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Listening Length: 8 hours and 51 minutes The Tarzana Hookers are a motley crew of women, all of whom are not afraid to speak their minds. Except Sheila, a timid, anxiety-ridden crocheter in desperate need of money, who sells her beautiful scarves at a local consignment store. When the owner stiffs Sheila, the boisterous ladies rally to her support. Then the shop owner is fo Listening Length: 8 hours and 51 minutes The Tarzana Hookers are a motley crew of women, all of whom are not afraid to speak their minds. Except Sheila, a timid, anxiety-ridden crocheter in desperate need of money, who sells her beautiful scarves at a local consignment store. When the owner stiffs Sheila, the boisterous ladies rally to her support. Then the shop owner is found dead. Molly Pink ignores the warnings from her homicide-detective boyfriend and sets out with her stitchmates to clear Sheila's name.


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Listening Length: 8 hours and 51 minutes The Tarzana Hookers are a motley crew of women, all of whom are not afraid to speak their minds. Except Sheila, a timid, anxiety-ridden crocheter in desperate need of money, who sells her beautiful scarves at a local consignment store. When the owner stiffs Sheila, the boisterous ladies rally to her support. Then the shop owner is fo Listening Length: 8 hours and 51 minutes The Tarzana Hookers are a motley crew of women, all of whom are not afraid to speak their minds. Except Sheila, a timid, anxiety-ridden crocheter in desperate need of money, who sells her beautiful scarves at a local consignment store. When the owner stiffs Sheila, the boisterous ladies rally to her support. Then the shop owner is found dead. Molly Pink ignores the warnings from her homicide-detective boyfriend and sets out with her stitchmates to clear Sheila's name.

30 review for Dead Men Don't Crochet

  1. 4 out of 5

    Karen B.

    This is the second book in the series and I like the characters and the crocheting. It's not too heavy on crochet terminology so even if you're not a crochet person you can enjoy it. The main character is Molly Pink and she is part of a crochet group that meets in the bookstore where she works. One of the group members is accused of murder and Molly sets out to solve the murder, once again running up against "Officer Heather" who is interested in Molly's boyfriend, another detective. I liked tha This is the second book in the series and I like the characters and the crocheting. It's not too heavy on crochet terminology so even if you're not a crochet person you can enjoy it. The main character is Molly Pink and she is part of a crochet group that meets in the bookstore where she works. One of the group members is accused of murder and Molly sets out to solve the murder, once again running up against "Officer Heather" who is interested in Molly's boyfriend, another detective. I liked that this was a real who done it and I couldn't figure out the killer before it was revealed. I read a lot of cozy mysteries so I always enjoy when there are clues but the murderer isn't obvious. I have already downloaded the third book into my Kindle and will probably continue with this series.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Micky Cox

    Molly's "detecting" skills are put to the test when one of the crochet group is a person of interest in the murder of a local businessperson. Once again Detective Heather has tunnel vision when it comes to her investigation so Molly jumps in to find the real killer before her friend is hauled off to jail, but can she detect and keep herself from being offed in the process. A great plot wrapped around a group of unique and interesting characters to keep you invested in the outcome! I can't wait t Molly's "detecting" skills are put to the test when one of the crochet group is a person of interest in the murder of a local businessperson. Once again Detective Heather has tunnel vision when it comes to her investigation so Molly jumps in to find the real killer before her friend is hauled off to jail, but can she detect and keep herself from being offed in the process. A great plot wrapped around a group of unique and interesting characters to keep you invested in the outcome! I can't wait to hear what happens in the next audiobook in the series!

  3. 4 out of 5

    ⚜️Trea

    Second verse same as the first with this book, it was just ok. I had a hard time connecting with the characters overall. Molly acts more like she's 20, instead of the late 40's widow she really is. Adele is a giant witch to everyone, and there is no real reason why given in the story. CeeCee's focused on being a celebrity, her good side, and her special makeup for television appearances, and it was old in the first book! Sheila's nice, but forgettable, as she doesn't stand up for herself much an Second verse same as the first with this book, it was just ok. I had a hard time connecting with the characters overall. Molly acts more like she's 20, instead of the late 40's widow she really is. Adele is a giant witch to everyone, and there is no real reason why given in the story. CeeCee's focused on being a celebrity, her good side, and her special makeup for television appearances, and it was old in the first book! Sheila's nice, but forgettable, as she doesn't stand up for herself much and is rather meek overall. Dinah's an enabler, and not in a good way. Don't even get me started on Barry, because he seems like he's using Molly more so than anything else, and she doesn't see it! It seems like every new member of the group seems to be evil in some way! It was too predictable! Thankfully, I got this from the library, but I'm not sure I'll be continuing after the next book.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Traci

