How to Knit a Murder (Seaside Knitters Society, #13)
* Includes a knitting pattern *  A mysterious woman arrives in picturesque Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, and the Seaside Knitters welcome her into their cozy world of intricate patterns and colorful skeins. Unfortunately, nothing frays a warm introduction like cold-blooded murder . . .    With her shy manner and baggy jeans, Rose Chopra becomes an unlikely superhero the night she stumbles into Izzy Perry’s shop and inadvertently saves a shipment of yarn from water damage. When the Seaside Knitters help the enigmatic handywoman settle into town and find work at a popular real estate company, Rose proves she can fix just about anything—until a potential homebuyer is killed and she becomes entangled in murder . . .   The moment controversial entrepreneur Spencer Paxton is found dead in a pricey ocean-side house, accusations fly at the last person on the property—Rose. But the Seaside Knitters have their doubts. After all, Spencer’s political aspirations as well as his company’s plans to pave over Sea Harbor’s historic art district with luxury apartments earned him some very real enemies . . .   Now, Izzy, Birdie, Nell, and Cass must swap knitting for sleuthing as they struggle to move the needle on a twisted homicide case causing turmoil across town. As tensions build in the sleepy New England community and Rose’s secret past unravels, the ladies face an unsettling realization—true victims aren’t always the ones buried six feet under . . .

How to Knit a Murder (Seaside Knitters Society, #13) Details

TitleHow to Knit a Murder (Seaside Knitters Society, #13)
Author
ReleaseNov 27th, 2018
PublisherKensington
Rating
GenreMystery, Fiction, Cozy Mystery, Art, Crafts

How to Knit a Murder (Seaside Knitters Society, #13) Review

  • Betty
    January 1, 1970
    We are visiting the Seaside Knitters in the 13 I installment of this series. A Couple of formers residents have returned to See Harbor, Massachusetts. One who spent a privileged student, Spenser Paxton who bullied other students. The other one, Rose Chopra whose family moved after her freshman year who was bullied throughout her school days. Rose is repairing a wall at a mansion when Spenser arrived unannounced making her the last person to see him alive. The SeaSide Knitters feel they must fin We are visiting the Seaside Knitters in the 13 I installment of this series. A Couple of formers residents have returned to See Harbor, Massachusetts. One who spent a privileged student, Spenser Paxton who bullied other students. The other one, Rose Chopra whose family moved after her freshman year who was bullied throughout her school days. Rose is repairing a wall at a mansion when Spenser arrived unannounced making her the last person to see him alive. The SeaSide Knitters feel they must find out who murderer was to remove the stain on Rose. Will they succeed?A Knitting pattern included.Disclosure: Many to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a review copy. The opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Patty
    January 1, 1970
    How to Knit a Murder by Sally Goldenbaum is the 13th book in the Seaside Knitters Society series, and my second book by this author. I really enjoyed this book, but feel I would have gotten a lot more from if I would have read the whole series. I found this book to be a quick read, with a well developed plot and characters,but found myself loosing track of all the characters. I am looking forward to reading the other books in this series. You don't have to be a knitter to really enjoy this book. How to Knit a Murder by Sally Goldenbaum is the 13th book in the Seaside Knitters Society series, and my second book by this author. I really enjoyed this book, but feel I would have gotten a lot more from if I would have read the whole series. I found this book to be a quick read, with a well developed plot and characters,but found myself loosing track of all the characters. I am looking forward to reading the other books in this series. You don't have to be a knitter to really enjoy this book. If you love cozy mysteries, I recommend this book, but I would start with book one. I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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  • Fred
    January 1, 1970
