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A Murderous Tangle

(Seaside Knitters Society Mystery #14)

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Birdie, Nell, Cass, and Izzy are prepping their coziest handiwork for a holiday gathering 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 event, locals can't stop talking about Tess
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 26th 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Kay
It's okay. I like the townsfolk and knitters hangouts, but Murderous Tangle was lacking in mystery department. There are many characters in this series and it's difficult to follow on audio.
Tari
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don't know how she does it, but this author always manages to come up with just the perfect knitting situations to create the perfect cozy atmosphere in this series. I've really grown to love all these main characters, and yes, even though there are a lot of them, I don't get confused. I wasn't sure what to think about their new friend Tess at first, but she eventually fit in with the group.

I eventually guessed who the killer was, and that's another thing I've liked about this series in what
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Micky Cox
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mysteriously odd thefts, murder and intrigue are all central themes in this installment of the Seaside Knitters series. If you haven't read any of the series, I would highly recommend starting at the beginning to get the full enjoyment of the series and to get to know the characters so well that they will feel like old friends. However, it isn't absolutely necessary to enjoy this book as it is well written and stands on it's own very well, but you would be missing out on a lot of enjoyable ...more
LORI (Dollycas) CASWELL
Dollycas’s Thoughts

Climate change is real and environmental activist Tess Bean hopes to get the folks of Seaside Harbor to get on board with her ideas. Birdie’s granddaughter, Gabby is all-in on the efforts but Harbor Club owner Bobby Abbott is not a fan of Tess or her efforts. When Bobby is found dead on the beach below the bar’s deck Tess becomes suspect numero uno. Birdie, Nell, Cass, and Izzy learn their friend Gracie, owner of Easy Lobster and Soup Café is also on the suspect list.

The
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Micky Cox
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Mysteriously odd thefts, murder and intrigue are all central themes in this installment of the Seaside Knitters series. If you haven't read any of the series, I would highly recommend starting at the beginning to get the full enjoyment of the series and to get to know the characters so well that they will feel like old friends. However, it isn't absolutely necessary to enjoy this book as it is well written and stands on it's own very well, but you would be missing out on a lot of enjoyable ...more
Tami Mcclain
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sally Goldenbaum continues to amaze me with her ingenious stories of friends and friendships that are so real it's hard to remember they are fictional characters.
This book introduces a new resident that may or may not have a mysterious past that Ms. Goldenbaum keeps you guessing about from the start.
Gabby is back and running circles around The Seaside Knitters Society, as usual. Little Abby also gets her two cents in as well.
I love how the entire town pitches in to "take care of their own".
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Lisa Morin
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Murderous Tangle is filled with secrets and lies, creating a web of deceit that leaves Izzy, Nell, Cass and Birdie trying to untangle the mess.
Birdie's granddaughter Gabby is talking nonstop about her new teacher, Tess Bean. It seems Miss Bean has a way with young people and her save the earth beliefs are creating waves.
Not everyone is open to making the changes necessary to lead an eco friendly world, and when Tess is seen arguing with someone who becomes a murder victim, it's up to the group
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Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
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A MURDEROUS TANGLE is my first step into Ms. Goldenbaum’s world – and I will definitely be grabbing the two earlier titles that I missed to get caught up. There are a lot of characters in this story, yet I never felt lost and, in fact, soon became very comfortable with this small town, as well as its unique and at times quirky residents.

I loved the way this story played out at a comfortable pace, with some deep thinking, some emotions, and a lot of logical conclusions
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FMSWarrior
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A new business has opened in Sea Harbor and the owner wants to close Gracie down and expand. When the man is found murdered, not only is Gracie a suspect, but so are many others, including Tess Bean, a newer resident and part time teacher at the school. But the ladies don’t believe Gracie or Tess are guilty and begin to put the pieces of the puzzle together.

As they go along they realize some members of their community aren’t who they thought they were, and others are struggling with issues of
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Christine
Feb 07, 2020 rated it liked it
This is the fourteenth book in the seaside knitting series. Birdie and Nell are part of a knitting club. Tess Bean is an environmental activist and is trying to get people in town to like her ideas. Bobby Abbott who owns the Harbor Club is completely against Tess's ideas. When Bobby is found dead, Tess is an immediate suspect along with Birdie and Nell's friend Gracie. Birdie's granddaughter knows Tess is innocent so Birdie and Nell start investigating.

