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By Hook or by Crook by Betty Hechtman
Length: 8 hours and 41 minutes
Published by Berkley Pages: 261
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Margaret Strom
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Meet the happy crafter who believes every mystery should be unraveled.
Molly Pink’s crochet group has a new mystery on their hands when they find a paper bag that contains a note that speaks of remorse, a diary entry of the sorrow of parting, and a complicated piece of filet crochet that offers an obscure clue in pictures. Things get even more complicated when they find the talented crocheter-murdered by a box of poisoned marzipan apples.
Also by this author: Hooked on Murder, Dead Men Don’t Crochet, Yarn to Go
Here is what I thought
It’s been awhile since I dipped into the Crochet Mysteries but it didn’t take long to remember Molly Pink and her gang of crafty crocheters.
While at a get together the crochet bunch was having a great time and never seen who dropped off a package in a paper bag until everyone was gone. Inside it contained a letter of remorse and a crocheted piece that contains clues. Clues that everyone thinks Molly can figure out because she is a pretty good sleuth.
They find out who it belongs to and when Molly goes to drop it off she finds the lady dead. She doesn’t want to be involved with another dead body nor does she want to deal with the female detective who can’t stand her because she is dating Barry another detective.
Molly and the gang go on some adventures trying to figure out what happened and what some of the pictures might mean on the crocheted piece. Molly of course gets herself in a heap of trouble and this time Barry is not around much to be of any help.
The pieces start falling into place when she realizes something about one of the crochet members and how it might have bearing on the mystery, but it also gets her in a spot of trouble.
I haven’t always been a huge fan of Molly Pink but I think she is kind of growing on me cause I really enjoyed this one and her misadventures. 🙂 There is a bit of trouble in romantic paradise and I am not sure how I feel about that, but guess I will have to see how things go.
I enjoyed the mystery and didn’t have a clue who the killer was but I like that. 🙂 Great series for anyone who loves cozies and crafty themes.
Margaret Strom is one of my favorites and she has narrated lots of mysteries I have listened to and she really fits the series MC.
Audio rating: 4
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2017 Audiobook
- 2017 Cloak and Dagger