Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Death by Cashmere by Sally Goldenbaum

This is the first book in a series called the Seaside Knitters Mysteries.  Izzy has come to Sea Harbor, MA to open up a yarn store.  She is not cut out to be a lawyer.  She quickly forms a Thursday night knitting group with Nell, Birdie, Cass and some others. Her building has an apartment over the store.  Izzy rents it out to Angie.  Angie gets murdered.  The knitting group decides to figure out who killed Angie.  Someone had also been stealing lobsters from Cass's traps.  The town reels from the murder of Angie. 

Summary of Death by Cashmere from Penguin:

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...

For an excerpt, click here.

Pages: 297

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