Murder, She Knit (A Knit & Nibble Mystery #1) by Peggy Ehrhart ~ Excerpt

Murder, She Knit

A Knit & Nibble Mystery Book 1

by Peggy Ehrhart

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Since her only daughter left for college, widow Pamela Paterson has kept busy as associate editor of a craft magazine and founder of the Knit and Nibble knitting club in quaint Arborville, New Jersey. Now, she’s trying out a new hobby—solving murders!

Pamela is hosting the next Knit and Nibble meeting and can’t wait to liven up her otherwise empty home with colorful yarn, baking, and a little harmless gossip. She even recruits Amy Morgan, an old friend who recently moved to town, as the group’s newest member. But on the night of the gathering, Amy doesn’t show. Not until Pamela finds the woman dead outside—a knitting needle stabbed through the front of her handmade sweater . . .

Someone committed murder before taking off with Amy’s knitting bag, and Pamela realizes that only she can spot the deadly details hidden in mysterious skeins. But when another murder occurs, naming the culprit—and living to spin the tale—will be more difficult than Pamela ever imagined . . .

Knitting tips and delicious recipe included!

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“What if selling the yarn by mistake was just a cover story?” “A cover story for what?” Bettina asked, surprised enough to take her eyes off the road for a second and glance at Pamela. “What if the yarn has something to do with Amy’s murder? She was supposed to deliver it somewhere and the killer intercepted her.” Bettina glanced at Pamela again, a disbelieving smile twisting her lips. “The murderer thought she’d be carrying it around with her?” Pamela shrugged. “The police never found the knitting bag.” “But you have the yarn now.” “Maybe the murderer’s next stop, after discovering the yarn wasn’t in the knitting bag, was Amy’s apartment. But Dorrie had already cleaned everything out.” “I hope he doesn’t find out what Dorrie did with the yarn,” Bettina said, still smiling. “Or you’re next . . .”

 

Peggy Ehrhart is a former English professor who lives in Leonia, New Jersey, where she writes mysteries and plays blues guitar. She holds a Ph.D. in medieval literature from the University of Illinois and taught writing and literature at Queens College, CUNY, and Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she was a tenured full professor. Her short stories have appeared in Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine, Crime and Suspense, Flashing in the Gutters, Spinetingler, Crime Scene: New Jersey 2, and Murder New York Style. A longtime member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, Peggy served on the board of MWA New York as head of the Mentor Committee. She was president of Sisters in Crime NY/TriState from 2013 to 2015. Peggy regularly attends mystery writing conferences and participates in conference panels and also gives talks on mystery fiction at libraries in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey.

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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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glenn stenquist
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glenn stenquist

sounds like a good mystery

Jayne
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Jayne

I think the cover is adorable. The cat makes me smile…it’s as if he’s trying to decide whether or not to do mischief.

Facto Facts
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Hi Peggy, Thanks for sharing! I really Enjoyed your stuff…

Linda Henderson
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Linda Henderson

I think the cover is very cute. This is a new to me author but I do enjoy these types of mysteries so I’m putting it on my wish list.

Lacey Waters
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Lacey Waters

looks entertaining, thanks

Daniel M
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Daniel M

the cover is great!

Karley Moore
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Karley Moore

The cover is really cute and it looks like a fabulous read!

Angela Saver
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Angela Saver

This book cover is super cute and eye-catching!

LilyElement Book Reviews
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I knit as a hobby, this sounds right up my alley!! And funny enough, I just came back from a yarn convention haha love it!

Richard Brandt
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I think you should call the next one Knit One, Kill Two.

James Robert
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James Robert

Congrats on the tour and I appreciate the book description and the great giveaway as well. Love the tours, I get to find books and share with my sisters the ones I know they would enjoy reading and they both love to read. Thank you!

Kathy Valentine
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Kathy Valentine

Cute cover and great excerpt!! Shared on all my socials!!

Judy Thomas
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Judy Thomas

I love the book cover. Cats own me 🙂

Lisa Brown
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Lisa Brown

I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour, I hope it is a fun one for you, and thanks for the chance to win 🙂