Summer is on the wane in the charmingly picturesque coastal village of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, but an upcoming fashion show benefit ensures there’s still plenty of excitement in store for the Seaside Knitters…
Like every coastal town, Sea Harbor needs tourists and their dollars. But there’s something special about that time of year when summer people return to their normal lives, and the wide sandy beaches welcome back locals with their dogs and strollers. And this year, even as the season cools down, Izzy Perry’s Sea Harbor Yarn Studio is heating up, thanks to an upcoming fashion benefit . . .
The show will feature hand-knit garments, and enthusiastic knitters flock to the shop for supplies to create runway-worthy pieces. Yet Seaside Knitter Birdie is enjoying flocks of a different kind, thanks to a rekindled interest in birdwatching, a hobby she enjoyed with her late husband. Along with a small group of passionate birders, she often spends weekend mornings looking for warblers, or keeping watch for gannets and grebes. The group members themselves are almost as fascinating as the birds. It’s a lovely, special time—until Birdie makes her way through a tangle of vines and stumbles upon a fellow birder’s body.
At first, it appears to be an accidental fall, but an autopsy soon reveals that the victim died before hitting a granite boulder. When police discover a clue linking the victim to one of the Seaside Knitters, the web of suspicion grows. Before the woods are ablaze in autumn glory and the knitters have cast off the final rows on their runway projects, they’ll have to unravel secrets and ties strong enough to bind friends and neighbors together—and some that may press a killer to take another life.
About the Author
Sally Goldenbaum is the author of over three-dozen novels, including the Queen Bees Quilt Shop Mysteries and the nationally bestselling Seaside Knitters Society Mystery Series, set in the fictional town of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts. Born in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Sally now lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts with her husband, Don. In addition to writing mysteries, Sally has taught philosophy, Latin, and creative writing, edited bioethics and veterinary healthcare journals, and worked in public television at WQED Pittsburgh (then home to Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood). Visit her at SallyGoldenbaum.com.
Praise for Sally Goldenbaum's Seaside Knitters Society Mysteries
“Good friends, good food, and a murder combine in a delightful holiday cozy.” —Kirkus Reviews on A Dark and Snowy Night
“Endearing characters….[an] ultimately satisfying conclusion.” —Kirkus Reviews on Crime of a Different Stripe
"A quirky and colorful yarn." —Woman's World on How to Knit a Murder
"The Seaside Knitters go all out to solve another murder...This one keeps you guessing a bit longer than usual and features such caring sleuths you can't help but like them." —Kirkus Reviews on Murder Wears Mittens
"An intriguing murder...Izzy and her fellow Seaside Knitters feel an obligation to find the truth...Happily, a sock pattern is appended." —Booklist on Murder Wears Mittens
"Goldenbaum has created an idyllic world in which good friends, good works, and discussing the passage of time and changes in the community are as important as solving crimes. A knitting pattern for socks rounds out the volume." —Publishers Weekly on Murder Wears Mittens
"A charming and delightful read [with] a strong sense of place—so strong one can smell the seaweed. Delicious." —Alexander McCall Smith, New York Times bestselling author
"Murder Wears Mittens is not another crime mystery like any other mystery. Sally Goldenbaum's characters feel for one another. It is a brilliantly written crime mystery, full of suspense and human warmth. Sally Goldenbaum knows how to monopolize your attention with her characters and writing style." —The Washington Book Review on Murder Wears Mittens