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Knit of the Living Dead

(A Knit & Nibble Mystery #6)

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When a spooky celebration in Arborville, New Jersey conjures real scares, can Pamela and the Knit and Nibble Club sink their teeth into a bone-chilling mystery that just won't rest in peace?

Among the countless revelers at the town's much-anticipated Halloween parade, a woman dressed as Little Bo Peep is the only one making people scream bloody murder. In a scene straig
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 25th 2020 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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beachbum bookworm
Jun 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Newest Adventure details:

Where: Arborville, New Jersey

Who: Pamela and the Knit and Nibble gang


This was my first visit to Arborville, and there couldn’t have been a more fun time to go then Halloween. Pamela is really nice, and I was really excited for the festivities. Things were going well...I met Bettina...she is great. Not long after we arrived things took a turn for the grizzlier side of Halloween when a young girl was screaming and reporting a dead body...pointing to the trees just at t
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Juli
Jul 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the first book in the Knit and Nibble Mystery series that I have read. It's the 6th book in the series. I don't often jump into a series in the middle....if fact, I pretty much always start at book 1 and go from there. But...I made an exception for this one! The front cover and the cute title sucked me right in....and I dove right in and read it! Glad I did...this was a fun Halloween theme cozy!

Arborville is having its annual Halloween parade. Costumes, candy, crowds of revelers....the f
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Katie
Oct 06, 2020 added it
Shelves: dnf
Dnf 27% - apparently this isn't about cats solving murders.
Toni
Aug 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

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

I think the best thing about this story was Pamela herself. I loved following her around and seeing how she just lived her life. Quite insightful. The mystery involving the yarn was just a bonus. The victim here was a popular yarn blogger who received a lot of items from various sources to review. So when Pamela goes to help root out some gems in this blogger’s stash, she realizes she really doesn’t need to ad
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Jerri Cachero
Jun 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Halloween costumes, mistaken identities, yarn used as a weapon, mystery and murder all combine to give Pamela and Bettina their next opportunity to be sleuths, in their picturesque town of Arborville.

I enjoyed the latest adventure! So many things to love about this book - a well-written mystery and characters, the easy friendship between Peggy and Bettina, beautiful descriptions of Autumn in Arborville, the camaraderie of the Knit and Nibble group and the delicious food (I always snack when rea
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Robin Loves Reading
The town of Arborville is setting things up for a Halloween parade. As per normal for Pamela Britton and her trusty team of amateur detectives, another mystery has fallen into their lap, and they will not rest without solving the crime.

They are all wearing costumes, but one is more deadly than any of the others. Because the woman in a Little Bo Peep costume is found murdered. Pamela and best friend Bettina do whatever they can to find the person responsible for the murder, and at the same time,
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Leah
Sep 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
This begins on Halloween and ends before Thanksgiving. The story involves trick-or-treating, yarn, llamas, an old house, and jewelry. There is also lots of food. I liked the llamas and the farm, and I felt bad for their owner. She seemed lonely. The main character was too, but she did that to herself.
Elizabeth Love
Jul 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
This review is made possible by early access from NetGalley.

I was eager to try a cozy set in New Jersey. This is book six in the "Knit and Nibbler" knitting series. I only had one moment of unfamiliarity regarding characters and to whom they were referring near the end of the book. Otherwise, it was easy to get to know each character's personality and style.

Pamela Patterson is the main sleuthing character as the protagonist; but it's really her best friend Bettina Fraser who gets nearly as much
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readswithcoffee
#Net Galley #KnitoftheLivingDead

Review based on a Net Galley arc. But I will be buying my own copy when it's published.

I enjoyed this book and will be purchasing a copy for my personal collection. I recommend it to my friends who like knitting mystery books. This is first Knit and Nibble mystery that I have read and now I want to read the rest.

The Knit and Nibble club members seem like a congenial group to spend time with as a reader follows the series. The group is mostly female, but there is a
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Crystal
Aug 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was my first trip to Arborville, NJ, but this is the 6th installment in the Knit and Nibble Cozy Mystery series. Pamela and her friends head over to the park for a Halloween evening of festivities. That is until a young woman comes screaming out of the trees. It seems like a amorous young couple had decided to wander into the trees for some time together when they came across the body of a woman dressed as the shepherdess Mary. With a piece of yarn left on her throat, Pamela and company kno ...more
J Messina
Jul 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Knit of the Living Dead is the first book I have read in the Knit and Nibble series. I thought it would be interesting to read a book featuring two things I enjoy, namely knitting and Halloween. The book begins with the murder happening almost right away. I was expecting a little more time spent setting up the situation and characters involved. It was surprising, but it did not re ...more
Cozy Cat Reviews
Sep 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 6th book in the wonderful "Knit & Nibble series by cozy mystery author Peggy Ehrhart. This is a delightful series that I highly recommend. I have read the entire series and enjoy returning to each book in the series. Thank you to the publisher and to Net Galley for the opportunity. My review opinions are my own.

