THE WEDDING SHAWL
The unsolved murder of a local girl fuels the plot in the latest Seaside Knitters mystery. Excellent characters and setting transport readers into the daily life of Sea Harbor, where readers can almost smell the sea air as they uncover clues alongside the savvy group of knitters. Good plotting and logical sleuthing propel the story forward to an eye-opening conclusion that points at one of Sea Harbor’s most popular residents.
It’s summertime in Sea Harbor, Mass., and Nell, along with the rest of the Seaside Knitters, is knitting a beautiful wedding shawl for Izzy Chambers’ upcoming nuptials. Aunt Nell is working hard to prepare her backyard for Izzy’s big occasion and has hired a gardener, Claire, who has ties to a young girl’s drowning 15 years earlier at the Markham quarry. When a local hairdresser is murdered in Sea Harbor, and it is uncovered that she was the dead girl’s best friend years ago, Nell wonders why Claire has returned to Sea Harbor. Did she come to bury the past? Or did she return seeking revenge? (OBSIDIAN, May, 320 pp., $24.95)