    This book was nowhere near as enjoyable as the first. I just can't connect with the characters--Molly is supposed to be a 50ish widow, but she acts more like she's twenty. Adele is a giant witch to everyone. If I have to hear about how CeeCee's a celebrity, or her good side, or her special makeup one more time, I'm going to vomit. Sheila's nice, but forgettable--probably because she's the only real character in this mess. Dinah's an enabler, and not in the "oh, go ahead and have the extra doughn This book was nowhere near as enjoyable as the first. I just can't connect with the characters--Molly is supposed to be a 50ish widow, but she acts more like she's twenty. Adele is a giant witch to everyone. If I have to hear about how CeeCee's a celebrity, or her good side, or her special makeup one more time, I'm going to vomit. Sheila's nice, but forgettable--probably because she's the only real character in this mess. Dinah's an enabler, and not in the "oh, go ahead and have the extra doughnut" kind of way, but in the "oh, it's cool that you're going to tamper with this crime scene because you're bored" kinda way. And don't even get me started on Barry. What a joke. Oh, and this: "But it's knitted," Adele sputtered, touching it like it was made of worms. So [spoiler:] was the one who'd been making the blankets all of us had admired. She was full of surprises, but not good ones..." Because it's not enough that she made something beautiful out of a skein of yarn. That just sealed the deal for me.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Susan Webb

    this is the 2nd book in this series and much better than the first. I love the character of Molly Pink. I understand how she feels about her dating life as well. She is a smart woman who somehow manages to figure out the 'who done it' while almost getting herself killed in the process. She has a grown son that I want to slap, but other than that, I like the books and the storylines of all the characters. Hope they continue to get better as I finish the series.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Joy Gerbode

    While I love these cozies, and enjoy mysteries in general, this particular one didn't thrill me. I had not figured it out, but there was a lot of distraction in side stories in this one, and the mystery didn't seem center stage. I have enjoyed this author, though, so will continue to read more by her.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Christine (KizzieReads)

    All the characters seemed to be extremely self absorbed in this one. Molly wants a relationship, but doesn't. Barry keeps coming over and letting himself in, even though it bothers her, because he wants a more committed relationship than she does. Her son Peter treats her like an imbecilic invalid who doesn't know how to take care of herself. Adele wants to run everything because she figures she is better than anyone. Patricia is going to be a councilman's wife and figures that she is the first All the characters seemed to be extremely self absorbed in this one. Molly wants a relationship, but doesn't. Barry keeps coming over and letting himself in, even though it bothers her, because he wants a more committed relationship than she does. Her son Peter treats her like an imbecilic invalid who doesn't know how to take care of herself. Adele wants to run everything because she figures she is better than anyone. Patricia is going to be a councilman's wife and figures that she is the first lady of the city already and everyone is beneath her. It was all a bit much. Sheila is a nervous wreck because she is owed money from one of the antique store dealers where she sells her handmade scarves and after a confrontation with him, he turns up dead in a soup bowl. Molly tries to get as much info about the crime scene as she can before they are all kicked out of it. Sheila is the prime suspect and Molly is trying to prove otherwise. She sticks her nose in a lot where it really should not go. I know this is a cozy mystery, but it was her attitude towards finding out who done it that really irked me. She felt that she was a detective on the case, and she should be able to interrogate people just because she read a book. UGH

  8. 4 out of 5

    Nicole

    Like I said in my initial review, this book is cheesy. Apparently it was the 2nd in a series, which I really don't think mattered. I don't plan on reading the first one & I don't plan on reading anymore either. The writing wasn't awful, but certainly more like a young adult novel, than a novel for the demographic I think the author was trying to reach. (The main character in the book was a 50 something year old widow...) All that being said, you didn't find out who the murderer was until the end Like I said in my initial review, this book is cheesy. Apparently it was the 2nd in a series, which I really don't think mattered. I don't plan on reading the first one & I don't plan on reading anymore either. The writing wasn't awful, but certainly more like a young adult novel, than a novel for the demographic I think the author was trying to reach. (The main character in the book was a 50 something year old widow...) All that being said, you didn't find out who the murderer was until the end of the book, and I was wrong as to who I thought it was. So the author did a good job surprising you. Even though it was a murder mystery, it served its purpose in providing me with an easy-read, "light" book to read after the intense story I read before this. As a crocheter not a knitter, I was happy for some love to the crocheters of the world! I knew the lingo & that's pretty cool.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)

    The Tarzana Hookers, are not street ladies, but a crochet group.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Traci Haley

    Enjoyable cozy... I like the characters in this series quite a lot!