In this next in series our protagonist Pamela and her knitting ladies are looking forward to the town Halloween festival. I love the strong charcters the author has created f
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Danielle Bush
Jun 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an arc of this book from netgalley for an honest review.
So first thing I absolutely Love this cover, and at the end it has a pattern / instructions for a knitting project and some receipes that were in the story.
I didn't realize that this book was part of a series, but I had no trouble following along with the characters and what was going on.
This story takes place around Halloween and everything was described very well with lots of detailing.
I really enjoyed the characters and th
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Moondance
This is the sixth book in the Knit and Nibble series set in Arborville, New Jersey. A case of mistaken identity during a Halloween gathering starts the beginning of a series of murders. Pamela and Bettina are always up for the job when a murder happens in their little town.

This is a well written series that involves a kitting group. As a fiber fiend I really enjoy the discussion about knitting and the patterns in the book. This round we get to meet a very odd llama farmer who could be a potentia
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Jen
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC copy of Knit of the Living Dead through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Knit of the Living Dead is the sixth installation of the Knit & Nibble mystery series. In this cozy knitting mystery, Pamela Paterson, along with fellow Knit & Nibblers, Bettina and Nell, goes about solving the murders that stem from the town Halloween party.

I have read the Knit & Nibble series since the beginning and have loved every book so far, this one was no different. There is so much I lov
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Bobbie Kirkland
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Through NetGalley, I received a free copy of KNIT OF THE LIVING DEAD (Book 6 of the Knit & Nibble Mysteries) by Peggy Ehrhart in exchange for an honest review. When the town of Arborville gathers for a Halloween celebration, the treats are upstaged by a nasty trick. A nursery rhyme character crosses genres to become the victim in a horror tale. Since the victim was a neighbor of a Knit & Nibbler, since the killer signed his work with thick strands of yarn, and since the police detective is exhib ...more
Cathy Cole
Knit of the Living Dead, the solid sixth entry in Peggy Ehrhart's Knit & Nibble cozy series, provides some Halloween murder and mayhem for the residents of Arborville, New Jersey. As much as I like this series, it's one that I shouldn't read more than once per year because of the author's repetitive use of vivid colors and the daily rituals her characters share. How repetitive? I know the color of Bettina's dishes faster than I can name my own, and I could take charge in Pamela's kitchen wheneve ...more
Susan
Aug 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
I'm all thumbs when it comes to knitting but reading this series makes me think that being friends with the Knot and Nibblers might change that. Bet they could teach me to at least knit a pretty scarf. This, the sixth book in the series, brings us to Halloween in the town of Arborville, NJ. Mistaken identity presents the first murder victim and the Knitters realize that they might be able to warn the intended victim. Unfortunately their warning fails and the murderer strikes again. Mary, the sec ...more
Kirsty
Jul 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, reviews
Knit of the Living Dead - Peggy Ehrhart

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for a fair review thanks to Kensington Books and Netgalley.

When I started reading this book, I didn’t realise that it was book 6 of the series. I was attracted to this book as both a knitter and a fan of Halloween.

As soon as the book starts there is a murder which means that there isn’t time to properly introduce the characters for people that are new to the series, however this doesn’t detract from the story. T
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Rebecca
Aug 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Pamela has a flexible work from home job, a merry band of friends who meet for "Knits and Nibbles" on a regular basis, a daughter in college, and a pleasant home in a small town.

She also has a habit of running into murders.

I really like the Arborville knitters. I like Pamela's orderly life, Bettina's fashion sense, Wilfrid's hedonistic cooking, Nell's charitable knitting, and the occasional romantic adventures various townsfolk enjoy.

