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How to Knit a Murder

(Seaside Knitters Society Mystery #13)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  84 ratings  ·  34 reviews
* Includes a knitting pattern *
A mysterious woman arrives in picturesque Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, and the Seaside Knitters welcome her into their cozy world of intricate patterns and colorful skeins. Unfortunately, nothing frays a warm introduction like cold-blooded murder . . . 
With her shy manner and baggy jeans, Rose Chopra becomes an unlikely superhero the nigh
Kindle Edition, 306 pages
Published November 27th 2018 by Kensington
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Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Back in Sea Harbor amongst some of my favorite cozy ladies was exactly where I needed to be the night I started reading this book. A stranger comes into Izzy’s shop and solves a huge problem and almost immediately Rose Chopra is moving into to the apartment above the shop, has a job she loves and friends that care about her. But Rose has a secret, a secret that has to come out, especially after Spencer Paxton is murdered and Rose appears to be the last person to see him alive.
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, cozy, crafts
We are visiting the Seaside Knitters in the 13 I installment of this series. A Couple of formers residents have returned to See Harbor, Massachusetts. One who spent a privileged student, Spenser Paxton who bullied other students. The other one, Rose Chopra whose family moved after her freshman year who was bullied throughout her school days. Rose is repairing a wall at a mansion when Spenser arrived unannounced making her the last person to see him alive. The SeaSide Knitters feel they must fin ...more
Dec 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Thank you to Netgalley and the publlisher for the chance to read this book.

Normally I love a good cozy mystery, but at the heart of this book it really didn't feel like a traditional cozy to me, because there is very little investigating. There is plenty of the things I enjoy about cozies; food, friendship, a themed book. I just felt like the murder took far too long to occur (40% or more in) and then there wasn't a rush of clues, more like a book of whimsy. It's hard to describe the writing, bu
Nov 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
How to Knit a Murder by Sally Goldenbaum is the 13th book in the Seaside Knitters Society series, and my second book by this author. I really enjoyed this book, but feel I would have gotten a lot more from if I would have read the whole series. I found this book to be a quick read, with a well developed plot and characters,but found myself loosing track of all the characters. I am looking forward to reading the other books in this series. You don't have to be a knitter to really enjoy this book. ...more
Nov 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How To Knit A Murder is the thirteenth book in the A Seaside Knitters Society Mystery series.

I always enjoy visiting Sea Harbor and visit with Izzy Perry and her fellow knitters and friends.

Rose Chopra has returned to Sea Harbor to hopefully rid her mind of the terrible experiences she had growing up in Sea Harbor. As she is entering Seaside Knitting studio owner, Izzy Perry, is asking her assistant, Mae, for help locating a plumber as there is a pipe leaking in the storeroom. Rose quickly repli
Sofia Lazaridou
Dec 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

How to knit a murder is a story that's told from so many point of views that made me wonder, how I was able to remember half of the characters in it. I know it's book #13 in the series, but I couldn't resist the cover and I just wanted to read it. I didn't like two things about it though. The first thing was the multiple POV's because I kept losing track of them and it took me a while to fully grasp who was who. The second thing is the murder I was promised. The dead person is very much
Lisa Morin
Izzy, Birdie, Nell, and Cass are some of my favorite characters. I love the comfy feeling I get when I open a book by Sally Goldenbaum and How to Knit a Murder is a great addition to the series.

When a young woman visits Izzy's yarn shop, she saves the day, literally. AS the tight knit friends draw Rose Chopra under their wings, they discover a horrible secret that has haunted Rose all her life.
When Rose becomes a top suspect in a murder investigation, it's up to the group of friends to dig deep
RO G'ma
How to Knit a Murder is the thirteenth book in Sally Goldenbaum’s Seaside Knitters Society series. The storyline is well plotted, and the relatable characters are well rounded. The sensitive issue of bullying and the long-lasting effect it can have on a victim and those who love them are addressed in this book. This steadily paced book can be read as a standalone as the author provides great background information for the main characters and explaining their relationships. There are lots of red ...more
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Once again Sally Goldenbaum updates readers on the Seaside Knitters and their lives in Sea Harbor beginning with a plumbing disaster flooding the Seaside Knitting Studio. As luck would have it, Rose Chopra just enters the shop when store owner Izzy comes rushing down to ask Mae for help getting a plumber. Experienced as a fixer-upper, Rose volunteers to help and proceeds to stop the leak.

