Book Review – Yarned and Dangerous (A Tangled Web Mystery) by Sadie Hartwell.

Yarned and Dangerous

4 out of 5 stars.

I would like to thank Kensington Books for providing me with a free ARC of this book in exchange for an open and honest review.

‘Yarned and Dangerous’ is (I hope) a fantastic start to an entertaining new small town America cosy crime series, really enjoyed reading it! And I do say ‘I hope’ as I wasn’t too sure if it was a stand-alone novel, or the first in a series. It is my desire that it will indeed be the first in a terrific new series as there was just so much potential in rebuilding the high street of the Dorset Falls one murder mystery at a time. I would definitely sign up to read them!

But I might be biased as I am a huge fan of cosy crime… and am *gasp* a knitter! So the whole yarn junkie, stashes, free knitting patterns at the back, fibre talk – all of it just made it a more enjoyable story. Though I will say here and now that I really don’t think you need to be into knitting, crochet, spinning or other hand craft of that ilk to enjoy ‘Yarned and Dangerous’. As long as you enjoy a small town America cosy crime – you will enjoy this story.

I have to say Kensington books are becoming my one stop shop for great cosy crimes series too. Be still my little ‘whodunit’ heart.

Would I recommend this book to others? Yes I would, can’t you tell? 😉 Definitely one for cosy crime fans, doubly so for cosy crime fans into handcrafts. And I only say that as they’ll really get a kick out of the free knitting patterns at the back and the cute little stories that come with them… call it a bit of a character glossary through knitting!

Would I buy this book for myself? Yes I would. I will be adding Ms Hartwell’s name to my list of cosy crime authors to shop for and hope to come across more in this series soon.

In summary: If you’re after small town America cosy crime with a twist per inch 😉 … or at least a handcraft undertone – ‘Yarned and Dangerous’ is for you. Loved it, really strongly suggest you go and buy it.

Until next time,

Janis. XXOO



  1. Thanks so much for the great review, Janis! Yarned and Dangerous is book 1 of the Tangled Web Mysteries. Book 2 is coming out in 2016, and Book 3 in 2017. I won’t post a link unless you say it’s okay, but I’ve started a Facebook group for lovers of books and crafts (though just books are fine, too!). I’d love to have you post your current project so we can all ooh and ah! Hugs from across the pond!

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    1. Thanks for the comment Sadie, I’m very happy to hear there will be more ‘Tangled Web’ mysteries! Please feel free to share your FB page and I’ll also put it on my FB reviewer page as a comment to the review.

      Also, if you’re on ravelry, post that group too!

      The list of my UFO is almost as long as my arm! 😉 Making a mess learning to lace knit is topof the pile. I’m also playing with recycled yarns in two different projects, using linen stitch to make a scissor case and mucking about with ‘vintage stitches’ like bamboo just to see if I can do them. 🙂


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