In this installment, a fiber blogger turns up dead at a comm
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Susan Johnston
Sep 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Princess Fuzzypants here: It is Halloween and Pam and Bettina are attending a bon fire. When a scream shatters the mood, they find the screamer and the reason why she screamed. Little Bo Peep has done more than lose her sheep: she’s lost her life. And there is yarn around her neck that intrigues the Knit and Nibblers. Things become more personal when it becomes clear the victim may not have been the intended. In fact, it may have been the lady who lives across the street from Nell.

She has a blog
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Kitten
Aug 23, 2020 rated it liked it
This is an installment of the a knit & nibble mystery. The story is a stand alone novel.

I found it difficult to get into the story. I am not a knitter which may attribute to this fact. The story itself has a slow build up. It revolves around a murder at the annual Halloween parade and bonfire. Subsequent murders only muddy up the investigation. Was the first person killed the intended victim or was it a case of mistaken identity. Pamela and her best friend, Bettina, are the second couple to find
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Debra Jo (Room of Required Reading Book Reviews)
Knit and Nibble is one of my top series, mainly for the close "knit" group (pun intended). I love the community and the knitting group. I love for small town life; however, I could do without the murders.

In this installment, its Halloween. I adore Fall themed cozies. Pamela and Bettina joined by Nel this go around, use their sleuthing skills to get to the bottom of murders, yes that is plural.

I did thoroughly enjoy this book, but it was not one of the stand outs in this series for me. I was hop
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Coralee Hicks
Craft lovers and cooks will enjoy this spooky take on murder at Halloween. Pamela and her buddies are enjoying an Arborville holiday bonfire when another body is discovered. At first it looks like an unlikable neighbor is the victim. Was this a mistake? Once again the knitters put down their yarn to unravel another puzzle. I enjoyed the fall references, and appreciate the friendships shown. However the plot leaned more towards entertaining, and discussing recipes than in mystery solving. There w ...more
Jan
It's a Halloween costume celebration in the town but Bo Peep winds up murdered. Not the woman who posted on her blog that she would be so costumed, but another one entirely. Distressing, but the first one winds up murdered several days later! Thus, the four friends of the knitting club feel obliged to sleuth because it is clear that the local police don't comprehend certain things and don't seem interested in their value. Good plot, relatable and lively characters, and everyone using their weddi ...more
Lisa
Jun 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is book six in Knit & Nibble Mystery I love anything Halloween so I couldn't wait to read this book.

Pamela and Bettina are in for a shocking Halloween when Little Bo Peep winds up dead on Halloween, with yarn at the scene, when a couple tells that they where suppose to go in matching outfits of Little Bo Peep and the Sheep, They got in to a fight and her friend went in the Little Bo Peep costume. It looks like Mary was the intended target. Later she is found dead. Since the police are havin
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Jacque
Jul 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Pamela and her friend (and fellow knitter) Bettina are attending the town’s Halloween costume event and bonfire when they hear panicked screams. A young girl runs from the woods after finding Little Bo-Peep’s body. They think the murdered woman is Nell’s neighbor (Nell is also a knitter), but she had lent her costume to someone else. Was the killing a case of mistaken identity or did the murderer know the victim? Strands of yarn wrapped around the victim’s neck gets the attention of the Knit’n’N ...more
Mary
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The 6th installment in the Knit and Nibble series. I love books that are the holidays and Halloween is a perfect holiday for a mystery. At the towns Halloween parade Pamela and Bettina hear a scream and Little Bo Peep is found dead and it turns out another person all together had posted she was going as Bo Peep. Was she the intended victim? As it turns out she is later found dead and the knitting club ladies investigate to catch a killer. This is a good solid mystery and the story just keeps you ...more
Cynthia Smith
Jul 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Knit of the Living Dead by Peggy Earhart, sixth in the Knit & Nibble series, opens at the Arborville bonfire celebrating Halloween. Everyone, have gone all out with their costumes, is enjoying the festivities when a scream pierces the night. Little Bo Peep has been murdered but is it a case of mistaken identity? Then a second murder occurs and the gang is off to solve the case.

I found this to be a solid enough mystery and yet failed to feel engaged with the characters. For me there was a missing
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Kathleen Gray
Aug 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Little Bo Peep lost more than her sheep at the Halloween parade in Arborville. Now Pamela, Bettina, and other members of the Knit and Nibble club are on the case to find out who did it. This is classic cozy territory but it's set apart a bit because it blends both craft and food themes. Pamela, who works as an editor for a knitting pub, discovers she has the clue to what happened to the blogger but not til the end when it all ties together. This would be fine as a standalone, especially for fans ...more
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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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