  11. 4 out of 5

    R.B.

    This is my second time reading it, the first I wasn't as active on here so I'm trying to update missing ratings and adding reviews. I came across this series while looking for crochet patterns and it looked interesting, I've read up to If Hooks Could Kill which is the 7th in the series. There's a recently released 12th book, On the Hook, and number 13, Hooks Can Be Deceiving, is scheduled for this winter. I should probably catch up. It's about Molly Pink, widowed with two grown sons, who works in This is my second time reading it, the first I wasn't as active on here so I'm trying to update missing ratings and adding reviews. I came across this series while looking for crochet patterns and it looked interesting, I've read up to If Hooks Could Kill which is the 7th in the series. There's a recently released 12th book, On the Hook, and number 13, Hooks Can Be Deceiving, is scheduled for this winter. I should probably catch up. It's about Molly Pink, widowed with two grown sons, who works in a bookshop and is also part of the local crochet group called "The Tarzana Hookers". Each book comes with crochet patterns and cooking recipes. I like trying out the patterns but I don't think I'll be making this shawl, I'm more for small projects. Molly almost never has a nice word for Adele. She obviously wants a promotion, one that could endanger Molly's place in the store, and she can be pushy about it but why criticize all her outfits, hairstyles and makeup choices as well? The book is in first person so this is meant to be Molly's personal opinion, and she seem to think everything looks bad on her, I wonder if her dislike for the person make them sound harsher than needed. I don't like Barry, Molly's boyfriend, he's demanding, jealous and controlling. Molly keeps telling him she's not ready for a serious relationship, he keeps pushing and she's too naive to effectively block him. He's not even useful. Personally I'm rooting for Mason, he's likeable, understanding and also Peter (Molly's eldest son) approved. (view spoiler)[The killer was never suspected, Patricia did seem suspicious looking back, but she was also very ambitious and proud. Also strange how Eduardo didn't notice the hanky wasn't real Irish crochet, I thought he was supposed to be almost an expert on the subject. (hide spoiler)]

  12. 4 out of 5

    Marie

    Dead Men Don't Crochet is the second book in the Crochet Mystery cozy mystery series. Y'all have heard of "cozy mysteries," right? Murder mysteries minus any gore? They're often lacking in sex and language, also, making these pretty safe books to hand to Grandma. I enjoy them as little breaks in more intense reading. Also, two of the first adult book series I ever read were cozy mysteries! (Pennsylvania Dutch mysteries by Tamar Myers (and my first author meet-and-greet) and the "Cat Who" series Dead Men Don't Crochet is the second book in the Crochet Mystery cozy mystery series. Y'all have heard of "cozy mysteries," right? Murder mysteries minus any gore? They're often lacking in sex and language, also, making these pretty safe books to hand to Grandma. I enjoy them as little breaks in more intense reading. Also, two of the first adult book series I ever read were cozy mysteries! (Pennsylvania Dutch mysteries by Tamar Myers (and my first author meet-and-greet) and the "Cat Who" series by Lillian Jackson Braun.) This cozy mystery series follows Molly Pink, an upper-middle-aged widow who manages events for a local bookstore, including leading the crochet group that meets there. They make things to donate to local charities. In her free time, she gets herself mixed up in murder mysteries around town. In this volume, there's been a murder in a local shop, and one of the Tarzana Hookers is suspected of the murder! Molly jumps right in with investigating. Hijinks ensue. These cozy mysteries are a little predictable... but that's ok. That's why they're cozy! I can't resist this little teaser: while dead men do not, in fact, crochet... some very unexpected men do! You won't believe what man ends up crocheting in Dead Men Don't Crochet. ;) I listened to the audiobook version of Dead Men Don't Crochet. I didn't really connect with the narrator... I can't put my finger on anything in particular that was wrong, but it just wasn't quite right, either. Maybe it's just me.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Julie P