I thought the mystery was good. It had a
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Debbie Maskus
Sally Goldenbaum delivers another delightful story of friendship, loyalty, humor with A Murderous Tangle. Sally Goldenbaum supplies a complete roster of the characters in her novel, which I find wonderful. The Seaside Knitters of Massachusetts provide warmth, love, and friendship in this tight knit community where the town presents many events to strengthen a sense of belonging. Sometimes I feel that the murder stands behind the actual emotional ties of the town. The novel does not dip into a ...more
Mikaela P
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Would give this book 4.5/5 stars. Was quite an enchanting read with a number of mysteries to solve the that will keep you guessing. I also greatly enjoyed the complex characters and layered interpersonal interactions/conflict. This book can definitely be read within the context of the series as a whole or as a stand alone. It was the first book I have read by this author and I was quite impressed
Sharon Bezrutczyk
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this series it feels like meeting up with old friends every time I read them. I was sad that Clark ended up being the bad guy this time, now they will need a new vet..
Leah
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
This was too heavy handed for my liking. I liked the mystery. It wasn't the focus of the story, though. The story involves the environment, theft, murder, family, dementia, food, and knitting. There a few surprises, and I liked the one with a Seaside Knitter.
Fred
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Murderous Tangle is the third book in the Seaside Knitters Mystery series.

This book introduces a new character Tess Bean. Tess in on the staff at the veterinary clinic and a part-time environmental science teacher. She has been able to get some of the students involved in cleaning up the shoreline and passing out literature to educate residents on how to save the environment.

When the body of the owner of the Harbor Club bar, Bobby Abbott, is found near his bar Izzy, Nell, Cass, and Birdie set
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Kathy Reichbach
Let me start by saying I love this series and look forward to a new book. But this one had so many typographical errors and editing issues that it totally detracted from the story. I got this book from the library so it was not an advance copy. I cannot believe that so many sloppy mistakes got through a fnal edit - characters names being mixed up - last and first - so that it was hard to tell who the writer was talking about. Also sentences that were so poorly structured that even after reading ...more
Cozy Cat Reviews
This is the 3rd in this beloved series and I have loved the entire series. I love returning to vibrant picturesque Sea Harbor home of the Seaside Knitters club and all the wonderful charcters. The author has created a charming series that offers a well crafted sleuth and endearing charcters that we cozy readers adore. Thank you to the publisher and to Net Galley for the opportunity. My review opinion is my own.

In the 3rd in series Christmas is fast approaching and the Seaside Knitters are
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Yuriko
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spoiler alert. Plus some edits in the first set of comments. 1/17/20 Originally, when the synopsis said that a popular bar owner would be killed off, I was thinking it was going to be Jake. I'm not rating this yet since I haven't finished the book, but wanted to write down my thoughts as I went along. First of all, I missed that Willow isn't in this book. I would like to see Rose Chapra return in the future. Tess Bean is a fascinating character. It's good that Gabby and Daisy and the other kids ...more
Tracy Wood
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a lovely hug of a book. Admittedly it has a murder at its centre but its heart is all about family, friendship and being there for people.

Birdie, Nell, Cass, and Izzy, are looking forward to the festivities of Christmas when a body is found near one of their favourite restaurants, owned by Gracie, another member of their small group of friends.

The murder is only one thread in this book although the others all, in some way, lead to or from it. The relationships between the main
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Tracy Wood
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, 2019
This is a lovely hug of a book. Admittedly it has a murder at its centre but its heart is all about family, friendship and being there for people.

Birdie, Nell, Cass, and Izzy, are looking forward to the festivities of Christmas when a body is found near one of their favourite restaurants, owned by Gracie, another member of their small group of friends.

