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Death by Cashmere Audiobook

Death by Cashmere: Seaside Knitters, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

The new mystery series that spins a yarn about knitters and murder in a seaside village.

Not long after Isabel "Izzy" Chambers opens up a knitting shop in the sleepy fishing town of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts, a diverse group of women begins congregating each week to form the Seaside Knitters.

Izzy raises some eyebrows when she rents the apartment above her shop to Angie Archer, whose reputation for loose behavior and a quick temper has made her unpopular with many locals. But could any of them have wanted her dead? Angie's body is discovered drowned in the harbor, her long red hair tangled like seaweed in a lobster trap.

An official investigation rules the death an accident. There are speculations of too many whiskey sours, a slippery wharf, a dark night... But Izzy and the Seaside Knitters smell something fishy. When several strange incidents occur above the shop, the women decide to take matters into their own hands. But before long, their small-town sense of security is frayed, and the threat of more violence hangs over this tightly knit community...

©2008 Sally Goldenbaum (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    eatough1999 Northumberland, UK 09/08/2016
    eatough1999 Northumberland, UK 09/08/2016 Member Since 2010

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    "Absolute utter drivel"

    I have tried very hard to keep listening to this book, but after 3 1/2 hrs and yet another pompous, self-righteous statement made by one of leading characters..I thought .... " I really don't like you". If it had just been one thoroughly unlikeable character , I may have persevered but quite frankly the whole lot of them grated. I just wanted a pleasant story to listen to whilst I knitted and the thought of a story around the craft interested me..sadly the 'knitting aspect' is thinner than 2ply yarn
    I live in a village myself and there are those who thrive on gossip.. I stay well clear because gossip is insidiously nasty, and this book has incensed me no end as the author of the book 'puts a pretty it's okay dress on' the issue of this dreadful group of women who basically gossip, judge and speculate on everything and everyone.
    A murder has taken place and one of the characters is complaining about 'how awful this death is ruining their summer' - how tragic!
    I don't return many books, I listen to audible pretty much everyday, listen to an eclectic mix of genres...but this book has been returned. The narrator did not help me warm to the characters at all. Cannot recommend this utter drivel...look for something else.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    H. Jones Monmouthshire Wales 05/07/2015
    H. Jones Monmouthshire Wales 05/07/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant"

    Easy listening to cheer you, well written with characters I've got to live in just the one book can't wait to listen to the next in the series.

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  • Judith
    Montgomery, AL
    03/03/16
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    "Great first book in a new series"

    Couldn't put it down. Interesting characters and complex plot. Great first entry. Hope the next will live up to this one. Narrator does a fine job as well

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Donna Prothro
    21/08/14
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    "Good storyline kept me listening."
    What did you love best about Death by Cashmere?

    The beautiful visual description and details given to the scenes and characters garments allowed me to picture everything in a colorful way.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    This was not a thriller but it did keep my attention, not on edge.


    What about Julie McKay’s performance did you like?

    Julie McKay was great, her voice made it easy to follow each characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This book was easy to stop and pick back up which I like.


    Any additional comments?

    I purchased the series because I enjoyed the girlie sleuth storyline.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    19/03/15
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    "Good Story"

    This was a pretty good story. Looking forward to hearing the next book. Hope the rest of the series is just as good.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Delores Ann Morris
    20/09/15
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    "Fantastic Cosy Mystery"
    What did you love best about Death by Cashmere?

    It moved it did not drag like some books do and it kept you guessing till the very end


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, I did not even begin to suspect the murder until much farther along than most that I have read


    Which character – as performed by Julie McKay – was your favorite?

    Nell and Izzy


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The who this was very moving for me


    Any additional comments?

    a real keeper.....best I have read in a while!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • M. Blackstock
    Forest Hills,NN
    10/07/15
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    "Predictable but pleasant fluff"

    I knew who did it long before the big reveal, but it is pleasant fluff for a quick summer read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Ellicott City, MD
    24/06/15
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    "Wanted to love this"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    What's not to love about knitting and the seashore? Well the plot drug out the story and never really engaged the listener. I think the author should have introduced the murder victim in more detail so we care more about her murder. I cared more about the Cashmere sweater than the victim.


    What does Julie McKay bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Julie did a fine job of reading an unremarkable story.


    Do you think Death by Cashmere needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I will probably not bother to read additional books in the series.


    Any additional comments?

    This series reminds me of Harlequin Romances (without the steamy parts). They are easy to listen too, predictable, and do not task your brain. If that's what you are looking for then you will probably enjoy Murder by Cashmere. If you want interesting characters and a riveting plot, look elsewhere.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Beatrice
    Houston, TX, United States
    22/11/15
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    "blah"

    I wanted to like this book because I enjoy cozy mysteries. However, this book was a complete bore. There were too many undeveloped and stereotypical characters. The plot was repetitive and put me to sleep a few times. There was also too much talk of food. The author needs to decide if she wants her theme to be about knitting or food. Also, there was no interaction with the police authorities which made it seem like the knitters were the only ones capable of investigating the murder. The only good thing about this book was the narrator. She has a nice voice. However, her voice worked against me because it lulled me to sleep. I won't be reading the next book in this series, and I regret that I wasted a credit on this one.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Sharon
    Roseville, CA, United States
    03/08/14
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    "Fun series!"
    Where does Death by Cashmere rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I'm a knitter, and I meet with friends in our local yarn shop weekly, so I can really understand the relationship of the group!


    Any additional comments?

    I'm looking forward to listening to the complete series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth Swims
    Carpentersville, IL United States
    31/07/14
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    "Blah"
    Would you try another book from Sally Goldenbaum and/or Julie McKay?

    The story was barely OK, too slow. I might read/listen to another book, but I won't purchase it.I was very annoyed by the inconsistant volume level in parts. Had to pull my earbuds out too often because the voices got much louder.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Sally Goldenbaum? Why or why not?

    No, it didn't hold my interest - almost didn't finish it.


    What three words best describe Julie McKay’s performance?

    Droning, inconsistant, forgettable.


    Could you see Death by Cashmere being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No, too hum-drum.


    Any additional comments?

    Why wasn't the knitting store owner the main character? A little misleading!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Odelia
    Hilliard, OH, United States
    03/06/14
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    "Lost a credit on this one"

    The narrator had a nice voice, but I am not sure if it was her performance or just the story that was disappointing. I have a feeling it was both. I generally like books that incorporate the yarn hobby, but this one didn't seem to have a character to like nor a character to hate. The killer came out of left field and I don't remember a good setup. I had no desire to try to predict the killer like I do in other mysteries. That means there wasn't anything to go on to spur my interaction with the story. I didn't like the overabundance of descriptions. It didn't make me feel like I was there or visualize the scene, it felt like unnecessary bloat. I was very disappointed because I’ve wanted to read this series for a very long time. I must not click with the author - I am sure there are those who do.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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