Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Murder in Merino by Sally Goldenbaum Review & Giveaway

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Murder in Merino
by Sally Goldenbaum

I fell in love with this charming seaside town.
~Melina’s Book Blog
Murder in Merino is a great cozy mystery that has charming characters and well-written storyline that will make you want to visit this beautiful seaside community.
I would love to visit this town. I was left guessing right up until the end as to who committed the crime. I would recommend this book to all mystery lovers.
~Griperang’s Bookmarks
These are people you would want to know. There is also a wonderful sense of place, wonderful description. This is a place you will want to visit.
~rantin’ ravin and reading
The characters are fabulous, loving, with a touch of quirky! Perfect!
And what can I say about the setting. . . amazing and my only question is how do I get invited to these Friday night gatherings and dinners? The setting is so quaint and the relationships between the characters is so fun and authentic . . . I can’t say enough about this series .
~Books Are Life – Vita Libri
MURDER IN MERINOMurder in Merino: A Seaside Knitters Mystery
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: NAL Hardcover (May 6, 2014)
ISBN-13: 978-0451415363

It’s autumn in Sea Harbor and as the tourists leave a mysterious guest arrives. When she’s implicated in a crime the Seaside Knitters must quickly table their knitting project and search out a motif for murder.
Fall is usually a relaxing time in Sea Harbor, but it’s turning out to be a busy season for Izzy Chambers Perry. Not only is she helping the Seaside Knitters make a magnificent throw to celebrate the fortieth wedding anniversary of her aunt and uncle, she and her husband are finally selling the cottage she lived in before they married and had a darling baby girl. To Izzy’s surprise, newcomer Julia Ainsley seems determined to buy the home—although she’s never set foot inside.
But on the day of the open house, things take a tragic turn. A body is uncovered in the cottage’s backyard. When the police find Julia’s name and phone number in the victim’s pocket, this slender thread of evidence makes her a person of interest. Soon the spotlight of suspicion widens to include old friends and town leaders, as a tragic happening, long buried in the sleepy seaside town, is slowly brought to the surface.
Before the Endicotts’ joyful anniversary celebration can be realized, the Seaside Knitters must work to unravel the real reason Julia Ainsley has come to their town and the tangled and tragic ties from the past that bind friends and townsfolk together.

About The Author
Sally Goldenbaum is a sometime philosophy teacher, a knitter, and an editor, and the author of more than thirty novels. Sally became more serious about knitting with the birth of her first grandchild and the creation of the Seaside Knitters mystery series. Her fictional knitting friends are teaching her the intricacies of women’s friendship, the mysteries of small-town living, and the very best way to pick up dropped stitches on a lacy knit shawl.  [Additional bio information available on my website:www.sallygoldenbaum.com
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My Review:
This is the best example of a cozy that I have read in a long time. It has everything that a good cozy should and them some. The characters are fun and as quirky as their town. I enjoyed that this book had a history of the town in it and it made me feel like I was at their visiting center. There was so much to this town. The Sea being the biggest, however there was also a knitting group, and welcoming townspeople. I loved that the author included the pattern for the anniversary quilt in the back of the book, and a bonus recipe! Jules was an interesting character and I really was not sure if she was good or bad. All I knew is that she was an outsider, and she definitely was hiding something. I was glad that she gave away some of the towns secrets. This is a series that I will be reading more of! I would love to have her incorporate crochet, as well as knitting, since I crochet but do not Knit. At least not very well! I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.
Tour Participants
May 6 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review, Giveaway
May 7 – Our Wolves Den – Review, Giveaway
May 8 – Books-n-Kisses – Review, Interview
May 9 – Griperang’s Bookmarks - Review
May 10 – rantin’ ravin’ and reading – Review, Interview, Giveaway
May 11 – Mother’s Day
May 12 – Books Are Life – Vita Libri – Review
May 13 – deal sharing aunt – Review, Giveaway
May 14 – Back Porchervations – Review
May 16 – Community Bookstop – Review
May 17 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review, Interview, Giveaway
May 19 – Watching the Words – Review
May 20 – A Chick Who Reads – Review
May 21 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – Review
May 22 – Brooke Blogs – Review


  1. Question: How do you come up with your book themes or story lines?

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  3. I like knitting and crocheting, both. This sounds like a good book.

  4. Question At what age did you realize that you enjoyed writing. When did you write your first book? I read that you like to knit. I do too. Lately I have only been knitting dish rags for friends. I knitting projects do you have presently?