Crafty Mysteries

Any crafter who has accidently pricked herself with a sharp needle knows that crafting is hazardous. Read one of these mysteries where crafting is not only hazardous, it’s lethal. If it is part of a series, the first title in the series that the Library owns is listed. All titles are located in the Adult Mystery section of the Library, unless otherwise noted.


Brown, Lizbie. Broken Star. 1993.

Bruce, Maggie. Gourdfellas. 2007. (Adult Large Type-Mystery BRU).

Campbell-Slan, Joanna. Paper, Scissors, Death: A Kirk Lowenstein Scrap-n-Craft Mystery. 2008.

Canadeo, Anne. While My Pretty One Knits. 2009.

Casey, Elizabeth. Sew Deadly. 2009.

Childs, Laura. Death By Design. 2006.

Daheim, Mary. The Alpine Quilt. 2005.
     Also available: eBook

Ferris, Monica. Crewel Yule. 2004.

Fowler, Earlene. Fool's Puzzle. 1994.
     Also available: Large Type

Frommer, Sara Hoskinson. Buried in Quilts. 1994.

Goldenbaum, Sally. Death by Cashmere: A Seaside Knitters Mystery. 2008.

Graham, Barbara. Murder By Artifact: The Murder Quilt. 2009.

Hager, Jean. Sew Deadly: An Iris House B&B Mystery. 1998.

Hechtman, Betty. Dead Men Don’t Crochet. 2008.

Hughes, Mary Ellen. Wreath of Deception. 2006.

Kruger, Mary. Died in the Wool. 2005.

Lamb, John J. The Mournful Teddy. 2006.

MacLeod, Charlotte. The Grub-and-Stakers Quilt a Bee. 1985.

Mahon, Annette. An Ominous Death. 2006.

McRae, Cricket. Lye in Wait: A Home Crafting Mystery. 2007.

Myers, Tim. Dead Men Don't Lye. 2006. (Adult Large Type-Mystery MYE).

O'Donohue, Clare. The Lover's Knot: A Someday Quilts Mystery. 2008.

Sefton, Maggie. Knit One, Kill Two. 2005.
     Also available: Large Type

Slan, Joanna Campbell. Paper, Scissors, Death: A Kirk Lowenstein Scrap-n-Craft Mystery. 2008.

Smith, Barbara Burnett. Beads of Doubt. 2007..

Thayer, Terri. Stamped Out. 2008.
     Also available: Large Type