Sunday, August 10, 2008

A Great Read

I have been meaning to write this for a while now. If you are a fan of mysteries then this book is for you. It is a plus that it revolves around a weekly knitting circle who come together to help in a time of sadness, and fear.

Death By Cashmere, A Seaside Knitters Mystery
by Sally Goldenbaum.
ISBN 9780451224712

From the first page to the last I found myself unable to put this book down. Picture a beautiful seaside town, where everyone knows you and your business, where there are people that have lived there all their lives mixed with newcomers this is Sea Harbor, MA. Each of the characters are very well rounded, and well written, they each have such a depth to them that you really connect with them, and feel like you know them. With each page I began to feel like I was being drawn into the world of Sea Harbor, MA. I could almost see the details of the locations as they are described. Each and every chapter of this book with keep you wanting more. The conclusion to this story is so well written that when you read the answer to the mystery you really begin to see the clues that were written into each chapter but I did not put them together. I really would recommend this to anyone looking for a very good read. There is a lace knitting pattern in the back that I am really wanting to try it is for a scarf and it really sounds like it would be a great beginner's lace project.

Here is an excerpt from the publisher's website:
This brand-new mystery series spins a yarn about knitters and murder in a quaint seaside village.
Not long after Isabel “Izzy” Chambers opens up a knitting shop in the sleepy fishing town of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, a diverse group of women begins congregating each week to form the Seaside Knitters.Izzy raises some eyebrows when she rents the apartment above her shop to Angie Archer, whose reputation for loose behavior and a quick temper has made her unpopular with many locals. But could any of them have wanted her dead? Angie’s body is discovered drowned in the harbor, her long red hair tangled like seaweed in a lobster trap.An official investigation rules the death an accident. There are speculations of too many whiskey sours, a slippery wharf, a dark night… But Izzy and the Seaside Knitters smell something fishy. When several strange incidents occur above the shop, the women decide to take matters into their own hands. But before long, their small-town sense of security is frayed, and the threat of more violence hangs over this tightly knit community.

I would really like to read other books by Sally Goldenbaum, and I will let you know how they turn out.

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