Murder Wears Mittens (Seaside Knitters Society #1) (Hardcover)
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!
* Includes a knitting pattern *
Praise for the Seaside Knitters Mysteries
“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.”
“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."
"A charming debut . . . an ideal beach read."
About the Author
Sally Goldenbaum is the author of over forty novels, most recently the Seaside Knitters Mystery Series, set in the fictional town of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts. Born in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Sally now lives in Prairie Village, Kansas and 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 www.sallygoldenbaum.com.
“Comforting…. Goldenbaum has created an idyllic world in which good friends, good works, and discussing the passing of time and changes in the community are as important as solving crimes.”—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 Book Review
“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
“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."—Laurien Berenson, bestselling author