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Angora Alibi (Seaside Knitters Mystery #7)

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The sun is shining in Sea Harbor and a group of friends, the Seaside Knitters, are spending Thursday evenings knitting the sweetest of gifts—a baby blanket. But as the due date draws near, they find they must take time away from their needles and yarn to confront a murder and untangle a mystery before a certain baby is brought into the world....

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Hardcover, 303 pages
Published May 7th 2013 by NAL
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As I skim other reviews of this book, I see it is popular with knitters. I don't knit, so maybe I didn't feel a connection to this group of women who knit together while they solve murders in their quaint little town in Cape Ann. That's pretty much all they do. Sit and knit and constantly rehash the details of the latest murder, over and over again. And just in case you didn't think of this yourself, there are constant comparisons between knitting something and solving a murder. There's I think ...more
Dec 01, 2013 Ruth rated it really liked it
I first found out about the Seaside Knitters Mystery series when I read a review that my aunt had written on Goodreads. I had read all of them but not too long ago I discovered that there was a new book Angora Alibi. When I was looking this up, I further discovered that there was a book before this one that I hadn't read called A Fatal Fleece. I will be reading that one soon.

In this book, Izzy is getting ready to welcome her first baby into the world and the knitters have been busy knitting up a
Nancy Narma
May 07, 2013 Nancy Narma rated it it was amazing

Seaside Sailing, Stitching and Sleuthing Abound”

It seems like only yesterday when Izzy Chambers married Sam Perry, complete with the delicately knitted Wedding shawl that all of the Seaside Knitters had a tender hand in creating. We are joined picturesque Sea Harbor once again by Izzy’s Aunt and Uncle, Nell and Ben, Lobsterwoman Cass and Danny, ‘Wise as an owl”, Birdie, talented Willow and Cass’s Brother, Pete and, of course, the much in love, Izzy and Sam. Anticipation and excitement are at a f
A member of the seaside knitters club and yarn shop owner Izzy and her husband Sam are having a baby and with the demands of pregnancy and life Izzy tries to stay in shape with running along the sea shore, then one day she sees a abandoned infant car seat with a blanket in it she has seen before. She recognizes it as yarn blanket displayed in her shop window, then Izzy can't stop thinking about the car seat and the blanket inside when she decides to put the car seat in her trunk then strange ...more
Shari Henry
Jun 23, 2013 Shari Henry rated it liked it
Okay, okay, so I know all my higher-minded literary friends may mock me, but here goes. I got hooked on this Sally Goldenbaum's Seaside Knitters Mystery series after reading the very first one, Death by Cashmere, right after it was published in 2009 and about the time I was learning to knit. The fact that less than four years later, the author has published the seventh title in the series ought to tell you a little something. The plot is simple, the writing is formulaic, the editing often leaves ...more
This book is part of a series set in an idyllic town on Cape Ann, Massachusetts. I had a lovely holiday in the same area eight years ago. Part of the reason I like the books is because it brings back happy memories of my holiday! These book are murder mysteries, but are a very relaxing read, nothing gory, and apart from the murder nothing particularly violent! A great holiday read, I love the knitting and food references throughout the story.
Gail Nebl
Oct 18, 2016 Gail Nebl rated it liked it
The books are loosing the knitting aspect. It was ok. An easy read.
Oct 10, 2016 E rated it really liked it
I hopped in here with #7; I haven't read any of the others. It was a fun cozy mystery solved by the Seaside Knitters.
Debbie Lester
May 07, 2014 Debbie Lester rated it really liked it
Sally Goldenbaum's seventh Seaside Knitters mystery, Angora Alibi is a great addition to the series. Readers who enjoy a mystery that is focused just as much on the characters as on the murder itself, will love Goldenbaum's writing. Each Seaside Knitters novel shows the genuine friendships that can develop among friends and neighbors and how messing with one, means you're messing with them all. Long time fans of the series will delight in the coming of Izzy's baby and new readers to the series ...more
Sep 27, 2016 NuNu rated it it was ok
Shelves: cozy-mystery
A little too easy to solve.
Jan 16, 2016 LORI CASWELL rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2013
Everyone is excited about the upcoming birth of Baby Perry and Izzy is trying to take perfect care of herself by getting plenty of exercise. On one of her walks along the beach she notices an abandoned infant car seat complete with a yellow angora baby blanket. After several days she realizes no one is claiming the seat and it bothers her to just leave it there. She stows it the trunk of her car but then the seat starts showing up in her dreams/nightmares. She just can’t get the thing off her ...more
May 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: andra

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Spoiler alert – though not about the mystery

Angora Alibi is the seventh book in the series and unfortunately, I come in on the seventh book. While I caught up quickly with the cast of characters, the flow might have been enhanced by having read the first six books. Given that I enjoyed this cozy, I just may go back and read the series from the beginning. Can I sum up the story is one word???? Yes – cute! I found the stor
Jul 27, 2013 Gina rated it liked it
Angora Alibi by Sally Goldenbaum.

