Thursday, May 24, 2012
Book Review - Fatal Fleece: A Seaside Knitters Mystery by Sally Goldenbaum
About The Book:
It’s summer in Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, and while tourists flock to the beautiful cottages by the sea, trouble brews for the Seaside Knitters. While one gets tangled up with a precocious relative, another stands accused of casting a local resident off on a permanent vacation.
As Izzy Chambers and the Seaside Knitters prepare Izzy’s yarn studio for the tourist season, fellow knitter Birdie Favazza has her hands full with a skeleton emerging from the family closet.
But it’s Cass Halloran, the lobsterwoman, whose life is most in shambles as summer begins. Not only is her business suffering financial hardships, but Finnegan, an old friend and fellow fisherman, is being pressured by the town to sell his seaside property—an unkempt and eyesore area near Canary Cove. And it’s Cass who stumbles over the body of the old fisherman, covered with leaves and sea grass, and wearing the yellow fleece vest she once made him. When, in a surprising turn of events,
Cass unwittingly becomes a suspect in his murder, the knitters rally to protect their dear friend.
Soon the Seaside Knitters will discover that casting their net for a killer is tricky business indeed. They’ll have to keep their wits about them as they piece together the clues, working to catch a killer before one of their own winds up knitting behind bars.
I've been a big fan of Sally Goldenbaum's "Seaside Knitters Mystery" series for quite a while, and was so pleased to see that she had a new installment of the knitter's saga, set in the summertime! You don't often think of knitting in the summer, but these ladies keep their needles clacking away while they continue to be a tight-knit community, and look out for their own.
This story centers on the lively Birdie Favazza and the emergence of a previously unknown relative who adds a new bit of zip to everyone's lives, and on Cass, the tomboyish lobsterlady who is knee-deep in troubles of her own, both business-wise and romance-wise. Both ladies know they can turn to their friends in times of trouble, and boy, do they need their help now!
Sally brings her fans up to date on all the goings-on of her characters, while keeping the intrigue suspensful and the mystery aspect fast-paced and interesting. Plus, there is all the knitting fun to boot!
I recommend this series as a light, fun novel that will be just perfect for beach reading or back-porch reading, or whereever the reading mood takes you this summer! Who knows, you might be inspired to pick up a pair of knitting needles along the way too!
For more information on Sally Goldenbaum's books and upcoming projects, check out her website at www.sallygoldenbaum.com
I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review. I was not compensated for my opinion.