Love in the Time of Murder by D.E. Haggerty – Review


Love in the Time of Murder

Series: The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives, Book 3

Genre: Romantic Comedy

My Review:

Love in the Time of Murder is the third book in this series written by D.E. Haggerty.  It has the familiar characters that we have learned to love, and unfortunately will miss at the end of this one.  The author has decided to end the series with this book, and I for one will miss the gray haired ladies!

In this story, we are thrown into the drama of Dee (Delilah) who is fleeing an abusive husband.  Dee is the granddaughter of one of the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives, and is living with her while figuring out how to end her marriage.

Dee doesn’t have wrestle with this problem for very long because her husband turns up dead, and his body is found not far from her new home.  Since she is his spouse and his body is found nearby, she immediately becomes the prime suspect.

The Gray Haired Knitting Detectives spare no time in getting together to help Dee.  They are determined, as always, to prove that they aren’t old and irrelevant.  If solving a murder isn’t enough, they are also playing matchmaker.  The ladies have decided that Dee needs a new, dependable, non-threatening man in her life.  While Dee isn’t on board with some of the antics, she is compelled to go along with just about everything the ladies decide to do on her behalf.  Other familiar characters (and gray haired lady enablers) Tommy, Izzy, Jack, and Noel are along for this one last crazy ride.

I love how the Gray Haired Knitting Detectives always dive in head first to solve a problem and to help their friends and family.  Their hearts are always in the right place, and it makes me wish that I had a group like them around.  This book makes you cheer for the underdog, feel guilty about being happy that an abusive husband is dead, and genuinely heartened that this group of friends have each other to rely on.

Obviously I won’t give away the ending because I hate spoiler alerts, but I will tell you that it is a fun whodunit murder mystery.  I would recommend this book to people who enjoy cozy mysteries, as well as people who enjoy a little romance in their stories.

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.


In Love in the Time of Murder, the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives face their toughest case yet. Delilah, or Dee as she wishes everyone would just call her already, is the granddaughter of one of the knitting detectives and her life is in a bit of a shambles. She finally manages to pry herself away from her husband’s clutches, move out on her own, and start her own business. But then her estranged husband is murdered and she’s the number one suspect. The Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives aren’t about to let one of their own get sent to the slammer and jump at the chance to search for the true killer. As if Dee doesn’t have enough problems, the knitting detectives decide that Delilah being a widow is the perfect opportunity to find her a new man and decide to put their matchmaking skills to use. Will Dee end up in prison for a murder she didn’t commit or will she be taking another walk down the aisle?

Where to buy:

Barnes & Noble:  Love in the Time of Murder

About the Author:

DE Haggerty
I was born and raised in Wisconsin, but think I’m a European. After spending my senior year of high school in Germany, I developed a bad case of wanderlust that is yet to be cured. My flying Dutch husband and I have lived in Ohio, Virginia, the Netherlands, Germany and now Istanbul. We still haven’t decided if we want to settle down somewhere – let alone where. I’m leaning towards somewhere I can learn to surf even though the hubby thinks that’s a less than sound way to decide where to live.

Although I’ve been a military policewoman, a commercial lawyer, and a B&B owner, I think with writing I may have finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up. That’s assuming I ever grow up, of course. Between playing tennis, running much slower than I would like, trying to adopt every stray dog within a 5-mile radius, traveling to exotic new locales, singing off tune, drinking entirely too many adult beverages, addictively watching new movies and reading books like they are going out of style, I write articles for a local expat magazine and various websites, review other indie authors’ books, and write a blog about whatever comes to mind.

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