Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Today I'm joining Berkley Mystery in 
celebrating release of
Book 2 in the Riverbank Knitting Mysteries
Allie Pleiter

Business is booming for Libby Beckett and her fabulous Maryland shop, aptly named Y.A.R.N., but when a town festival brings a fatality with it, Libby gets all tangled up in murder.

As spring comes to Collinstown, the village launches a food festival to draw a new group of tourists. Libby, proud owner of Y.A.R.N., has planned a yarn event to provide an alternative option to a foodie weekend. Artisan fiber dyer Julie Wilson—known for her work with animal-friendly, plant-based knitting fibers such as bamboo and hemp as well as her brilliant use of color—will hopefully draw a crowd with a special dyeing workshop.

The festival begins, but it draws more than crowds. First a flock of sheep parades down the street, herded by farmers protesting Julie’s antiwool stance. Then Julie’s celebrity chef sister appears, and the siblings resume a long-standing rivalry. Despite all this, Julie’s workshop has sold out. Libby is thrilled, and they’re preparing for a full house. But the night before the event, Julie is found alone in the warehouse event space—dead. The witty “Watch Julie Wilson Dye” workshop title now has a terrible new meaning—and it’s up to Libby to catch a crafty killer.

KNIT OR DYE TRYING by Allie Pleiter, is a mystery that knitters are going to love! A non-knitter? No worries, so am I, and I really enjoyed this book!

Interesting characters, and an intriguing mystery made for an easy, fun read. Those reasons and the fact that author Pleiter kept the story moving at a great pace, had me turning page after page for much longer then I had planned.

The clever writing had me stumped on the why/what/whodunit. However, looking back as I write this review, I seem to remember a few clues that snuck right past me while I was writing.

There a few things I want to share here so much, but I don’t write spoilers in my reviews. You’re just going to have to read, KNIT OR DYE TRYING for yourself!

About Allie Pleiter

Bestselling international author Allie Pleiter honed her talents in the world of popular fiction, where she still releases multiple books a year. Allie has over 50 published titles to her name, and over 1.5 million Allie Pleiter fiction and non-fiction books have been sold around the world.

Her well-known Chunky Method system trains writers at every level to formulate plans and meet deadlines in a way tailored to their unique working style. Allie runs an active coaching practice helping writers and all kinds of creative people be more productive, as well as training productive people to be more creative. Already a national speaker among writing associations, Allie now extends her reach to entrepreneurs, speakers, consultants, and anyone who needs to bolster their productivity and creativity in a demanding marketplace.

Allie is an avid knitter, confirmed coffee junkie and firm believer that “pie makes everything better.” She holds a BS in Speech from Northwestern University and lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband and the world’s most adorable dog.

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  1. Thanks, Lisa. Sounds like a very good book.
    Happy Tuesday!
    Pat T

  2. Thank you for your review on "KNIT OR DYE TRYING" by Allie Pleiter. It's on my TBR list and now I am even more anxious for the opportunity to read it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net