The Lace And Lies Audiobook Review, Lights, Knitting, Murder

Lace and Lies is the seventh book in the Vampire Knitting Club series, by Nancy Warren. These cozy mysteries are a series, but can also be read as stand alone books. I personally prefer to read them in order though so you can see the character development and relationship growth. If your anything like me, you like reading books in order, so, here’s my review of the first book: Audio Book Review: The Vampire Knitting Club. I’m a fan of the previous books, and I can’t wait to tell you more in this Lace And Lies audiobook review!

Genre

This would be considered a paranormal cozy mystery.

The Vampire Knitting Club series as a whole would be considered paranormal cozy mystery.

“cozies”, If you aren’t familiar with the term, it is a sub-genre of crime novels that usually feature an amateur sleuth, placed in a small town or close knit community pardon the pun, and all of the violence or intimate situations happen off page. They generally focus on puzzle solving more than suspense.

This book is on the short side, the audiobook is about 5 and a half hours long. So it’s probably considered a novella.

The Lace And Lies book Summary

Teddy Lamont is coming to Cardinal Woolsey’s Knitting Shop. Lucy’s shop has been chosen as the location for a special televised knitting class for his new book on making knitted lace. Lucy is beyond happy about the publicity the craft world celebrity will bring to her shop. She, with the help of her undead knitting club are readying the store for the filming. Theodor, one of vampires, even makes a special display of the antique yarn crafting supplies Lucy’s grandmother, (The former proprietor of the shop.) had collected over the years to help make the yarn shop camera ready.

Unfortunately, one of the students is nothing but trouble when the camera is off, and when it’s on. Everyone is made uncomfortable by Enid Selfe. However, Enid takes the cake when she has the audacity to call Teddy’s knitting, substandard, and finally told Teddy that he has no idea how to make lace! Teddy is so angry he leaves in the middle of filming. Not that anyone can blame him.

The very next day, Lucy is going about her morning when she has the misfortune of finding Enid in her shop. The problem is, Enid is dead. This brings filming to a screeching halt as the police start the murder investigation.

The list of suspects grows longer everyday. It’s up to Lucy and her vampire knitting club to figure out who the murderer is.

Reader

Sarah Zimmerman is the vocalist for this audio book and the rest of the books in the series. It took me a couple of chapters to get used to her ironic/sarcastic tone in the first book, but I love her now.

The main character is quite sarcastic, so she chose that tone for the first person narration. Her various voices and accents make it clear that she is a wonderful voice actress.

Each character has a different voice and speech pattern that is quite enjoyable. You can easily tell the difference between them as well which is always something I look for in an audio book.

My Lace And Lies Audiobook Review

This is the first book that I felt Lucy get any kind of excited about knitting. As an avid crocheter who makes crochet tutorials. I kind of scream at the phone whenever people try to teach Lucy how to knit. It is very clear that both Lucy’s witch studies and her knitting suffers mostly because of her lack of desire. I’m a very new knitter myself. So, the well meaning people around Lucy constantly pressuring her to be where they are in skill is definitely not helping her desire to knit.

Teddy Lamont’s thought process of intentional mistakes and having the enjoyment of knitting being more important than the out come its very refreshing. I have heard of crochet books like Making with Meaning by Jessica Carey having a similar vibe if you want a real life crochet book on crochet mediation. (Here’s a link to it on Amazon, but I think it’s in most major book stores too.)

I was so amazingly happy to see Lucy and Rafe become closer in this book. Lucy has a short show of jealousy over Rafe, but his smooth assurance of his affection being placed squarely on her is lovely. He later surprises her with a night time picnic. I saw quite a bit in this book that makes me think they are in the couple stage. I’m really pulling for Lucy and Rafe to get together and I am hoping to see more this in the future.

WHERE TO GET The Lace And Lies Audiobook and book

Here is the book on Amazon: Lace And Lies

If you like this series, prefer audiobooks, and you use audible, then you should look on audible for the three book box set: https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Vampire-Knitting-Club-Boxed-Set-Audiobook/B09Z78THNM?qid=1667940539&sr=1-3&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_3&pf_rd_p=83218cca-c308-412f-bfcf-90198b687a2f&pf_rd_r=GHZXSHMKHW0ZGWBFTNHZ


You might be able to find it at your local library or request it. Just go to the circulation or check out desk and ask for a book request form. (That’s how my library works with requests any way.) Bear in mind that you’ll probably be waiting a while if you do a request form.

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