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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herding cats
August 24, 2019 11:07 am

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!

August 16, 2019 11:34 am

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

Kathy Valentine
Kathy Valentine
August 15, 2019 12:13 pm

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

August 15, 2019 11:02 am

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.

sherry fundin
August 15, 2019 10:01 am

looks like a vampire cozy and i’m game. thanks for the great review.

August 15, 2019 9:08 am

I keep hearing about this one and I’m curious to try as well!

Anne - Books of My Heart
August 15, 2019 6:44 am

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.