Birdie, Nell, Cass, and Izzy are prepping their coziest handiwork for a holiday gathering in Sea Harbor, Massachusetts. But as murder makes waves in their tightly knit coastal village, can the Seaside Knitters prevent a deadly trend from catching on? While the Seaside Knitters get ready to showcase their new Danish-inspired event, locals can’t stop talking about Tess Bean—a bright-eyed environmental activist with a way of charming both animals and humans alike. Birdie’s granddaughter is mesmerized by ethereal Tess’s passion for saving the earth and ocean, and even Izzy’s old Irish setter becomes attached to the young woman’s gentle touch . . .
Except not everyone is a fan of Tess and her strong opinions, especially after she starts questioning the “clean” practices of small-business owners. So when a popular bar owner whom Tess publicly calls out for bad practices is found dead from a fall off his club’s deck, it’s not long before she tops the suspect list for murder . . .
In addition to a murderer walking their streets, the knitters are also grappling with an unusual wave of thefts up and down Harbor Road. Now, as Birdie’s granddaughter struggles to protect her mentor’s reputation, the Seaside Knitters must solve a dangerous mystery that not only threatens to unravel the fabric of their community and the approaching holiday, but also the lives of those they care about the most . . .
About the Author
Sally Goldenbaum is the author of over forty novels, most recently the Seaside Knitters Mystery Series set in the fictional town of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts. Born in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Sally now lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts, with her husband, Don. In addition to writing mysteries, Sally has taught philosophy, Latin, and creative writing, edited bioethics and veterinary healthcare journals, and worked in public television at WQED Pittsburgh (then home to Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood). Visit her at www.sallygoldenbaum.com.
Praise for A Murderous Tangle
“Another spectacular book from Sally Goldenbaum.... A mystery filled with cozy characters in a charming small town that will have you a little sad when it ends and anxious for your next visit.” --Escape with Dollycas
"One of the best in the series and I can’t wait to see where we go next in this delightfully endearing series.” --Dru's Musings
Praise for Sally Goldenbaum's previous mysteries
How to Knit a Murder
"Intricately plotted, suspense-filled and highly recommended. --Murray Ledger & Times
“A quirky and colorful yarn.” --Women's World Magazine (Book Club Pick of the Week)
Murder Wears Mittens
“Comforting…. Goldenbaum has created an idyllic world in which good friends, good works, and discussing the passing of time and changes in the community are as important as solving crimes.” —Publishers Weekly
“Murder Wears Mittens is not another crime mystery like any other mystery. Sally Goldenbaum’s characters feel for one another. It is a brilliantly written crime mystery, full of suspense and human warmth. Sally Goldenbaum knows how to monopolize your attention with her characters and writing style.” —The Washington Book Review
“The Seaside Knitters go all out to solve another murder . . . This one keeps you guessing a bit longer than usual and features such caring sleuths you can't help but like them.” —Kirkus Reviews “An intriguing murder . . . Izzy and her fellow Seaside Knitters feel an obligation to find the truth . . . Happily, a sock pattern is appended.” —Booklist “A beautifully written mystery full of warmth and surprises.” —Nancy Pickard, New York Times bestselling author
“I was utterly charmed by the Seaside Knitters and their cozy community.” —Bestselling author Laurien Berenson More praise for the Seaside Knitters Mysteries:
“Add a cup of tea, a roaring fire, and you’ve got the perfect cozy evening.” —Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author
“Goldenbaum’s plotting is superb, her characters are richly drawn . . . and her prose is seamless.” —Richmond Times‑Dispatch “The Seaside Knitters are a wonderful group of friends who care about each other, and readers will care about them, too.” —Nancy Pickard, New York Times bestselling author
“A delight and a treasure—as engaging and unpredictable as a gorgeous New England afternoon.” —Hank Phillippi Ryan, award‑winning author