Sunday, October 29, 2017

Review: Murder Wears Mittens by: Sally Goldenbaum

Title: Murder Wears Mittens
Author: Sally Goldenbaum
Publisher: Kensington
Series: Seaside Knitters Society #1
Pages: 272
Format: e-book ARC
Source: NetGalley


As autumn washes over coastal Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, the Seaside Knitters anticipate a relaxing off-season. But when murder shatters the peace, the craftiest bunch in town must unravel a killer s deadly scheme . . .

After retrieving fresh lobster nets from a local Laundromat, Cass Halloran rushes to attend a last-minute gathering with her knitting circle. But Cass can t stop worrying about the lonely boy seen hanging around the dryers, and the school uniform he left behind in a hurry. When the ladies return the lost clothing the next day, they find the child and his younger sister alone, seemingly abandoned by their mother . . .

The knitters intend to facilitate a family reunion, not investigate a crime. But the death of Dolores Cardozo, a recluse from the edge of town, throws the group for a loop. Especially when the missing mother and one of their own become tied to the victim s hidden fortune and her murder . . . 
Before scandalous secrets break bonds and rumors tear Sea Harbor apart, the Seaside Knitters need to string together the truth about Dolores while preventing a greedy murderer from making another move!

My Thoughts:

This book starts out when Cass Halloran is doing last minute laundry and notice some kids clothes in her dryer at the laundromat.  When she tries to confront the kid about a uniform left behind she can't find the kid anywhere.  The next day Cass and some of her friends show up at the boy's house to find it's him and his sister his mother is missing.  Not long after that we learn that Dolores Cardozo died she was a hermit so to speak.  When Kayla Stewart shows up banged up in the head and having memory issues the knitters want to get to the bottom of what is going on.  Who killed Dolores and why?  Did Kayla have something to do with it?  What is she hiding?

Add to this the reporter Richie Pisano is hovering all over Kayla and the knitting gals what is her up to and what is his obsession with  Kayla Stewart is it more than Kayla really wants.  Then there is Izzy's brother Charlie Chambers who seems really attached to Kayla and can't place where he knows her from.somewhere just can't recall where.  Can Charlie help Kayla or cause her more pain?

I love this series with the fun Friday nights and the various perspectives on the situations.  I also loved how Charlie was in this book and we got to see his side of things as he tried to connect with Kayla and we got to see how welcoming the women are which is awesome in my opinion.  Anytime a group will accept others they don't know is always a positive.  Can't wait to see what is next in this series!
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Jeanie Jackson said...

There are so many cozy published that it is nice to have a source that provides a concise review. Murder Wears Mittens sounsd good. I'll have to put it on my TBR; I couldn't decide from what I had read about it earlier.