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After solving a murder, gift shop owner Stormy Day is famous in Misty Falls. Unfortunately, she's still dateless. When she lets a mysterious fortune teller offer romance advice, Stormy is drawn into a world of deception. When a body shows up, more secrets and lies follow, confounding the investigation. Even Jeffrey, the mischievous Russian Blue cat, seems puzzled by the Deat After solving a murder, gift shop owner Stormy Day is famous in Misty Falls. Unfortunately, she's still dateless. When she lets a mysterious fortune teller offer romance advice, Stormy is drawn into a world of deception. When a body shows up, more secrets and lies follow, confounding the investigation. Even Jeffrey, the mischievous Russian Blue cat, seems puzzled by the Death of the Crafty Knitter. As Stormy races to find the killer, the danger escalates, bringing the amateur sleuth and the cold-blooded killer face-to-face for a startling climax.


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After solving a murder, gift shop owner Stormy Day is famous in Misty Falls. Unfortunately, she's still dateless. When she lets a mysterious fortune teller offer romance advice, Stormy is drawn into a world of deception. When a body shows up, more secrets and lies follow, confounding the investigation. Even Jeffrey, the mischievous Russian Blue cat, seems puzzled by the Deat After solving a murder, gift shop owner Stormy Day is famous in Misty Falls. Unfortunately, she's still dateless. When she lets a mysterious fortune teller offer romance advice, Stormy is drawn into a world of deception. When a body shows up, more secrets and lies follow, confounding the investigation. Even Jeffrey, the mischievous Russian Blue cat, seems puzzled by the Death of the Crafty Knitter. As Stormy races to find the killer, the danger escalates, bringing the amateur sleuth and the cold-blooded killer face-to-face for a startling climax.

30 review for Death of a Crafty Knitter

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kathie H

    What happened? I enjoyed the first book in this series (nothing earth-shattering, just a rather fluffy murder mystery). I was doing okay with this one until about two-thirds through, and suddenly the writer just fell apart or was consumed in an Invasion-of-the-Body-Snatchers type incident. And the title of this book has next to nothing to do with the actual story. I wanted to like it.

  2. 5 out of 5

    C-shaw

    I should actually give this book four stars, even if it is a lightweight cozy mystery. It was very likeable, despite the protagonist's name, "Stormy Day" (groan!). This is second in Angela Pepper's "Stormy Day" series, a freebie from Bookbub. Some quotations I marked: "[M]emories aren't photographs. They're more like watercolor paintings, and every time you visit a memory, you're going in with a wet brush and more paint, coloring and altering it with your changing perceptions, influencing it with I should actually give this book four stars, even if it is a lightweight cozy mystery. It was very likeable, despite the protagonist's name, "Stormy Day" (groan!). This is second in Angela Pepper's "Stormy Day" series, a freebie from Bookbub. Some quotations I marked: "[M]emories aren't photographs. They're more like watercolor paintings, and every time you visit a memory, you're going in with a wet brush and more paint, coloring and altering it with your changing perceptions, influencing it with your desires." "But I was thirty-three, and I'd had enough life experience to know that 'I was just joking' is what a man says only after you've called him on his lascivious behavior." [Ain't that the truth!] "Plenty of things are right in front of us, hiding in plain sight, because most people are so busy with their thoughts or their phones, they don't take the time to look." ". . . thinner than margarine at a butter convention." [snicker] "In the car ride back to my place, Jeffrey [Stormy Day's cat] sang me the songs of his people. I asked him if he took requests, and if he knew 'Free Bird.' He did not." [Har har!]

  3. 5 out of 5

    N.N. Light

    DNF 55%. I know, I got this as a freebie but it should still be a solid plotline. Disappointing because I loved the title and the protagonist's quirky name. My Rating: 3 stars DNF 55%. I know, I got this as a freebie but it should still be a solid plotline. Disappointing because I loved the title and the protagonist's quirky name. My Rating: 3 stars

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mummy's Naughty Corner

    Well what can i say another fantastic mystery. I do admit i thought it was the wife I was shocked when all was reveled. Loved the relation between stormy and her dad again, plus lots of cool bits with Jeffery again. Seems like there might be some romance soon but which guy will she choose?

