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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 800-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?
First in a new series of paranormal cozy mysteries!
Book Details:Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Published by: Ambleside Publishing
Publication Date: September 2018
Number of Pages: 250
ASIN: B07HDBQ7BB Series: The Vampire
Knitting Club #1
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Nancy Warren is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 60 novels including the Toni Diamond cozy mystery series.
She shares her time between Victoria, British Columbia, and Bath in the UK.
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MY THOUGHTS -
Loved, loved, loved!!! What a fun book! This is exactly the kind of vampire/witch book I love to read. Fun, not dark. Even with the mystery going on the author still kept it fun to read. A few twists kept me guessing. I did have a few suspicions, but I was wrong!
I loved the characters, they were perfect. I loved Lucy, what a sweetie. But, I really loved Rafe! Yum, what a hunky vampire hero type he was! I would love to know who the author would cast as him in a movie. Also loved Ian, the cop, also cute! That being said there was no real romance in here. A little flirting, a little blushing, and some he-man protecting going on, but that was it. I'm hoping maybe the next book??? Which of course I will be reading!
OK let me talk about the setting for a minute - WHAT??? Did you say knitting???? You are speaking my language! Well... I just happen to be an advanced knitter myself. I love, love any book set in a knitting shop!
"Trust me to find myself in the only shop in the world that ran a vampire knitting club."This book somewhat reminded me of the Sugar Maple series by Barbara Bretton (a quirky witch story, also set in a knitting shop), which just happens to be my favorite series! This had the same feel to it. So if you are a fan of the fun, light, quirky vampire/witch books - you will love this!
This is the first one I have rad by this author but can't wait to read more. I especially can't wait to read the next in this series - Stitches and Witches. It even sounds fun! And how about that cover? CUTE!!
I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Partners in Crime Tours ~ Thank You!