Get entangled in this USA Today bestselling series! In the newest mystery from the national bestselling author of Murder in Merino, the sleuthing skills of Izzy Chambers Perry and the Seaside Knitters are tested as death mars the beginning of the school year...
Seaside Knitter Birdie Favazza is thrilled that her granddaughter Gabby will be visiting for the fall and attending the Sea Harbor Community Day School. Gabby loves the school, with its newly-adopted progressive curriculum, and she loves that the Seaside Knitters are teaching knitting as part of the enrichment program. It’s a huge success, and on crisp autumn days, girls camp out on the terraces, knitting up hats for charity.
But not everyone is happy with the direction the school is taking. Outspoken board member Blythe Westerland has sparked tempers with her determination to unravel the current administration. Then, on the evening of an elegant school event, Blythe’s body is found near the school boathouse.
With a killer on the loose, Birdie is determined to keep Gabby safe. Working together, the Seaside Knitters carefully unravel the layers of Blythe’s complicated life, bringing faculty members and town residents under scrutiny. Before the cast-off rows are made on the students’ projects, the knitters will need to stitch together the evidence to see if a murderer has been walking beside them all along.
Goldenbaum's genial ninth Seaside Knitters mystery (after 2014's Murder in Merino) finds 11-year-old New Yorker Gabby Marietti staying with her grandmother, Birdie Favazza, in Sea Harbor, Mass., for the fall. Gabby attends Sea Harbor Community Day School, where she's delighted with her new friends and teachers, though a school board based effort is afoot to remove the new headmistress, Elizabeth Hartley. The fall gala at Community Day is a roaring success until the body of school board member Blythe Westerland turns up near the school boathouse, and Elizabeth becomes the prime suspect in Blythe's murder. Birdie and the other Seaside Knitters know that the school's future depends on a fast solution of the crime, so they pitch in to assist police chief Jerry Thompson, whose situation is complicated by the mutual attraction between him and Elizabeth. As always, the knitters' personal lives and loves are a part of the mix, and cozy fans are sure to enjoy their company despite the growing undercurrents of danger.