Monday, December 7, 2015


Book 1 in the Tangled Web Mystery series 
by Sadie Hartwell 

Time has not been kind to sleepy Dorset Falls, Connecticut, where an erstwhile resident is hoping to bring a tattered yarn shop back to life—but with a murderer on the loose, the whole town is in knots…
Josie Blair left Dorset Falls twelve years ago in hopes of making it big in New York City. But after earning an overpriced master’s degree and getting fired by a temperamental designer, she finds herself heading back to her hometown. Her great-uncle was injured in a car accident, and newly unemployed Josie is the only person available to take care of him. Uncle Eb’s wife didn’t survive the crash, so Josie is also tasked with selling the contents of her Aunt Cora’s yarn shop. But the needling ladies of the Charity Knitters Association pose a far bigger challenge than a shop full of scattered skeins…
Miss Marple Knits is one of the few businesses still open in the dreary downtown. Josie can’t imagine how it stayed open for so long, yet something about the cozy, resilient little shop appeals to her. But when one of the town’s most persnickety knitters turns up dead in a pile of cashmere yarn, Josie realizes there’s something truly twisted lurking beneath the town’s decaying façade…


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A good start to a new series, YARNED AND DANGEROUS is sure to be a hit with cozy mystery fans.

Author Sadie Hartwell has penned a delightful first book in her Tangled Web mystery series. This story if filled with a variety of characters that will have you loving them, laughing out loud, and a couple that you would just like to smack. ;-)

Very well written with an excellent plot, I found myself guessing, unsuccessfully through the story, and was still unsure until the reveal.

All in all a wonderful first installment to a series I am sure will be a favorite among many.

You don’t really have to know how to knit to read this series, but for those of you who do, there are great knitting patterns at the back of the book.


Sadie Hartwell aka Susannah Hardy thinks she has the best job in the world: making up stories and inventing recipes to go along with them. A native of northern New York, where she attended St. Lawrence University, Susannah now lives in Connecticut with her husband, teenaged son, and Elvira the Wonder Cat. You can visit her online at To receive advance notice about releases and special sales, subscribed to Susannah's newsletter.


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  1. Merry Christmas!
    This book sounds like a great read, and I am looking forward to it.

  2. When you started writing Yarned and Dangerous, did you have all the characters in place and an ending planned, or did it come to you as you wrote the book?

  3. Thanks, Lisa! I love the cover!

  4. Love stories with stitching themes.
    thanks for the chance to win this one.

  5. I love doing yarn crafts and this book sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway.

  6. I unfortunately do not have the talent of knitting but I love to read about it.

  7. I like to read about knitters even if I have never perfected the craft! Thanks for the review.

  8. I love to start new series. The cover is very cute.

  9. Yarn and a cat in a new book series - sounds perfect to me! Enjoyed the review, also - hope to read this soon! Sounds like a winner! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com