Readers can't help but get entangled in this USA Today bestselling series.
The Seaside Knitters of sunny Sea Harbor are busy crafting a baby blanket for a member of their circle. But as the due date draws near, so does a puzzling plot....
Yarn shop owner Izzy Chambers Perry is having a heady summer. She and her new husband, Sam, are expecting a baby. She’s trying to stay active with bike rides, runs along the shore, and spending time with the Seaside Knitters—until the day she spots an abandoned baby car seat and a familiar blanket on the beach. Izzy immediately recognizes the blanket’s material—a soft yellow angora yarn she displayed in her shop window last fall. Maybe it’s the hormones, but Izzy has a terrible feeling....
After a local man dies during a scuba dive, Izzy discovers he was actually murdered and is connected to the abandoned car seat. Now it’s up to the Seaside Knitters to investigate. With their careful attention to patterns—and their fierce commitment to bringing Izzy and Sam’s baby into a peaceful town—they’re determined to knit this mystery together.
KNITTING PATTERN INCLUDED
In Goldenbaum's unconvincing eighth Seaside Knitters mystery (after 2012's A Fatal Fleece), Justin Dorsey alienates his distant cousin Janie a nurse and the usually generous residents of Sea Harbor, Mass., with his irresponsible behavior. Yet the often jobless Justin shows signs of drawing on large and unexplained sources of cash. When Justin dies in an apparent scuba-diving accident, it soon becomes clear that his death was deliberate. The subsequent death of potential witness Horace Stevenson and a secret garden plot raise further questions. Suspicion swirls around the Virgilio Clinic, where Janie works, causing the knitters to speculate about the reasons for Justin's furtive conduct there and elsewhere. The failure to provide adequate and subtle clues early enough in the narrative, a tendency to tell instead of show, and implausible situations and actions will frustrate some readers.