A Bias for Murder

A Bias for Murder

Sally Goldenbaum

Mystery & Thrillers / Mystery / Contemporary

When their town is blanketed in suspicion and murder, it falls to the Crestwood Quilters to uncover a killer in this latest case from Sally Goldenbaum, the national bestselling author of the Seaside Knitters mysteries . . . Oliver Harrington II was one of the most beloved members of Crestwood's community. Despite being the picture of health at age 52, he died from a sudden heart attack, leaving behind the family mansion on a sprawling piece of property. His twin sister Adele returned to the town she despises to claim her brother's home, intent on turning it into a B&B. And she's hired Po Paltrow and the Crestwood Quilters to craft quilts for the guest rooms. But Adele is not the only one interested in the future of the Harrington estate. A developer wants to put multiple houses on the land. The townsfolk just want their neighborhood to retain its small-town charm and not become a tourist trap. But when an autopsy reveals that Oliver was...
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A Patchwork of Clues

A Patchwork of Clues

Sally Goldenbaum

Mystery & Thrillers / Mystery / Contemporary

Small-town quilters look for a killer's pattern in this delightful new series by the national bestselling author of the Seaside Knitters mysteries . . . On her morning jog, Portia Paltrow comes upon the dead body of antiques store owner and college professor Owen Hill, sprawled across the back doorstep of Selma Parker's fabric and quilt shop on Elderberry Road. The site of their Saturday morning quilting bee just became a crime scene. Violent crime is rare in the charming village of Crestwood, Kansas, and rumors are soon circulating of a burglary gone wrong. But who would rob a quilt shop? No, Owen Hill has been murdered. Selma and her assistant manager Susan are understandably at loose ends over the crime. So while the tightly knit covey of quilters—who range from a new mother to a wise octogenarian—work together on a Crystal Pattern quilt for Selma's store's anniversary, they also get busy stitching together a patchwork of clues. But...
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How to Knit a Murder

How to Knit a Murder

Sally Goldenbaum

Mystery & Thrillers / Mystery / Contemporary

* 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 night she stumbles into Izzy Perry's shop and inadvertently saves a shipment of yarn from water damage. When the Seaside Knitters help the enigmatic handywoman settle into town and find work at a popular real estate company, Rose proves she can fix just about anything—until a potential homebuyer is killed and she becomes entangled in murder . . . The moment controversial entrepreneur Spencer Paxton is found dead in a pricey ocean-side house, accusations fly at the last person on the property—Rose. But the Seaside Knitters have their doubts. After all, Spencer's... *** 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 night she stumbles into Izzy Perry’s shop and inadvertently saves a shipment of yarn from water damage. When the Seaside Knitters help the enigmatic handywoman settle into town and find work at a popular real estate company, Rose proves she can fix just about anything—until a potential homebuyer is killed and she becomes entangled in murder . . . The moment controversial entrepreneur Spencer Paxton is found dead in a pricey ocean-side house, accusations fly at the last person on the property—Rose. But the Seaside Knitters have their doubts. After all, Spencer’s political aspirations as well as his company’s plans to pave over Sea Harbor’s historic art district with luxury apartments earned him some very real enemies . . . Now, Izzy, Birdie, Nell, and Cass must swap knitting for sleuthing as they struggle to move the needle on a twisted homicide case causing turmoil across town. As tensions build in the sleepy New England community and Rose’s secret past unravels, the ladies face an unsettling realization—true victims aren’t always the ones buried six feet under . . .
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Banjo Man

Banjo Man

Sally Goldenbaum

Mystery & Thrillers / Mystery / Contemporary

Adrienne Staff and Sally Goldenbaum pluck the heartstrings in this tender story of a young nun learning how to be a woman in love.After a childhood under her father's strict rules, followed by five years as a nun, Laurie O'Neill wants a little independence. So she ventures to visit a friend and is greeted by a handsome, shirtless, banjo-pickin' guy named Rick Westin. Life in a convent certainly hasn't prepared Laurie for the effect of Rick's sleepy grin and bare chest. How would a "normal" girl react to such temptation? Laurie's instincts terrify her, but she didn't shed the habit just to watch other people live their lives.Rick Westin has built quite a reputation as a banjo player, but in all his days on the road he's never met a woman like Laurie. Something about her vulnerability and captivating innocence makes him want to sing. He'll do anything to be with her--and agrees to take things as slowly as she needs. But when Laurie seems to lose her courage...
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The Baron

