Thursday, November 5, 2015

Trimmed With Murder {+ Giveaway}

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Trimmed with Murder by Sally Goldenbaum - Thoughts in ProgressNothing says holidays quite like a cozy murder mystery filled with lots of fun characters, a quaint setting, and loads of intrigue.

Author Sally Goldenbaum’s TRIMMED WITH MURDER takes readers to delightful Sea Harbor where protagonist Izzy Perry and her fellow Seaside Knitters are busy knitting ornaments. The group plans to decorate a tree for the first annual tree-trimming contest. 

The surprise arrival of Izzy’s younger brother, Charlie, takes a drastic turn when a female companion he arrived in town with is discovered murdered. The young woman has a past linked to Sea Harbor that Izzy and her friends must unravel in order to save Charlie and find the real killer.

The author once again delivers a tantalizing tale of mystery and murder while highlighting the loyalty and friendship of a small community. The characters are well-developed, realistic and a joy to follow. The setting quickly draws you on. The author’s eye for detail will have you feeling like you’re a part of the Seaside Knitters even if you can’t knit a stitch.

The story moves at a good pace and can be read on its own even though it’s the 10th installment in the Seaside Knitters Mystery series. A knitting pattern and a recipe are an added bonus to this charming read.

The characters and setting makes this a delightful read. Knitter or not, TRIMMED WITH MURDER will have you in stitches trying to guess the killer and keep up with Izzy’s antics.

Trimmed with Murder by Sally Goldenbaum, A Seaside Knitters Mystery (Book #10), NAL, @2015, ISBN: 978-0451471628, Hardcover, 336 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.


Thanks to Danielle and the great folks at Berkley, I have a print copy of TRIMMED WITH MURDER to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Friday, Nov. 13.

To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and following the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. A winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter widget and I’ll send an email with the subject line “Thoughts in Progress Trimmed with Murder Giveaway.” The winner will have 72 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be selected. PLEASE be sure to check your spam folder from time to time after the giveaway ends. If you win and you’ve already won the book somewhere else or you just decide for whatever reason you don’t want to win, once again PLEASE let me know.

Thanks for stopping by today. Are you a knitter? Would you not check out a book just because it featured knitting as a theme and you don’t knit?

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  1. I can't knit - and am not crafty. Which has never interfered at all with my enjoyment of cosies which feature them. Thank you, again, for broadening my horizons...

  2. Love the title; looks great and thanks for the chance to win :)

  3. I could knit a plain scarf if I had to but won't - not my cup of tea. I do enjoy several cozy series where knitting is featured. Time to catch up on this series!

  4. This is one of my favorite series.

  5. It sounds like a great context for a cosy series, and a solid premise for the story, Mason. Thanks for sharing

  6. What a beautiful cover, with the basket of yarn in the forefront! I can knit, but have never made it past scarf making! Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. I knit just the easy knitting like dishclothes etc., I'm looking forward to reading this, thanks for the review it is an interesting book.

  8. This book would be delightful and very special. Thanks for this great feature and wonderful giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. What a delightful cover and setting. Cozy mysteries - I love that genre name.

  10. I have not read any of Sally's books but this sounds really good and I love this cover.

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  11. Actually it would have the opposite effect on me. I'm not a knitter but I'd be just as likely to pick up a book that featured a knitting theme as any other. I'm kind of curious by nature and I would like to have the chance to learn something. Thanks for the chance to win.

  12. I enjoyed holiday themed books this time of year and that this one is a part of a fun cozy mystery series is an added bonus.

  13. That cover just makes me excited for Christmas. The perfect time of year to get under a blanket in front of the fire with a good book!

  14. I love Christmas cozies and this cover is absolutely awesome!

  15. I don't knit, but would love to leran. That doesn't mean I wouldn't read a book about knitting or that has knitters in it.


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