Murder at Lambswool Farm (Seaside Knitters Mystery Series #11)

Murder at Lambswool Farm (Seaside Knitters Mystery Series #11)

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by Sally Goldenbaum
     
 

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Late summer blooms in beautiful Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, and while a harvest thrives, Izzy Chambers Perry and the other Seaside Knitters will need to cast on their sleuthing skills to save a local farm.  Unfortunately, finding a killer can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. . . .
 
Seaside Knitter Birdie Favazza has long

Overview

Late summer blooms in beautiful Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, and while a harvest thrives, Izzy Chambers Perry and the other Seaside Knitters will need to cast on their sleuthing skills to save a local farm.  Unfortunately, finding a killer can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. . . .
 
Seaside Knitter Birdie Favazza has long loved knitting, but lately she’s taken on a new challenge—making a family farm operational again. With help from friends, Lambswool Farm is now up and running, with thriving crops and grazing sheep.  In addition, the farm will host rustic, six-course prix fixe dinners plated by local chefs and served on a gorgeous restored harvest table, decorated to perfection with colorful knitted vegetables crafted by Izzy Chambers Perry, her aunt Nell, and the other Seaside Knitters.
 
But on the night of the first meal, everything spins out of control when one of the guests, Seaside Harbor’s family physician, becomes fatally ill. It seems that behind Dr. Alan Hamilton’s friendly bedside manner was a man with enemies and secrets.
 
Soon the town is gossiping and pointing fingers at all possible suspects—including the women at Lambswool Farm. Now the Seaside Knitters must join together to uncover the truth in Dr. Hamilton’s complicated past—and restore peace to town and country alike.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the USA Today Bestselling Seaside Knitters Mysteries
 
“[Goldenbaum’s entire series] affirms the value of friends and small towns and reminds us that even in the midst of death, we can still enjoy abundant life.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
 
“A charming and delightful read.”—New York Times bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith
 
“The characters ring true and clear.”—New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Hart
 
“Mystery, romance, and lots of charm.”—New York Times bestselling author Nancy Pickard
 