  5. 5 out of 5

    ☆☆Hannah☆☆

    Overall I liked this book. Stormy shows up to a woman's house. Of course she finds her dead. Now she tires to find out who is behind it. Of course she solves it and all is well for now. Overall I liked this book. Stormy shows up to a woman's house. Of course she finds her dead. Now she tires to find out who is behind it. Of course she solves it and all is well for now.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Elayne

    Voula Varga (!) hosts a knitting club and does (fake) psychic readings. And she drives a hearse. Misty Falls of course continues with its set of characters and hinky doings. But why a murder? Apart from that mention of a knitting circle we hear no more about knitting in the book and it turns into a fairly standard cozy mystery. In fact the knitting club does no knitting just natter and tea and readings. Title a mis-nomer. Book 1 in the series much better.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Tari

    I was so glad that Stormy's dad was in this book a lot more than he was the first book. This book has him recovering from hip surgery but very mobile. I got the biggest kick out of him buying a new laptop and knowing a lot more about online stuff than he'd let on to Stormy. They made a great sleuthing team. Even though the last time Stormy had seen Dad before the killer showdown she'd not been too happy with him, he definitely came in handy. I just love the little cat, Jeffrey Blue. He's kind of I was so glad that Stormy's dad was in this book a lot more than he was the first book. This book has him recovering from hip surgery but very mobile. I got the biggest kick out of him buying a new laptop and knowing a lot more about online stuff than he'd let on to Stormy. They made a great sleuthing team. Even though the last time Stormy had seen Dad before the killer showdown she'd not been too happy with him, he definitely came in handy. I just love the little cat, Jeffrey Blue. He's kind of mischievous, but he's still lovable. I'm never a fan of cats in books that aren't friendly to their owners, and that makes me sad. But Jeffrey makes me smile. There was a good twist at the end and just when I thought I knew who the perp was, it wasn't. It'll be interesting in the next books to see if Stormy and Logan ever end up as anything beyond tenant, landlady and sleuthing buddies. The overall ending was great and it wrapped up everything that the perp had been up to. It had the start of a sweet toast but a slight mini cliff hanger got in the way. It's nothing I'm bummed over and nothing that reading the next book won't take care of.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Leah

    This takes place in January. It begins with New Year's Day. The story involves a psychic, a missing gun, a computer program, and a button. I thought the killer was going to be someone else but for the same reason. I also thought one thing involving Stormy and her dad would happen differently. This may still happen later. The ending adds another man to the mix vying for Stormy. I want it to be someone it probably won't be. This takes place in January. It begins with New Year's Day. The story involves a psychic, a missing gun, a computer program, and a button. I thought the killer was going to be someone else but for the same reason. I also thought one thing involving Stormy and her dad would happen differently. This may still happen later. The ending adds another man to the mix vying for Stormy. I want it to be someone it probably won't be.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Mary Ann

    It is New Year's Eve and Stormy and her friend have gone to a local bar for a party and she sees a waitress treat another woman poorly and offers her help. When she shows up at the woman's house the next day, she finds her dead on the floor. She finds it necessary to find out what is happening with her retired police officer father. The story was interesting and had some nice twists and turns. It is New Year's Eve and Stormy and her friend have gone to a local bar for a party and she sees a waitress treat another woman poorly and offers her help. When she shows up at the woman's house the next day, she finds her dead on the floor. She finds it necessary to find out what is happening with her retired police officer father. The story was interesting and had some nice twists and turns.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

    This was a meh mystery for me. The murderer (view spoiler)[Marvin (hide spoiler)] wasn't that awesome of a character, so I wasn't surprised there was something there, but I didn't think it would be murder. Men in this book just didn't do it for me. Tony = jerk Dimples = dumb Marvin = sleezy Stormy was a great amatuer sleuth though. *Notes in Updates This was a meh mystery for me. The murderer (view spoiler)[Marvin (hide spoiler)] wasn't that awesome of a character, so I wasn't surprised there was something there, but I didn't think it would be murder. Men in this book just didn't do it for me. Tony = jerk Dimples = dumb Marvin = sleezy Stormy was a great amatuer sleuth though. *Notes in Updates

  11. 4 out of 5

    Loba

    Loved it!!!! What a fun and exciting page Turner

  12. 4 out of 5

    Marleen Gallagher

    Great easy read. Enough mystery to keep you going, not so much that you have to wreak your brain. Great series so far.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Peggy

