The members of the Seaside Knitters are all looking forward
to the new arrival - none of them more than Izzy Perry. She
can't wait to meet her baby Perry. She knows the baby will
be fine -but something is not right in her world. Izzy sees
a baby car seat with a blanket stuck in the sand. There are
never any babies around when Izzy is on her daily run past
Paley's Cove. She finally can't bear to leave it alone on
the beach anymore so she plucks it from the sand and puts
it in her trunk. The next day when trying to open the trunk
she can't. Sam, her husband says it looks like someone took
a sledge hammer to it. He will take it in to be repaired.
There is another new addition to Sea Harbor, Justin Dorsey
a distant relative of Janie Levin. She has had just about
enough of him. She has forgiven him and given him more chances
to behave than you can count. He has annoyed her friends and
neighbors and messed up at his place of employment. Dr Martin
Seltzer wants him gone from the Virgilio clinic. His landlord
kicked him out. Archie Brandley wants him away from the area
after he and his dog were soaked with dirty water. Justin
even managed to break a box of pottery that Janie had lovingly
collected. Probably most of all, Franklin Danvers will have
him arrested if he trespasses on his property again or upsets
his pregnant wife.
Well, things have taken a horrible turn when Justin Dorsey
goes diving with the group that will be photographed by Sam
Perry for Travel and Leisure magazine. He doesn't survive
the dive. He was a healthy 19 year old who had plenty of diving
experience. The police determine Justin didn't die of natural
causes - he was murdered.
The Seaside knitters need to band together to solve this
murder. Izzy wants her baby born into a peaceful world. Will
they be able to unravel the clues and find a killer? Or will
they be hindered by slipped stiches and be too late!
Things to ponder: What was Martin Seltzer really doing outside
McClucken's? Why was Justin going to see Birdie? What were
Justin and Tamara Danvers discussing before her husband arrived?
I would gladly learn to knit just so that I could be invited
to the Thursday night knitting meetings. Who wouldn't want
to head to Nell and Ben's house for a Friday night filled
with good friends and food? Sally Goldenbaum knits a picture
of people who will go beyond the norm for family and friends.
Her books are like going on a wonderful vacation with the
people you enjoy most. It is extremely well plotted and I
delighted in the journey to find out whodunit. There is a
pattern for a baby blanket and a yummy recipe included. So,
if you like mysteries that will keep you in stitches, then
Angora Alibi is a book you should read.