Thursday, August 17, 2017

A Tangled Yarn {+ Giveaway}

A TANGLED YARN by Betty Hechtman
◊ Series: A Yarn Retreat Mystery, Book 5
◊ Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
◊ Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
◊ Publisher: Berkley (August 1, 2017)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 0425282686
◊ ISBN-13: 978-0425282687


Betty Hechtman knits up murder and mayhem in the latest in the national bestselling Yarn Retreat Mystery series.

Casey Feldstein has her hands full with preparations at the Vista Del Mar hotel on the scenic Monterey Peninsula as another yarn retreat begins. The retreaters will be thrown for a loop this time, learning the trendy art of arm knitting and finger crocheting.  
But not everyone is enthusiastic about trying something new, and Casey is forced to come up with an alternative craft for her less adventurous pupils. Things go from worst to worsted when a travel writer from a neighboring retreat group is found dead in his room among a sea of feathers. When one of the owners of Vista Del Mar pleads for help, Casey gets hooked into the case and must unravel a delicate skein of secrets to catch a killer.


A story that combines intriguing characters, a pleasant setting, and a mystery will draw readers in quickly. Author Betty Hechtman does that very effectively in A TANGLED YARN.

This fast-moving story can be read on its own, but is a treat for those readers following the series. The author has created a tantalizing story that will hold your interest from beginning to end.

You don’t have to be a knitter or a crafter to enjoy this delightful mystery. However, there are some knitting patterns and a recipe at the end of the story as an added bonus.

The protagonist has continued to grow with each new installment. She has faults and traits readers can relate to. The interaction among the main core of characters enhances the story. This is an entertaining mystery that will be hard to put down once you begin reading.

A Tangled Yarn by Betty Hechtman, A Yarn Retreat Mystery (Book #5), Berkley, @2017, ISBN: 978-0425282687, 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 A TANGLED YARN 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 Friday, Aug. 25.

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. Does that cover look like there’s going to be trouble?


  1. Great review thank you, this sounds very good

  2. I do love cosy mysteries. And my unable to knit self forgets as I read.

  3. I've enjoyed the books that I've read by this author and have some catching up to do! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Oh, the setting for this is really appealing, Mason. And it sounds as though there's an interesting group of characters, too. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Aw, sweet cover, sounds great and thanks for the chance to win.

  6. I can't knit, but I love the cover. That cat looks so smug.

  7. I can so see my daughter's cat(s) doing this, lol. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book, it sounds fun.

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  8. Thanks for this delightful feature and giveaway.

  9. This sounds like a really fun read. I love the fun of mysteries featuring crafts and/or food!
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  10. I love yarns and I love (story) yarns! This cozy sounds so interesting.

    Thanks for the review!

  11. The cat on the cover sure looks like 'trouble' is in store. I've not tried my hand at knitting, although I did try needlepoint. But I love themed cozies because beyond the mystery and fun characters, there is information that I so often find fascinating. Knitting? I just might try it.

  12. That cover certainly does suggest trouble. I think it's the look on the cat's face, like he's up to something!

  13. Perfect book when knitting weather is just around the corner.

  14. Cozy mysteries are my favorite genre. Love the cat.


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