    January 10, 2015: So I read this book again because I actually started the series from the beginning. What a difference it made! I increased it to a 3-star rating (might have been four, but you know, these ratings are always so subjective anyway, right?). So my advice: start with book one and then read book two as it's much easier to keep track of who's who, although I still don't understand the whole anti-knit sentiment by hookers. How else would I create a provisional cast on if I didn't use c January 10, 2015: So I read this book again because I actually started the series from the beginning. What a difference it made! I increased it to a 3-star rating (might have been four, but you know, these ratings are always so subjective anyway, right?). So my advice: start with book one and then read book two as it's much easier to keep track of who's who, although I still don't understand the whole anti-knit sentiment by hookers. How else would I create a provisional cast on if I didn't use crochet? Respect the craft, people. Jan 6, 2009: All-in-all, this book was lacking something. The much-discussed animosity between crocheters and knitters caught me by surprise. Really? The two groups are at odds? The character Adele who is a rabid anti-knitter, hates them so much that people have to hide the fact that they knit. Now that is a bit over-the-top. Too many characters to remember, too many moments where the protagonist feels as if she is the only one who can solve a mystery - it got kind of old from the beginning.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Judy Iliff

    Dead Men Don't Crochet is the 2nd in the The Crochet Mystery series by Betty Hechtman. I think this review by Judith Libby from the Amazon page says it all: "This second-in-a-series of Molly Pink crochet murder mysteries is a delight. The characters are believable, and Molly herself is an adroit observer of life and its many layers. I especially enjoy how the characters interact and deal with the outside tugs at their lives. Crisply written for an entirely enjoyable read. Can't wait for the third Dead Men Don't Crochet is the 2nd in the The Crochet Mystery series by Betty Hechtman. I think this review by Judith Libby from the Amazon page says it all: "This second-in-a-series of Molly Pink crochet murder mysteries is a delight. The characters are believable, and Molly herself is an adroit observer of life and its many layers. I especially enjoy how the characters interact and deal with the outside tugs at their lives. Crisply written for an entirely enjoyable read. Can't wait for the third installment." I totally agree!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mya R

    Entitled & oddly clueless white woman spends a lot of energy judging others, especially their appearances. Behaves erratically & sometimes stupidly while attempting to sleuth. Has creepy cop boyfriend she keeps for the sex, & because it's nice to be wanted. Fails spectacularly at setting boundaries with boyfriend and with others. Neither the protagonist, nor any of the supporting characters, appear to be developing any significant depth. Summary: Not worth reading just because I enjoy crochet, no Entitled & oddly clueless white woman spends a lot of energy judging others, especially their appearances. Behaves erratically & sometimes stupidly while attempting to sleuth. Has creepy cop boyfriend she keeps for the sex, & because it's nice to be wanted. Fails spectacularly at setting boundaries with boyfriend and with others. Neither the protagonist, nor any of the supporting characters, appear to be developing any significant depth. Summary: Not worth reading just because I enjoy crochet, not when there are better mysteries out there.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    Molly Pink is my kind of character. She seemed like a normal person. Her group of friends from the crochet group reminded me a bit of my friends and a couple of co-workers. The pace of the story as it developed was good. I liked that the characters had a little bit of "meat" or realism to them. This is an author who I will be looking for in the future. I was surprised at who the culprit was. No I'm not going to tell you. You'll have to read the book to find out. Yeah, I know I'm evil.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Teesa

    Good read, I enjoyed the character Molly Pink, and like her I rip out as many "stitches of despair" as I complete. Book also contains a pattern for a shawl and Molly's cheesecake cupcakes, as girl after my own heart. Oh and she owns a terrier mix.

