Silent Knit, Deadly Knit

When murder silences the Christmas cheer in charming Arborville, New Jersey, Pamela and her Knit and Nibble pals must unravel the most bone-chilling mystery this side of the North Pole . . .

Pamela has been in merry spirits since her artsy daughter Penny returned home from college for the holidays. But their mother-daughter bonding time gets cut short when a terrified Penny stumbles upon the dumped body of Millicent Farthingale, a wealthy craft shop owner who was popular for all the wrong reasons. From a scheming business partner to a seedy husband several years her junior, Millicent attracted scammers so in love with her assets, they’d toss her down a chimney to get their paws on them. Now, with only a hand-knit red scarf connecting the killer to the crime, Pamela and the Knit and Nibblers could use some extra creativity as they find out who’s really naughty or nice in Arborville—because going up against a looming culprit is DIY or die!

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In December 2022 Art Kilmer interviewed me for his Cozy Christmas podcast. We talked about Silent Knit, Deadly Knit, my other Christmas-themed Knit & Nibbles, and lots of fun Christmas-related things. Click here for the podcast.

Here’s the cover for the large-print version, from Thorndike Press:

And here’s the cover for the audio version, from Tantor Media:

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Cozy Hands Fingerless Gloves

I chose a cheery Christmas-red yarn for the prototype. It would also be fun to make them in ombre yarn, or do an angora cuff and then switch to regular yarn for the body.

You’ll find the directions at the end of Silent Knit, Deadly Knit.



Christmas Poppy Seed Cake

Making this poppy seed cake has been a Christmas tradition with me forever. I make several batches so I can serve it at home (with rum-raisin or eggnog ice cream!) and give it as gifts to family and friends. Poppy seeds are expensive when you buy them in those little jars at the supermarket, but you can find them in bulk at ethnic groceries or order them online.

You’ll find the recipe at the end of Silent Knit, Deadly Knit.

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Here are four little ones. The recipe makes two 4″ x 8″ loaves or four 3″ x 5″.

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