It has been a challenging couple of weeks, my friends. I had the battery replaced in my car yesterday because it was taking a while to start. Hooray for AAA’s roadside assistance, which will bring a battery to your office! Anyway, I got home … and then the car refused to turn over at all. Same AAA guy came out, and between him, my husband, and the neighbor, we determined that the starter has gone out. So, I’ll be arranging a tow this morning.
That’s on top of all the bad news in the world. Plus, I realized that lately I’ve been reading a lot of serious books. I suspect that, like me, you’re ready for something a bit more light-hearted and fun. Hence, this recommendation.
Murder, She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
When things get a little too ugly out in the real world, time and again I find myself turning to cozy mysteries. The good friends, amateur sleuths, and inevitable adorable pet always seem to make me feel a little better.
This time, Pamela’s about to host the knitting club at her home. At the grocery, she runs into one of her late husband’s former colleagues who has just moved to town — and who is a knitter. So, Pamela invites Amy to the meeting that evening. However, Amy never turns up.
It’s because she’s dead, in Pamela’s hedge.
Needless to say, the local police think Pamela is suspect number one. However, she and best friend Bettina are determined to find out who really committed the crime.
One of the things I liked about this book is that the majority of characters are older. They are dealing with relatable issues like grief, empty-nester syndrome, and wondering whether their retirement money is going to stretch. As I get older myself, these are matters that I can sympathize just a little bit more than the issues that trouble a 20-something single woman.
Anyway, I highly recommend this book and am likely to read more in the series.
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