Molly Pink and the Tarzana Hookers must unwind a fiendish skein in national bestselling author Betty Hechtman's fourteenth Crochet mystery.
These are the dog days of August, but you won't catch the Tarzana Hookers crochet club napping. While Molly Pink knits together an idea for a new project, Miami Wilson busily converts a house she inherited into a rental property. But Miami is left shorthanded when Sloan Renner, the woman helping her clean out the house ends up dead under a pile of smelly seafood.
A large drone had flown over the property discarding mollusk shells all over the backyard. Was it an accident? An ill-fated prank by neighbors up in arms about a rental house in their cul-de-sac? Witnesses clam up when Molly's ex, homicide detective Barry Greenberg, tries to get information, but he thinks Molly may be able to get them to open up to her.
When Molly learns about Sloan's seafood allergy, she suspects that the woman's death was no accident. Can she bait the hook to catch the culprit, or will the killer keep raising shell?
About the Author
Betty Hechtman was born in Chicago, Illinois and on a particularly eventful weekend graduated college, got married, moved to Los Angeles, California and now lives in Tarzana. She has a degree in Fine Arts and has had a variety of professions. Her love of mysteries started with Nancy Drew and blossomed when she began to read Agatha Christie's books. She has been doing handicrafts since she was a child. It is like a dream come true to be able to mix mystery and yarn craft in her books.
Praise for the Crochet mysteries: “A character-driven cozy whose mystery is solid enough to raise it above the average.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A lively ensemble cast led by Molly Pink, assistant manager of Shedd & Royal Books in Tarzana, Calif., lifts Hechtman’s entertaining, well-paced 13th Crochet mystery… Cozy fans will have fun.” —Publishers Weekly
"Another delightful treat." —Tulsa Book Review
“A comfortable and well-paced mystery...There is more than a little humor to be found and romance is alive and well.” —MyShelf
“A perfect group of crafters to have an armchair adventure with.” —Open Book Society
“Fun…Has a great hook and a cast of characters that enliven any scene.” —The Mystery Reader
“[A] brisk and enjoyable cozy…A fun read…Readers will be hooked.” —New Mystery Reader Magazine
“Readers who enjoy craft-and-hobby-related cozies will find lots to like in Hooked on Murder…Betty Hechtman does it all so well: writing, plotting, and character development.” —Cozy Library
“Hechtman’s writing is fun and introspective, and Molly is a likable character.” —Romantic Time
“Hooks the reader from the onset with likable characters…Readers will admire the feisty, caring Molly.” —Genre Go Round Reviews
"Betty Hechtman has written a charming mystery. Who can resist a sleuth named Pink, a slew of interesting minor characters and a fun fringe-of-Hollywood setting? Get hooked on this great new author!" —Monica Ferris, author of the Needlecraft mysteries
“A gentle and charming novel that will warm the reader like a favorite afghan. Its quirky and likable characters are appealing and real. A delightful addition to the mystery genre.” —Earlene Fowler, author of the Benni Harper mysteries