  18. 5 out of 5

    JoAnne McMaster (Any Good Book)

    Molly Pink is a widow who worked for her husband's PR firm. Now she works at a bookstore as an event coordinator. She's also a member of the Tarzana Hookers, a group of women who crochet items for charity. As a novice crocheter, she's also the target of sarcastic remarks from Adele, another bookstore worker who dislikes Molly because she got the job that Adele wanted. One morning another crocheter named Sheila shows up miserable because she'd been crocheting beautiful scarves and giving them to Molly Pink is a widow who worked for her husband's PR firm. Now she works at a bookstore as an event coordinator. She's also a member of the Tarzana Hookers, a group of women who crochet items for charity. As a novice crocheter, she's also the target of sarcastic remarks from Adele, another bookstore worker who dislikes Molly because she got the job that Adele wanted. One morning another crocheter named Sheila shows up miserable because she'd been crocheting beautiful scarves and giving them to a shop across the street for consignment. It turns out that the old owner had passed away, and her nephews took over the shop; one of the brothers refused to give her the set upon price telling her that they weren't selling as well. Sheila needs the money to make ends meet as she doesn't make enough working at a gym and is staying in a woman's home in return for part-time babysitting. So the women agree to come with her for moral support while she demands the full amount owed her. So they all head over to the Cottage Shoppe and wait for an opening. After talking with Drew, Sheila comes downstairs disheartened that he laughed at her. But then they hear a woman's scream and all run up to his office and find him dead. While Sheila is afraid that the police suspect her, and no one seems to be looking in any other direction, Molly knows she can't abandon her friend. Especially when they tell Sheila that she'll find the killer. Now, Molly's in the middle of a situation she can't get out of: she needs to find a killer and keep her homicide detective boyfriend from finding out about it. And, of course, the killer, who might be closer than she thinks... This is the second book in the series and is a bit of an improvement over the first, but still there were things that bothered me. I just can never get over the fact that amateur sleuths think it's perfectly fine to go snooping into homes and offices and they never seem to get caught, no matter what they do. It's rather uncomfortable to read about. Then, I wondered why Barry showed up when Molly and Dinah were suspected of being robbers. Isn't he a homicide detective? Why would he show up? He wouldn't even have been notified since there was no dead body. Aside from that, it was a decent book. There weren't a whole lot of clues to the murderer, which was fine; but the worst thing is Adele. I really, really dislike her as a person. She's what I call the 'evil nemesis,' and it's just not needed in a book. What's worse is the fact that she's trying to take over Molly's job, and Molly's okay with that. She doesn't even see what Adele's really doing. Either Molly has no backbone or she's just numb altogether. Then there's her relationship with Barry. She's sleeping with him, but wants a casual relationship, knowing that he wants more. She's allowing him into her life which is giving him hope (he wants to marry her) but she's not figured anything out. You know, if you find a nice guy and don't snap him up, someone else will eventually. I got tired of her playing games with Barry and Mason, even though we're given a hint in the end. All in all, the murder itself wasn't bad, and everything came together nicely in the end, and I really did like the way it all tied together. So, saying that, I will continue with this series and hope that it improves over time.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Steph

    Positives: Molly's a sympathetic lead without being too much of a pushover and gives me Angela Landsbury vibes. I like that she's unapologetic about grieving her husband & wanting to explore/enjoy some of the freedom widowhood has given her. Most of the usual cozy mystery tropes are there but they're not unbearable and I'm enjoying reading a series that incorporates crochet into each murder. I'm both amused and curious to see how this will pop up in future murders. The murder for this book had a Positives: Molly's a sympathetic lead without being too much of a pushover and gives me Angela Landsbury vibes. I like that she's unapologetic about grieving her husband & wanting to explore/enjoy some of the freedom widowhood has given her. Most of the usual cozy mystery tropes are there but they're not unbearable and I'm enjoying reading a series that incorporates crochet into each murder. I'm both amused and curious to see how this will pop up in future murders. The murder for this book had a few red herrings that were believable without making the real villain seem too out of the blue. Negatives: The cop boyfriend. I am biased as I hate this trope but's probably because I have yet to see the cop boyfriend be anything but controlling and condescending. This one is especially grating because he's constantly pushing Molly to move the relationship faster despite her repeatedly explaining she's still grieving & likes her freedom. Seriously, fuck this guy. He's the worst. I'm only two books into the series and I'm silently yelling 'Dump him!' every time the cop boyfriend shows up at her house unannounced. Usually, this trope also involves the cop boyfriend getting dumped eventually though so my fingers are crossed for the next book.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Mary Ann