    How To Knit A Murder is the thirteenth book in the A Seaside Knitters Society Mystery series.I always enjoy visiting Sea Harbor and visit with Izzy Perry and her fellow knitters and friends.Rose Chopra has returned to Sea Harbor to hopefully rid her mind of the terrible experiences she had growing up in Sea Harbor. As she is entering Seaside Knitting studio owner, Izzy Perry, is asking her assistant, Mae, for help locating a plumber as there is a pipe leaking in the storeroom. Rose quickly repli How To Knit A Murder is the thirteenth book in the A Seaside Knitters Society Mystery series.I always enjoy visiting Sea Harbor and visit with Izzy Perry and her fellow knitters and friends.Rose Chopra has returned to Sea Harbor to hopefully rid her mind of the terrible experiences she had growing up in Sea Harbor. As she is entering Seaside Knitting studio owner, Izzy Perry, is asking her assistant, Mae, for help locating a plumber as there is a pipe leaking in the storeroom. Rose quickly replied that she wasn’t a plumber, but experience as a fixer-upper and would be happy to try to repair the leak. Once the leak was repaired and Izzy learns where Rose is staying she offers her the apartment above her studio. Then, Stella Palazola, who works at he uncles real estate office next door to Izzy’s, hires her to do minor repairs to houses that they have on the market.Spencer Paxton III meanwhile has his mind set on acquiring the home of deceased Anthony Bianchi. Paxton has a reputation of being bully since his high school days and will do whatever it takes to acquire the Bianchi property. Rose has been given the job to make repairs to the property to ready it for the market. One morning Paxton is found dead on the third floor of the house. Since Rose had been working in the room that Paxton’s body was found and becomes the prime suspect. Even though Rose doesn’t want to share much about her past, Izzy and her friends from the studio don’t believe she killed Paxton and set off to find the killer and clear Rose’s name. It soon becomes apparent that are several other suspects for the Seaside Knitters Society.This a well-written and plotted story with a very interesting cast of characters. I would love to live in Sea Harbor and visit with them on a daily basis. A pattern for a Slouchy Cardigan is also included with the book.I will definitely be watching for the next book in this enjoyable series.
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  • Sofia Lazaridou
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsHow to knit a murder is a story that's told from so many point of views that made me wonder, how I was able to remember half of the characters in it. I know it's book #13 in the series, but I couldn't resist the cover and I just wanted to read it. I didn't like two things about it though. The first thing was the multiple POV's because I kept losing track of them and it took me a while to fully grasp who was who. The second thing is the murder I was promised. The dead person is very much 3.5 starsHow to knit a murder is a story that's told from so many point of views that made me wonder, how I was able to remember half of the characters in it. I know it's book #13 in the series, but I couldn't resist the cover and I just wanted to read it. I didn't like two things about it though. The first thing was the multiple POV's because I kept losing track of them and it took me a while to fully grasp who was who. The second thing is the murder I was promised. The dead person is very much alive for half the book and the mystery was too short. I did like the reveal though, even if it were a little sad. I do not recommend to read this book as stand-alone. These characters have formed relationships over the past books that I feel like the reader needs to see herself. I did enjoy some of the parts of this book and that's why it gets 3.5 stars from me. I read it in one sitting and it was pleasant to read which is the reason why I am rounding the stars to 4 instead of three.
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  • Lisa Morin
    January 1, 1970
    Izzy, Birdie, Nell, and Cass are some of my favorite characters. I love the comfy feeling I get when I open a book by Sally Goldenbaum and How to Knit a Murder is a great addition to the series.When a young woman visits Izzy's yarn shop, she saves the day, literally. AS the tight knit friends draw Rose Chopra under their wings, they discover a horrible secret that has haunted Rose all her life.When Rose becomes a top suspect in a murder investigation, it's up to the group of friends to dig deep Izzy, Birdie, Nell, and Cass are some of my favorite characters. I love the comfy feeling I get when I open a book by Sally Goldenbaum and How to Knit a Murder is a great addition to the series.When a young woman visits Izzy's yarn shop, she saves the day, literally. AS the tight knit friends draw Rose Chopra under their wings, they discover a horrible secret that has haunted Rose all her life.When Rose becomes a top suspect in a murder investigation, it's up to the group of friends to dig deep into the tangled mess and find the answers.I really enjoy the setting for this series. The author weaves a very life like story that is easy to lose yourself in while reading.I highly recommend this story and the entire series. I volunteered to read and review an ARC of this book offered by the publisher and NetGalley.
