Thursday, December 9, 2010
A Holiday Yarn: A Seaside Knitters Mystery by Sally Goldenbaum
Christmas has come to cozy town of Sea Harbor and the Seaside Knitters group is more than ready to celebrate the season, but when a local town celebrity is found murdered at the new Bed and Breakfast, the gals with the knitting needles turn into amateur sleuths as they try to find out who was determined to turn Christmas upside-down!
In her fourth Seaside Knitters Mystery, author Sally Goldenbaum once again takes her readers on a lively mission to find out who-dun-it with another fascinating and mysterious murder.
With the Seaside Knitters' help, Mary Pisano converts her charming inherited home into a B&B. Her first week is booked by her very own family, in town to discuss their grandfather's will. She's hoping the tranquility of the setting will smooth over ill feelings among family members. But when her cousin Pamela -a Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, native - is found murdered, she realizes she was dead wrong...
With the holiday cheer severely disrupted, Mary relies on the Seaside Knitters to set things right. They gladly offer their skill for unraveling crime, but it'll take all their crafty know-how to unravel this deadly tangle.
I enjoy the Seaside Knitting Mysteries, and found the holiday story in "A Holiday Yarn" a great continuation of the series. Goldenbaum continues to develop her characters, creating a warm setting for this cozy mystery that fans of the genre so love. She also includes instructions for two knitting projects featured in the story, the Knit-A-Square and the Knit-A-Square Bunting for Babies.
About the Author:
Sally Goldenbaum is the author of more than two dozen novels. 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. Check out her website at http://www.sallygoldenbaum.com/ where you'll find more knitting patterns and yummy recipes as well as info on her books!
My thanks to Kaitlyn Kennedy at Penguin Books for the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion!