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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

A Wicked Yarn (A Craft Fair Knitters Mystery #1) by Emmie Caldwell

A Wicked Yarn

(A Craft Fair Knitters Mystery #1)

by Emmie Caldwell


Paperback, 304 pages

Published December 29th 2020 by Berkley Books






Goodreads synopsis: 

A killer may craft the perfect crime, but as every knitter worth her yarn knows--murder wool out.


Mother's Day should be a cinch for the good folks of the Crandalsburg Craft Fair, and knitting enthusiast Lia Geiger has a good feeling about this year's yield. But things quickly get knotty when Lia's daughter announces she's quit her job and Lia finds herself tangled up in the murder of her best friend's ex-husband. While Belinda's alibi quickly gets her off the hook, nasty rumors spread throughout Crandalsburg that shroud the entire fair in suspicion.


Could the vendors be responsible for the murder of a man hell-bent on unraveling the fair just days before his death? Lia and her crafty group of Ninth Street Knitters must put down their needles to gather clues and save the crafting community they've grown to love.


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4.5 stars


This is the first book in the A Craft Fair Knitters mystery by Emmie Caldwell.


Some craft books try hard to fit in the actual craft and make it feel natural during the mystery section. This book did that with ease. They managed to incorporate many different vendors at the Craft Barn and make it all feel totally natural.


I enjoyed the relationship between Lia and her daughter. It really showcases the dynamic between what older people think of work and what younger people do. I am not sure I would have left a job on a lark like Haley did. I loved the addition of the alpaca farm and how that dynamic helped Haley along her life path.


The mystery was well told and it kept my interest the entire way through. Lots of clues abound so you can follow along and discover for yourself who the killer is. Just a fun yarn… see what I did there? Yarn. Ha ha.


Great new crafter series. Check it out!


If you like cozy mysteries, definitely check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.


I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.


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