The murder is only one thread in this book although the others all, in some way, lead to or from it. The relationships between the main
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Susan Johnston
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Princess Fuzzypants here: Birdie is still getting used to having her 12 year old granddaughter around and when she becomes an acolyte of a part-time ecology teacher, Birdie is not completely sure it is a good thing. Tess, the teacher, is quite mysterious and solitary but she has become a positive influence on Gabby and her friends. But when the questionable owner of a local bar is pushed off his own deck to his death and Gabby witnessed Tess shove him into the ocean on another occasion, she is ...more
Susan
I came to this series late and have been enjoying playing catch up. As soon as I met the wonderful characters in this series, I knew I had found another author to follow - if she writes it, I will read it and enjoy it.
Christmas is just around the corner and there are crimes to solve before the celebrations begin. Bobby Abbott has been murdered and the town of Sea Harbor is seeing a string of thefts. Are the two things connected? Tess Bean had an argument with Bobby over climate change and Tess
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Amye (pagesandplannersabroad)
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Publishers for the advanced readers copy. I very much enjoyed A Murderous Tangle. This is the third book in the Seaside Knitter's Society series. It is the first book I read in the series. As soon as I can, I will be reading more of the series.
Sally Goldenbaum has created a lovely village setting in Sea Harbour, Massachusetts. I would love to be able to live there or at least visit myself. She describe the sea, the beach, the forest, seafood, and the
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Book
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Welcome once again to Sea Harbor, home of the Seaside Knitters, and the 14th mystery in the series.

Birdie’s granddaughter, Gabby, witnesses a somewhat tense encounter between her science teacher Tess Bean and Harbor Club owner Bobby Abbott that becomes germane when Bobby is found murdered a few days later.

In their own way, the Seaside Knitters – Birdie, Cass, Izzy and Nell – begin gathering information, especially since a good friend may be a suspect. Gracie Santos owns the Easy Lobster and
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Mary
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Birdie, Nell, Izzy and Cass are at it again as the Seaside knitters are getting ready to display their holiday ware for a gathering coming up. This is the 3rd in the knitters society series. Birdie’s granddaughter Gabby has become enamored of her new teacher and environmental activist Tess Bean. Tess is getting students involved to work to clean up the ocean and beaches. Birdie is a little concerned about her influence on Gabby so she and the knitters get to know her. Tess is also questioning ...more
Claudia Cheyne
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Tess Bean is a new teacher at Sea Harbor Community Day school whose passion for cleaning up the local environment has inspired her students, including Gabby Marietti, into action. While Gabby is enjoying some quiet time at a secluded cove after school one day she witnesses her favorite teacher pushing local bar owner Bobby Abbott into the icy ocean waters in what appeared to be a fit of anger. A few days later Bobby's body is found on the rocks below the deck of his bar where he had landed after ...more
Lisa Cobb Sabatini
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I won an Advance Reader's Edition of A Murderous Tangle: A Seaside Knitters Society Mystery by Sally Goldenbaum from Goodreads.

Although this novel has all the elements that fans appreciate, A Murderous Tangle: A Seaside Knitters Society Mystery by Sally Goldenbaum is not a typical cozy mystery. The setting, Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, is a small town, and yet, in this book, the setting is the community of people who move about and breathe so much life into this story that it feels, to the reader,
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Scilla
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Birdie's granddaughter Gabby is living with her in Sea Harbor. Gabby is very fond of her new science teacher, Tess, who is teaching them about taking care of the environment. A local bar owner, Bobby Abbott is known to throw things into the ocean from his porch, and his workers put cigarettes and other non recyclable objects into the recycle bins of their neighbor, Gracie's Lobster cafe. Gabby had seen Tess push Bobby into the ocean, so when Bobby is found murdered, she is very worried about ...more
Jacque
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Birdie is worried about the influence a new teacher has on her granddaughter. The teacher (Tess) is passionate about cleaning up the ocean and beaches, and a group of her students have joined her on her campaign. As Birdie and the rest of the Seaside Knitters get to know Tess, they begin to gather her into their supportive group. The owner of a new bar on the Harbor is killed and Tess is one of a handful of suspects. As the group becomes involved in solving the mystery, they truly discover a ...more
Kathleen Chrisman
I have been a fan of this series since the very first one. The characters feel so real and I love spending time with them. This book included one of my favorite characters, Gabby, Birdie's granddaughter. Gabby has a wonderful new teacher, Tess, that is teaching the children to use less plastic waste and to love the environment. When there is a murder of a man Tess was seen arguing with, she becomes a suspect. This is upsetting to the knitting group as they try to learn more about this unusual ...more
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Sally Goldenbaum is a philosophy teacher, knitter, editor, and the author of more than two-dozen novels.

Series:
* A Seaside Knitters Mystery
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Other books in the series

Seaside Knitters Society Mystery (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • Death By Cashmere (Seaside Knitters, #1)
  • 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)