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  • RO G'ma
    January 1, 1970
    How to Knit a Murder is the thirteenth book in Sally Goldenbaum’s Seaside Knitters Society series. The storyline is well plotted, and the relatable characters are well rounded. The sensitive issue of bullying and the long-lasting effect it can have on a victim and those who love them are addressed in this book. This steadily paced book can be read as a standalone as the author provides great background information for the main characters and explaining their relationships. There are lots of red How to Knit a Murder is the thirteenth book in Sally Goldenbaum’s Seaside Knitters Society series. The storyline is well plotted, and the relatable characters are well rounded. The sensitive issue of bullying and the long-lasting effect it can have on a victim and those who love them are addressed in this book. This steadily paced book can be read as a standalone as the author provides great background information for the main characters and explaining their relationships. There are lots of red herrings, and the complexity of the story made this an engaging read with a reveal that surprised me.A young woman, Rose Woodley Chopra, enters the Seaside Knitting Studio in Sea Harbor, Massachusetts while it’s experiencing a plumbing disaster, with water flooding the shop, and threatening to ruin an expensive delivery of yarn. Izzy rushes into the room requesting someone to find a plumber quickly. Rose admits she’s not a plumber but has fixer-upper experience, and volunteers to fix the problem. After the leak is fixed and Izzy learns where she’s staying, she insists Rose move into the apartment above her shop for the remainder of her visit. Once Realtor Stella Palazola learns about Rose’s skills, she offers a job. Stella and the Seaside Knitters (Izzy Perry, Nell Endicott, Cass Halloran, and Birdie Favazza) are immediately drawn to Rose and take her under their wing. Rose didn’t share the fact that she grew up in Sea Harbor and returned to try to rid herself of the bad memories of her difficult time growing up and being tormented by bullies. Spencer Paxton III, the owner of Paxton Development, has also returned to his hometown and is determined to buy recently deceased Anthony Bianchi’s mansion but his wife, Bree McIntosh Bree, an artist, was perfectly happy in the small cottage they were renting in Canary Cove. Rose’s first project is making repairs in the Bianchi mansion, and while working one evening, Spencer enters the house and accuses her of breaking in. Unable to contain her emotions, she confronts him about the bullying he’d previously subjected her to. Later that evening, a security guard finds Spencer’s body on the third floor of the vacant house in the room where Rose had been working. They know Police Chief Jerry Thompson is competent and thorough, but when Rose becomes the prime suspect in Spencer’s murder, the group of friends decides to work together to help him figure out who committed the murder because they're convinced of her innocence. They quickly discover that between Spencer’s political aspirations to become mayor, his company’s plans to replace Sea Harbor’s historic art district with luxury condos and big box stores, and his treatment of people in general, there’s no shortage in the supply of people he’s turned against him.
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  • Book
    January 1, 1970
    Once again Sally Goldenbaum updates readers on the Seaside Knitters and their lives in Sea Harbor beginning with a plumbing disaster flooding the Seaside Knitting Studio. As luck would have it, Rose Chopra just enters the shop when store owner Izzy comes rushing down to ask Mae for help getting a plumber. Experienced as a fixer-upper, Rose volunteers to help and proceeds to stop the leak.Rose grew up in Sea Harbor, but this is her first day back since high school and the town is very different f Once again Sally Goldenbaum updates readers on the Seaside Knitters and their lives in Sea Harbor beginning with a plumbing disaster flooding the Seaside Knitting Studio. As luck would have it, Rose Chopra just enters the shop when store owner Izzy comes rushing down to ask Mae for help getting a plumber. Experienced as a fixer-upper, Rose volunteers to help and proceeds to stop the leak.Rose grew up in Sea Harbor, but this is her first day back since high school and the town is very different from when she lived here before. After repairing the leak Rose accepts Izzy’s invitation to stay in the apartment above the shop for as long as she’s in town. While having lunch with Izzy and Birdie, Realtor Stella Palazola joins them for a short visit and ends up offering Rose a job fixing up houses she is going to list for sale or rent.One of the first projects Rose works on is a huge home whose deceased owner, Anthony, insisted the listing be handled by his friend Mario, Stella’s uncle, in his will. A very anxious buyer, Spencer Paxton III, also grew up in Sea Harbor and had an altercation with Rose in high school. So, when Spencer is found dead on the third floor of the vacant house in the room where Rose had been working she becomes a suspect. Fortunately for Rose, Spencer is quite unpopular so there are several “persons of interest” available for the police to investigate.In creating Rose, Ms. Goldenbaum draws a very sensitive portrait of a young woman challenged by bullies as young girl and who has persevered to overcome those early circumstances. The author skillfully weaves Rose’s experiences and feelings into the fabric of the story making it more meaningful without distracting from the cozy mystery milieu.How to Knit a Murder is an excellently plotted mystery with red herrings, distractions and friendly, relatable characters. The complexity of the story makes this an engaging read, one that moves quickly as well. If Ms. Goldenbaum knits as well as she writes, her pieces must be highly treasured.
