By Hook or by Crook (Crochet Mystery Series #3)

By Hook or by Crook (Crochet Mystery Series #3)

by Betty Hechtman

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By Hook or by Crook (Crochet Mystery Series #3) by Betty Hechtman

Meet the happy crafter who believes every mystery should be unraveled. 

Molly Pink's crochet group has a new mystery on their hands when they find a paper bag that contains a note that speaks of remorse, a diary entry of the sorrow of parting, and a complicated piece of filet crochet that offers an obscure clue in pictures. Things get even more complicated when they find the talented crocheter-murdered by a box of poisoned marzipan apples.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425228388
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/02/2009
Series: Crochet Mystery Series , #3
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 297,325
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Betty Hechtman's love of mysteries started with Nancy Drew and blossomed when she began to read Agatha Christie's books. She holds a degree in fine arts and has had a variety of professions, including being a volunteer farm worker on a kibbutz, Sunday school teacher, waitress, telephone operator, and freelance writer.

Margaret Strom, a New York-trained actress, graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and holds both BA and MA degrees in theater, as well as an MS degree in educational administration and supervision. A lover of many genres of literature, she has narrated more than 500 books for the Library of Congress.

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By Hook or by Crook (Crochet Mystery Series #3) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can not wait to start the next one. The patterns and recipe at the end are an extra bonus for me. I crochet every day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Predictable plot, but better than the author's first two books. Good for light reading.
IEBean 7 months ago
Delightful series. If you are a crochet fan, then this is perfect for you. Just a little story about a crocheter.
Anonymous 8 months ago
The Who did it was a guess till the end not predictable like some books
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This cute cozy is one of a series. It is enjoyable , light, fluff!!!
shadowlady More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. When I started reading it was hard to put down, I carried it with me everywhere until I finished. I was not disappointed with the free chrochet pattern.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
A widow in her forties following the sudden unexpected death of her husband, Molly Pink has made a new life for herself. She is the events coordinator and community relations specialist for Shedd & Royal Books. Molly is also one of the Tarzana Hookers, a group of crochet advocates who give their work to the less fortunate. Finally Molly has been an amateur sleuth who has solved homicide cases (see DEAD MEN DON'T CROCHET). ------------------- Molly is unaware that when she finds a paper bag on the table used by the Tarzana Hookers to sell their products in order to raise money for charity, that she will be involved in solving another murder. Inside the bag is a letter of regret and guilt, and a ctochet panel with pictures that Molly assumes is a message from the crochet creator. The note implies the author made a terrible mistake years ago and desperately needs to set things right. After some inquiries, Molly concludes that socialite Mary Beth Wilson made the crochet panel piece. When she goes to see the woman, she finds her corpse instead lying in her bed with a box of apple maripan on the night stand. Molly believes Mary Beth was poisoned; the autopsy confirms her theory. She continues her investigation seeking to set right what Mary Beth tried to do before she was murdered. Someone is warning her to quit her investigation; that person sends her warnings and "gifts" which mean back off or she will be next.-------------------- Molly is a feisty obstinate person who when shemakes up her mind to do something, no one, not even a killer, can get her to stop until she achieves her objective. There is plenty of action in this entertaining amateur sleuth due to the fully developed cast, especially the heroine and her Tarzana Hookers. Readers will understand what it is like to suffer from grief and not know what to do in terms of male relationships . Fans will admire Molly as she affirms that though you mourn your loss and miss your mate, there remains a fulfilling life if you go for it.------------- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy this series!
floristic More than 1 year ago
The book in the beginning is a little slow, but pick up in the middle to the end.
Jay-Fer More than 1 year ago
Yawn, definitely. Too many of this genre: sewing, cooking, tearoom, bookstore, garden, antiques, etc, quasi-mysteries. Weak characters, implausible situations, even for fiction. Could be offset by humor, but it isn't. Take a nap instead.