
This is the kind of cozy I find perfect on a cold, rainy day. I can barely manage knit one, purl two but that doesn't stop me from wanting to spend some of my reading time with the lovely group of knitters that comprise the Knit & Nibble group. I bet they could get me to at least knit a nice scarf. Solving the occasional crime would be a nice addition. This time, in book #5, something is very odd outside on a tree. Somebody is putting sweaters on trees. Why would a tree need a sweater? Well, ...more
Mary
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 5th installment in the Knit and Nibble Mystery series. Someone has been putting sweaters on trees in Arborville but not all the trees just the trees that have a red X which are slotted to be removed because they interfere with the power lines. The Knit and Nibble group is meeting and Pamela and Bettina asks the other members if they know anything about it. They learn the mayor (who supported the cutting of the trees) has been murdered as the police arrive at their meeting to arrest ...more
Roxx Tarantini
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Meet Bettina and Pamela.  Best friends, neighbours, and by happenstance partners in sleuthing.  When Mayor Diefenbach is murdered and their friend Roland arrested, the ladies know they can't leave it up to Detective Clayborn.  While Roland may be the easy suspect, they believe he's not the right one.  They have a hunch, but a hunch won't be enough to get Clayborn off Roland's case!

Ehrhart has crafted an excellent tale, that moves quickly along, grabbing your interest with truly likeable
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FMSWarrior
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When sweaters start showing up on trees in Arborville, Pamela and Bettina ask the Knit and Nibble members if they know anything about them. Since its a secret organization, no one would tell them even if they were included. As the evening wears on, the police arrive and arrest the sole male member of their group for murdering the towns mayor. Now Pamela and Bettina have two mysteries to solve and they think they may be related. Maybe even related to another death in town a few weeks back. Will ...more
cozycratebox
Mar 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Diefenbach is found and Knit & Nibble member, Roland is accused of murder. Pamela and Bettina solve this twisted little mystery using their individual gifts. Bettina newspaper reporter charm and Pamelas blunt mom questioning get to the bottom of this mystery. Although Diefenbach has many reasons and suspects for murder, Cassie is a true mystery with no reason to be found. The yarn jackets placed on the trees lining the streets was of little help. Someone was leaving obnoxious notes about ...more
cozycratebox
Feb 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Diefenbach is found and Knit & Nibble member, Roland is accused of murder. Pamela and Bettina solve this twisted little mystery using their individual gifts. Bettina newspaper reporter charm and Pamelas blunt mom questioning get to the bottom of this mystery. Although Diefenbach has many reasons and suspects for murder, Cassie is a true mystery with no reason to be found. The yarn jackets placed on the trees lining the streets was of little help. Someone was leaving obnoxious notes about ...more
Patti
Feb 22, 2020 rated it liked it
A Fatal Yarn is the first book I've read by Peggy Erhart. As it is fifth in the series I'm sure I've missed out on some interesting details.

Roland, a member of the Knit and Nibble knitting group is arrested on suspicion of murder during a weekly meeting of the group. This leaves the whole group shocked and worried. Bettina and Pamala start digging to find answers to help their friend. They are sure that Roland is innocent and will stop at nothing to find answers to prove it.

This book is a good,
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Jacque
Mar 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Yarn sweaters are appearing on trees marked for removal by the town, and the mayor is killed in his own home. When a member of the Knit n Nibbles knitting club is arrested for the murder, Pamela and her best friend Bettina dive into the investigation. There are plenty of suspects with a variety of motives, and I enjoyed the mystery. The story did contain a lot of description of food and china, which slowed the plot down and felt unnecessarily repetitive. Nevertheless, I enjoyed this story and ...more
Barbara Tobey
Mar 23, 2020 rated it liked it
A light cozy mystery. Despite two murders, it was light on mystery. No, romance didn't fill in the gaps, food and the minute details of life did. Although the descriptions are well done, I found myself skipping over much of the book. Couldn't decide whether it was because of the current world situation and I am antsy or just too much about nothing. Thanks to the publisher for providing a copy via NetGalley.
Kathleen Gray
Mar 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Was Mayor Diefenbach murdered because he wanted to cut down trees? That's a good question but one thing's for sure- Pamela and Bettina are sure Roland, their fellow knitter, didn't do it. There's more nibbling than knitting in this series (as well as recipes) but you might pick up a hint. The mystery itself isn't too complicated, the characters are fun and it's a pleasant read for fans of the genre. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.
Valerie
I felt like the storyline of this book moved a bit slow. Maybe because every other page the characters are eating, lots of pastries and other meals, I've never seen a book so obsessed with food that wasn't a cookbook. The mystery is interesting and the reveal of the killer was interesting but the rest of the book is slow. I enjoyed the knitting and yarn bombing that goes on. #AFatalYarn #NetGalley
Karen
Mar 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Held my interest first page to last page. This is my first book in this series and by this author. Definitely going to read the previous books from this series. A great cozy mystery! I received this book as an ARC from #netgalley.
Karen
Mar 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I enjoyed this book very much. My first book in this series and my first read from this author. This book was quite entertaining and held my interest from beginning to end. I will definitely be reading more from this author and from this series.
Kristin
It's a cute installment in the series. Cats, knitting, food and yarnbombing makes even more fun. The plot was interesting and I love several of the characters as well as the dynamics of the knitting group.
Marie
Mar 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good installment to the series. Some things I found to be a little far fetched but it did hold my attention.
As always, the food descriptions made me hungry.
A good, fast read.
Karen
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the fifth book in the series, and it was just as good as the previous ones.
I am not usually a fan of "knitting" cozies, but I quite enjoy this one.
The characters are appealing, and the whodunit kept me guessing until the final reveal (I did not guess correctly!)
I look forward to reading the next in the series.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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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 ...more

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