Murder at Lambswool Farm
by Sally Goldenbaum
Hardback: 320 pages
Released: May 3, 2016
Source: Review copy from the publisher.
Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
Seaside Knitter Birdie Favazza has long loved knitting, but lately she’s taken on a new challenge—making a family farm operational again. With help from friends, Lambswool Farm is now up and running, with thriving crops and grazing sheep. In addition, the farm will host rustic, six-course prix fixe dinners plated by local chefs.
But on the night of the first meal, everything spins out of control when one of the guests, Seaside Harbor’s family physician, dies. Soon the town is gossiping and pointing fingers at all possible suspects—including the women at Lambswool Farm. Now the Seaside Knitters must join together to uncover the truth in Dr. Hamilton’s complicated past—and restore peace to town and country alike.
Murder at Lambswool Farm is a cozy mystery and the eleventh book in the series. You don't need to read the previous novels to understand this one, and this story didn't spoil the previous mysteries.
The main characters were very nice people who didn't even want to think badly of their suspects. They respect the police, so they investigated the murder from a different angle than the police. They asked reasonable questions. It's a clue-based mystery, and I realized whodunit a bit before the heroines did.
The author occasionally hid information that the viewpoint characters knew from the reader. There were strong hints as to what it was, though, and this shouldn't prevent readers from guessing whodunit. Still, hiding known information remains one of my pet peeves.
There was no sex. There was a minor amount of bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this cozy mystery.
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