|Nell Endicott is enjoying
spending her fall days with the newest citizen of Sea Harbor,
MA – Abby Perry. Izzy Perry is enjoying motherhood and
her family and friends love spending time with baby Abby. Abby
is not the only new resident in Sea Harbor. Jules Ainsley is
spending a longish vacation in Sea Harbor. You can see her out
running, eating at the area restaurants and talking to the locals.
She also knits. Everyone seems to like her. Well...except for
Cass Halloran who doesn't understand why Jules is spending so
much time with her boyfriend Danny Brandley. Staying at Mary
Pisano's B&B has made Jules privy to upcoming events. The
Endicotts will be celebrating 40 years of marriage. Everyone
wants to make this day special. Nell and Ben want to spend a
quiet evening with family and friends The populace seem to think
an extravaganza would be the best thing for them.
Izzy has finally decided to put her cottage up for sale.
Stella Palazola is thrilled to have her first listing. The
open house is very soon. So why is there an offer to buy the
house sight unseen? Another Friday night dinner on the Endicott's
deck has come and so have family and friends. A frantic call
from Stella sends Sam and Ben to Izzy's cottage. The police
are already there. They have found the body of favorite bartender
Jeffrey Meara. It seems Jules was there looking around and
tripped over his body. Looks like the Seaside Knitters will
have to drop a few stitches so they can find this dastardly
Things to ponder: How did Chicagoan Jules Ainsley happen
to pick Sea Harbor, MA as a vacation destination? Why were
Don Wooten and Jeffrey Meara fighting? Why was Jeffrey staring
at Jules? Does Jules have a hidden agenda?
to spend time in Sea Harbor, MA with the Endicotts and their
friends and family is always a delight. I feel like I am on
vacation with some of my favorite people. I love how the author's
writing style brings me back to the town of Sea Harbor. I
smell the ocean and taste the food and long to know more about
the people that populate the town. I like the pace of the
action in this story. It felt like a lazy fall day. This is
a story of a close group of people that just happen to get
involved in murder. It is well-plotted and kept me guessing
until the very end. The author has included the knitting pattern
for the Endicott's anniversary Afghan as well as a yummy recipe.
Sally Goldenbaum has knitted up another winner of a story.
So, if you like your mystery with loads of purls, then you
should be reading Murder in Merino.