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.Yarn to Go by Betty Hechtman
Length: 9 hours and 14 minutes
Published by Berkley Pages: 304
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Margaret Strom
Also by this author: Hooked on Murder, Dead Men Don't Crochet, Silence of the Lamb's Wool , Gone with the Wool
Dessert chef Casey Feldstein doesn’t know a knitting needle from a crochet hook. But after her aunt dies unexpectedly, leaving Casey to run her yarn retreat business, the sweets baker finds herself rising to the occasion—and trying to unravel a murder mystery… When Casey finds out that her late aunt’s business, Yarn2Go, has one more yarn retreat scheduled, she decides to go ahead and host the event, despite her complete lack of experience as a knitter. At least the retreat is on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula. But the idyllic setting is soured when a retreat regular is found murdered in her hotel room. Feeling a sense of responsibility, Casey begins to weave the clues together and detects a pattern which may shed light on her aunt’s suspicious death. Despite the danger, the last thing Casey plans to do is retreat. She’ll catch this killer…or dye trying. Includes a knitting pattern and a recipe!
Here is what I thought
Casey is a dessert chef and she likes what she does, she doesn’t often stick with any one career and is always catching static from her mother. Then her grandmother dies and leaves her with her knitting retreat with one more retreat scheduled. Casey knows nothing about knitting but has decided to go ahead with it. How hard could it be to host a retreat for knitters?
Harder than Casey thought it would be especially when one of the retreat participants ends up dead. Casey starts to wonder if the incident has anything to do with her aunts death. Her Aunt was hit by a car and then she also finds out that another retreat goer was killed and it also seems that that one could be connected.
Casey has worked for a detective agency before so she tries to use her skills from her time there and gets advice from her ex-boss as well. She gets way in over her head and the cop dealing with the case, whom also happens to be her next door neighbor would like her to leave things alone, of course she doesn’t.
I like Casey and can kind of relate to her as a person who hasn’t really found a job that is to my liking, so I can kind of sympathize with her job hoping. 🙂 Thank goodness my mother was never as bad as hers is about hinting to her needing do something with herself. She knows nothing about knitting but at the same time finds sort of a home there with the knitters. She helps them but not with their knitting but with being a friend. Each knitter sort of blossoms while there and she finds that she really likes it. I love the misconceptions about her cop neighbor and what he has going on over at his house at what she thinks is all hours of the night. She thinks he is always partying and much much more…it’s funny.
I thought it had a really good mystery and sort of caught me off guard as to who the killer was. It’s a great start to a new series. 🙂
If your a cozy fan then you will enjoy it.
Margaret Strom is a favorite of mine and I really enjoyed listening to her narrate this one!
Audio rating: 4