Genre – Cozy Mystery
  • Series: A Tangled Web Mystery (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington (November 24, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1617737178
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617737176

“A tale of murder and intrigue that will ensnare knitters and non-knitters alike. I couldn’t put it down.”—Barbara Ross, author of Musseled Out
Time has not been kind to sleepy Dorset Falls, Connecticut, where an erstwhile resident is hoping to bring a tattered yarn shop back to life—but with a murderer on the loose, the whole town is in knots…

Josie Blair left Dorset Falls twelve years ago in hopes of making it big in New York City. But after earning an overpriced master’s degree and getting fired by a temperamental designer, she finds herself heading back to her hometown. Her great-uncle was injured in a car accident, and newly unemployed Josie is the only person available to take care of him. Uncle Eb’s wife didn’t survive the crash, so Josie is also tasked with selling the contents of her Aunt Cora’s yarn shop. But the needling ladies of the Charity Knitters Association pose a far bigger challenge than a shop full of scattered skeins…

Miss Marple Knits is one of the few businesses still open in the dreary downtown. Josie can’t imagine how it stayed open for so long, yet something about the cozy, resilient little shop appeals to her. But when one of the town’s most persnickety knitters turns up dead in a pile of cashmere yarn, Josie realizes there’s something truly twisted lurking beneath the town’s decaying façade…


My Review
While Dorset Falls, CT. is not Mayberry, time seems to have forgotten it. Not much has changed over the years. While it may be a hotbed for gossip and friendly rivalries, even pranks, it is not full of major crimes, especially not murder.

A good mystery that pulled me in, made me care about the characters, and held my interest from page one. After Josie escaped, after high school, she never gave any thought to returning or even keeping in touch.
When her mother's uncle was injured in the car accident that killed his recent bride, no one else is available to care for great uncle Eb. Josie arrives unprepared for the task ahead of her.

A combination of small town romance, senior citizens gone wild, a coming to realization (rather than age) and of course murder and deception, this is a delightful mix.

I did receive this book in exchange for an honest review.

About The Author –
Sadie Hartwell grew up near the Canadian border in northern New York State, where it’s cold, dark, and snowy almost half the year—a perfect environment for nurturing a simultaneous love of mystery fiction and needlework. She attended St. Lawrence University, graduating with a degree in history, and has worked as a waitress, handbag designer/manufacturer, paralegal, and copy editor before turning to writing full time. Now she gets to play with yarn and make up stories whenever she wants, and wishes everyone had a job as much fun as hers.

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  1. The book sounds great. Thanks for a chance to win a copy. Love the cover.


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