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Murder in Merino by Sally Goldenbaum
Seaside Knitters #8
Mass Market Paperback
Synopsis: It’s autumn in Sea Harbor, and as the tourists leave, a mysterious guest arrives. When she’s implicated in a crime, the Seaside Knitters must quickly table their knitting project and search out a motif for murder.
Fall is usually a relaxing time in Sea Harbor, but it’s turning out to be a busy season for Izzy Chambers Perry. Not only is she helping the Seaside Knitters make a magnificent throw to celebrate the fortieth wedding anniversary of her aunt and uncle, but she and her husband are finally selling the cottage she lived in before she got married and had a darling baby girl. To Izzy’s surprise, newcomer Julia Ainsley seems determined to buy the home—although she’s never set foot inside.
But on the day of the open house, things take a dark turn. A body is uncovered in the cottage’s backyard. When the police find Julia’s name and phone number in the victim’s pocket, this slender thread of evidence makes her a person of interest. Soon the spotlight of suspicion widens to include old friends and town leaders as a tragic happening, long buried in the sleepy seaside town, is slowly brought to the surface.
Before the joyful anniversary celebration can be realized, the Seaside Knitters must work to unravel the real reason Julia Ainsley has come to their town—and the tangled and troubled ties from the past that bind friends and townsfolk together.
My review: This is the first book I have read in this series and I enjoyed it. I am a sucker for a new cozy mystery so I was excited to read it. Even though I have not read any others in this series I did just fine reading it. Now I will have to go back and get the rest of this series so I can catch up since I enjoyed the book so much. I can't knit to save my life but I liked that that was the theme of the book and that there are patterns included. The author did a good job with the characters as I really liked them and I loved the setting, I would love to visit this town. I was left guessing right up until the end as to who committed the crime. I would recommend this book to all mystery lovers.
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