“Goldenbaum once again shows her complete mastery of the combination of good friends, food, romance and a puzzling murder that makes up a cozy.”—RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars, Top Pick)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451471642
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/03/2016
Series:
Seaside Knitters Mystery Series , #11
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
23,988
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Sally Goldenbaum is a sometime philosophy teacher, a knitter, 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 Mysteries, which include Trimmed with Murder, A Finely Knit Murder, and Murder in Merino. 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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Murder at Lambswool Farm (Seaside Knitters Mystery Series #11) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous 22 days ago
Such a good series. Waiting for the next one. Good friends, good food, good knitting makes a cozy read.
DeNeedle 4 months ago
This is such a great series. Sally's characters are so real, they become friends you have never met in person. This book was another great read, I took to the very last to realize who the murderer really was. Lots of suspects.
SewWrite 6 months ago
I have been reading this series since the beginning and always look forward to the newest installment to see what Nell, Izzy, Cass and Birdie are up to. It's like visiting an old friend. There is always plenty of food and fun along the way. I am never disappointed with my visit. Birdie, with the urging of her granddaughter Gabby, has turned an old family farm into a wonderful farm to table dining experience. Unfortunately there is a death after a meal that turns the entire village upside down. The Seaside Knitters must put their heads together to figure out who the murderer is.
Delphimo 10 months ago
Sally Goldenbaum writes a delightful food filled with friendship, love, good food, and a caring community. The weather and climate of this seaside town enhance the story, as well as the joy of knitting and wonderful food draw the women together to cement the story. I love that Sally Goldenbaum inserts a roster of the book's characters and wish that more authors would follow this practice. The Endicotts (Ben and Nell) seem too good to be real people. What couple would feed and entertain neighbors every Friday? And isn't Birdie a character? She must be nearing 90, and still as spry as a young girl. I enjoy the chance to meet this lovely cast of characters and to bask in the sunlight of this magical town that encounters mayhem, but learns how to handle life’s problems.
MasonCanyon 11 months ago
When an author can transport you to a setting through their descriptions and the actions of their characters then you know you’ve found an entertaining story. That’s what author Sally Goldenbaum does in MURDER AT LAMBSWOOL FARM, the 11th installment in her Seaside Knitters Mystery series. Goldenbaum’s eye for detail, along with her vibrant descriptions, transports readers to the seaside village of Sea Harbor. The author’s style of writing brings the community and its quirky residents to life on the pages. The characters are well-developed, realistic and easy to like. Their easy-going dialogue adds depth to the small town atmosphere pulling the reader into their setting. The story flows at a steady pace with a few surprises along the way. As the mystery unfolds, readers are drawn further into the story. New readers to the series aren’t left in the dark through the help of a handy reference guide of who’s who at the beginning. Readers don’t have to be knitters to enjoy this story, but a felted bowl pattern is included as a perk for those who are. This is a mesmerizing story filled with suspense, intrigue, family loyalty, good friendship, and a pleasant setting – all the right ingredients for an engaging cozy murder mystery. FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
Dollycas 12 months ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts When I pick up a book by Sally Goldenbaum I feel like I am going to visit dear friends. I can’t believe this is book 11 in this series, meaning this is my 11th visit to Sea Harbor. This time we travel to Lambswool Farm. Birdie with the help of several Sea Harbor residents has given new life to the Favazza Family Farm. The fields are full of crops and there are sheep in the pasture. The farm will now serve diners huge farm to table dinners outside at huge table. (Check out the cover for a great picture.) I love this idea! But on the night the first meal is served a long time Sea Harbor resident dies. No one else even got sick, so there is definitely some cause other than the fabulous food. The Seaside Knitters need to find the truth before it not only ruins Birdie’s plans but tears the community apart. The Seaside Knitters, Izzy, Nell, Cass and Birdie, along with their spouses, significant others, kids and friends are some of the best characters right now in cozy literature. Over the years the group has grown because as a whole they are all so welcoming. Knitting may have brought them together in the beginning but it is their friendships that have stood the test of time. (Don’t worry if you are new to the series or need a little refresher the author includes a cast list as the start of the book.) They welcome someone new to the group this time who seems to be just passing through but ends up staying longer than they planned. The dialogue between the characters is genuine and smart. They all have different ways to process clues and it is fun to see how it all comes together in the end. Great dialogue is born from a great story. The murder plot was so well written and knit together with everything else going on is Sea Harbor flawlessly. I really enjoy the way Ms. Goldenbaum tells a story. The death doesn’t happen early in the book. She lets the reader catch up with our favorite characters and all that is happening in their lives before we really need to sink our teeth in to trying to solve the mystery. Then she throws in some twists that have us doing a backstitch or two as she keeps us guessing right to the end. I have enjoyed every virtual vacation to Sea Harbor. It is a beautiful place to visit full of wonderful people. I am ready to book my next trip there as soon as possible. Thank you Sally for the wonderful trip!
Anonymous 12 months ago
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
MURDER AT LAMBSWOOL FARM is another wonderful installment in the long running Seaside Knitters series. Author Sally Goldenbaum knows how to set a scene. Every time I visit Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, I want to stay. I can picture this lovely town the entire time I’m reading a new Seaside Knitters Mystery. The author has really developed the series since the first book, DEATH BY CASHMERE, came out back in 2008. It’s been a joy to watch the character evolve and grow. MURDET AT LAMBSWOOL FARM is a shining example of why this series continues to flourish. With the superb writing style of Ms. Goldenbaum, and the keep-the-reader-guessing mystery, this addition to her series is sure to be a hit with her fans, and earn her many more. I also want to thank author Goldenbaum for the character list in the beginning of the book. It helps aging brains like mine to keep track. ;-) Check out the back of the book for instruction on making a knit and felted bowl, and for a great recipe!