I am always so excited when a new Seaside Knitters Mystery book comes out! Angora Alibi was another exceptional effort by Ms. Goldenbaum. I even read it slowly to make it last longer.

Izzy and Sam Perry are now expecting their first child but two murders threaten the peace and tranquility of Sea Harbor. I really felt sorry for Justin Dorsey and not just because he got killed. I've met young people that were so sweet and naïve and just couldn't seem to get it tog
Dewayne Stark
Oct 12, 2013 Dewayne Stark rated it it was ok
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Jun 20, 2014 Catherine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
This review is based on an ARC I receieved from a Goodreads giveaway.

Angora Alibi by Sally Goldenbaum is the seventh book in the Seaside Knitters Mystery series. It is the first book in the series that I have read.

The book was a nice, light read. It is a "cozy" mystery, no gore or graphic violence here. I think many readers who want a quick mystery would enjoy the book.

There were several things I liked about this book. The author's descriptions of the settings were very strong. I often felt tra
Apr 30, 2014 Tess rated it it was amazing
This is the 7th book in the Seaside Knitters Mystery, with #8 due out this year. In this book Izzy and Sam are married and soon to be parents. Izzy is still running her yarn shop and Sam is photographing anything that will hold still for him. The rest of the gang is back, knitting away at things for the new little one, looking forward to the birth of the baby.
When 19 year old Justin Dorsey dies in a diving accident, the knitters and his cousin Janie, have trouble accepting it. When the news is
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
May 27, 2013 Jeannie and Louis Rigod rated it it was amazing
I very much enjoyed this novel, which is in the wonderful series, "A Seaside Knitters Mystery." One of the reasons I enjoyed the story is that the author continually connects the art of knitting with the weaving of her story line.

Knit shop owner, Izzy Chambers Perry, is expecting her first child. The previous nine months has been full of love, happiness, and calmness. Suddenly there is a jarring note to her life, a babies car seat and tattered yellow blanket, sitting day by day at the Cove. Fina
Jun 23, 2014 Marie rated it really liked it
Sally Goldenbaum has taken us on another wonderful trip to Sea Harbor with Izzy and her knitting friends. This time around, Izzy is expecting a baby, and the entire town is excited. But during a walk, Izzy finds an abandoned car seat with a blanket that was knitted with yarn from her store. She starts to get a bad feeling about it and has bad dreams. When a young man she's met a few times turns up murdered and connected to the abandoned car seat, Izzy asks her knitting friends to help her solve ...more
May 02, 2013 Fred rated it it was amazing
Angora Alibi is the seventh book in the A Seaside Knitters Mystery series.

Excitement is growing in Sea Harbor, as Izzy Perry will be having her first baby very soon. One day on a run along the beach Izzy notices, what appears to be, an abandoned babies car seat. As she is expecting, thoughts begin going through her mind at why the seat is there and what happened to the baby. Then one evening Izzy notices Justin Dorsey near the car seat and wonders what his connection might be. She is interrupted
Feb 17, 2016 Watchingthewords rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, library, mystery
The Seaside Knitters Series takes place in Sea Harbor, on the coast of the Atlantic. A series of locals find themselves trying to rights wrongs and help the police solve local crimes. One of the main characters, Izzy, owns a knitting shop where she meets with family and friends (her Aunt Nell, the eccentric elderly Birdie, the lobsterwoman Cass) on Thursday nights to knit, share food, and brainstorm. The books are light, typical whodunits, but the characters are warm, friendly, and familiar and ...more
Susan Pola Staples
Jun 14, 2015 Susan Pola Staples rated it it was amazing
ANGORA ALIBI is latest installment in this cozy series which began with DEATH BY CASHMERE and featuring Izzy Chambers Perry, her aunt and uncle and the customers that frequent her knitting shop, the Seaside Knitting Studio (there are even knitting patterns included in each book), is a welcome addition. I recommend for all mystery lovers. Izzy, short for Isabel, is expecting her first child.

