Patterns in the Sand (Seaside Knitters Mystery Series #2)

Patterns in the Sand (Seaside Knitters Mystery Series #2)

by Sally Goldenbaum

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Overview

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

The follow-up to Death by Cashmere: next in the new mystery series set in a tight-knit seaside community.

When young fiber artist Willow Adams visits Izzy Chambers's knitting studio, she's immediately embraced by the Seaside knitters, and they see the monthly arts event at Canary Cove as a perfect place to showcase Willow's work. But the idyllic summer in Sea Harbor turns somber when the body of Nick Peabody-owner of a popular gallery-is found in a community garden. Soon all Nick's secrets begin to surface, and the residents of Sea Harbor realize they didn't know him at all. And when Nick's will reveals that his entire estate has been left to Willow, the knitters find that Willow has some dark secrets of her own...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451228314
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/06/2010
Series: Seaside Knitters Mystery Series , #2
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 251,587
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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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Patterns in the Sand (Seaside Knitters Mystery Series #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
This week we travel to Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, a small fishing village, that has become home to a colony of artists including Izzy Chambers who owns The Seaside Knitting Studio, where the Seaside Knitters meet each week to work on a special project. Right now they are knitting soft caps for cancer patients. But tonight after the studio closed, the resident cat, Purl, welcomes out-of-towner Willow Adams into his domicile and causes some excitement to occur in the little village. Willow is a fiber artist whose work Izzy had seen in Boston. She had emailed the artist to praise her work, and is very surprised when the artist shows up in Sea Harbor, but everyone quickly accepts her into their "family" and makes plans for her to showcase and explain her beautiful work. First they want to introduce her to their own gala festival "Art at Night" where the galleries are open late, some with special shows, music, food and drink making for a great party attended by people from near and far. Everyone is enjoying this wonderful night until one of the artists is found dead in his secluded garden behind his gallery. Many secrets are revealed after his death and his friends find they didn't know him as well as they thought they did. Sally Goldenbaum has written a wonderful story with a tightly knit plot with well patterened characters, who will pick up all the dropped stitches and untangle all the loose ends to solve this mystery. This reader especially enjoyed all the references to her home state of Wisconsin, and that's where the story really began.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Sea Harbor, Massachusetts is a place where people from all fields of art live and work. The village has its own artists' colony and the serenity has enabled many residents to get their creative juices flowing. Late at night fiber artist Willow Adams comes to town with no place to sleep. She breaks into the Seaside Knitters Studio falling asleep at the window facing the street. The police arrive, but the store's owner Izzy Chambers refuses to file any charges. Willow tells her and Seaside Knitters Nell, Cass and Birdie that she came to see them to discuss her fiber art. She also wants to meet her biological father Aiden Peabody who allegedly deserted her mother before she was born. However before father and daughter meet, Aiden is found dead, a poison victim. As the main benefactor of Aiden's will as well as desertion issues, she is the prime suspect of the police. However, the Seaside Knitters club members think otherwise and encouraging one another they plan to prove she is innocent by finding the real killer one stitch at a time. The second Seaside Knitters amateur sleuth tale (see DEATH BY CASHMERE) is an exciting tight knit whodunit that emphasizes life in a small Massachusetts town in which art is the focus of the community. Told by Nell, the ambience of the art colonies and the tension of the investigation make for a fine one sitting read. Similar in tone and location to Anne Canadeo's WHILE MY PRETTY ONE KNITS, Sally Goldenbaum entertains with this strong thriller the knitting mystery crowd; who have a high quality bar set by Monica Ferris' Minnesota Crewel World and Maggie Sefton's Colorado House of Lambspun. Harriet Klausner
jkkelly35 More than 1 year ago
I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. I recently in the last year started knitting and I love mysteries so when I saw there were some books on knitting mysteries I was enthralled. I also love the water and beach scenes from having spent summers as a child on Cape cod. SO with those two things in mind the seaside knitting series was a great match for me. I really enjoyed her first one and then when I got my nook and found the second one on ebook I quickly put it in and I have enjoyed this one as well. I still enjoy reading a book but I have begun to like the ebooks too with the nook now. It is a great edition. Patterns in the sand is a great second book. She keeps you going and you get to the point where you can't put it down and have to finish it. I recommend this series to anyone who knits and likes mysteries and anyone who enjoys the seaside towns and life there. She paints a great picture of the town and all the characters. I can really picture them in my head. I like that in a book. If I can visualize what the characters look like from the descriptions it makes it more exciting for me. I give this book a A+ and I look forward to reading the third one. I hope she comes out with more. I would hate to see it end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A+wonderful+tale+to+sit+back%2C+relax%2C+and+lose+yourself+for+the+day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series of books. I would love to have these people be real and spend time with them
