Since her only daughter left for college, widow Pamela Paterson has kept busy as associate editor of a craft magazine and founder of the Knit and Nibble knitting club in quaint Arborville, New Jersey. Now, she’s trying out a new hobby–solving murders!

Pamela is hosting the next Knit and Nibble meeting and can’t wait to liven up her otherwise empty home with colorful yarn, baking, and a little harmless gossip. She even recruits Amy Morgan, an old friend who recently moved to town, as the group’s newest member. But on the night of the gathering, Amy doesn’t show. Not until Pamela finds the woman dead outside–a knitting needle stabbed through the front of her handmade sweater …

Someone committed murder before taking off with Amy’s knitting bag, and Pamela realizes that only she can spot the deadly details hidden in mysterious skeins. But when another murder occurs, naming the culprit–and living to spin the tale–will be more difficult than Pamela ever imagined …


Click here for the Amazon Murder, She Knit page.

Covers galore!

Here’s the cover for the large-print edition with library binding, from Thorndike Press:

And here’s the cover for the audio edition, from Tantor Audio:


The Frugal Knitter’s Scarf: Bohemian Chic

The fun of this scarf is that it’s made from random bits of this and that. If you’re a knitter, you probably have many interesting yarn remnants left from other projects. You’ll find the directions at the end of Murder, She Knit.


Autumn Apple Cake

Use crisp, slightly tart apples, even Granny Smith or other green apples. Sift powdered sugar over the top. You’ll find this recipe at the end of Murder, She Knit.

When a murder shocks picturesque Arborville, New Jersey, Pamela Paterson and her Knit and Nibble knitting club suddenly find themselves at the center of the investigation–as suspects …

Pamela is ready to kick back and relax after a busy day selling stuffed aardvarks to benefit Arborville High School’s sports program at the annual town festival. But just as she’s packing up, she makes a terrible discovery–someone’s stashed a body under the Knit and Nibble table. The victim is Randall Jefferson, a decidedly unpopular history teacher after his recent op-ed criticizing the school’s sports program. But the primary suspect has an alibi, and the only clue is a stuffed aardvark found on the victim’s chest … Now the Knit and Nibblers must unravel the case quickly–before a crafty killer repeats a deadly pattern.

Click here for the Amazon Died in the Wool page.





Cozy Cat

He’s not cool. In fact he’s very square, and if you can knit basic squares and rectangles you can make a knitted stuffed-animal toy. You’ll find the directions at the end of Died in the Wool.


Strawberry Shortcake

Make this when it’s really strawberry season and strawberries are at their peak of natural sweetness. You’ll find the recipe at the end of Died in the Wool. The photo shows a two-inch biscuit. Of course you can make them bigger. If you do that, the recipe will make fewer than eight biscuits.

Here’s the cover for Knit & Nibble #3, due out in May 2019. More info to come…

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