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Stitches and Witches
Stitches and Witches: A Paranormal Cozy Mystery | Nancy Warren
22 posts | 14 read | 4 to read
Dropping stitches and catching killersWhen an older gentleman keels over in his scones and tea at the Elderflower Tea Shop in Oxford-a victim of poison-Lucy Swift and her band of undead amateur detectives are on the case.Elderflower Tea Shop is next door to Cardinal Woolsey's, the yarn shop Lucy runs and home to the late-night Vampire Knitting Club. The tea shop owners are a pair of octogenarian spinsters and old family friends, so Lucy wants to help clear up the mystery that's keeping their shop closed. But murder isn't the only issue troubling the Miss Watts. A man has come between them. Miss Florence Watt is being romanced by an old flame, one Mary Watt distrusts. In between figuring out who, among his many enemies, might have poisoned the unpleasant Colonel Montague, Lucy's trying to brush up on her magic spells before the Wiccan potluck dinner her witchy cousin insists she attend.However, she's still settling into being a witch and since she botched a spell and blew up her kitchen, she's taking the magic slowly. Her knitting endeavors aren't much better. Between purling when she should knit and dropping so many stitches her hand-knit scarf looks like it was attacked by giant moths, there are days Lucy thinks she'll pack it all in and move back to Boston. She might, except she'd miss her beloved undead grandmother, her new friends, one very sexy vampire and a local detective who is very much alive.Stitches and Witches is Book 2 in the Vampire Knitting Club series of paranormal cozy mysteries. It is a standalone novel with no sex or gore, just humor, knitting, magic and a touch of romance.Get yours today.
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ShelleyBooksie
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1. Treat
2. Both are scary! Vampires
3. Pumpkin
4. Scary book (I enjoy a good spook in a book)
5. Neither
6. Casper the friendly ghost
7. Costume party
8. Chocolate
9. Skeleton
10. Pumpkin spice
11. Black cats
#hhs, @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn ☠️🖤🙌🏻 3w
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ShelleyBooksie
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1. Ghost (if it was friendly like Casper)
2. Thanksgiving - Turkey- yummy
3. Neither
4. I've never been to a pumpkin patch! We have to choose from super market pumpkins. Corn maze is fun with someone holding my hand - hehe.
5. Tie. I love pumpkin pie and fresh apple cider
6. Make
7. Treat
8. Make a potion
9. Save - I've done the est a tonne and it never ends well.

#hhs, @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn 👻🖤🙌🏻 3w
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ShelleyBooksie
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1. Owl, black cat (they're adorable), wolf
2. Pumpkin Heads graphic novel.
3. Eyes covered the whole time.
4. Trick or treating
5. Thriller
6. Witch
7. Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin (I don't really watch Halloween movies as I am a wimp)

#HHS, @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn 👻🖤🙌🏻 3w
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Crewgurl
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Enjoying this series. This book was a bit slow at times. I feel like the main character switches back and forth from being comfortable with all the super natural and VERY uncomfortable. I suppose it‘s a bit natural, as it‘s pretty crazy mind blowing stuff, but it just throws me for some reason. Overall I really like it though.

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RedxoHearts
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I finally got around to the second book of the Vampire Knitting Club series and loved it. If you like cozy paranormal mysteries I highly recommend this series so far. I love the yarn shop and all the interesting characters.

AkashaVampie I really enjoyed the first one!! I need to get on to this one. 8mo
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RedxoHearts
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I finished 10 books this month so a pretty busy start to my reading this year. I tagged the last one I read and enjoyed. I will be reading more of the Vampire Knitting Club series this month. I'll catch up on my quick reviews this week.

StaceGhost I love this series! I‘m listening to the Christmas mystery Stockings and Spells (albeit a little late) while I knit up some pixie hats 8mo
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littlebeesreads
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Book 1 was so good, I listened in on day. On to book 2!

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dylanisreading
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I finished The Vampire Knitting Club yesterday and started the tagged book as well as Dim Sum of All Fears.

#20in4 @Andrew65

Andrew65 Fantastic 👏👏👏 10mo
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LeticiaToraci
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Pickpick

A light, fun and fast read.

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Cinsarly
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Mehso-so

Second in a supernatural cozy mystery series set in Oxford. Enjoyable enough. Love the idea of bored vampires knitting in secret. Lucy (the main character) is just kinda dumb. She sometimes thinks highly unlikely things just to give the mystery more suspects and at other times is naive to the point of incredulity. Luckily, I like the setting and the side characters.

