Business is booming for Libby Beckett and her fabulous Maryland shop, aptly named Y.A.R.N., but when a town festival brings a fatality with it, Libby gets all tangled up in murder.

As spring comes to Collinstown, the village launches a food festival to draw a new group of tourists. Libby, proud owner of Y.A.R.N., has planned a yarn event to provide an alternative option to a foodie weekend. Artisan fiber dyer Julie Wilson—known for her work with animal-friendly, plant-based knitting fibers such as bamboo and hemp as well as her brilliant use of color—will hopefully draw a crowd with a special dyeing workshop.

The festival begins, but it draws more than crowds. First a flock of sheep parades down the street, herded by farmers protesting Julie’s antiwool stance. Then Julie’s celebrity chef sister appears, and the siblings resume a long-standing rivalry. Despite all this, Julie’s workshop has sold out. Libby is thrilled, and they’re preparing for a full house. But the night before the event, Julie is found alone in the warehouse event space—dead. The witty “Watch Julie Wilson Dye” workshop title now has a terrible new meaning—and it’s up to Libby to catch a crafty killer.


* This audiobook includes a downloadable PDF of knitting pattern for the washcloths mentioned in the book.
Praise for The Riverbank Knitting Mysteries

“Delightfully clever! As warm and cozy as a handmade sweater. Readers will love Allie Pleiter’s new series.”—New York Times bestselling author Krista Davis

“Allie Pleiter skillfully knits together endearing characters, a leap-off-the-page setting, and a delightfully perplexing mystery with this debut.”—USA Today bestselling author Laura Bradford

“Allie Pleiter’s first Riverbank Knitting Mystery has all the elements needed for a successful series, particularly a great hook.”—Criminal Element

“Pleiter excels at creating characters you care about, and On Skein of Death is no exception. . . . A well-plotted mystery, clever red herrings, and intriguing layers give the book its focus, and the lovely hint of romance potential will appeal to spark-loving readers like me without alienating mystery purists. I can’t wait for the next book!”—Reading Is My Superpower

“Even those who have no particular interest in knitting or crafting will doubtlessly enjoy On Skein of Death.”—Brianne’s Book Reviews