Here’s another cozy mystery that turned out to be a cute one. Although, I do think reading the previous novels in the A Knit and Nibble Mystery series would provide more context to references from the past that are within this book.
Death of a Knit Wit has amateur sleuth, Pamela with her journalist best friend and neighbour, Bettina trying to solve the case of a much despised, womanizing professor at the local university who is accused of stealing his ex-wife’s research and ends up murdered. The victim unfortunately dies at the very event that Pamela hosted with her employer.
Overall, the mystery was good and I did like how Bettina was with Pamela pretty much every step of the way because Pamela was more of a listen rather than ask sleuth. But a lot of times that won’t get you anywhere to crack a case and extroverted Bettina helped propel the story along.
I do have to say there was quite an emphasis on what the characters were eating. Although the food sounded delicious, it was a bit too much detail that could have been cut back. I also wasn’t a fan of how the romance aspect played out in this particular story, but I am curious to find out what happens next.
Death of the Knit Wit releases tomorrow!
Thank you Kensington Books for the advanced reader’s copy. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Pamela has organized a weekend-long knitting bee as part of a conference on fiber arts and crafts at Wendelstaff College. But when pompous Professor Robert Greer-Gordon Critter, the keynote speaker at the conference, crashes the bee, he seems more interested in flirting than knitting. The man’s reputation as a philanderer supersedes his academic reputation. After coffee and cookies are served, the professor suddenly collapses, seemingly poisoned—but how? Everyone had the coffee and cookies. Joined by her bestie Bettina and the Knit and Nibble ladies, Pamela sorts through everything from red socks to red herrings to unravel the means and motives of a killer dead set on teaching the professor a lesson…