    3.5 stars

  14. 4 out of 5

    Wendy

    Oh Stormy Day! Once again, it seems that trouble has found its way to you. I enjoyed this book just as much as the first. The plot and the characters were well-developed and so intriguing. In this book, Stormy once again stumbles upon a murder and of course her curiosity gets the better of her and she embarks on solving the case. This time around, she has a partner-her dear old dad. Those two were great together. I loved the banter and their relationship was so sweet and special. The shenanigans Oh Stormy Day! Once again, it seems that trouble has found its way to you. I enjoyed this book just as much as the first. The plot and the characters were well-developed and so intriguing. In this book, Stormy once again stumbles upon a murder and of course her curiosity gets the better of her and she embarks on solving the case. This time around, she has a partner-her dear old dad. Those two were great together. I loved the banter and their relationship was so sweet and special. The shenanigans in this book were so much fun. A great combination of humor and mystery. There were definitely a lot of moments that I was not expecting and just added to the overall element of the story. Angela really keeps you guessing about where and how this will all go. I loved that in a book. I really hope that something develops between Logan(sexy neighbor/tenant) and Stormy because I do think they complement each other well. Overall, this story was fantastic and I was intrigued with every page until the end. This was another hit in the Stormy Day series and I am excited for more to come. I wonder where this series will go next.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Another funny Stormy Day mystery! Stormy seems to get herself into a lot of trouble. In the first death of book she found a snowman who turned out to be her fathers neighbor. In this book it's New Years Eve and Stormy and her friend Jessica are meeting some other friends at the local pub, The Fox and Hound for a celebration of the New Year! What they did not know is that they were going to run into the local Voodoo lady of Misty Falls. She got into a fight with the waitress and ended going home e Another funny Stormy Day mystery! Stormy seems to get herself into a lot of trouble. In the first death of book she found a snowman who turned out to be her fathers neighbor. In this book it's New Years Eve and Stormy and her friend Jessica are meeting some other friends at the local pub, The Fox and Hound for a celebration of the New Year! What they did not know is that they were going to run into the local Voodoo lady of Misty Falls. She got into a fight with the waitress and ended going home early after a brief meet and greet with Stormy in the restroom. Stormy was invited to meet the Voodoo lady for a meeting at her house the next day. When Stormy got to her house, she found her dead body. Of course, Stormy has to get involved and get her retired cop father in too. This book was well worth the reading I did not have any idea who dun it until the very end. I have the next book ready to start, which will be very shortly.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Vicki

    Stormy Day is a great character I love her investigative skills that are getting better each time she stumbles onto a dead body. She is clever and has a wonderful relationship with her cat, Jeffery blue. That cat has a very cute personality and makes the book even more enjoyable. She is living next door to Logan the lawyer from the first book and although they are drawn to each other they have not moved beyond the landlord tenant relationship. There are some emotions that come through, but they h Stormy Day is a great character I love her investigative skills that are getting better each time she stumbles onto a dead body. She is clever and has a wonderful relationship with her cat, Jeffery blue. That cat has a very cute personality and makes the book even more enjoyable. She is living next door to Logan the lawyer from the first book and although they are drawn to each other they have not moved beyond the landlord tenant relationship. There are some emotions that come through, but they have not really expanded on them. Mr.Finnegan Day is featured in this story and as a former policeman in the city he still has a few connections. Those seem to come in handy as Stormy and her dad look into this murder. It is a fun cozy mystery and I plan on continuing to read the series.

  17. 4 out of 5

    J.P. Lundstrom

    Well. the story was even weaker that the first in the series--I don't plan to read numbers three and four. I was hoping more interaction between the main character and her tenant/love interest, but it was not to be. Instead we get weaker and weaker interaction with less and less interesting characters, who never really have an impact on the story. Too bad. Well. the story was even weaker that the first in the series--I don't plan to read numbers three and four. I was hoping more interaction between the main character and her tenant/love interest, but it was not to be. Instead we get weaker and weaker interaction with less and less interesting characters, who never really have an impact on the story. Too bad.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kim j

    I am loving this series! Its fresh, full of good humor & real relationships. I relate to Stormy. I am so glad that I found this series & that more is on the way. Thanks Stormy for a great read.

