Jun 9, 2015

First Chapter: MURDER IN MERINO by Sally Goldenbaum


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Murder in Merino: A Seaside Knitters Mystery #8 by Sally Goldenbaum
Published May 5, 2015 by NAL

First chapter:
Late September,  Sea Harbor, Massachusetts 
The wind was coming out of the northeast, blustery and heavy with salt. It stung the woman's cheeks, turning them the color of her bright red Windbreaker. Thick strands of hair flew about her face, wild and free - like the sea she was beginning to call home.
After days of warm sun and soft breezes, the weather had suddenly turned. But she loved it in all its guises - foamy surf crashing against the rocks or water smooth as silk, a chilly wind or sun-warmed sand. Each day was new and amazing and comfortable, as if she'd been born to this place. It had been fortuitous to travel halfway across the country to this strange little town where she knew no one, yet she felt as if she'd finally come home. 
Teaser:  
Finally Jules turned toward them and managed a sad smile. "Who was he?" she asked. "Why was he wanting to be in my life? Why did...?" Her words dropped off. (ch. 12)
Book description: Autumn brings a mysterious new guest to Sea Harbor, and when she’s implicated in a crime, it’s up to the Seaside Knitters to search out a motif for murder.

Based on the first paragraphs and teaser, would you keep reading?

20 comments:

  1. I love the seaside setting...gorgeous cover and intriguing snippets. Thanks for sharing...and here's mine: “THE CRY”

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    1. Seaside in the summer. I'm all armchair traveler.

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  2. Love the idea of knitting cozy.

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    1. I don't knit but I'd learn if I was in this cozy!

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  3. I love the sound of this one. Sounds perfect for summer.

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  4. This sounds good with a mixture of knitting and crime - Here is my Tuesday post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/first-chapter-first-paragraph-june-9/

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    1. I'd rather sunbathe than knit at the beach, though I must admit knitting is a pleasant way to pass the time.

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  5. I would continue. I read the first book in this series several years ago and meant to continue it. So this is #8? Well, looks like I am 7 behind. I remember liking the characters and loving the setting. Thanks for sharing this!

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  6. Great cover... a knitting cozy sounds appealing!

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    1. I'd do anything by the beach, such as knitting, though I'd rather swim and read :)

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  7. The author did a good job of establishing the story's setting (and the character's attitude toward it) right up front. I like that.
    My Tuesday post features The Chair.

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    1. The character is looking forward to her new home. Hope she still likes it later on.

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  8. This sounds like a good cozy mystery. I'll have to put it on my list for this fall (that's usually when I read cozy mysteries) Girl Who Reads

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    1. I read cozies all year round, tho I admit a cozy in cooler weather is great!

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  9. Sounds like a great summer choice. Love the setting.

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  10. Great setting for a book. I liked the opening.

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