Saturday, November 12, 2016

Hooking for Trouble {+ Giveaway}

◊ Series: A Crochet Mystery, Book 11
◊ Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
◊ Genre: Cozy Murder Mystery
◊ Publisher: Berkley (November 1, 2016)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 0425279456
◊ ISBN-13: 978-0425279458


          Molly Pink can’t help seeing a pattern of trouble in the latest mystery from the national bestselling author of Seams Like Murder.
The Tarzana Hookers’ Yarn University has been a big success, and the classes have drawn in a slew of new crochet devotees. A less welcome arrival is the boxy monstrosity in the yard behind Molly’s house. She hasn’t met her new neighbors, but when she sees a couple struggling on the balcony and later spies what looks like someone lying on the ground, Molly wastes no time calling in her ex, homicide detective Barry Greenberg.
To Molly’s shock, Barry reports that nothing is amiss with her neighbors and asks her to lay off with the amateur detecting. Molly knows she wasn’t just seeing things, but with no body to prove her case she’ll have to unravel the evidence on her own—because someone in Tarzana is tangled up in murder...


Author Betty Hechtman creates a cozy setting that draws you into a feeling of being with good friends. Warmth and companionship shines through the pages of this mystery despite the tragedy of murder.

The characters are likable and realistic with quirky twists that readers can relate to. One doesn’t have to know how to crochet to enjoy this mystery just like a good plot with fascinating characters.

The story moves at a steady pace that will hold your attention. New readers to the series won’t be left in the dark as the author provides enough background detail for this story to stand on its own.

A good blend of mystery, mayhem, friendship, romance, humor, and loyalty make this a delightful tale that is well-balanced. For those who do enjoy crocheting, there’s a pattern added at the end along with several tasty recipes.

HOOKING FOR TROUBLE is a perfect book to curl up with in any type of weather or season.

Hooking for Trouble by Betty Hechtman, A Crochet Mystery (Book #11), Berkley, @2016, ISBN: 978-0425279458, Mass Market Paperback, 304 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Penguin Random House, I have a print copy of HOOKING FOR TROUBLE by Betty Hechtman to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Sunday, Nov. 20.

To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. A winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter widget and I’ll send an email with the subject line “Thoughts in Progress Giveaway.” The winner will have 72 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be selected. PLEASE be sure to check your spam folder from time to time after the giveaway ends to make sure the notification email doesn’t end up there. If you win and you’ve already won the book somewhere else or you just decided for whatever reason you don’t want to win (which is fine), once again PLEASE let me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Do you enjoy stories where there appears to be a murder, but there isn’t, but there really is?


  1. Yes. No. Maybe! I think you're trying to confuse me!

  2. This is just the perfect time of year to settle down with a cosy - thank you.

  3. Oh, this looks like fun, Mason! It reminds me of when I used to do crochet - very, very simple patterns - many years ago. Thanks for sharing.

  4. There is, there isn't, there is - mind blown!

  5. Maybe...sounds like something must be wee hidden! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Cute cover, thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  7. This sounds really good thanks for the review on it.

  8. Mystery cozies are captivating.

  9. Yes, I would enjoy a story like that! Thank you!

  10. Sounds good even if I don't crochet. Tried it, along with knitting, but I would rather read.


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