Monday, May 18, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway A Finely Knit Murder by Sally Goldenbaum

Title: A Finely Knit Murder
Author: Sally Goldenbaum
Series: Book 9 A Seaside Knitters Mystery
Publisher: Obsidian
Source: Received for Review from Publisher
Format: Paperback
Rating: Four Stars
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Reviewed by: Tina



When I opened up this book and saw the "Cast of Characters" I was a little intimidated and fearful. There were were a lot of characters in this story but I also found out as I read on that each of them played a important part in the story. I personally had a hard time keeping the characters straight and some times had to go back to the "Cast of Characters" to see who they were. This book is intergrated with family, friends and with a murderer in the mix it makes this close knit set of characters come together to try to find a killer, it makes all their bonds even more stronger.

The Seaside Knitters, Nell, Cass, Birdie, and Izzy are very excited that Birdie's granddaughter, Gabby is attending the Sea Harbor Community Day School and the Seaside Knitters are  also to teach knitting classes there. Elizabeth Hartley is the headmistress of the school, she is well liked and is trying to do her best for the school and everyone appreciates and looks forward to her efforts except member of the board, Blythe Westerland. Not only did her family once own the mansion that now houses the school but she is making it seems everyone's life a living hell with her bad attitude and bossy ways. She is not happy that the headmistress is employed at the school and does her best to get her fired and also is instermental in getting a teacher, Josh Babson fired.

Blythe Westerland to the shock of the Seaside Knitters is found dead while attending a party for the school. It seems that Blythe had a lot of enemies along the way and almost everyone had a reason to want her dead in including fired teacher, Josh Babson. The Seaside knitters along with the rest of Seaside Harbor come together to help find a murderer. With headmistress, Elizabeth Hartley as the main suspect, Police Chief, Jerry Thompson is trying his hardest to find the real killer so he don't see his friend pay for a crime she could have never commited.

Beautifully written and descriptive, like a much needed vacation to the Seaside. A Finely Knit Murder mixes family, friends, knitting, great food and murder perfectly. I love reading knitting cozies because of my desire to want to learn how to knit but more than that to discover new characters and mysteries and this book had no shortage of characters to get to know and love with an intriguing mystery that kept me reading despite my not being able to follow who all the characters were at times. It was as the title says, "A finely Knit Murder.".


FTC Disclosure: Thank you to the publisher for providing me a copy of this book for review.This did not influence my thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book and review are my own.

Author Sally Goldenbaum Online: http://www.sallygoldenbaum.com/
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 Giveaway is open to US Residents only.

 The giveaway closes at 12:00 am EST May 19th.


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101 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting! Thanks for the opportunity to win this book!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Barbara--thanks for your interest. Good luck!
      Sally

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  2. Sounds great, thanks! robin.christofaro@yahoo.com

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  3. Sounds like a great cozy mystery. Thank you for the chance to win the book. :)
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Sounds like a good combination of mystery and family - thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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    1. Looks like you're a 'Sally' too! Good luck and I hope you enjoy my seaside family.
      Sally

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  5. Thank you form he giveaway opportunity! jillian.lauder@yahoo.com

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  6. Sounds like a good book. Thanks for chance. lhxp73@yahoo.com

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  7. Sounds like a good book. Thanks for chance. lhxp73@yahoo.com

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  8. Looks great and a fun series, thanks for the chance
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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    1. Hi Lisa,
      Hope you enjoy the series. Sea Harbor is a nice place to spend a summer day!
      Sally

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  9. Looks like a fun and interesting read! Thanks for the opportunity!
    sharonbabyme@yahoo.com

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  10. Another cozy series that I've missed! Time to change that and get reading.
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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    1. Hi Karen--I hope you enjoy the seaside knitters. Sea Harbor is a great place to spend time!
      Sally

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  11. One of my favorite series, I recommend reading in order if you can. Sally's books are so well written with details I go back to Seaside Harbor each time I open it. Last summer my husband and I visited Cape Anne after being captivated with these books and all of Sally's detail was how we saw things. Haven't gotten a chance to read this next book, would love to win, lilflynracer at msn.com

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    1. Hi Amy,
      Am so happy you're enjoying the series. Thanks for the nice comments. And I love that you visited Cape Anne. Perhaps we'll meet there some day. Happy summer.
      Sally

