Where There's Smoke, There's Arson/Hold the Coffee


Where There’s Smoke, There’s Arson
Hold the Coffee
(The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives)
by D.E. Haggerty


About Where There’s Smoke, There’s Arson

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Arson
(The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives)
Cozy Mystery

4th in Series
Independently Published (February 19, 2021)
Number of Pages – 100

Bernadette didn’t smoke. The fire couldn’t have been an accident!

Oh boy, the gray-haired knitters are at it again. Of course, they are. It’s been way too long since they ‘solved’ a mystery. But the investigator determined the fire at the craft store was caused by an unattended lit cigarette. Arson isn’t even a remote possibility. Except the owner Bernadette didn’t smoke and now she’s dead.

When Bernadette’s granddaughter asks me to look into the matter, the knitters practically cheer. They are on the case!

But is there even a case? Or are we seeing murder and arson where there’s merely smoke?

My Review

This was a short and quick read. I hadn't read any of the previous books in the Gray Haired Knitting Detectives series, so I really didn't know what to expect.

The main characters being mostly grannies, I knew the book was bound to be a real hoot!  Bernadette was killed in an Arson Fire that destroys her craft store. The investigators said it was caused by an unattended cigarette, but Bernadette didn't smoke. The rest of the knitting crew set out to find out who set the fire and why.

A Cute story with a happy ending.

About Hold the Coffee

Hold the Coffee
(The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives)
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Independently Published (March 19, 2021)
Number of Pages – 100

Oopsie. The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives accused the wrong person of murder.

Poor Milly is furious after being hauled into the police station to be interrogated. She is not letting those knitters get away with pointing their fingers at her! Absolutely not. Instead, she insists they solve the murder and clear her name.

Naturally, the knitters jump at the chance to solve another mystery. They don’t care if the victim was hated by one and all. They’ll find the murderer!

Can the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives wade through the suspects to find the actual killer?

My Review

All it takes is someone from church to die and the Gray Haired Knitting Detectives are at it again. But how do you find a  murderer when so many people dislike the victim?

Everyone assumed that Clifford had died from a heart attack, but when Milly was taken down to the station for questioning, they learned that poor Clifford had been over-caffeinated!

The ladies have a way of getting information from complete strangers. Knocking on doors and not holding back with their questions. But while people are telling them what they want to hear, they aren't coming any closer to solving this murder.

This book will have you laughing out loud at the banter that goes on between the knitting detectives. They are a lovable group, and you'll find yourself quick to forgive them of their sins, er uh, rather their busy-bodiness in solving this case.

About D.E. Haggerty

D.E. Haggerty is actually just plain old Dena, but she thinks using initials makes her sound sophisticated and maybe even grown up. She was born and raised in the U.S. but considers herself a Dutchie and not only because it sounds way cooler. After a stint in the U.S. Army, she escaped the US to join her husband in Holland. She fled Holland over ten years ago when she couldn’t stand the idea of being a lawyer for one single second more. Turns out Bed & Breakfast owner in Germany didn’t do it for her either. When the hubby got a job in Istanbul, she jumped ship and decided to give this whole writer thing a go. She’s now back in Holland, which she considers home.

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  1. Thanks for reading and reviewing! I'm glad you liked the gray-haired troublemakers ... er ... knitters 😉


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