Rose grew up in Sea Harbor, but this is her first day back since high school and the town is very different f
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Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the 13th book in this beloved cozy series. I was thrilled to receive this book for review as I have read all of the series and highly recommend the entire series set in The Seaside Knitting Studio. I am a fan of knitting series and enjoy the friendships throughout this series as well as the knitting information. This is a wonderfully structured mystery with multiple complex story lines that was enjoyable to read to conclusion .
The very current and sensitive issue of bullying is addressed
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
As a knitter, I enjoyed this mystery. It is the first one of the series which I've read, and now I'll be looking for more. It had a lot of characters, but their connections were listed at the front of the book. A young woman, Rose, comes back to the town in which she grew up. She had a difficult time and was bullied as a child, but she quickly found the knitters group and made new friends. She got a best friend and an employer in Stella, who ran a real estate company for her uncle. Other newcome ...more
This is the thirteenth in the Seaside Knitters Society Mystery series and the first that I have read. I was intrigued by the description and cover art. I have read other knitting cozy mystery series and this one is also just as delightful.
I could relate to the water leak as my HOA is experiencing this.
Seaside Knitting studio owner, Izzy Perry is in search of a plumber when Rose Chopra enters her studio. She isn’t a plumber but professes to be an experienced fixer upper. This begins Rose’s career
Kathleen Gray
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rose was bullied in high school and she's bravely come back to Sea Harbor to banish the demons. Unfortunately, one of her worst tormenters, Spencer, is also back in town. When he's found dead, she's high on the suspect list but, given how rotten he's always been, there's a list of other people who could have killed him. Luckily for Rose, she's made friends with Izzy Perry and her knitters group and, well, in classic cozy fashion, they solve the crime. I read this as a standalone and was fine wit ...more
Oct 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a great addition to the Seaside Knitters Society. A young woman returns to town to face her painful past and finish healing. A victim of bullying in school, she has emerged strong and calm, but now has an opportunity to face the man who bullied her as a child. He is still a bully and intent on winning at any cost. The back story of the bully and his multiple victims emerges slowly throughout the story and the message is certainly timely. This series always delivers a picture of strong, s ...more
Karen L
I won this ARC (Advance Reader Copy) on goodreads!

This is a great story but it was slow going because it has a lot of characters (20) to keep up within it so I was glad the author had put in a character list at the beginning of it. In addition, it has a very up-to-date storyline dealing with school bullies and their aftereffects.
Teri Griffis
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. If you have read other Seaside Knitters books you will be able to keep up with the large group of well developed, likable characters. Sally Goldenbaum never fails to put out an exceptional, entertaining, well written story. 📚 Enjoy!!
Arlene Arredondo
Oct 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, mystery
A bit slow paced, and a lot of characters that made it hard to focus on the story.
The story is set in a small town, where everyone knows each other. A murder occurs and suspects are pilling up and motives are everywhere.
It shows how we don't really know the people that surrounds us.

Note: I received an ARC for review purposes and an honest and unbiased opinion.
Kristen Blackbeard
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Unlike a lot of books in this series, I was genuinely surprised when the killer was revealed. I wasn't falling for any of the red herrings, but I didn't have a suspect this time. My only complaint was there wasn't as much knitting as usual!
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an advance copy from NetGalley. This has been one of my favorite series since Book 1. And this one did not disappoint! I was genuinely surprised at who the killer was!
Theresa Marie
Dec 05, 2018 rated it liked it
I was disappointed with this installment of a very enjoyable series.
Nov 20, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Corrected review

Excellent addition to a wonderful series.

I've enjoyed Sally Goldenbaum's cozy mystery series since the very first book, but this newest addition can be read as a standalone. I enjoyed the twist and turns and loved the relationships between Izzy and her friends. I like that there is a list of the characters in the front of the book.
I received an advance reader copy via Netgalley.
Pearl Dallal
rated it it was amazing
Dec 05, 2018
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I read in this series and it was an amazing discovery.
It's a cozy mystery but also a book about tragedies and people being hurt by stupidity and arrogance.
I loved the plot, the cast of characters, Rose above all.
The mystery was good, it kept me guessing till the end and the solution was a surprise.
I look forward to reading other instalment in this series.
Highly recommended!
Many thanks to Kensington Books and Netgalley for this ARC
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Sally Goldenbaum is a philosophy teacher, knitter, editor, and the author of more than two-dozen novels.

* A Seaside Knitters Mystery

Other books in the series

Seaside Knitters Society Mystery (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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  • Patterns in the Sand (Seaside Knitters, #2)
  • Moon Spinners (Seaside Knitters, #3)
  • A Holiday Yarn (A Seaside Knitters Mystery #4)
  • The Wedding Shawl (Seaside Knitters, #5)
  • A Fatal Fleece (A Seaside Knitters Mystery, #6)
  • Angora Alibi (A Seaside Knitters Mystery, #7)
  • Murder in Merino (A Seaside Knitters Mystery, #8)
  • A Finely Knit Murder (Seaside Knitters Mystery, #9)
  • Trimmed With Murder (Seaside Knitters Mystery, #10)