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  12. One of my favorite series, I recommend reading in order if you can. Sally's books are so well written with details I go back to Seaside Harbor each time I open it. Last summer my husband and I visited Cape Anne after being captivated with these books and all of Sally's detail was how we saw things. Haven't gotten a chance to read this next book, would love to win, lilflynracer at msn.com

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  13. This is a wonderful series—thanks for the chance to win a copy of Goldenbaum's latest offering!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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    1. Thanks so much for the very nice comment. And good luck. A happy summer to you. Sally

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  15. Love her books, Djonespack@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Debby--so happy you're enjoying the series. Thank you, and Good luck,
      Sally

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  16. Sally Goldenbaum is a new author for me. But I do knit and would like to read a cozy about knitting. abby100810@centurylink.net

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    1. Hi Kathy,
      Good luck and I hope you enjoy the seaside knitters. They are a friendly group and would love your company.
      Happy summer, happy knitting, and happy reading!
      Sally

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  17. Hi Sally,
    Mommy Dearest was a knitter and even owned her own shop when I was very young. I've read and enjoyed at least 2 of this series that my declining memory can bring up and I'd love to win this book for my personal collection.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Hello Nora! It's nice to hear from you again. Good luck and thanks for the comment. A happy summer to you.
      Sally

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  18. Looks like a great read! Thanks for the chance to win. If 2 comments show up from me, please delete 1. I tried to enter earlier and it didn't seem to go through. stclairck@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Caryn,
      Good luck to you and I hope you enjoy the seaside knitters. (And Sea Harbor--it's a lovely place to spend a summer day.)
      Happy summer to you.
      Sally

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  19. A series I need to check into... my TBR pile keeps getting bigger and bigger. Thank you for the chance. lady.janel@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi Janel,
      The seaside knitters would love to be added to your pile. Good luck and have a happy summer.
      Sally

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  20. I like stitching-related books. Hopefully I'll be able to keep all of the characters straight.
    Have to thank the author for a "cast of characters"
    thanks
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Mary,
      I hope you enjoy the series. Because the seaside knitters are such a part of the town, their friends keep creeping into the stories, but I hope the case of characters helps you keep them straight. I know them all so well by now that it seems like a small group. Hope it becomes that way for you, too--
      Sally

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  21. I find it relaxing to read books with characters who do something with their hands, like knitting or quilting. I get into the spirit of creativity that threads through the novel and I'm glad someone else is good at something I'm not! Cheers, Sally Goldenbaum!

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    1. Hi Judith! The seaside knitters knit, but one of them loves to cook, and loves your cook books! (Note to the others on this blog--Judith is a wonderful cookbook author. Check her out!). thanks for the comment.
      Sally

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  22. Love books with a cast of characters.. Sounds like a good cozy? Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carol Smith
    penelope223(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Carol,
      Good luck! Thanks for entering the drawing.\
      Happy summer.
      Sally

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  23. While Sally is a new author to me, I love the storyline. A long list of characters sounds as though it works out fine with everyone playing an important role. Although I no longer do any knitting, I look forward to seeing how this story plays out. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway. - ruthmazur46@gmail.com - Ruth Lyons Mazur

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    1. Hi Ruth,
      Thank you for posting and good luck in the drawing. I think the characters fall into place as you follow the seaside women around their small town. In addition to the mystery, my goal in the series it to examine the knitters' friendship with one another (their ages range greatly) and the relationships they form in the the small town.
      Enjoy,
      Sally

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  24. Looks like a good book. ourbutton@yahoo.com

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    1. Good luck--
      Happy reading--and happy summer!
      Sally

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  25. This is one series that I have a few and wanted to read more of it.

