FTC Disclosure: I received an Advance Readers Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Murder in Merino: A Seaside Knitters Mystery
Series: SEASIDE KNITTERS MYSTERY (Book 8)
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: NAL Hardcover (May 6, 2014)
E-Book ASIN: B00FFFN7UK
Synopsis (from Goodreads)
It’s autumn in Sea Harbor, and as the tourists leave, a mysterious guest arrives. When she’s implicated in a crime, the Seaside Knitters must quickly table their knitting project and search out a motif for murder.
Fall is usually a relaxing time in Sea Harbor, but it’s turning out to be a busy season for Izzy Chambers Perry. Not only is she helping the Seaside Knitters make a magnificent throw to celebrate the fortieth wedding anniversary of her aunt and uncle, but she and her husband are finally selling the cottage she lived in before she got married and had a darling baby girl. To Izzy’s surprise, newcomer Julia Ainsley seems determined to buy the home—although she’s never set foot inside.
But on the day of the open house, things take a dark turn. A body is uncovered in the cottage’s backyard. When the police find Julia’s name and phone number in the victim’s pocket, this slender thread of evidence makes her a person of interest. Soon the spotlight of suspicion widens to include old friends and town leaders as a tragic happening, long buried in the sleepy seaside town, is slowly brought to the surface.
Before the joyful anniversary celebration can be realized, the Seaside Knitters must work to unravel the real reason Julia Ainsley has come to their town—and the tangled and troubled ties from the past that bind friends and townsfolk together.
KNITTING PATTERN INCLUDED
About The Author
Sally Goldenbaum is a sometime philosophy teacher, a knitter, and an editor, and the author of more than thirty novels. Sally became more serious about knitting with the birth of her first grandchild and the creation of the Seaside Knitters mystery series. Her fictional knitting friends are teaching her the intricacies of women’s friendship, the mysteries of small-town living, and the very best way to pick up dropped stitches on a lacy knit shawl. [Additional bio information available on my website:www.sallygoldenbaum.com
MY REVIEW: The Seaside Knitters Mysteries have been on my to be read list for quite a while. I was pleased and honored to be apart of this book tour.
Even though Murder in Merino is the eighth book in the series (and the first one I have read) it is easily a stand alone read. I truly enjoyed this book. I read a lot of mysteries. This one had a different feel – a good feel. The mystery was a key component of the story, but the real importance was the community and the relationships. Even though I had just met all these characters, I quickly became engaged in their story. I want to know more about them. I would be happy to have them all as neighbors. I could take a vacation to Sea Harbor, I’d hop on the next plane – but hopefully there wouldn’t be any dead bodies to find. 🙂
Seriously, Sally has created a community that, despite the occasional dead body, is so peaceful and charming the reader wants to become a part of that community. The mystery is well plotted, also. There are plenty of clues, but no so much as to give away the solution too soon.
Even though this was my first visit to Sea Harbor. It won’t be my last. School will be out in a few weeks and Sea Harbor is on my reading destination. If you enjoy good mysteries, I highly recommend you join me.
The author is giving away one copy at each stop. To enter at this stop, just leave a comment.
Check out the other tour stops:
May 6 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review, Giveaway
May 7 – Our Wolves Den – Review, Giveaway
May 8 – Books-n-Kisses – Review, Interview
May 9 – Griperang’s Bookmarks – Review
May 10 – rantin’ ravin’ and reading – Review, Interview, Giveaway
May 11 – Mother’s Day
May 12 – Books Are Life – Vita Libri – Review
May 13 – deal sharing aunt – Review, Giveaway
May 14 – Back Porchervations – Review
May 16 – Community Bookstop – Review
May 17 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review, Interview, Giveaway
May 19 – Watching the Words – Review
May 20 – A Chick Who Reads – Review
May 21 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – Review
May 22 – Brooke Blogs – Review