When a body is discovered at Sea Harbor's opening reception for the autumn art series, the Seaside Knitters must take a break from stitching baby gear to unravel a series of secrets in Sally Goldenbaum's 15th Seaside Knitters Society mystery.
While no-nonsense mother-to-be Cass Halloran tries downplaying her pregnancy and her frequent doctor's visits as an "older" mother-to-be, a softer side of the lobsterwoman emerges as she joins the Seaside Knitters in knitting an abundance of delicate hats and booties. But in contrast to the happy news, terrifying events unfold at the town's art series that puts a real chill in their New England fall...
Izzy Perry's husband Sam had reservations about inviting his one-time mentor Harrison Grant to speak at the opening reception, although he never imagined the famed and charismatic photographer would rudely embarrass his hosts that evening. But when a dead body turns up along the wooded shoreline the next day, startling secrets come into focus that could undo the tight-knit community of local artists...
With a mysterious murder pitting neighbors against each other, Izzy, Birdie, Nell, and a vulnerable Cass find themselves entangled in a dangerous hunt for answers. Can four best friends somehow tie together scattered clues and pacify a list of potential culprits before a cascade of fallen foliage buries the pièce de résistance of a ruthless killer?
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 Murder Wears Mittens “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 “An intriguing murder . . . Izzy and her fellow Seaside Knitters feel an obligation to find the truth . . . Happily, a sock pattern is appended.” —Booklist “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
“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 BookReview
“A beautifully written mystery full of warmth and surprises.” —Nancy Pickard, New York Times bestselling author
“I was utterly charmed by the Seaside Knitters and their cozy community.” —Bestselling author Laurien Berenson More praise for the Seaside Knitters Mysteries
“A quirky and colorful yarn.” —Woman’s World on How to Knit a Murder
“Add a cup of tea, a roaring fire, and you’ve got the perfect cozy evening.” —New York Times bestselling author Rhys Bowen
“Goldenbaum’s plotting is superb, her characters are richly drawn . . . and her prose is seamless.” —Richmond Times‑Dispatch “The Seaside Knitters are a wonderful group of friends who care about each other, and readers will care about them, too.” —New York Times bestselling author Nancy Pickard
“A delight and a treasure—as engaging and unpredictable as a gorgeous New England afternoon.” —Award‑winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan
"Invites you once again to imagine yourself in a charming, if homicidal town." —Kirkus Reviews
"A charming debut . . . an ideal beach read." —Publishers Weekly