Sunday, December 5, 2010

Hooked on Murder: A Crochet Mystery by Betty Hechtman

Hooked on Murder is a cozy mystery, meaning that the focus of the book is not the mystery but the people involved. Characters are in the spotlight and there is little, if any, blood, gore, sex or langauge.

In this mystery, Molly Pink is accused of murdering Ellen Sheridan. The two have a history that could be a motive and Detective Heather is all too ready to arrest Molly - since that would leave Molly's beau, Detective Barry, free for the taking. Molly, aware of Heather's scheme, is determined to find the real killer before Heather finds a way to pin it on her. Meanwhile, Ellen's crochet group, the Tarzana Hookers, are falling behind in the creation of their charity blanket. Molly and her friend Dinah grab some hooks and step up to help, hoping to unravel the murder as they learn to crochet.

This was a fun book with good characters and an interesting plot. I read it as I paused between working the rows on a crocheted scarf, which made it all the more entertaining.

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