Knot on Your Life

Knot on Your Life

by Betty Hechtman

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In a new Yarn Retreat Mystery from national bestselling author Betty Hechtman, Casey Feldstein will have to unravel an assortment of tangled clues to solve a knotty murder mystery . . .

"A cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. It combines cooking, knitting and murder in one great book!" —Fresh Fiction on Yarn to Go

The yarn retreat group visiting scenic Vista Del Mar has already planned their own activities, so part-time dessert maker and retreat host Casey Feldstein is looking forward to a stress-free weekend. But the rustic locale is also playing host to a mindfulness retreat for Silicon Valley start-up entrepreneurs along with a flock of bird-watchers, and soon everyone at the resort is getting wound up. And when Casey discovers the dead body of one of the tech gurus on the rocky shore of the Pacific, she begins to suspect that what looks like an accident is actually a calculated murder.

With so many suspects to choose from and mysterious connections emerging between members of the groups, Casey will have to knit together a colorful array of clues as she wrangles with Vista Del Mar's prickly manager and the curmudgeonly local police lieutenant. And as she closes in on the likely culprit, she'll have to tie up the loose ends of her investigation before the killer can stitch her full of holes . . .

Includes a fun, easy knitting project and a mouthwatering muffin recipe!

More Praise for the Yarn Retreat Mysteries:

"If you haven't read this series yet, I highly recommend giving it a go. The mystery will delight you, and afterward you'll be itching to start a knitting or crochet project of your own." —Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

"The California seaside is the backdrop to this captivating cozy that will have readers heading for the yarn store in droves." —Debbie's Book Bag on Yarn to Go

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950461332
Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
Publication date: 10/31/2019
Series: Yarn Retreat Series , #7
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 64,601
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Betty Hechtman is the national bestselling author of the Crochet Mysteries and the Yarn Retreat Mysteries. She grew up on the South Side of Chicago and has a degree in Fine Art. Since College, she has studied everything from improv comedy to magic, and has had an assortment of professions, including volunteer farm worker, nanny at a summer resort, waitress at a coffee house, and telephone operator. She lives with her family and stash of yarn in Southern California. You can learn more about Betty and find excerpts from all her books at She blogs on Fridays at, and you can join her on Facebook at BettyHechtmanAuthor and on Twitter at @BettyHechtman.

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Knot on Your Life 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
LibbyMcKinmer 3 months ago
Knitting, baking…and murder to solve… It’s all on the agenda for a weekend’s retreat at Vista Del Mar for yarn retreat host Casey Feldstein. For her current group, members already have their activities planned, so Casey is thinking it’ll be an easy weekend for her. Things do heat up, though, when a start-up group from Silicon Valley on a mindfulness weekend and a birdwatching bunch show up for their retreats at the same time at the rustic resort. But little does Corey know she’ll discover the body of one of the mindfulness group on the rocks at the edge of the sea. Was it a tragic accident or did someone target the victim…and why? As Casey discovers connections among the members of the various groups and the secrets some are keeping, she unwinds why the victim was killed and who did it. A well-written cozy mystery with an interesting collection of characters and lots of possible suspects will keep you turning the pages to see if you figure out who the culprit is before Casey does.
WovenFromWords 5 months ago
‘Knot on Your Life' by Betty Hechtman is a light-hearted mystery centering around Casey Feldstein. Casey arranges a yarn retreat with her close group of women, and a disorganized string of events ensue. Along with a colorful cast of characters sits a murder that Casey must solve before the dangerous circumstances. ‘Knot on Your Life' is the seventh book in the Yarn Retreat mystery series, yet I found myself keeping pace with the story. Betty Hechtman provides the reader with enough details from past books to stay up to speed with Casey and her situation. I also enjoy the fact that knitting and crocheting is a strong focal point in this story! I personally love working with yarn, and I enjoy the tidbits of information throughout the book. The yarn pattern within the story was a nice touch! I enjoyed the story so much that I purchased the first installment of the Yarn Retreat series. I wanted to relive Casey's start with her Yarn Retreat community! If you're a fan of mystery with a touch of crafting, then this book is for you!
Anonymous 6 months ago
Casey, who bakes for local restaurants in addition to being a crafter, has organized a crocheting retreat on the California coast, but the calm is disrupted when a participant in a nearby mindfulness retreat is murdered. Casey wants to help the local police, but they warn her to stay out of it. I enjoyed reading a cozy mystery by someone who is obviously familiar with yarn crafts; both a knitting pattern and a recipe are provided at the end. Even though this is part of a series, I had no problem reading it as a stand-alone. Thanks to the publisher and to Netgalley for this ARC.
CozyOnUp 7 months ago
Kaci Feldstein is hosting a yarn retreat for a group of knitters who want to learn how to crochet. When a member of another group attending a mindfulness retreat dies, Casey isn’t so sure it was an accident. As the weekend progresses Casey finds that the two groups actually know each other, making for lots of suspects. now it’s a race against the clock to find the ordered before Casey and her suspicions are silenced forever. A new to me series from an author I have read before. Great setting and well developed characters. A recipe and a yarn project are included at the end. I will definitely be back for more.