The Seaside Knitters are joyously preparing for the wedding of one of their own, but first they have to solve a murder.
The family and friends of knitting shop owner Izzy Chambers are busy making ready for her marriage to Sam Perry. Izzy’s beloved aunt Nell has even hired gardener Claire Russell to make her backyard perfect for the ceremony. Long divorced from her ultra-strict husband, Claire has returned to Sea Harbor, Mass., to face the past. Soon after a book-shop discussion of cold cases focusing on the death of Claire’s daughter, beautiful local teen Harmony Farrow, Harmony’s BFF Tiffany Ciccolo is found dead in the basement of the beauty salon where she worked. Tiffany had a crush on Andy Risso, member of a popular local band. Since Andy was formerly Harmony’s high-school flame, the police have him high on the suspect list. Nell and her friends realize they have to solve both murders before they can present Izzy with her beautiful wedding shawl and provide a perfect wedding day.
The latest outing for these dexterous amateur sleuths (A Holiday Yarn, 2010, etc.) is a very pleasant read that evokes summers by the sea and features a mystery that will keep you guessing and instructions for making a wedding shawl and a lobster dinner.