A Stitch in Crime (Crochet Mystery Series #4)

A Stitch in Crime (Crochet Mystery Series #4)

by Betty Hechtman

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Overview

Molly and her Tarzana Hookers must untangle a twisted yarn...

Molly's been handed the reins for this year's creative retreat-an exhilarating weekend out on the Monterey Peninsula, complete with crochet classes. Unfortunately for one teacher, though, the breathtaking scenery is where she'll take her last breath. Now Molly will have to find a new instructor, and, if she can squeeze it in, solve this murder-with the help of her pals from the Tarzana Hookers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425233108
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/02/2010
Series: Crochet Mystery Series , #4
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 124,693
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Betty Hechtman is the national bestelling author of the Crochet Mysteries and the Yarn Retreat Mysteries. When she isn’t writing, reading, or crocheting, she’s probably at the gym. She lives in Southern California.

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Stitch in Crime (Crochet Mystery Series #4) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good for a rainy/snowy day. Takes you away without having to think too hard!!!
Bonkwaddle More than 1 year ago
These are fun reads. The characters could be your family or friends. Extra bonus are the patterns and recipe. I haven't made any of the recipes, but they are interesting. The author keeps you guessing; give her books a go.
Socks135 More than 1 year ago
I loved the story. It is a nice addition to my collection. Looking forward to the next in series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have enjoyed this entire series so far - entertaining, easy read
Nicole_From_CA More than 1 year ago
This is a great book. It is easy to read, I did not want to put it down. Betty Hechtman is a great Author I can't wait for the next book.
CookieDemon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This, the fourth book in the Crochet Mystery Series finds amateur sleuth and `Tarzana Hooker' Molly Pink being left in charge of a craft retreat weekend. Molly is reluctant to take up the `rhinestone clipboard of power' and fellow crocheter Adele is furious that she hasn't been given the role for herself, but all that changes when one of the instructors is found dead on the beach. It's up to `crime scene groupie' Molly and her fellow hookers to find out if the instructor's death was accidental- or murder.This was a much stronger plot than that of book three, I'm happy to report. Sometimes taking the characters away from a familiar setting doesn't work, but this one did and it was fun to read about their weekend and the unfamiliar scenery- I think it has refreshed the storyline actually. My only disappointment was that there was a serious lack of Cee-Cee (my favourite character). It was good however to get Molly away from her on-off boyfriend Barry and though it was a bit contrived to have Mason (her possible other squeeze) turn up at the retreat, it was fun nonetheless seeing Molly try and fight her attraction to him. These are light-hearted mysteries with a lack of sex and violence and you can get through them fairly quickly, so they're a fast paced read. The characters are well developed and the plot moves on at a nice speed so you never feel bogged down by characters or over complicated, unnecessary details. The book also features a crochet pattern and recipe at the back if you are that way inclined, which is a nice touch.I personally really enjoy cosy mysteries between more complex reads and this one was no exception. You don't have to be a crocheter to like these books (I'm not!) but I would recommend reading them in their intended order just so you know who is who and learn about Molly's previous sleuthing adventures. *This review also appears on Amazon.co.uk*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the way the woman worked together to solve the mystery and how each book follows into next
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book enjoyed it from start to finish begging to read anothet right away easy read a bit funny but still a mystery
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Molly Pink works as an event coordinator at Shedd & Royal Books and More. Her boss Mrs. Shedd hands over her rhinestone clipboard placing Molly in charge of the "Get Out of the Heat and Light Your Creative Fire" retreat weekend on the Monterey Peninsula. Her employer's only admonition for Molly is not to get involved in a homicide investigation as is her inclination (see By Hook or Crook and Dead Men Don't Crochet). Pink thinks that will prove no problem since a crafts retreat is an unlikely setting for a murder. She soon finds her theory wrong when one of the instructors, famous Izabella Landers is found on the beach. Rushed to the hospital she is dead from anaphylactic shock due to exposure to peanut butter that she is allergic to. Certain odd details make Molly wonder if a murder occurred even though the police believe a tragic accident happened; the coroner backs up the cops. Determined to find out whether her theory is correct, Molly almost gets killed too. Even more sure a killer is loose; Molly and the Tarzana Hookers investigate. Betty Hechtman has written an enjoyable amateur sleuth featuring a likable lead protagonist who has reinvented herself one stitch at a time several years after her husband died. Although reckless, a bi-product of her spouse's death as she believes life is to be lived every moment one has and her late mate would admire her for doing so; that zest for taking chances adds to her charm. The whodunit is fun as the woman carrying the symbol of power, the rhinestone clipboard, searches for a killer who may not exist. Harriet Klausner