A Day in the Life of Charlie Chambers by Sally Goldenbaum

Trimmed With MurderIt was a day I won’t forget–ever.

I was driving along 128 toward Sea Harbor, thinking about my sister, and wondering if I was crazy. Rain had picked up and so had an icy wind. A great day for Eskimos. Not such a great day for Charlie.

Izzy was always the favorite in our family, at least that’s how my older brother Jack and I saw it. Maybe it’s because she didn’t screw up as often as we did. And then she went off to Harvard, which puffed my dad up until there wasn’t much air for anyone else in the room.

rainI thought of Izzy a lot while I was wandering around trying to find my soul. I wondered how her adult life had turned out. Better, for sure, than mine. Though I thought I was finally on the right track.

I guessed I’d find out soon, if she even remembered she had a younger brother, or at least one she’d want to see. I figured it was one of the worst ideas I’ve had in my thirty plus years, driving along a godforsaken road in terrible weather, showing up in a town I’ve never seen before. Unexpected. And with a good chance of being thrown out.

I almost turned back once or twice a ways back. Almost. But didn’t, and soon the exits stopped, the wind picked up and I was fighting like crazy to keep the car on the road. On all sides, trees were bending in the wind, their barren branches reaching out to grab me.

And that’s when it happened. At first I thought it was a tree moving out from the side of the road. But trees don’t have legs and this thing did. Skinny ones moving fast. And so was my car.

I slammed my foot on the pedal, the car vibrating like crazy. And all I could think of was that it was happening again. But it couldn’t be happening. . .not again. . .not now. Not today.

It was definitely a day I’ll never forget—a day that changed that changed my life forever.


You can read more about Charlie in Trimmed With Murder, the 10th book in the “Seaside Knitters” mystery series, published by Obsidian. The first book in the series is Death by Cashmere.

GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment by 12 a.m. eastern on November 27 for your chance to win a print copy of TRIMMED WITH MURDER. (US entries only, please.) Good luck everyone!

About the author
Sally Goldenbaum is the USA best-selling author of the Seaside Knitters Mystery series. Although she lives in landlocked Kansas, she spends as much time as possible on Cape Ann, MA, a very real and beautiful place that is also home to the fictional Sea Harbor, the seaside knitters, and their many friends. Murder at Lambswool Farm, #11, will be released May, 2016.

Visit Sally at www.sallygoldenbaum.com

58 responses to “A Day in the Life of Charlie Chambers by Sally Goldenbaum

  1. This sounds very interesting. Another great entry for the Seaside Knitters. Looking forward to reading this one. Love the cover art.

  2. Love this series. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. Intriguing! Would love to win a copy! Thanks for the chance!

  4. I really enjoy this series. Happy to see a new one

  5. Always glad to see an addition to this series.Thanks for the offer.

  6. TRIMMED WITH MURDER sounds delightful, and I adore the cover art. Thank you for the giveaway.
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  7. Wow, what a beginning; I am hooked. I would love to when a copy! Thank your for introducing me to this book and for giving me a chance to win.

  8. Nancy Roessner

    This is a really good series and I would love to win this book.

  9. Ooooo! I love the seaside knitters! Pleasr.

  10. Who or what crossed the road and had it happened before? I would like to read this book. Thank you.

  11. Very pretty cover. I haven’t read this series yet but I am intrigued.

  12. Jill Broussard

    This sounds very interesting. I have to know what happened. New author, new series for me. Thankyou for the opportunity!

  13. Have enjoyed this series and would love to win. Exert made me anticipate reading the boik. Thanks for chance to wim.

  14. A series I have missed! Time to change that – it sounds intriguing.

  15. Excellent teaser! Readers are ready to root for the narrator, and then immediately want to know what happened!

  16. Sounds like my kind of book.

  17. I’ve loved this series since the beginning. Thanks for the opportunity!

  18. This is a new author and series to me. i would love the opportunity to begin reading this series. robeader53@yahoo.com

  19. This is a wonderful series. Looking forward to reading the next installment. thanks.

  20. New author and series for me , sounds interesting 🙂
    Would love to win

  21. Thanks, Dru and Charlie/Sally. I’d love to win Trimmed with Murder.

  22. Love, Love the cover and want to find out what the skinny legged thing was. Thank you for the chance!

  23. The cover is beautiful. Trimmed With Murder sounds like it’s a good read. I haven’t read any books written by Sally Goldenbaum and not sure how the Seaside Knitters Mystery series slipped by me but it’s definitely on my TBR list now. Thank you for the introduction to this author, Dru Ann.

  24. What happened? What happened? I am so anxious to find out! Help me.

  25. I love the sound of the book.

  26. Thank you Dru for having me as a guest today, and THANK YOU SO MUCH for those who have commented. I hope you all win a copy! (Not sure how to figure that out, though…) I see names of old friends and welcome new one. Don’t know if it’s politic to say but I like this book a lot. I hope you do too!

  27. Wonderful giveaway which is captivating and special. Thanks.

  28. Brian Frauenknecht

    I would love to win this book. This is another book I have on my wishlist with Amazon. I love the cover also.

  29. Thanks, Brian and Anne.

  30. Jeanie Dannheim

    This sounds like a great new add to the series, which I confess I have not started reading yet. What grabs my attention about this one is that “it” couldn’t be happening again. And the estrangement from his sister, wondering if she remembered she had a younger brother. I want to know what happens to the one running in front of a car..

  31. I love this series! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  32. This book sounds very mysterious, and I can’t wait to find out what happens. Thanks for the giveaway.

  33. This book sounds like good one, thank you for sharing

  34. Kathy Gonzales

    This is an excellent series ! Thanks for a chance to win 🙂

  35. I’ve been looking at this book on a few different blogs. I think it would be a big hit around here over the holidays. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  36. scrapgirl14672014

    Dru,

    Please put my name in for this book! I had started with this series and lost track a few books back. I am currently at Mayo clinic in Rochester, MN and I need some reading material to keep my mind off all the medical ick!

    Thanks,
    Maureeen

  37. Gee this is almost like another book with a famous opening, “it was a dark and stormy night”. Please enter me in the giveaway Dru. I’d love to win it, read it, and save it in my home library.

  38. Such a good series and now there’s a new twist – hmmm, definitely adding this one to my TBR list and crossing my fingers.

  39. Thanks everyone! What a nice day.
    Maureen–I will be thinking of you at the clinic and sending warm healing wishes your way.

  40. Della Williamson

    The teaser was most intriguing. Love the cover. Relatively new to me. I hope to read one of the books soon. So I am hoping. Thanks for this chance

  41. Thanks for the chance to win a book that sounds very interesting.

  42. Elaine Roberson

    Sounds like a great series. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  43. I love this series and have read all of these books. The characters, the location, the food just make these great stories to read and I recommend this series to all of my mystery-reading friends.

  44. Such an intriguing teaser. Can’t wait to learn more about what happens. Thanks for the chance to win!

  45. What a fantastic cover!!!!I see some serious binge-reading in my future!!!!

  46. Thank you for the opportunity.

  47. Thank you Sally for commenting and interacting with my readers.
    Contest is closed.