A pre-wedding getaway is interrupted by murder.
The members of the Black Sheep knitting group are busily preparing for Lucy Binger's nuptials when real estate agent Suzanne Cavanaugh proposes a stress-relieving long weekend at Osprey Shores, a gated community on a coastal Maine island where her college roommate, Amy Cutler, has a spare cottage they can use for free. Knit-shop owner Maggie, her talented young assistant, Phoebe, Lucy, and Dana all pile into Suzanne’s SUV and head for Maine. Their first night, as Maggie is giving a knitting class at the refurbished mansion that anchors the community, the group is disturbed by a loud argument from a nearby card room, where Derek Pullman accuses Dr. Julian Morton of cheating. The next morning Phoebe heads for the cliff walk to take pictures of birds while the rest go to the yoga class offered by Meredith Quinn, the ex-wife of Julian Morton, whose current wife, Tanya, also joins the class, which is soon disturbed by loud sirens. They learn that Julian fell over the cliff to his death and that he might have been pushed. Although the group has had sleuthing experience (Till Death Do Us Purl, 2012, etc.), the women prefer to not get involved until Amy’s husband becomes a suspect. Julian was a despicable person whose whole life had been littered with nasty incidents and others’ suffering. Both his wives hated him. So did the son he recently cut out of his will. He stole a valuable medical discovery from Amy’s husband and sold it as his own. As a young man, he’d pushed the brother of another Osprey resident into a campfire. Those are just the people who live nearby; who knows how many others may have hated him enough to kill him?
A leisurely investigation into a murder with plenty of time for beautiful scenery, delicious food, and, of course, knitting.