Thursday, April 28, 2011

Review - Hooked On Murder by Betty Hechtman

Hooked On Murder by Betty Hechtman is the first book in the Crochet Mysteries.  I stumbled upon this series at my library and was happy to find a mystery series about my new hobby.  The fact that the book is really good and I want to read the rest of said series is even better.

Molly Pink is a woman who became a widow about a year ago.  She has two grown sons trying to make their mark in the world, a Detective named Barry that she dates but he wants more and oh yeah, she's just stumbled on a dead body.  Literally. 

The fact that the dead body belongs to Molly's now deceased husband's business partner, Ellen Sheridan is quickly uncovered by the Homicide Detectives trying to solve Ellen's murder.  It does not look good for Molly when the detectives discover that she and Ellen parted ways in a less than amicable fashion.  Of course, there is even more circumstantial evidence that has the detectives looking in Molly's direction for Ellen's murder.  So naturally, Molly takes it upon herself - with the help of her man-crazy best friend Dinah - to solve Ellen's case.

While trying to determine the identity of the true killer, Molly learns that Ellen's crochet group, The Tarzana Hookers, were in the process of making a Granny Square afghan to donate to an animal charity.  Molly figures joining the group will help her put pieces together in her quest to solve the crime and absolve herself.  Of course, what follows is a jumble of mistakes, adventure, self-discovery and a newfound love for crochet.

I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

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