Hooked on Murder (Crochet Mystery Series #1)

Hooked on Murder (Crochet Mystery Series #1)

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by Betty Hechtman
     
 

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Craft lovers and mystery readers alike will flock to this great new craft-based cozy— FIRST IN THE CROCHET MYSTERY SERIES

Delicious Recipe and Crochet Pattern Included!

When bookstore event coordinator Molly Pink stumbles across the dead body of a crochet group's leader, her complicated past with the woman makes her a prime suspect.

But while

Overview

Craft lovers and mystery readers alike will flock to this great new craft-based cozy— FIRST IN THE CROCHET MYSTERY SERIES

Delicious Recipe and Crochet Pattern Included!

When bookstore event coordinator Molly Pink stumbles across the dead body of a crochet group's leader, her complicated past with the woman makes her a prime suspect.

But while Molly's fending off a detective with a personal grudge and navigating the pitfalls of crochet group politics, the real killer remains at large. And it's up to her to catch the culprit—before she winds up in a tight knot.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425221259
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/06/2008
Series:
Crochet Mystery Series, #1
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
174,476
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.73(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Hooked on Murder (Crochet Mystery Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Revelluna More than 1 year ago
I purchsed this book because I'm a crochet addict and there are rarely any books or media dealing with crochet (it's all knitting these days). I really liked it, regardless of the crochet aspect. It's a nice little mystery with no foul language or behaviour, it includes a crochet pattern and a couple of recipes in the back of the book, and I'm definitely buying the rest of the series!
Laura50 More than 1 year ago
Hooked on Murder is the first novel in Betty Hechtman's crochet mystery series. I wish that I could say I loved it but, sadly, I was bored from page one. The characters were not memorable. None had any bad habits or bad luck that would make a character interesting. The pace was slooooow. I think the plot moved 3 times, every 80 pages. Most of the dialogue had to do with crochet stitches and while I am a crocheter, this was not entertaining. Maybe the author will get better with the next book.
KatZep More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I read with my nook. For anyone who loves to crochet and likes a mystery, this book is a quick read with characters that are similar to the Plum Series by Janet Evanovich. Looking forward to reading the second book in the series.
Maharba1 More than 1 year ago
I downloaded this sample to my new Nookcolor, because I love to get into a series. I think the story might be really great...the sample was very short, but intriguing. The very few pages I read and the premise makes me think I will like it. I get the impression it will be very light reading--not something that takes a lot of concentration. I was impressed that in the few pages I read, there was no profanity, and likely I won't have to skim my way out of sex "scenes". So I think this will be interesting, but reasonably clean. However, I was amazed that in about 4 or 5 short pages of the sample, there were so many typos--mostly words run together without spaces. I found that to be exceedingly distracting--so much so that even though this is not a "deep" read, I had to keep going back to what I'd read because I kept thinking about the typos. Possibly, since I am new to downloadable e-books, I may find they are all done in the same way? But that will probably force me into some sort of professional help for my OCD grammar issues! LOL!
KnitterStar More than 1 year ago
This book along with others by Ms. Hectman will have you wanting to read more. Her characters are interesting and the story line is good. It keeps you going that you don't want to put it down. I enjoyed this book and finished it within days...reading on the subway! what I enjoy are the receipes and patterns at the end which seems to be getting more popular with authors who write about knitting, crocheting, cooking and needwork. This makes you want to take up your knitting needs or needles to do something creative. So the book not only is interesting but it stirs the juices in you to be creative - so that makes it more enjoyable in two ways.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good mystery, looking forward to more. A few incorrect spellings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first story that I've chosen by Betty Hechtman and, although I've only gotten into about a third of the story, "Hooked On Murder" is holding my interest. I enjoy mysteries, especially books that have continuing characters, and I'm hoping that her stories follow in that vein. Her main character seems to have a penchant for getting into tight spots, and getting her out of them is proving to be quite interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An ok book. Very easy read. No real surprises but fun. If you want light reading and a mystery with a laugh this will fit the bill. Nice easy pattern also as a bonus.
BuddiesMom More than 1 year ago
Saw this series and thought I would give it a try since I like to crochet. I found the writing exceptional and I really enjoyed the characters. It was a quick read and I loved it so much I bought the rest of the series to enjoy.
Anonymous 30 days ago
Even if you don't crochet, you'll still love this. Great characters & easy read. Great for a first in serirs, looking forward to read the rest.
Curlyqsusie More than 1 year ago
If you like simple, fun murder mysteries, you will love this whole series of books. This and all the rest of the series were great.
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I liked it! I just wish the unveiling of the murderer didn't seem so rushed. Other than that I throughly enjoyed this book : )
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shopper10 More than 1 year ago
It's sad when you read a mystery and the only part holding your interest is the plot between the main character and a "sometimes" boyfriend that wants to marry her and she's not interested. Her sons don't approve of him, but that dynamic is not explained. I found the characters to be one dimensional and somewhat unbelieveable. The dialog seems to repeat itself with very little action that builds suspense. Molly does not really take on the part of the sleuth in that she really isn't out asking questions and interviewing suspects. I won't be looking at a second book from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series. I have now read the first 3 books.
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CheliD More than 1 year ago
Molly Pink is a widow trying to put her life back together after her husband's unexpected death. She's got a job as an event coordinator for a local bookstore. The bookstore is sponsoring an auction of a hand crocheted afghan when disaster strikes - the leader of the Tarzana Hookers (who are making the afghan) is found dead in her home by Molly. Before she can call for help., the [police arrive and find her with the body. Fortunately, Molly's boyfriend, (a police detective) is able to convince the officer in charge that Molly is not involved. However, Detective Heather Gilmore has the hots for Greenberg so she places Molly at the too of her suspects list. With a Ellen dead, the Hookers are runny short of crocheters so Molly and her friend Dinah volunteer to help even though they are only beginning crocheters. As they learn more and more about the members of the group, Molly and Dinah work to figure out who killed Ellen. The book lack a bit in the character development area and some of the clues were a bit vague, but overall it was an enjoyable cozy mystery. I'm hoping that the next in the series will improve.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book and look forward to the rest of the series!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
just enough detail and insight into characters. Can't wait to read the next one
OKGal More than 1 year ago
I can't get beyond the errors/typos. I don't know whether that's a NOOK thing or publishing problem. If that doesn't bother you, it will be a fun read. At any rate, as it's #1 in the series, and I do like crochet, I've rated it a 3 and will pick up the next effort.
LauraD757 More than 1 year ago
Anytime I can get a light hearted mystery and crocheting in the same book it's a great read!