BarbsReviews on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this second book just as much as the first in this series. The knitters are getting funnier and funnier trying to figure out crimes in their small sea side town. I think I am going to enjoy this series a lot.
lexxa83 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I liked this book more than the first. It did have some of the same problems of the characters re-hashing the same "who done it" ideas, but not nearly as obnoxiously as in the first book. What I continue to think is interesting is that based on the book jackets, the story seems to have to do with Izzy and her knitting shop. However, all the Seaside Knitters books are told in the first person by Nell, Izzy's aunt. She is a perfectly good character, I just don't know why all the plot descriptions seem to make her seem like a secondary character. While I do not enjoy this series quite as much as the Kelly Flynn knitting mysteries by Maggie Sefton, they are a suitable cozy escapist read, and I plan on reading the rest of the books in this series.
delphimo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting and delightful series set on the coast of Massachusetts. The town is a small, artsy coastal town where all the inhabitants know one another. In this escapade, an artist dies, but an autopsy shows poison. A week later, an art gallery man drowns, and again the ruling is homicide. The Seaside Knitters must quickly cast around and decrease the number of suspects. The writing is not up to par with Elizabeth George or Anne Perry, but is a great, light reading yarn. I enjoy reading the many seafood recipes, and the clambake chapter was sumptuous. After reading one of the Seaside Knitters mysteries, I want to venture to a yarn shop and select new yarn and a new pattern.
thornton37814 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Willow Adams is first seen curled up in the window of Izzy's knitting shop in Sea Harbor, Massachusetts on Cape Ann after having broken and entered through a window. When a murder occurs and she is named the heir, suspicion naturally falls to her, but Ruth, Izzy, and others believe in her innocence. It is up to them to find the solution before Willow is arrested for a crime they are certain she didn't commit. The author has created a very fun knitting group in a great little artists colony community. I found myself enjoying the characters and the location. I was a bit surprised that they were ignoring one person as a suspect throughout most of the book. I did not solve the murder until almost the time that the murderer was revealed. This is one of the better cozies on the market.
julyso on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Willow Adams is a fiber artist who sneaks into the village of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts late one night. She breaks into the Seaside Knitters Studio and falls asleep with the store cat, Purl, in front of the display window. A nearby store owner spots her and calls the police. Izzy Chambers, owner of the studio, refuses to press charges. Willow explains that she came to Sea Harbor and to Izzy's studio to discuss her fiber art. What she doesn't tell them, however, is that she is really there to find her long lost father. In the meantime, local artist Aiden Peabody is murdered. The Seaside Knitters Club is on the case and is determined to solve the mystery.Patterns in the Sand is the second book in the series by Sally Goldenbaum, A Seaside Knitters Mystery. I loved everything about this book...the eccentric characters, the beautiful Massachusetts setting, and the focus on all kinds of art. I found it to be the perfect cozy mystery and those are my absolute favorite. The characters all feel like friends, and I can't wait to see them again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much! It was an easy read with excitement and twists!
RonnaL More than 1 year ago
Sea Harbor, Maine, is the home for numerous artists and their stores in the Canary Cove Art Colony, where an art festival is held the first Sunday of every month.  Izzy's Seaside Knitting Studio is the gathering place for the ladies in this story.  Then Willow Adams makes an appearance by breaking into the shop and falling asleep in the front window with the shop's cat, Purl.  She's come to town to show her fiber art, or so she says. When one of the town's local shop owners dies in a mysterious way, Willow becomes a suspect when it's found that he is actually her estranged father.  The ladies in town find it difficult to believe that this waif of a girl could be a murderer, and decide to investigate for themselves.  In the process, there are lots of gatherings and gossip. I love mysteries and cozies.  I'm a big fan of knitting and food.  I really wanted to love this book but it just didn't ever really excited me.  It was a decent story if there were not so many more great cozies to read.  My problems revolved around the numerous gatherings that really weren't that interesting.  The one time focused on knitting caps for cancer patients really caught my interest, but that was about it from the knitting front.  There are so many books in this series, I'm going to assume that this series gets better with future books.  Knitting pattern and information about caps for cancer patients in the back of this book, saved this one for me. Will give this series another try.
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