The Baron

Sally Goldenbaum

Mystery & Thrillers / Mystery / Contemporary

She isn't accustomed to attention. He isn't used to being denied. Romance is never simple, but when worlds collide in this classic novel from bestselling author Sally Goldenbaum, true love can seem unimaginable.While playing the part of a glamorous contessa for a murder mystery weekend, Halley Finnegan finds herself in the arms of dashing baron Nick Harrington. For the first time in her life, Halley feels captivating, enchanting, a worthy companion to a wealthy, elegant man. But beneath the costume, Halley is just a nobody, while Nick remains a baron. After the festivities, the fantasy is over; Halley's simply not in his class. After Nick tracks down his mystery lady, Halley is sure that he'll discover his mistake and run for the hills. Instead, he is all charm, teasing smiles, and gentle caresses, as if he never stepped out of character. How can she trust that this gentleman is the real Nick, and not just a part he plays? And how could Nick fall for a woman he wouldn't have given the time of day a week before? Unless they start being honest with each other, Halley and Nick will lose each again - this time, forever. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: Remember the Time, The Vow, This Fierce Splendor, Lightning That Lingers, Tall, Dark, and Lonesome, Dream Lover, and Legends. 
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Patterns in the Sand

Patterns in the Sand

Sally Goldenbaum

Mystery & Thrillers / Mystery / Contemporary

Readers can't help but get entangled in this USA Today bestselling series.The follow-up to Death by Cashmere: next in the new mystery series set in a tight-knit seaside community. When young fiber artist Willow Adams visits Izzy Chambers's knitting studio, she's immediately embraced by the Seaside knitters, and they see the monthly arts event at Canary Cove as a perfect place to showcase Willow's work. But the idyllic summer in Sea Harbor turns somber when the body of Nick Peabody-owner of a popular gallery-is found in a community garden. Soon all Nick's secrets begin to surface, and the residents of Sea Harbor realize they didn't know him at all. And when Nick's will reveals that his entire estate has been left to Willow, the knitters find that Willow has some dark secrets of her own...From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Murder in Merino

Murder in Merino

Sally Goldenbaum

Mystery & Thrillers / Mystery / Contemporary

It's autumn in Sea Harbor, and as the tourists leave, a mysterious guest arrives. When she's implicated in a crime, the Seaside Knitters must quickly table their knitting project and search out a motif for murder. Fall is usually a relaxing time in Sea Harbor, but it's turning out to be a busy season for Izzy Chambers Perry. Not only is she helping the Seaside Knitters make a magnificent throw to celebrate the fortieth wedding anniversary of her aunt and uncle, but she and her husband are finally selling the cottage she lived in before she got married and had a darling baby girl. To Izzy's surprise, newcomer Julia Ainsley seems determined to buy the home—although she's never set foot inside. But on the day of the open house, things take a dark turn. A body is uncovered in the cottage's backyard. When the police find Julia's name and phone number in the victim's pocket, this slender thread of evidence makes her a person of interest. Soon the...
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A Finely Knit Murder

A Finely Knit Murder

Sally Goldenbaum

Mystery & Thrillers / Mystery / Contemporary

In the newest mystery from the national bestselling author of Murder in Merino, the sleuthing skills of Izzy Chambers Perry and the Seaside Knitters are tested as death mars the beginning of the school year… Seaside Knitter Birdie Favazza is thrilled that her granddaughter Gabby will be visiting for the fall and attending the Sea Harbor Community Day School. Gabby loves the school, with its newly-adopted progressive curriculum, and she loves that the Seaside Knitters are teaching knitting as part of the enrichment program. It’s a huge success, and on crisp autumn days, girls camp out on the terraces, knitting up hats for charity.But not everyone is happy with the direction the school is taking. Outspoken board member Blythe Westerland has sparked tempers with her determination to unravel the current administration. Then, on the evening of an elegant school event, Blythe’s body is found near the school boathouse.With a killer on the loose, Birdie is determined to keep Gabby safe. Working together, the Seaside Knitters carefully unravel the layers of Blythe’s complicated life, bringing faculty members and town residents under scrutiny. Before the cast-off rows are made on the students’ projects, the knitters will need to stitch together the evidence to see if a murderer has been walking beside them all along.
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Moonlight on Monterey Bay

Moonlight on Monterey Bay

Sally Goldenbaum

Mystery & Thrillers / Mystery / Contemporary

In this stirring and sparkling romance by Sally Goldenbaum, a wealthy divorcé and his interior decorator meet for business--which quickly turns to pleasure. Sam Eastland longs for an oasis. After a messy and very public divorce, the Silicon Valley millionaire just wants a seaside house on California's Monterey Bay where he can escape his high-pressure world. But the new interior decorator is an unwanted distraction--and a tantalizingly lovely one, at that. Madeline Ames talks about reading the home's energies and other nonsense, but Sam is paying more attention to her lithe body and eclectic beauty. Yet when he tries to make his interests clear, Maddie rebuffs him--and Sam realizes, for the first time in a long time, that he actually cares. For Maddie Ames, the Eastland house job is essential. She aims to make a soothing interior for a man who seems highly in need of some relaxation. But after just one encounter with the astonishingly handsome...
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