The book features an ensemble cast of several characters. The main being Isabel Chambers Perry (Izzy), her
Jun 27, 2014 Lollyletsgo rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this most cozy of cozy mysteries.* I am a knitter and on top of that love cozy mysteries so this should be right up my alley, so to speak. While I figured out the mystery about 200 pages in (or so), I kept reading. Not because I had too, but because I enjoyed the caring, love and sense of community Ms. Goldenbaum wove into her story. She was able to create a town and inhabit it with people who actually care about each other. That may sound simplistic, or perhaps ...more
Mar 27, 2016 Diane rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
"Angora Alibi" is the seventh in the Seaside Knitters Mystery Series by Sally Goldenbaum. A pregnant Izzy Perry has a premonition that something bad is afoot. She keeps coming across a baby's car seat with a yellow angora blanket at Paley's Cove beach where she runs every morning. One day she can't stand looking at it any more and tosses it in the trunk of her car. Janie Levin's family member Tommy Dorsey is murdered after someone has tampered with his scuba gear during a dive photo shoot. It ...more
The seaside knitters become involved in another murder when Izzy rents the room above her knitting shop to a young nurse with a troublesome cousin. Justin is like a puppy, eager to please and completely irresponsible. When his sudden death is ruled a murder, the friends try to find out who is the culprit. These books--and there are others like them--can be subtly annoying. Although this one is set in the summer, I kept thinking about Christmas, and eventually realized that it's like one of those ...more
Julie Barrett
Apr 30, 2015 Julie Barrett rated it really liked it
Angora Alibi by Sally Goldenbaum
Like this knitting mystery series and hope it continues. Seaside, MA and Izzy is pregnant, the owner of the local knitting shop and she was a lawyer but had left the big city to make her dreams come true.
Others are worried about her pregnancy but toss it off as just being busy with work and the classes she teaches at the knitting shop.
Series also catches up on others that live in town.....Birdie's jewelry donated to the auction has been taken before the winning bi
Jul 08, 2015 Audrey rated it it was amazing
What can I say I just felt like I needed another visit with the lovely ladies of Seaside Knitters Club. And I was so happy Birdie's granddaughter makes a guest appearance! The ladies are busy knitting baby blankets, rompers and little booties as they anxiously await the arrival of Izzy's baby.

But a murder threatens to darken the world of their beloved little seaside town so the ladies quickly decide to put their heads together and solve the murder so that baby Perry will be entering a world full
Sep 15, 2015 Mary rated it liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
The author needed to have her work proof read. So many errors seemed to detract from the reading. For instance, When a pregnant woman has high blood pressure, a reputable OB/GYN would test to make sure that there are not going to be issues. These little things kept creeping in during the reading. Also, a person who is allergic to something, usually avoids it like the plague. They wouldn't collect it and sell it. Contact with liquid from the plant could cause a severe reaction. Other things that ...more
Margaret Skrivseth
Aug 15, 2013 Margaret Skrivseth rated it liked it
I usually really enjoy these gentle mysteries, combining as they do my love for both knitting and reading. Sally Goldenbaum writes well and with a wealth of description. The reader gets a feel for how much these characters care for their town and for one another. The mystery itself was well crafted with a few surprises along the way.

The thing that I didn't enjoy about this book was what I think of as filler. There were a lot of one-sentence paragraphs and plenty of repetition. As a former Englis
R.J. Murphy
Nov 12, 2014 R.J. Murphy rated it liked it
Thanks for the book Goodreads. Angora Alibi is the story of a member of the Seaside Kniters club who investigates the murder of a man no one seemed to like. There were a lot of characters and not a lot of plot. They talked more about food then knitting. Actually, there wasn’t much about knitting at all. If you’ve read others in the series you might enjoy visiting with the characters again. The murder and the solution didn’t really seem to affect any of the main characters and I have no idea why ...more
Jun 22, 2014 Donna rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I enjoyed reading this book even though it was not the first in this series. Izzy, who owns a yarn shop, doesn't seem to be the main crime buster. So Izzy's Aunt Nell and Seaside Knitters are called in to help solve the murder. The pregnant Izzy sees an abandoned baby seat on the beach and can't stop thinking about it. Then a murder is committed and the race is on to find out how all this ties together. There are a lot of characters in this book ...more
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Sally Goldenbaum is a philosophy teacher, knitter, editor, and the author of more than two-dozen novels.

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Other Books in the Series

Seaside Knitters Mystery (1 - 10 of 11 books)
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  • Patterns in the Sand (Seaside Knitters, #2)
  • Moon Spinners (Seaside Knitters, #3)
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