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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Murder in Merino--Sally Goldenbaum--Review and Giveaway


Murder in Merino: A Seaside Knitters Mystery
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: NAL Hardcover (May 6, 2014)
ISBN-13: 978-0451415363

It’s autumn in Sea Harbor and as the tourists leave a mysterious guest arrives. When she’s implicated in a crime the Seaside Knitters must quickly table their knitting project and search out a motif for murder.
Fall is usually a relaxing time in Sea Harbor, but it’s turning out to be a busy season for Izzy Chambers Perry. Not only is she helping the Seaside Knitters make a magnificent throw to celebrate the fortieth wedding anniversary of her aunt and uncle, she and her husband are finally selling the cottage she lived in before they married and had a darling baby girl. To Izzy’s surprise, newcomer Julia Ainsley seems determined to buy the home—although she’s never set foot inside.
But on the day of the open house, things take a tragic turn. A body is uncovered in the cottage’s backyard. When the police find Julia’s name and phone number in the victim’s pocket, this slender thread of evidence makes her a person of interest. Soon the spotlight of suspicion widens to include old friends and town leaders, as a tragic happening, long buried in the sleepy seaside town, is slowly brought to the surface.
Before the Endicotts’ joyful anniversary celebration can be realized, the Seaside Knitters must work to unravel the real reason Julia Ainsley has come to their town and the tangled and tragic ties from the past that bind friends and townsfolk together.
My Review:
This was my first visit to Sea Harbor, but it won't be my last.  I fell in love with this charming seaside town.  I also really liked the characters and their close relationships in this series.  These are a group of people that really care about each other and want what's best for everyone.  This town would be a wonderful town to visit.  I really loved the mystery in this book also, there is not just one mystery, but a couple of different mysteries that the group of friends has to uncover.  Sally is also a great writer and that helped this book along.  I can't wait to visit the charming hamlet of  Sea Harbor again, even though I don't knit, I enjoyed that aspect of this book also.  There really wasn't anything about this book that I didn't like.  If you are looking for a an entertaining mystery that will keep you guessing and a book that has a great friendship/relationship aspect, then this is a book you will definitely enjoy.  I look forward to reading more about Sea Harbor and it's wonderful inhabitants.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.
About The Author
Sally Goldenbaum is a sometime philosophy teacher, a knitter, and an editor, and the 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. 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.  [Additional bio information available on my website:
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Sally has graciously agreed to giveaway one hardback copy of this book at each stop.  If you want to be entered in this contest, please follow this blog, also leave a comment about why you would like to read this book.  I will choose a winner by May 22.  Goodluck and P.S. leave your email so I can notify you if you win, no email, no entry.  Also let me know that you followed this blog.


  1. Would love to win/read this, sounds wonderful

  2. Sounds like a delightful read.

  3. This would be very enjoyable. thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  4. I am captivated with the review, the setting and characters. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. I would love to read this book, I follow by linky/email and facebook.

    cenya2 at Hotmail dot com

  6. I used to live by the ocean and so miss it. Now I can only read books that are set in seaside towns and dream.

  7. I follow the blog and would love to win!

  8. i follow the blog by email. Love the mystery stories and share the books with friends.

    1. forgot email avonsherry2003 at yahoo dot com

  9. rlrlaney GFC follow. I like cozy mysteries and I like this series.
    rlrlaney at yahoo dot com

  10. I follow by email. denannduvall(at)gmail(dot)com
    I love cozy mysteries and this is a new writer for me.

  11. I just subscribed by email :) and I'd like to win this book because cozy mysteries are fun and because I'm a knitter. Your enthusiasm for Sea Harbor is contagious. Thanks for letting us know about this series.

    janet dot sketchley at gmail dot com