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  • Cozy Cat Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    This is the 13th book in this beloved cozy series. I was thrilled to receive this book for review as I have read all of the series and highly recommend the entire series set in The Seaside Knitting Studio. I am a fan of knitting series and enjoy the friendships throughout this series as well as the knitting information. This is a wonderfully structured mystery with multiple complex story lines that was enjoyable to read to conclusion .The very current and sensitive issue of bullying is addressed This is the 13th book in this beloved cozy series. I was thrilled to receive this book for review as I have read all of the series and highly recommend the entire series set in The Seaside Knitting Studio. I am a fan of knitting series and enjoy the friendships throughout this series as well as the knitting information. This is a wonderfully structured mystery with multiple complex story lines that was enjoyable to read to conclusion .The very current and sensitive issue of bullying is addressed in this book. A young woman, Rose, enters the Seaside Knitting Studio while a terrible plumbing disaster is flooding the shop. Rose offers to try to fix the problem as she has some experience. After the repair Izzy finds out she needs a place to stay and offers her the apartment above her shop . She try's to befriend her but finds Rose to be private. Rose is hiding the fact that she lived in the area before and is traumatized by a childhood of bullying. She trys to keep to herself but soon finds she is the hot ticket in town to be hired as a handy person. She does not want to stay in town and is planning on leaving. Rose’s first project is making repairs in a mansion where she runs into her childhood bully and has a terrible accusatory confrontation. When he is murdered Rose is the main suspect and the Seaside Knitters come to her aid as they try to prove her innocence. I love the women in the knitting group and how they support one another. This is a endearing series that once again proves to be the perfect cozy read. I love the seaside setting, the shop and the small town of kind friendly people. I liked the mystery and multiple story lines in this next in series. I found that the plot was interesting and kept me guessing throughout to the end. Well done to the author !
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  • Scilla
    January 1, 1970
    As a knitter, I enjoyed this mystery. It is the first one of the series which I've read, and now I'll be looking for more. It had a lot of characters, but their connections were listed at the front of the book. A young woman, Rose, comes back to the town in which she grew up. She had a difficult time and was bullied as a child, but she quickly found the knitters group and made new friends. She got a best friend and an employer in Stella, who ran a real estate company for her uncle. Other newcome As a knitter, I enjoyed this mystery. It is the first one of the series which I've read, and now I'll be looking for more. It had a lot of characters, but their connections were listed at the front of the book. A young woman, Rose, comes back to the town in which she grew up. She had a difficult time and was bullied as a child, but she quickly found the knitters group and made new friends. She got a best friend and an employer in Stella, who ran a real estate company for her uncle. Other newcomers to town were Bree McIntosh and her husband Spencer Paxton. Spencer grew up in town in a rich family; he was big man on campus in high school; and was the person who bullied Rose. Bree, his beautiful wife was active with the arts guild and knitters, and didn't seem to spend much time with Spencer. When Spencer wanted to buy a huge house, Bree was not very interested to do so. Meanwhile, Rose was doing some work at the house before it was officially on the market. One evening as she was rushing to finish her work, Spencer arrived and accused her of breaking into his house. Rose told him off for bullying, and then escaped. However, Spencer is later found beaten to death. There were lots of people who didn't like Spencer, from Rose, to Bree, to the town's mayor (Spencer was going to run against her and was spreading rumors about her). The knitting group was working hard to show that most of these suspects were totally innocent and to find others Spencer bullied in school. They visit the school principal about the school kids in the past and search through old yearbooks. I had a small problem keeping track of all the characters, but the main characters were well developed, the suspects believable, and I didn't know until very close to the end who was the real culprit (especially since no one really liked the man who was killed).
