Patterns in the Sand
A Seaside Knitters MysteryBook - 2009
The follow-up to Death by Cashmere: next in the "appealing"( Carolyn Hart, author of Death Walked In) new mystery series set in a tight-knit seaside community.
When young fiber artist Willow Adams visits Izzy Chambers' knitting studio, she's immediately embraced by the Seaside knitters, and they see the monthly arts event at Canary Cove as a perfect place to showcase Willow's work. But the idyllic summer in Sea Harbor turns somber when the body of Nick Peabody-owner of a popular gallery-is found in a garden. Soon Nick's secrets begin to surface, and the residents of Sea Harbor realize they didn't know him at all. And when Nick's will reveals that his entire estate has been left to Willow, the knitters find that Willow has some dark secrets of her own...
Baker & Taylor
The Seaside Knitters discover surprising secrets about Willow, a fiber artist who wants to showcase her work, and local gallery owner Aiden Peabody when she becomes the prime suspect in his murder.
Blackwell North Amer
Summer in the serene fishing village of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts. On any given Thursday evening, you might hear the happy chatter of needles belonging to the Seaside Knitters. Now however; the tightly knit friends must apply their crafty skills to murder.
Beautiful out-of-towner Willow Adams enters into the lives of the Seaside Knitters in a most unconventional way - when the police discover the young artist curled up and sound asleep in the display window of Izzy Chambers's Seaside Knitting Studio. She's come to share her complex creations of twisted wool, silk. and mohair that are as colorful as the free-spirited artist herself. The Seaside Knitters agree that Izzy's customers will love hearing about Willow's work the coming week, But first they'll introduce her to their own art festivity. Art at Night - a gala summer event held the first Sunday of the month in Sea Harbor's Canary Cove art colony.
But that Sunday night, while dance bands play on the pier, local artists display their paintings and pottery, and fireworks fill the summer sky, Nell Endicott discovers enigmatic artist and gallery owner Aidan Peabody - dead in the secluded garden of his Fishtail Gallery.
The Seaside Knitters suspect that this is a homespun homicide. They soon discover more secrets in the cozy town than they could have ever imagined. But the biggest surprise involves Aidan Peabody's will - and the sole heir to his considerable estate. And the Knitters find themselves unraveling Willow Adams's less savory creations from the past.
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In the follow-up to her debut, Death by Cashmere, the Seaside Knitters Club members, Nell, Izzy, Cass, Birdie, and others are startled to find a body in the window of the snug Knitting Studio – a sleeping one. The stranger in town (the aptly named Willow) is known for her fibre art, and she fits well into the Sea Harbor community of like-minded artisans, but she seems reluctant to fully join the knot of friendly knitters. The women embrace her anyway, knowing that in time her reserve will thaw and she will start to feel at home. What they don’t count on is that this young woman is somehow tied to one of their friends, a friend who is poisoned during the renowned Art at Night Festival in nearby Canary Cove, and they must help the young woman prove her innocence before another tragedy occurs.
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