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A Holiday Yarn (Seaside Knitters Mystery Series #4)
     

A Holiday Yarn (Seaside Knitters Mystery Series #4)

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by Sally Goldenbaum
 

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Readers can't help but get entangled in this USA Today bestselling series that "will draw readers to return time and again to Sea Harbor." (New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Hart) 

In Sea Harbor the scent of snow fills the salty air, and at Izzy's Seaside Studio, the Seaside Knitters feast on cookies, knit their

Overview

Readers can't help but get entangled in this USA Today bestselling series that "will draw readers to return time and again to Sea Harbor." (New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Hart) 

In Sea Harbor the scent of snow fills the salty air, and at Izzy's Seaside Studio, the Seaside Knitters feast on cookies, knit their gifts, and plan their gatherings. And Mary Pisano is transforming the estate she inherited from her grandfather into a bed-and-breakfast. But then Mary's cousin Pamela is found dead on the B and B's snowy back porch, and as the holiday draws nigh, the four friends will need all their crafty know-how to solve the crime.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Death puts a damper on the Christmas festivities in Goldenbaum's engrossing fourth cozy featuring Izzy Chambers and the other members of her Sea Harbor, Mass., knitting circle (after April 2010's Moon Spinners). When "controversial fashion editor" Pamela Pisano turns up dead with a pistol in her hand on the snow-covered back porch of the Pisano family estate, Ravenswood-by-the-Sea, it appears a clear case of suicide. Particularly distraught is Mary Pisano, Pamela's cousin, who recently inherited Ravenswood and is in the process of converting the house into a bed-and-breakfast. When a painter Mary hired falls to his death off a ladder onto some granite rocks, this accident is more than a little suspicious. Of course, a killer is at work, and the knitters must tap old memories and old police records before they can bring the mystery to its unexpected conclusion. (Nov.)
Kirkus Reviews

The citizens of the picture-perfect New England town of Sea Harbor are busily preparing for the holiday season. What they get instead is murder.

Former lawyer Izzy Chambers, proprietor of the Seaside Knitting Studio, may be Sea Harbor's resident sleuth, but this time it's her Aunt Nell who plunges the knitting group into a murder investigation. A chance meeting with Pamela Pisano, sleek editor of her family's fashion magazine, reveals that Pamela is enraged by her cousin Mary's efforts to turn the family mansion into a superior B&B. When Pamela is found dead on the mansion's porch, suspects abound. She was no favorite of her family, and her track record with men has left some angry ex-lovers in her wake. Her latest lover is a model she had deemed too old for a spread in her magazine. His recent work at the mansion makes him a prime suspect until his murder leaves the police even more confused. For her part, Izzy is distracted by a bump in her relationship that's especially worrisome for her Aunt Nell, who pictures her with a happy family. Despite all the red herrings, the knitting sleuths are determined to solve the crimes before the holidays are totally ruined.

Goldenbaum's latest Seaside Knitters Mystery (Moon Spinners, 2010, etc.) invites you once more to imagine yourself in a charming if homicidal town where knitting and sleuthing go hand-in-hand.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451232878
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Series:
Seaside Knitters Mystery Series , #4
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
174,477
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Sally Goldenbaum is the USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen novels. She became more serious about knitting with the birth of her first grandchild and the creation of the Seaside Knitters mystery series.

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A Holiday Yarn (Seaside Knitters Mystery Series #4) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
luv2readVF More than 1 year ago
I'm a knitter & a mystery lover. It's light reading with that warm feeling of being a part of the knitting bunch at the seaside as they solve yet another murder in their community. It's a great way to unwind after a day of work.
LisaJInRocklin More than 1 year ago
I started with the first book in the series and am reading my way through. I am savoring each book as it is more about the relationships between 4 key female characters, their loves and experiences, as well as at least one, often two murders to solve. Lovely descriptions of yarns and knitting which are realistic for those of us who do knit. Fantastic details about the food the women and their friends eat (and never seem to gain a pound!) as well as the men in their lives. If anything, the men are too perfect, the food is too good (and calorie-free), but it's still fun and I chalk this series up as a guilty pleasure.
cjmaine More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this series, it was cute. It seems they talked more about eating than knitting and their food is way out. I live in a small New England town and never saw that kind of food except in big cities. The story line is good and can't figure out who did it till the end.
MaJoGA More than 1 year ago
I have been reading these in order and this one is better than the last! Of course I've said that before with the other books. You come to care about the characters and wonder how they'll figure this one out. I've enjoyed all of them so far, but again, this was the best yet. I plan to keep reading her, she's great!
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LAL3961 More than 1 year ago
Words cannot say how much I love Sally Goldenbaum. She's a great author who does wonders to make you feel like you live in the seaside knitting community. I truly feel on vacation when I'm reading these murder/mysteries.
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wlinda More than 1 year ago
This is a good book for a cold winter night. Loved the characters, the knitting patterns and the receipes.
Lora Rohlfing More than 1 year ago
uh was this written in seaside oregon ?
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I have read all the books in this series and the mystery element is good but the book is kind of misleading. Frankly these books should be in the culinary/social listings. The books make little reference to knitting as a group with little to no reference to knitting. Most knitters/readers of these mysteries are reading to find more references to the actual knitting and the rapport of the knitters as a group. This is not the case with these books. They are centered around the social status of a few women in a community and most of the material deals with the culinary tastes of the author., most average knitters are not even familiar with these dishes. Once in a while ok, but she goes on and on with the exotic food and the country club scene. Please put knitting in the body of material or re-name these books to the approiate catagory.