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  • Kathleen
    January 1, 1970
    This is the thirteenth in the Seaside Knitters Society Mystery series and the first that I have read. I was intrigued by the description and cover art. I have read other knitting cozy mystery series and this one is also just as delightful.I could relate to the water leak as my HOA is experiencing this.Seaside Knitting studio owner, Izzy Perry is in search of a plumber when Rose Chopra enters her studio. She isn’t a plumber but professes to be an experienced fixer upper. This begins Rose’s career This is the thirteenth in the Seaside Knitters Society Mystery series and the first that I have read. I was intrigued by the description and cover art. I have read other knitting cozy mystery series and this one is also just as delightful.I could relate to the water leak as my HOA is experiencing this.Seaside Knitting studio owner, Izzy Perry is in search of a plumber when Rose Chopra enters her studio. She isn’t a plumber but professes to be an experienced fixer upper. This begins Rose’s career in Sea Harbor, MA as a handyman.Rose is offered the apartment above the studio. Rose quickly becomes the prime suspect in a murder at a home she is conducting repairs on. The Seaside Knitters Society becomes involved in clearing Rose.A well-written story with a strong plot. The characters are diverse and developed.Bonus: pattern for a cardigan included. Looking forward to another installment. As time permits, will begin with the first to catch up on the story lines.I volunteered to read and review an ARC of this book provided by Kensington and NetGalley.
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  • Kathleen Gray
    January 1, 1970
    Rose was bullied in high school and she's bravely come back to Sea Harbor to banish the demons. Unfortunately, one of her worst tormenters, Spencer, is also back in town. When he's found dead, she's high on the suspect list but, given how rotten he's always been, there's a list of other people who could have killed him. Luckily for Rose, she's made friends with Izzy Perry and her knitters group and, well, in classic cozy fashion, they solve the crime. I read this as a standalone and was fine wit Rose was bullied in high school and she's bravely come back to Sea Harbor to banish the demons. Unfortunately, one of her worst tormenters, Spencer, is also back in town. When he's found dead, she's high on the suspect list but, given how rotten he's always been, there's a list of other people who could have killed him. Luckily for Rose, she's made friends with Izzy Perry and her knitters group and, well, in classic cozy fashion, they solve the crime. I read this as a standalone and was fine with it, although I was periodically challenged with keeping the characters straight (I suspected there was more behind various things.). Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. I'll look for this series again.
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  • Jacque
    January 1, 1970
    This is a great addition to the Seaside Knitters Society. A young woman returns to town to face her painful past and finish healing. A victim of bullying in school, she has emerged strong and calm, but now has an opportunity to face the man who bullied her as a child. He is still a bully and intent on winning at any cost. The back story of the bully and his multiple victims emerges slowly throughout the story and the message is certainly timely. This series always delivers a picture of strong, s This is a great addition to the Seaside Knitters Society. A young woman returns to town to face her painful past and finish healing. A victim of bullying in school, she has emerged strong and calm, but now has an opportunity to face the man who bullied her as a child. He is still a bully and intent on winning at any cost. The back story of the bully and his multiple victims emerges slowly throughout the story and the message is certainly timely. This series always delivers a picture of strong, supportive women and a warm, caring neighborhood. The solution to the mystery was a perfect fit and a complete surprise.
