Murder Wears Mittens
- Author: Sally Goldenbaum
- Publisher: Kensington
- Print Length: 272 pages
- Release Date: August 29, 2017
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- Genre: Cozy
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As autumn washes over coastal Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, the Seaside Knitters anticipate a relaxing off-season. But when murder shatters the peace, the craftiest bunch in town must unravel a killer’s deadly scheme . . .
After retrieving fresh lobster nets from a local Laundromat, Cass Halloran rushes to attend a last-minute gathering with her knitting circle. But Cass can’t stop worrying about the lonely boy seen hanging around the dryers, and the school uniform he left behind in a hurry. When the ladies return the lost clothing the next day, they find the child and his younger sister alone, seemingly abandoned by their mother . . .
The knitters intend to facilitate a family reunion, not investigate a crime. But the death of Dolores Cardozo, a recluse from the edge of town, throws the group for a loop. Especially when the missing mother and one of their own become tied to the victim’s hidden fortune—and her murder . . .
Before scandalous secrets break bonds and rumors tear Sea Harbor apart, the Seaside Knitters need to string together the truth about Dolores—while preventing a greedy murderer from making another move!
Sally Goldenbaum is the author of more than three dozen novels, most recently the Seaside Knitters Mystery Series, set in the fictional town of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts.
Sally was born in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and now lives in Prairie Village, Kansas, 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 and his Neighborhood).
Sally's family includes her husband, Don, three wonderful adult children, their fine spouses, and six amazing grandchildren.
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Book Review by Bree Herron
This is one of the few books I have read that has such variety in characters. The “crew” as I am calling them were built on friendships, love and common bonds. The books host so many it would be almost impossible for me to describe them all, but I do have to say I really enjoyed Izzy and Cass. Their personalities matched mine pretty well, and I really loved Izzy’s lawyer moments.
One great part of this book is the list of characters in the beginning so, if you are like me and just starting it is a nice reference point. I found it helpful and was perfectly designed to make the characters feel more alive.
I loved the moment Cass, Izzy, Nell, and Birdie went hiking or “walking in the victim’s shoes”. I thought this was really a well described scene. I could picture what they were seeing and tried my hand at seeing it the way the victim did. The connection these characters have is unlike any I have read before. They are a solid group, each bringing a unique dynamic that builds them into people I won’t forget.
I have to say that I might just need to create an award for the best first scene of a book. I was blown away by the level of goosebumps a cozy book like this could give me in a few sentences. It was amazing! That certainly is an enjoyable moment when a reader is instantly off with feeling the mystery and suspense.
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Thank you for the great review. I love reading cozy mysteries and Murder Wears Mittens definitely sounds like one I’d love to read. Love that although it’s in a series that it can be read as a stand alone.
Lovely cover. And great review. Thank you so much for the intro to a new author and read. Always so exciting.
Sounds like a great cozy–I’d love to read it!
I’m looking forward to meeting Cass, Izzy, & the whole crew.
Love the sound of this book. Would like to read more about the Seaside Knitters.
Really like the setting for this one. And am looking forward to reading it. Hoping for sooner. Rather than later
You really have to wonder about coincidences sometimes. I do know they sometimes happen. But not really a great believer in the. However. The two winners of this book are:
D. W. and D. W.