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    1. Betty--good luck. I hope you get the chance to add to the series!
      Happy summer,
      Sally

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  26. A great feature and wonderful series. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you for the post! I am so happy you're enjoying the series. Good luck.
      Happy summer to you,
      Sally

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  27. What a series and book which interests me. Thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for your interest. Good luck and I hope you enjoy the series (and with a tag as 'traveler' maybe you'll get to visit Cape Ann some day. It's a great place--)
      Happy summer,
      Sally

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  28. I love the works of this author and would appreciate a copy of this new release. servedogmom@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment. Good luck, happy summer, and happy reading!
      Sally

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  29. These books are wonderful. I would love a copy of this one. Spedmiller@aol.com

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  30. Hi Connie,
    Thanks for the very nice comment. So happy you're enjoying the seaside knitters.
    Good luck!
    Sally

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  31. Thanks for the chance!

    mgb1965(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Melinda,
      Good luck--and have a happy summer.
      Sally

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  32. Knitting is one of my favorite things to do along with reading cozies. Love when they both come together
    bobntoni@aol.com

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    1. Hi Antonette,
      Thanks for joining in. Good luck to you!
      Sally

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  33. Hi Melinda,
    Good luck and a happy summer to you.
    Sally

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  34. I'm ready for a nice cozy mystery---and even if I can't knit I can still read about it. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. Knitting isn't a prerequisite--honest! It's about women, friendship, and living in a small town. Oh, and solving a mystery of course. Hope you enjoy it, Sue!
      Sally

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  35. I love this series. Since the first one, new characters have been introduced, and the cast has, indeed grown. But as you read the entire series, you realize that each one has his or her place in the village.

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    1. Thanks for the nice comment, Barb.
      Happy summer,
      Sally

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  36. Thanks for the giveaway! Chendryx (at) nctv (dot) com

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  37. Sally-- WRITE FASTER! I cannot wait to read this new book and look forward to each new one!

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    1. Brenda, you are what I need as I plunge into book 11. Thank you for the encouragement! (And the women of Sea Harbor thank you too.)
      Sally

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  38. This looks like a good read.

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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    1. Good luck, Kaye. Thanks for entering the drawing.
      Sally

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  39. Sallys series is awesome. So fun to read, you can't get enough . linbutler@att.net

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  40. Sallys series is awesome. So fun to read, you can't get enough . linbutler@att.net

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    1. Hi Lin--so happy to see you here! Thanks of the nice comment. And thanks, as always, for your wonderful support.
      Happy summer.
      Sally

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  41. I love this series!!! grammyd01@comcast.net

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    1. Thanks, Gram! And the women of Sea Harbor love YOU.
      Happy summer,
      Sally

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  42. I have always liked this series and am glad to know there is a new book out.
    debprice60@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Deb,
      So happy you are enjoying the sea harbor mysteries. Wishes for a happy summer.
      Sally

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  43. Thanks for the chance to win! lkleback@hotmail.com

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    1. Good luck! Hope you get to know the women of Sea Harbor.
      All best,
      Sally

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  44. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win this for my mom because she absolutely love this series. smmolloy1105@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Shannon (and hello to your mom),
      I'm so happy she's enjoying the series.
      Good luck,
      Sally

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  45. I would love to win!!!! I love this series!!!! Email : lbreddish@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Lisa,
      Thanks for the great shout out! And a good luck shout out to you.
      Sally

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  46. That would be fabulous to win. pammbr2003@yahoo.com

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    1. Good luck! And I hope you enjoy the seaside mysteries. Happy summer,
      Sally

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  47. Glad to hear the Cast of Characters was helpful. Thanks for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Good luck! And hope you enjoy the series.
      Happy summer and happy reading.
      Sally

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  48. I love this series and look forward to each new book.
    dotkel50@comcast.net

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    1. Thanks, Dot. Your comment means a lot!
      Have a great summer,
      Sally

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  49. Thanks for the chance! I love the cover and I am definitely intrigued by the storyline!
    edtercross7304@yahoo.com

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    1. Good luck, Terri. I am a bit biased, but I love the cover too!
      Sally

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  50. Would love to read this - have not yet read any from the series. Thanks for the chance to win! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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    1. Dear Mama Cat--
      There's a cat named Purl in the series. I hope you get to meet her (she's very sweet).
      Have a great summer and thanks for entering the drawing,
      Sally

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    2. Love this series!
      ksrum@comcast.net

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  51. I would rather read about knitting than do it. Bobbipad at gmail dot com

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  52. I enjoy this series and I would rather read about knitting too

    gibsonbk at hiwaay dot net

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  53. Love this series and appreciate the opportunity to win a book!
    dianaryman at gmail dot com

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  54. I have some of the books in this series.
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. Glad to hear the newest book is out! I've enjoyed the series and look forward to catching up with "old friends"! Thanks, Sally, keep writing!

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