living novels | 4 STAR REVIEW: IT CAME TO A MIDNIGHT SHEAR by Allie Pleiter

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A Riverside Weaving Mystery: Book 3
Publication date: November 1, 2022

A murder in the backyard of her yarn store puts Libby Beckett’s vacation plans on thin ice…

Libby and her YARN friends are all looking bright and cheerful in the holiday season. The store is expanding for a holiday boom and she brought together Collinstown businesses to decorate a community Christmas tree. The dashing “Pastor gallardo” Vincenzo Marani arrives to exhibit the rare vicuña, whose fur yields the most luxurious yarn in the world. It’s a perfect Christmas, until Libby’s ex-husband, Sterling, shows up in town…and then turns up dead.

Murder unravels Libby’s life faster than a hand-knitted Christmas stocking. The thread of luxury disappears, Sterling’s domineering family comes to town, and the vicuna tries to escape. If Libby can’t find a solution to the case, she may trade her knitting needles for a set of handcuffs.

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Came about a midnight shear by Allie Pleiter is a cute title for a Christmas story set in the small town of Collinstown with lots of spirit, mysteries, murders, crimes, and secrets.

Came about a midnight shear It is the third book of A Riverside Weaving Mystery series, and I look forward to reading the first two books and any others that Mrs. Pleiter writes.

Libby is the owner of YARN and happens to be the newly elected president of the Chamber of Commerce. She has her eyes on the community events leading up to Christmas, but will some of the city’s less festive happenings put a damper on things? There’s only one way to find out as she sits with a cup of tea in front of the fire under a freshly knitted blanket or blanket!

There are several characters, and each one has depth. And the story has multiple interwoven or interwoven plots. There is romance in the air, along with family and friends.

Amateur sleuth Libby is one of the murder suspects, but that doesn’t deter her from trying to piece together clues and help the police chief solve the various crimes. Especially when her ex-husband, whom she publicly threatened, turns up dead. Is anyone else in town happy about her passing?

The book had a good flow and held my interest from start to finish. I tried to find out who had done it along with Libby and others around town, even as fingers kept pointing at suspects who weren’t on our lists!

Even with all the twists and turns, the closing was satisfying. As the crimes are solved, the holidays are celebrated and the romance continues to blossom. Wool plays a fundamental role throughout history. The cover is cute and festive and also has a Christmas title.

If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit with a bit of mystery and romance, grab some knitting needles and get going. You’ll be glad you did!

About the AuthorBest-selling author of over fifty titles, by Allie Pleiter Twenty years of career has sold 1.6 million books. Allie also advises on writing productivity and speaks nationally on time management for creatives. Allie is an avid knitter, addicted to coffee, and a firm believer that “cake makes everything better.” She lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband and the most adorable dog in the world.

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