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The Vampire Knitting Club decides to take part in Oxford's Holiday Market, selling exquisite hand-knit scarves, sweaters, and gift items. Their most popular item is the hand-knit Christmas stocking, brightly colored and extra-long to squeeze in a few extra small gifts.

But when a sales clerk in another booth is found strangled with one of the stockings, Lucy Swift and her undead detectives are on the case, determined to find out who would do such a terrible thing. And why.

In the meantime, Lucy's working hard at her spell book, learning to be a witch, with the help of her black cat familiar and her new assistant. Meritanum is a 3,000-year-old Egyptian witch, and she's having trouble with some of the concepts of modern life, such as traffic, smart phones, and anything powered by electricity.

Life at Cardinal Woolsey's knitting shop in Oxford, England, is as colorful as the most garish Christmas sweater.

©2018 Nancy Warren (P)2019 Tantor

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Better and better.

These are definitely getting better as we go. I am so in love with Lucy and how strong and fragile and real she seems.

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  • Wynne
  • 24-02-2020

Christmas Season Mysteries and Magic

We return to Lucy Swift navigating her shop's first holiday market and is quickly pulled into a quick paced mystery involving stalkers, rumors of Tolkien sized plagiarism, and twists a plenty. The vampire friends continue to amuse and assist, Lucy is slowly gaining confidence in her magic, and hints of romance weave their way through the background of the story. This volume is another great addition to the series with a level of twists and stories interweaving and drawing in the audience with Lucy's new market friend in the center. Unlike the other volumes most of this story is out and about in the market and throughout Oxford and not centered at the store. It is fascinating to watch Lucy utilize her connections in the police by calling on the familiar Ian and when less legal methods are needed her friend Rafe the elegant vampire. In many ways Lucy is becoming more accustomed to moving between worlds and utilizing everything at her disposal to help those she cares about. It is delightful to listen to these stories unfold and watch this world develop. The twists and turns in this story continue to the very end and felt fun and engaging. Really looking forward to the next volume.

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  • Debbie Lacey
  • 14-08-2019

SUCH A FUN SERIES

LOVED THE BOOK. RAFE AND IAN - HMMMMM. I FORESEE LOTS OF STICKY SITUATIONS AHEAD FOR OUR FLEDGLING WITCH. I AM READY FOR THE NEXT ONE!

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  • Molly Widstrom
  • 24-01-2021

Cute book with plot holes

This is a cute story in a cute series. There are definitely some glaring plot holes, but honestly, I'm just listening for a little entertainment. My biggest issue with these books is that the author has somehow managed to set an entire series in a yarn shop without ever, not once, using the word "yarn" in her books. I find it absolutely baffling.

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  • Sandra R. Merrill
  • 09-07-2020

Knitting, spells and murder go together, even during holidays.

Lucy’s a fledgling witch, navigating her craft, running a yarn shop inherited from her grandmother and a vampire knitting club running a holiday craft booth. What could go wrong? A mystery, murder during the holiday shopping, and an attempted murder with a hand knitted holiday stocking. Lucy and the vampires are good at sleuthing and get right to gathering clues.

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  • Beatrice
  • 04-04-2020

Not as good as the others

Stockings and Spells is ok but not as good as the previous books in this series. The plot is ok it's just not what I expected.

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  • Stacey
  • 20-11-2019

Love the series

This book was very good but not as good as the ones before for some reason.

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  • Nanette
  • 11-07-2020

easy, escapist

very easy listening. I've enjoyed this whole series. was initially hard to get into, mostly due to the narrator, but I like her a lot now.

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