Review: The Vampire Knitting Club (Vampire Knitting Club #1) by Nancy Warren

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Vampire Knitting Club #1
Nancy Warren
Cozy Mystery - Urban Fantasy
Ambleside Publishing
October 4th 2018


Vampires who knit
A troublemaking witch
Who killed Granny — and is she really dead?

At a crossroads between a cringe-worthy past (Todd the Toad) and an uncertain future (she's not exactly homeless, but it's close), Lucy Swift travels to Oxford to visit her grandmother. With Gran's undying love to count on and Cardinal Woolsey's, Gran's knitting shop, to keep her busy, Lucy can catch her breath and figure out what she's going to do.

Except it turns out that Gran is the undying. Or at least, the undead. But there's a death certificate. And a will, leaving the knitting shop to Lucy. And a lot of people going in and out who never use the door—including Gran, who is just as loving as ever, and prone to knitting sweaters at warp speed, late at night. What exactly is going on?

When Lucy discovers that Gran did not die peacefully in her sleep, but was murdered, she has to bring the killer to justice without tipping off the law that there's no body in the grave. Between a hot 600-year-old vampire and a dishy detective inspector, both of whom always seem to be there for her, Lucy finds her life getting more complicated than a triple cable cardigan.
The only one who seems to know what's going on is her cat ... or is it ... her familiar?


The Vampire Knitting Club is book one in the Vampire Knitting Clubseries by Nancy Warren. This is a a nice introduction to the series and a very cute cozy mystery.

Their is no shortage of ingesting and fun things in this cozy mystery. It’s light, easy, and a fun little read. We are treated to a murder mystery, magic, vampires who knit, & more.

Lucy travels to Oxford to visit her grandma only to find out she is dead. She soon has a mysterious stranger stop by, weird things happening around her, and a kitten attaching itself to her.

Lucy was a good character. I liked her. Ya, she’s young and uncertain about her future, but we all where at one time in our life. She takes things in stride and does her best.

I liked all the people that surround her in this new life. The vampires are just too much fun. I laughed at them; because they all knit. Vampires who have a knitting club. Just to much fun! I look forward to getting to know more about them and seeing if maybe a little romance happens. Their are possibilities.

I had fun with the mystery and watching Lucy and the vampires piece it together. We find out that Lucy is a late bloomer as a witch and it was fun to see her take it all in. Theres a little drama and danger plus some magic.

The Vampire Knitting Club was a delightful read and I’m going to be reading on. We get interesting characters, great surprises and twists, and a fun cozy mystery.

Rated: 4 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & 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.

14 comments on “Review: The Vampire Knitting Club (Vampire Knitting Club #1) by Nancy Warren

  1. Oh yay! I’m glad to see you enjoyed it as well! I thought it was such a fun set up. I need to read the newest one still but waiting until I do KU again 🙂 Happy reading!
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    • Ya, I see that this series is on KU. I’ve got KU for 2months more now and hope to get to them. It’s a fun series and nice set up.

  2. I tried reading this when it first came out. I had a hard time and stopped. But I want to try again.

    • Sorry it wasn’t working out for you. I had another cozy mystery series that had cute covers and a little paranormal. I read 3 books, but the series wasn’t click especially who the main lead, so I’m done with it. I hope you next go around is better and if not hopefully your next read will be wonderful. Thank’s Kim for stopping in.

  3. Great review Angela!! Shared on my socials!!💖👍💋😉

    • Glad you enjoyed and thank you for sharing!

  4. This one sounds right up my alley… Cozy mystery, check! Paranormal, check! Fun side characters, check! I think it may be on audiobook, too. I’ll need to look. Thanks.
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    • It check’s off all those boxes. Hope you enjoy!

  5. looks like a vampire cozy and i’m game. thanks for the great review.
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    • It’s cute and fun. I hope you enjoy. Happy Reading!

  6. I keep hearing about this one and I’m curious to try as well!
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    • I’m enjoy this series and it’s fun light cozy mystery with a dab of paranormal added in. Hope you give it a try!

  7. I have seen mixed reviews on this so I’m glad you enjoyed it. I love knitting so I would like to try it. Thanks for the review.
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    • I found this series through Herding Cats and Burning Soup, she’s been enjoy. I found the covers to be cute and fun and so when book one popped up for free I grabbed it. I enjoyed it so much that I’ve been continuing the series. I’ve bought a few and now that I’m trying out kindle unlimited I’m going to grab the others and hopeful nock out the series. I hope you give it a go. It’s been a fun cozy mystery series so far. Thank’s for stopping in.