I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Hooked on Murder by Betty Hechtman
Length: 9 hours and 32 minutes
Published by Berkley Pages: 280
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Margaret Strom
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Also by this author: Dead Men Don't Crochet, Yarn to Go, Silence of the Lamb's Wool , Gone with the Wool
Craft lovers and mystery readers alike will flock to this great new craft-based cozy? FIRST IN THE CROCHET MYSTERY SERIES Delicious Recipe and Crochet Pattern Included! When bookstore event coordinator Molly Pink stumbles across the dead body of a crochet group's leader, her complicated past with the woman makes her a prime suspect. But while Molly's fending off a detective with a personal grudge and navigating the pitfalls of crochet group politics, the real killer remains at large. And it's up to her to catch the culprit?before she winds up in a tight knot.
What I thought of this book.
This cozy gets started real quick with Molly being a nice friendly short and delivering a lady her bag that she had forgotten. Sometimes being a good samaritan is not all it’s cracked up to be when she finds the lady dead.
And because she is found the body and the fact that she is dating one of the detectives, whom the other detective likes, things get a little sticky. Barry can’t work on this case so he leaves it to Detective Heather who seems to hate Molly.
It seems the only way that Molly is going to get out of this without handcuffs is to find out who murdered the deceased. It could have been her husband because it seems he has a lady friend, or it could be the assistant who is now the boss, or maybe someone from the crocheting club. Molly decides to join the club so she can see if she can figure anything out and actually ends up enjoying the craft.
I enjoyed Hooked on Murder and the author did a great job with the mystery. I really had no clue who had done it and I like it when I can’t figure them out. It has interesting characters and I know I will enjoy getting to know all those in the crocheting club.
Molly is an interesting MC but she does have some flaws. She has a perfectly nice man who wants to be with her but she keeps holding him off. I know she still has a problem with the death of her husband but I thought she was a bit rude to the guy at times. (If you don’t want a relationship to go the distance then don’t get in one, but that is my opinion.) I did feel sorry for her because Detective Heather really doesn’t like her and that doesn’t help when the cops think you did it.
Overall, I think this was a good start to a series and I will be continuing it as I have the next couple in the series to listen too. I am working hard at trying to catch up to all the cozy series I got on audio! 🙂 I recommend it for those who love cozies!
Margaret Strom is becoming one of my favorite narrators of cozy mysteries. She has a really good voice for it.