  19. 5 out of 5

    J Young

    Much more fun than counting inventory – except for the dead body! Since moving back home to Misty Falls, Stormy Day enjoys being the owner or the gift shop, but faced with a year end inventory she longs for a little more excitement in her life other than the crazed cat antics of Jeffrey McFluffy Trousers. Unfortunately, getting run off the road and then finding the body of a local fortune teller wasn’t exactly what she had in mind. It wasn’t her first body, and she might have left the case alone Much more fun than counting inventory – except for the dead body! Since moving back home to Misty Falls, Stormy Day enjoys being the owner or the gift shop, but faced with a year end inventory she longs for a little more excitement in her life other than the crazed cat antics of Jeffrey McFluffy Trousers. Unfortunately, getting run off the road and then finding the body of a local fortune teller wasn’t exactly what she had in mind. It wasn’t her first body, and she might have left the case alone if Captain Tony Milano hadn’t rudely told her to mind her own business. This is the first book I have read in this cozy series and I enjoyed it. There is humor, plot twists, and some hints of future romance. The interaction between Stormy and her father adds dimension to the storyline. Overall, I liked it.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Krystyna

    Tangles and lies New Year's has come round really quickly and together, with her father, they have decided to set up a PI business. Especially as a newcomer to the community has ended up dead and she found her! Although it should have been easy to find information, there seemed to be a lot of lies and half truths around. When a friend is arrested they cannot reconcile what they know about her to a cold hearted killer. Fraud schemes, infidelity and general cons abound as the two stretch their rela Tangles and lies New Year's has come round really quickly and together, with her father, they have decided to set up a PI business. Especially as a newcomer to the community has ended up dead and she found her! Although it should have been easy to find information, there seemed to be a lot of lies and half truths around. When a friend is arrested they cannot reconcile what they know about her to a cold hearted killer. Fraud schemes, infidelity and general cons abound as the two stretch their relationship to the limit. Can they find the real killer? Will she fall for the cute dimples or the more mature neighbour? A good plot. Again a bit obvious but nevertheless a good read as you get a more in depth look at the characters.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sally East

    I enjoyed it! I read Death of a Crafty Knitter in two days of constant interruptions, errand-running, and 20-30 minute reading breaks until the rest of the house was asleep. It was just what I needed.. There are great characters who are believable and relatable and enough of them to keep the plot moving without feeling like I needed a scorecard to keep track of all of them. Learning how to handle an investigation from her prominent, retired detective father presents a little bit of a learning cur I enjoyed it! I read Death of a Crafty Knitter in two days of constant interruptions, errand-running, and 20-30 minute reading breaks until the rest of the house was asleep. It was just what I needed.. There are great characters who are believable and relatable and enough of them to keep the plot moving without feeling like I needed a scorecard to keep track of all of them. Learning how to handle an investigation from her prominent, retired detective father presents a little bit of a learning curve but Stormy is a quick learner. I also enjoyed the pace of the story, as it moves right along but not at the speed of light. I enjoyed the characters, the timing, the plot,....... in short I liked everything.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Victoria Zigler

    My actual rating is 3.5 stars, but I rounded up. This was a pretty good read, but not as enjoyable as the first book. I kind of felt like the author was focussing more on the sarcasm and sense of humour of the main character than on the mystery at times. Also, the title kind of bugs me, because the knitting club essentially seemed to be there just to create a link between something in the story and the title (not to mention, I have to wonder how they finish any projects if their gatherings are l My actual rating is 3.5 stars, but I rounded up. This was a pretty good read, but not as enjoyable as the first book. I kind of felt like the author was focussing more on the sarcasm and sense of humour of the main character than on the mystery at times. Also, the title kind of bugs me, because the knitting club essentially seemed to be there just to create a link between something in the story and the title (not to mention, I have to wonder how they finish any projects if their gatherings are like the one we saw all the time, since the little knitting they did during it seemed to just be an excuse to play a drinking game with their wool). So, a good read, but not a fantastic one. Good enough that I want to continue the series though.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Carla Simmons

    Misty Falls, Oregon, is probably only surpassed by Cabot Cove, Maine, for number of murders per capita. And Murder, She Wrote is exactly what this series reminds me of. While Stormy Day is not a retired English teacher like Jessica Fletcher, she does have a knack for figuring out who-done-it. That's not surprising since she's the daughter of a retired cop. I really like this character, but I fear her love life will play too big a part in later books. I love these quick reading cozy mysteries. I Misty Falls, Oregon, is probably only surpassed by Cabot Cove, Maine, for number of murders per capita. And Murder, She Wrote is exactly what this series reminds me of. While Stormy Day is not a retired English teacher like Jessica Fletcher, she does have a knack for figuring out who-done-it. That's not surprising since she's the daughter of a retired cop. I really like this character, but I fear her love life will play too big a part in later books. I love these quick reading cozy mysteries. I do not like romance novels. Here's hoping for more murders and less love (but only in the fictional world).

