Moon Spinners (Seaside Knitters Mystery Series #3)

Moon Spinners (Seaside Knitters Mystery Series #3)

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by Sally Goldenbaum
     
 

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Readers can't help but get entangled in this USA Today bestselling series.

Nell Endicott and the other Seaside Knitters are helping their friend Gracie Santos open the Lazy Lobster and Soup Café on Pelican Pier. They do however take a break to attend a special yacht club dinner held to honor Gracie's aunt-wearing their finest knitting

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Readers can't help but get entangled in this USA Today bestselling series.

Nell Endicott and the other Seaside Knitters are helping their friend Gracie Santos open the Lazy Lobster and Soup Café on Pelican Pier. They do however take a break to attend a special yacht club dinner held to honor Gracie's aunt-wearing their finest knitting creations.

Under the full moon, a local scuba dive club witnesses a blood-red Ferrari flying off a cliff and onto the granite rocks below. Gracie's aunt was behind the wheel, and it was murder. Gossip builds, rumors circulate, and the Seaside Knitters try to figure out a killer's strange pattern...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In Goldenbaum's delightful third knitting mystery (after 2009's Patterns in the Sand), Izzy Chambers, proprietor of the Seaside Knitting Studio, and assorted knitting group friends gather for dinner at the Sea Harbor Yacht Club in Sea Harbor, Mass., to celebrate fund-raising efforts for the new community center and park. Special thanks are due two local construction companies, Santos and Delaney, which have been working together despite the uneasy relationship between the two families. The sudden appearance of drunken Julianne Santos, who threatens her brother, Alphonso, with a beer bottle, interrupts the dinner. Gracie, Julianne's daughter and the estranged wife of Joey Delaney, wishes she, Gracie, could disappear like Alice down the rabbit hole. Later that night, Alphonso's aloof, beautiful Argentinean wife drives her Ferrari off a cliff. Tampered brakes signal murder. Well-drawn characters and an intriguing plot lift this well above the average cozy. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451231840
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Series:
Seaside Knitters Mystery Series, #3
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
197,827
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Sally Goldenbaum is a sometime philosophy teacher, a knitter, and an editor, and the USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty novels. Sally became more serious about knitting with the birth of her first grandchild and the creation of the Seaside Knitters mystery series, which includes the recent titles A Finely Knit Murder, Murder in Merino, and Angora Alibi. 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.

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Moon Spinners 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Hardcover Release April 27, 2010 The ocean breezes, sandy beaches and the moon glistening over the waves means we are back in Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, for this third installment of Sally Goldenbaum's Seaside Mystery Series. The Moon Spinners are at work, "imagine the women of ancient Celtic myth pulling the silvery strands of light from the sky and winding it on distaffs until weeks later the waning moon would disappear completely, leaving the world wrapped in a blanket of total darkness, the tides quieter, creatures safe from the hunter."* The Seaside Knitters are attending a fundraiser to build a new community center. Two building companies are working together on the project even though the families can't stand each other. The party is interrupted by the drunken ex-wife of one of the builders who also happens to be a sister of the other. This little interruption causes one lovely socialite to leave the party early. At the same time Sam Perry is scuba diving at Devil's Cove with some friends. It is his first night dive and as he emerges from the water he sees the moon hanging so low that he could almost reach up and touch it. It looks almost eerie, Sam, never without his camera, turns it up toward the night sky, but his attention is quickly drawn to a car moving much to fast down the curvy road that outlines the edge of Devil's Cove. The other divers surfacing around him notice the car's headlights and they all watch in horror as it misses the curve and flies through the air across the moon and falls to the rocky shore below. Later we learn the brake lines on the car had been cut which means, it was no accident, but MURDER. The Seaside Knitters spring into action to try to find the killer, but the clues do not knit together easily, many loose ends cause their theories to unravel, there is something they are all missing, the one thread that will stitch everything together. Each book in the series gets better and better. The characters are like old friends, and their friendship keep them together through thick and thin. It doesn't matter if you are young or old, male or female, this group that meets every Friday night for food, drinks and fellowship will always be there for each other, and they welcome new people with ease. Yes, there is a mystery to solve and the plot is tight, but these stories are more about the friendship to me. It would be wonderful if we all could have a fantastic group of friends like this tightly knit group in Sea Harbor. I hope there are more books in the series, I anxiously await another visit to this seaside village. *excerpt from book Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Obsidian, an imprint of The New American Library, a division of Penguin Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
harstan More than 1 year ago
The Seaside Knitters (Nell, Izzy, Cass and Birdie) are taking time off from helping Gracie Santos open her new restaurant the Lazy Lobster and Soup Café on Pelican Pier in Sea Harbor, Massachusetts. They are attending a charity event at the Country Club where Gracie's Uncle Alphonso and his wife Sophia are joining with the Delaney's Construction Company to donate at cost materials to build an addition to the community center at Pelican Bay. Gracie's mother Julianne shows up at the gala and makes a scene because her brother, in charge of her trust, refuses to give her any more spending money at the urgency of Sophia.. When Sophia leaves her party she loses control of her car and dies in the crash. The police find evidence that the brake line was cut so they arrest Julianne when they find material in her vehicle on how to fix a car's brake line. The Seaside Knitters refuse to accept Julianne murdered her sister-in-law so they start their own investigation. Readers will thoroughly enjoy the third Seaside Knitters amateur sleuth (see Death by Cashmere and Patterns in the Sand) because of the diverse yet likable lead protagonists whose interests vary, but remain close friends. They come across as detectives as they make inquiries the same way they knit, one stitch at a time. The key that brings plausibility to the fine story line is they do their investigation without facing life threatening danger. This is a delightful entry in a fun regional mystery series. Harriet Klausner
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Michelle1948 More than 1 year ago
this story was okay.....very predictable slow storyline....then the author throws all the good storyline at you in the last couple of chapters got so bored that i actually skipped to the ending....and i hate it that i had to do that skip this one and read the very first in this series! the first in series is usually the best one
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Sally G. really knows how to make the reader feel like they are in this tiny, seaside community as they are reading. Plus, youre usually shocked to find out the killer.
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A modern-style cozy mystery that works: character developmt is present but minimized to the plot and mystery. An ezcellent read.
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MCHEATH More than 1 year ago
Another winner by a terrific writer. I look forward to these books.
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