Birdie, Nell, Cat, and Izzy are prepping their coziest handiwork for a winter-themed fashion show in Sea Harbor, Massachusetts. But as murder makes waves in their tightly knit coastal village, can the Seaside Knitters prevent a deadly trend from catching on?
While the Seaside Knitters get ready to showcase their new Danish-inspired holiday patterns, locals can’t stop talking about Ivy Bean—a bright-eyed environmental activist with a way of charming both animals and humans alike. Birdie’s granddaughter is mesmerized by ethereal Ivy’s passion for saving the earth and ocean, and even Izzy’s old Irish setter becomes attached to the young woman’s gentle touch . . .
Except not everyone is a fan of Ivy and her strong opinions, especially after she starts questioning the “clean” practices of small-business owners. So when a popular bar owner whom Ivy publicly calls out for bad practices is found dead from a fall off his club’s deck, it’s not long before she tops the suspect list for murder . . .
In addition to a murderer walking their streets, the knitters are also grappling with an unusual wave of thefts up and down Harbor Road. Now, as Birdie’s granddaughter struggles to protect her mentor’s reputation, the Seaside Knitters must solve a dangerous mystery that not only threatens to unravel the fabric of their community and the approaching holiday, but also the lives of those they care about the most . . .
Includes a knitting pattern
Praise for Murder Wears Mittens
“A beautifully written mystery full of warmth and surprises.”
—Nancy Pickard, New York Times bestselling author
“I was utterly charmed by the Seaside Knitters and their cozy community.”
—Bestselling author Laurien Berenson
More praise for the Seaside Knitters Mysteries
“Add a cup of tea, a roaring fire, and you’ve got the perfect cozy evening.”
—New York Times bestselling author Rhys Bowen
“Goldenbaum’s plotting is superb, her characters are richly drawn . . . and her prose is seamless.”
—Richmond Times Dispatch
“The Seaside Knitters are a wonderful group of friends who care about each other, and readers will care about them, too.”
—New York Times bestselling author Nancy Pickard
“A delight and a treasure—as engaging and unpredictable as a gorgeous New England afternoon.”
—Award winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan
“Invites you once again to imagine yourself in a charming, if homicidal town.”
“A charming debut . . . an ideal beach read.”