"The Seaside Knitters become enmeshed in a murder whose suspects are mostly their friends and neighbors.
The wise Birdie Favazza leads a group of friends and amateur sleuths that includes lobster company owner Cass Halloran Brandley, Yarn studio maven Izzy Perry, and Izzy's aunt, Nell Endicott, all aided and abetted by their husbands. Expectations rise when Oliver Bishop, the husband of Nell’s dearest college friend, who died from cancer, comes to town with his second wife, celebrated chef Lidia Carson. Alas, their visit doesn’t go as planned. Lidia, who’s been hired to cater the mayor’s Christmas party, has brought most of her own crew with her. She promptly raises eyebrows when she attempts to buy the Ocean’s Edge restaurant, a town treasure with an amazing ocean view. The owner’s not interested, but he has several investors who might be, though their number doesn’t include Birdie, the first investor Lidia approaches. In the meantime, there’s a peeping Tom on Cass’ street, and without warning, Molly Flannigan, Cass' perfect nanny/housekeeper, vanishes. The mayor’s party is lovely, and the food Lidia provides is amazing, but things look worse in the kitchen, where new arguments are breaking out every minute. After Nell discovers Lidia dead in a snowdrift in the mayor’s yard, a little snooping into her background reveals a long list of people who may have wished her dead. Sadly, most of them are liked and respected by the sleuths, who nevertheless resolve to track down every clue necessary to find the culprit.
Good friends, good food, and a murder combine in a delightful holiday cozy."
– Kirkus Review
A note on book numbering….
I’ve heard from some of you about the confusion when you see the most recent six seaside knitters mystery books, numbered as 1,2, 3, 4, 5 and the coming 2022 A Dark and Snowy Night. The numbering change is because of a publisher change, but these books follow the first 11 sequentially, so they are actually the 12 through 16 mysteries featuring the Sea Harbor Seaside Knitters. I apologize for any confusion this has caused. (A complete list of the books is available on the books tab of our website here)