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MidnightBookGirl
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I'm feeling... optimistic? At least not as overwhelmed as earlier this week. Picked up this new Christmas sign and listened to Christmas music, so ready for the Holidays!

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katy4peas
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Wow Crystelle! Thank you so much for all of the witchy goodies! I love them all! The candies, the box full of candies, the socks, the bag, the necklaces and pins. The teas smell really good! And the beeswax candles! The unicorn is super pretty! ⬇️

katy4peas And the stationary is fun! I love the stickers and the itty-bitty Gryffindor book! And of course I can‘t wait to read the cozy witch books! Thank you so much! Did you make the bookmarks? This was very generous of you! Thank you so much! It made my day very nice! ☺️
#BasicWitchSwap #bws
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katy4peas (Sorry I couldn‘t post my picture earlier!) @ulrichyumiodd
Thanks for hosting @Meaw_catlady and @sprainedbrain
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ulrichyumiodd So glad you liked it! The bookmarks were bought on Etsy. I made the polymer clay stuff only :) 2y
katy4peas @ulrichyumiodd Oh, the necklaces? They are so cute! They were so professionally packaged, you threw me off! 😉Haha! Thank you so much! 😘❤️ (edited) 2y
ulrichyumiodd @katy4peas Yup, the necklaces and the customization of the box! I bought the packaging stuff on Amazon, haha. 2y
katy4peas @ulrichyumiodd that‘s so cool! You did an amazing job! 😍 2y
AutumnRLS That bag! 😍 2y
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BethM
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3/5 still very enjoyable but not as engaging as the first. I think I wanted more vampires.

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MaleficentBookDragon
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This 2nd book in the series was a lot of fun. What I like most about the series is that the MC is pretty level headed and doesn‘t make (too many) dumb decisions. The mystery was interesting to follow. I wish there wasn‘t a love triangle involving a vampire, but what can you do? I recommended this cozy series.
This was my July #bookspin selection and another square on my #bookspinbingo card. @TheAromaofBooks
#cozyinthesum @Librarybelle @ferskner

MaleficentBookDragon And I love all the descriptions of knitting and 🧶 2y
Librarybelle Awesome! Glad you‘re enjoying the series! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
ferskner I LOVE a cozy with a reasonable MC. So hard to find! 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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A little mental health break at work today.
#hookersoflitsy #cozyinthesun #bookspin

ChasingOm Well this series sounds delightful! 2y
SamanthaMarie Ooooo blanket?? Looks lovely 😍 2y
MaleficentBookDragon @SamanthaMarie Bany blanket for my cousin. Thank you. 2y
BethM Super important! 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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My July #Bookspin is (3)Stitches and Witches.
My #Doublespin (15) is Herding Cats. Both fun picks. I‘ll get my #BookspinBingo card posted later. Thanks @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
Karisa I love Herding Cats! My son took over that book and won't give it back though.😂 2y
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PurpleTulipGirl
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3.75/5⭐️ Second in the series. A bit lacking in development of the MC, but a nice cozy mystery.

Lucy is settling into her new life, running her grandmother‘s yarn shop in Oxford. Having learned she is a witch, as was her grandmother, she‘s learning to use her gift. But she still can‘t knit. When a man suddenly dies in the neighboring cafe, she is pulled into a mystery. Then another death leads her to wonder if the first was a mistake.

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twinkletoes74
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Book two in this series. I actually love this series.

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ShyBookOwl
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alisiakae Great pic! 3y
brit91 Great picture!! 3y
ShyBookOwl @brit91 thank u! 3y
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ShyBookOwl
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"The way that woman knit was like watching someone sit down at the piano expecting chopsticks and they came out with a Beethovan concerto. Her knitting was poetry in motion."

This series is a love letter to crafting yarn.

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ShyBookOwl
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Mehso-so

This is Book 2 of the Vampire Knitting Club series, but it's also a standalone novel. While it's nice that you can just jump in, it means there's a lot of repetition from book 1. I also found the worldbuilding of book 1 to be so enticing, but by book 2 that stuff is delivered matter of factly; not so richly. Overall, it was still fun and I so appreciate that the victims in the series are not young women, but the opposite, which seems subversive!

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