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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Hooks Can Be Deceiving (Crochet Mystery #13) by Betty Hechtman


Hooks Can Be Deceiving

(Crochet Mystery #13)

National bestselling author Betty Hechtman brings the Tarzana Hookers to a winning thirteenth installment in the Crochet mysteries. It's going to get knotty.

The Tarzana Hookers crochet club is ready for its close-up! But Molly Pink may be getting too close to a case that will land her on the cutting-room floor.

Molly Pink’s excitement level is off the hook: The Craftee Channel’s new cable talk show “Creating with Crochet” has scheduled an upcoming taping at the bookstore. While she’s there, TV host Rory Graham is to work with the Tarzana Hookers on a Make and Take bracelet project to draw bookstore customers to the yarn section. It’s a win-win…or so it “seams.”

The situation gets a bit knotted when channel producer Michael Kostner confides to Molly his concern that Rory may have oversold her ability as a crocheter. When the producer’s worst fears are realized, it’s up to Molly to make sure Rory comes through.

Guiding Rory through crocheting-for-beginners will have to wait, though, as Molly suddenly has to untangle the mysterious death of a new Tarzana Hookers member. Marianne Freeman and her live-in companion, Connie Richards, haven’t exactly been gabby since they joined the Hookers, but Connie’s voice is silenced permanently when she is electrocuted while walking on a wet lawn—electrified by an old radio plugged into a faulty extension cord. The fingers point at Marianne, but Molly is fast on the case to protect one of her own. Was Marianne the killer…or the intended target? Why does her younger brother want to keep her from talking to the cops? And why is this whole case starting to remind Molly Pink of an old TV movie?
Kindle Edition315 pages
Published December 11th 2018 by Crooked Lane Books

4.5 stars

This was a fun story to follow. Molly Pink works at a bookstore with a popular yarn area and an even more popular group of crocheters. When a tv show wants to film at their location, Molly finds herself in charge. The celebrity has over sold her abilities and has to get up to speed before the show starts to film. And then a dead body shows up connected to more people than Molly realizes..

I really liked how the crochet group and Molly worked together to solve the mystery. No one was overly annoying. I was glad of that. I liked that the focus was kept on Molly and her investigation.

The mystery was complex and the reveal shocking. I waffles quite a bit when trying to identify the killer. Great plotting and character building in these pages. I can't wait to read more on this fascinating series.

I received this as an ARC via NetGalley in return for an honest review. TY.

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