×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Angora Alibi (Seaside Knitters Mystery Series #7)
     

Angora Alibi (Seaside Knitters Mystery Series #7)

4.8 15
by Sally Goldenbaum
 

See All Formats & Editions

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

Overview

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

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
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. Agents: Christina Hogrebe and Andrea Cirillo, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (May)
From the Publisher
Praise for the Seaside Knitters Mysteries:  

“Like the best marriages—mystery, romance, and lots of charm.” —New York Times Bestselling Author Nancy Pickard 

“The characters ring true and clear.”—Carolyn Hart, Author of Death Comes Silently

“Charming and delightful...[with] a strong sense of place—so strong one can smell the seaweed.  Delicious.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Alexander McCall Smith

“Goldenbaum’s plotting is superb, her characters are richly drawn...and her prose is seamless.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Delightful...well-drawn characters and an intriguing plot.”—Publishers Weekly

“Enjoyable...lazy seaside charm.”—Kirkus Reviews 

Library Journal
Pregnant Izzy Chambers Perry is dismayed when she finds an empty car seat and a knit blanket at the beach, but no baby. Then a scuba diver dies suspiciously in the seventh in this Massachusetts-set cozy craft series (after A Fatal Fleece).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451415349
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/07/2013
Series:
Seaside Knitters Mystery Series , #7
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
912,485
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
“Sally Goldenbaum describes the town so vividly, you can feel the hot sand between your toes and smell the buttery lobster rolls for lunch.”—The Mystery Reader

Praise for the Seaside Knitters Mysteries
 
“Charming and delightful.”—Alexander McCall Smith
 
“Like the best marriages—mystery, romance, and lots of charm.”—New York Times bestselling author Nancy Pickard