  24. 5 out of 5

    Mary Lou Hoffman

    DEATH OF A CRAFTY KNITTER is the second book in the Stormy Day Cozy Mysteries series. Though each would stand on their own, it is better to read them in the order of release. I love cozy mysteries and when they come from Angela Pepper it’s is even better. Stormy Day, Jeffrey Blue (her cat), Fine Day (her dad), and Logan (her neighbor/tenant) may be my favorite characters this year. I love the banter, wit, and humor that keep them all going. Life can be so serious, it’s wonderful to find people – e DEATH OF A CRAFTY KNITTER is the second book in the Stormy Day Cozy Mysteries series. Though each would stand on their own, it is better to read them in the order of release. I love cozy mysteries and when they come from Angela Pepper it’s is even better. Stormy Day, Jeffrey Blue (her cat), Fine Day (her dad), and Logan (her neighbor/tenant) may be my favorite characters this year. I love the banter, wit, and humor that keep them all going. Life can be so serious, it’s wonderful to find people – even if they are fictional – who can lighten up about themselves or the situation. They make mistakes, they learn from them, and they move on to the next step in the process of solving the mystery. I’m looking forward to more stories from Stormy Day and Angela Pepper. Title: DEATH OF A CRAFTY KNITTER Series: Stormy Day Cozy Mystery #2 Category /Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery Recommended for: 12+ due to content Received from: Amazon purchase

  25. 5 out of 5

    Christine Hunter

    Easy Read Angela Pepper does have a way with words. Her books are interesting, fast paced, and hard to put down. So hard, in fact, that I completed it in less than a day. There's no profanity or erotica. That is a definite plus in my book. It's easily a stand-alone. There's also no paranormal in this, although I had just finished one of the books from the Wisteria series and her paranormal mysteries are just as good. You won't go wrong reading this book and when you're done, you know you're going Easy Read Angela Pepper does have a way with words. Her books are interesting, fast paced, and hard to put down. So hard, in fact, that I completed it in less than a day. There's no profanity or erotica. That is a definite plus in my book. It's easily a stand-alone. There's also no paranormal in this, although I had just finished one of the books from the Wisteria series and her paranormal mysteries are just as good. You won't go wrong reading this book and when you're done, you know you're going to want to continue the series.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Melody

    33 you single female leaves her high powered job and moves back to her home town. Her father isn’t getting younger and recent hip surgery have her playing chauffeur to him. When a chance meeting with the town physic at New Year’s eve party lead o an appointment with her the next day she is shocked to find her shot dead in her reading room. Soon she and her father, a recently retired police detective, are looking for the culprit. An interesting read. I look forward to the rest of the series.

  27. 5 out of 5

    xnera

    I got this book for free. It's the second book in a series, and I haven't read the first one. I found the beginning of the book a bit confusing, as it didn't do too good of a job introducing the characters/setting to new readers. I also felt the ending was rather rushed, and the motive for the crime was unsatisfactory to me. Still, I enjoyed the book enough that I would read it again, and I'm curious about the first book and might seek it out. I got this book for free. It's the second book in a series, and I haven't read the first one. I found the beginning of the book a bit confusing, as it didn't do too good of a job introducing the characters/setting to new readers. I also felt the ending was rather rushed, and the motive for the crime was unsatisfactory to me. Still, I enjoyed the book enough that I would read it again, and I'm curious about the first book and might seek it out.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Hibi

    The first book of the series was one of my all time favourite reads so maybe I held the standard too high for this second one. It just was missing all of the things I loved about the first: the horrible puns, sarcasm and facetiousness that never let up in certain situations to great annoyance of a character, the laughing-out-loud moments, etc. Whatever the reason, this one was a disappointment for me.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Joseph

    3.5 almost 4 stars. I do like cozy mysteries and this is no exception. This is the second book in the series and in some ways, builds on the story line and characters from the first. Stormy Day is a great character, and the town is lovable and lots of fun characters. Even though the book is a bit on the long side, it is truly not boring and there are lots of interesting things to keep you entertained while reading.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Booth

    Good but not as good as the first Stormy is adjusting to Misty Falls and settling into her life when an act of kindness gets her tangled up in another murder. The story is good, though just not as good as it's first though the author does get more of the old feel towards the end. Good but not as good as the first Stormy is adjusting to Misty Falls and settling into her life when an act of kindness gets her tangled up in another murder. The story is good, though just not as good as it's first though the author does get more of the old feel towards the end.

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