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  • Karen L
    January 1, 1970
    I won this ARC (Advance Reader Copy) on goodreads!This is a great story but it was slow going because it has a lot of characters (20) to keep up within it so I was glad the author had put in a character list at the beginning of it. In addition, it has a very up-to-date storyline dealing with school bullies and their aftereffects.
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  • Teri Griffis
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. If you have read other Seaside Knitters books you will be able to keep up with the large group of well developed, likable characters. Sally Goldenbaum never fails to put out an exceptional, entertaining, well written story. 📚 Enjoy!!
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  • Arlene Arredondo
    January 1, 1970
    A bit slow paced, and a lot of characters that made it hard to focus on the story.The story is set in a small town, where everyone knows each other. A murder occurs and suspects are pilling up and motives are everywhere. It shows how we don't really know the people that surrounds us. Note: I received an ARC for review purposes and an honest and unbiased opinion.
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  • Kristen Blackbeard
    January 1, 1970
    Unlike a lot of books in this series, I was genuinely surprised when the killer was revealed. I wasn't falling for any of the red herrings, but I didn't have a suspect this time. My only complaint was there wasn't as much knitting as usual!
  • Carol
    January 1, 1970
    I received an advance copy from NetGalley. This has been one of my favorite series since Book 1. And this one did not disappoint! I was genuinely surprised at who the killer was!
  • Rhonda
    January 1, 1970
    Corrected reviewExcellent addition to a wonderful series.I've enjoyed Sally Goldenbaum's cozy mystery series since the very first book, but this newest addition can be read as a standalone. I enjoyed the twist and turns and loved the relationships between Izzy and her friends. I like that there is a list of the characters in the front of the book. I received an advance reader copy via Netgalley.
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  • Annarella
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first book I read in this series and it was an amazing discovery.It's a cozy mystery but also a book about tragedies and people being hurt by stupidity and arrogance.I loved the plot, the cast of characters, Rose above all. The mystery was good, it kept me guessing till the end and the solution was a surprise.I look forward to reading other instalment in this series.Highly recommended!Many thanks to Kensington Books and Netgalley for this ARC
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  • Leyla Johnson
    January 1, 1970
    A very feel good cosy mystery, very much a page turner. My only problem was that there was just too many characters with minimum involvement in the story, and I needed to frequently flick back to the character list at the front. Having said that it was a very intriguing mystery, with a warm feeling in the characters that where the main players. A good one for light mystery readers.
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  • Bobbie Kirkland
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free copy of HOW TO KNIT A MURDER (Book 13 of the Seaside Knitters Society Mysteries) by Sally Goldenbaum. When the scion of a wealthy local family is found murdered, there are no end of suspects. This is mostly because the victim was a bully with a past littered with his own victims. The story shifts from the point of view of several characters: the victim, the victim’s wife, the mayor, a realtor, and several others. Because I haven’t read any of the prior books, it was a bit confu I received a free copy of HOW TO KNIT A MURDER (Book 13 of the Seaside Knitters Society Mysteries) by Sally Goldenbaum. When the scion of a wealthy local family is found murdered, there are no end of suspects. This is mostly because the victim was a bully with a past littered with his own victims. The story shifts from the point of view of several characters: the victim, the victim’s wife, the mayor, a realtor, and several others. Because I haven’t read any of the prior books, it was a bit confusing. It took me awhile to sort out the different people and what they had to do with the others.I would recommend HOW TO KNIT A MURDER to fans of the series. The author’s decision to not introduce the characters within the story has the benefit of omitting all of the repetitive blah blah blah that bores readers of a long-running series and takes up pages and pages with stuff everyone should already know. However, it has the drawback of confusing the dickens out of people new to the series. If you are a series novice, start with the first book; otherwise, you might get as lost as I was.#HowToKnitAmurder #NetGalley
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  • Lorraine
    January 1, 1970
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters are people that you would like to hang out with, and there is a handy glossary at the front in case you forget who is who. Sea Harbour is a place that seems very inviting and would be fun to visit. Sally Goldenbaum has written a mystery that keeps you guessing until the very end. I hope there are more of these stories to enjoy.
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