Meet the Author

Sally Goldenbaum is a sometime philosophy teacher, a knitter, and an editor, and the USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen novels. Sally became more serious about knitting with the birth of her first grandchild and the creation of the Seaside Knitters mystery series. Her fictional knitting friends are teaching her the intricacies of women’s friendship, the mysteries of small-town living, and the very best way to pick up dropped stitches on a lacy knit shawl.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Angora Alibi (Seaside Knitters Mystery Series #7) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read every book in this series and they are all good. Very good mystery and characters. I really enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She weaves a great story, puts you right in the story trying to solve the mystery! Love the series!
ljs0 More than 1 year ago
i am reading th whole series
Justpeachy1 More than 1 year ago
Sally Goldenbaum's seventh Seaside Knitters mystery, Angora Alibi is a great addition to the series. Readers who enjoy a mystery that is focused just as much on the characters as on the murder itself, will love Goldenbaum's writing. Each Seaside Knitters novel shows the genuine friendships that can develop among friends and neighbors and how messing with one, means you're messing with them all. Long time fans of the series will delight in the coming of Izzy's baby and new readers to the series will fall in love with the seaside town on Sea Harbor. What I liked: As usual with any Sally Goldenbaum mystery, there was plenty going on in Sea Harbor. This is such a quaint little seaside town and I always love revisiting it with each book in this series. It is loosely based on the town of Gloucester and the surrounding Cape Ann area. Goldenbaum has certainly created a town that is rich in history and mystery. I like the fact that she is able to incorporate tidbits about the area and it's foundations into all of her novels. If you can't really visit Sea Harbor you might want to consider the area it's based on for a little seaside vacation sometime. Goldenbaum's characters are always a highlight in her novels. The Seaside Knitters are a group of ladies that have been through a lot together, including the solving of several mysteries. What I love about this cast of characters is the strong friendships that have developed throughout the series. Each women and the men in their lives contribute something different to the group. I love a series that focuses on the friendships of women, their strengths and complexities and Goldenbaum always does such a wonderful job with this aspect of her writing. Izzy is having a baby! Izzy is one my favorite Seaside Knitters and I have enjoyed watching her character come into it's own throughout. Her relationship with Sam, her wedding and now the arrival of her first child. She has shown a lot of growth and a lot of change and she's got a very intuitive mind and in this particular book, her mind is getting the best of her. I liked the fact that this mystery hit home a little bit with Izzy since she was expecting and an abandoned car seat and blanket are so important to the story. It gave the story a sense of urgency. It had to be solved before the coming of the baby, it just had to.  What I didn't like: Though I truly love this series, this particular mystery seemed a little off to me. As always I loved Sea Harbor and the Seaside Knitters, but the additional characters and mystery for this one fell a little flat for me. I wanted it to be more intense and less predictable. I loved the coming of Izzy's baby and all of the knitting that surrounded it, but the mystery just wasn't as mysterious as usual. Bottom Line: This one may not have been my favorite as far as the mystery goes, but I still loved the interactions of the characters and learning more about them and their home. A minor hiccup I'm sure, because Goldenbaum is an excellent writer. 
TessT More than 1 year ago
This is the 7th book in the Seaside Knitters Mystery, with #8 due out this year. In this book Izzy and Sam are married and soon to be parents. Izzy is still running her yarn shop and Sam is photographing anything that will hold still for him. The rest of the gang is back, knitting away at things for the new little one, looking forward to the birth of the baby.  When 19 year old Justin Dorsey dies in a diving accident, the knitters and his cousin Janie, have trouble accepting it. When the news is released that Justin was murdered no one can believe it.  Janie and Justin had had words the previous evening, but surely Janie had nothing to do with it. When it’s discovered that Justin was not what the ladies thought he was, the reasons for his murder start piling up.  The birth of Izzy’s baby, and the happiness and joy the baby brings helps to ease the pain of Justin’s death, Justin may not have been perfect and he may have made many mistakes in his short life, but he was after all, just a human. I have had the pleasure of reading all of the books in this series and find the closeness of the women and their husbands and boyfriends always make me wish to live in Sea Harbor. The characters that Ms. Goldenbaum gives us could truly be a friend or neighbor to any of us. Ms. Goldenbaum weaves stories that are believable and heartfelt and I hope there are many more to follow.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
avidreaderJO More than 1 year ago
I love this series. I want to live in Sea Harbor and knit in Izzy's shop. The author gives a vibrant sense of place. You can almost smell the sea air. The characters are well-drawn and likable. There is a satisfying sense of friendship, enriched by shared meals of great food and of course, knitting. Can't wait for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a light enjoyable mystery for all to read. Sally Goldenbaum's mystery series is worth spending your liesure time reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series hope she keeps writing them.
mysteriesformeCA More than 1 year ago
Ms Goldenbaum's books make me feel like I'm part of this extended family, lovin' the food and friendships, the knitting group and the mystery. It's a good story, perfect for summer reading at the beach or on the couch. Put this one on your reading list.
52chickadees More than 1 year ago
Seaside Sailing, Stitching and Sleuthing Abound” It seems like only yesterday when Izzy Chambers married Sam Perry, complete with the delicately knitted Wedding shawl that all of the Seaside Knitters had a tender hand in creating. We are joined picturesque Sea Harbor once again by Izzy’s Aunt and Uncle, Nell and Ben, Lobsterwoman Cass and Danny, ‘Wise as an owl”, Birdie, talented Willow and Cass’s Brother, Pete and, of course, the much in love, Izzy and Sam. Anticipation and excitement are at a fever’s pitch as the birth of “Baby Perry” draws near. The Seaside Knitters are gathering every Thursday, needles clicking merrily, creating whisper-soft clothing for the new arrival. Nell is just one of several who will take turns making the baby’s first blanket. Izzy isn’t the only expectant mother around Sea Harbor—Tamara Danvers, wife of wealthy and older Franklin Danvers is expecting an heir to the Danvers fortune and is knitting baby goodies as well. Izzy, trying to keep fit and her nervousness at bay, jogs along an easy stretch of beach and all goes well, until she spots an abandoned baby’s car seat and knitted yellow blanket. The items haunt her happiness and with her premonitions, she feels the world is off kilter, swearing she will not deliver this baby until the world around them is calm and peaceful. A large request, especially for Sea Harbor, who , has a new resident. Devoted Nurse Janie Levin has taken in a Cousin—one from way out on the family tree branch—a troubled, misguided teen named Justin Dorsey who may have good intentions, but ends up suspected of odd occurrences in the area. When a scuba dive turns fatal, Izzy is sure her feelings are correct and the Seaside Knitters band together to investigate. Was the individual ill? Was it an amateur diver’s accident? Or was it murder? On a lighter, brighter note, 10 yr. old, dark-haired whirlwind, Gabby Marietti is back to visit her Nonna for the summer and brings some surprises and youthful zest into Birdie’s life. I thoroughly enjoyed Ms. Goldenbaum’s latest work. She makes you feel like you personally know the characters and usually leaves you salivating over the Friday night feasts that the Endicotts and their friends prepare. She has graciously included the directions for Baby Perry’s first blanket (which was designed by Dawn Slugg of Milwaukee) and a copy of the recipe for Nell and Ben’s grilled tuna steaks. Who could ask for more? Only those of us who want to join the Seaside Knitters for more friendship, fantastic food and super-sleuthing soon again! Cozy-Lovers--make sure you have this on your TBR list ---you don’t want to miss it! Nancy Narma
chefdt More than 1 year ago
Angora Alibi is the seventh book in the A Seaside Knitters Mystery series. Excitement is growing in Sea Harbor, as Izzy Perry will be having her first baby very soon. One day on a run along the beach Izzy notices, what appears to be, an abandoned babies car seat. As she is expecting, thoughts begin going through her mind at why the seat is there and what happened to the baby. Then one evening Izzy notices Justin Dorsey near the car seat and wonders what his connection might be. She is interrupted in that thought and forgets about it. The next day Justin dies during a scuba diving event and it is later learned that he was murdered. Justin has led a troubled life and everyone is wondering just where he got all the money that he was flashing around just before he was murdered. Even his distant cousin, Jaynie, a nurse at the town's clinic would like to see him gone. Another well written story from Sally Goldebaum that show the community of Sea Harbor can put aside personal differences and work toward the common good of the community. And yes, 10 year old Gabby is back to spend some time with her Grandma Birdie to spread her young vitality.
leroy20 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book it was light reading which I enjoy once in awhile