    Dead Men Don't Crochet Molly and her friend, Dinah, are still crocheting with the group and are forming relationships with them. One day, another woman asks to join, but she wants to knit and Adele is vehemently anti-knitting. Shiela is a very talented student who is struggling to make ends meet and when the new owner of the cottage refuses to pay her a fair price for her wares, she comes to the group and Molly suggests they go and back her up. That doesn't seem to help and the man ends up dead Dead Men Don't Crochet Molly and her friend, Dinah, are still crocheting with the group and are forming relationships with them. One day, another woman asks to join, but she wants to knit and Adele is vehemently anti-knitting. Shiela is a very talented student who is struggling to make ends meet and when the new owner of the cottage refuses to pay her a fair price for her wares, she comes to the group and Molly suggests they go and back her up. That doesn't seem to help and the man ends up dead and Sheila is viewed by Detective Heather as the culprit and makes her life so bad her apartment is threatened and so is her only job (she is told that if the scrutiny results in her arrest she will lose both).    My problem with the story is that there is someone so anti-knitting that she is not welcoming to the new people. She, in fact, runs them off with her behavior. I have always found that people who knit or crochet or both are very friendly and welcoming.    I did enjoy the story and will read another. 

  21. 4 out of 5

    FangirlNation

    In Dead Men Don’t Crochet by Betty Hechtman, the Tarzana Hookers, the crochet group that makes items for charity, is finally having another meeting after a long hiatus. Sheila appears unusually upset and finally confides in her friends that money has been very tight. Until now, Sheila has been surviving by selling fancy shawls that she makes on consignment at The Cottage Shop. But Anne, the original owner, died, and her sons, led by Kevin Brooks, have been paying Sheila significantly less than h In Dead Men Don’t Crochet by Betty Hechtman, the Tarzana Hookers, the crochet group that makes items for charity, is finally having another meeting after a long hiatus. Sheila appears unusually upset and finally confides in her friends that money has been very tight. Until now, Sheila has been surviving by selling fancy shawls that she makes on consignment at The Cottage Shop. But Anne, the original owner, died, and her sons, led by Kevin Brooks, have been paying Sheila significantly less than her shawls are worth. The whole group of the Tarzana Hookers goes with Sheila to The Cottage Shop to give their moral support to their friend as she once again confronts Kevin. But Kevin erupts in anger, refusing to give Sheila the balance of the money owed to her. Read the rest of this review and other fun, geeky articles at Fangirl Nation

  22. 5 out of 5

    Toni Perreira

    A moderately enjoyable cozy about a group of women who crochet for charity. My biggest problem with it is that I didn’t like the characters very much. The heroine, Molly Pink, has two adult children that are very annoying. Her stated age is 50 something but she’s silly and immature and her age would have been better as a much younger character. She constantly and unthinkingly inserts herself into her boyfriends professional life- he’s a detective- stealing evidence etc., but gets angry when he s A moderately enjoyable cozy about a group of women who crochet for charity. My biggest problem with it is that I didn’t like the characters very much. The heroine, Molly Pink, has two adult children that are very annoying. Her stated age is 50 something but she’s silly and immature and her age would have been better as a much younger character. She constantly and unthinkingly inserts herself into her boyfriends professional life- he’s a detective- stealing evidence etc., but gets angry when he shows up without calling. Her crochet buddies are underdeveloped and dull. A minor older celebrity, a mousy introvert, a shrewish coworker... none very fleshed out. This is the second in the series and the second I’ve read and not a series I would eagerly continue.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kristina Reid

    Dead Men Don’t Crochet by Betty Hechtman 🕵🏻‍♂️ I loved getting back to the Tarzana Hookers in this crochet mystery. These little mysteries are full of fun quirky characters. It was the perfect light, fluffy read that I needed today. 🔍 Molly finds herself caught up in another murder trying to help clear her friend, Sheila’s name who is a leading suspect in the case. 🕵🏻‍♂️ Molly’s detective boyfriend keeps trying to keep her out of trouble and away from the case. But he is no match for Molly’s tenacity. Dead Men Don’t Crochet by Betty Hechtman 🕵🏻‍♂️ I loved getting back to the Tarzana Hookers in this crochet mystery. These little mysteries are full of fun quirky characters. It was the perfect light, fluffy read that I needed today. 🔍 Molly finds herself caught up in another murder trying to help clear her friend, Sheila’s name who is a leading suspect in the case. 🕵🏻‍♂️ Molly’s detective boyfriend keeps trying to keep her out of trouble and away from the case. But he is no match for Molly’s tenacity. The scrapes she finds herself in were hilarious. I crack up every time I read one of these cozy crochet mysteries.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    Satisfying Crochet Mystery On its own, this is another satisfying mystery in the series. The characters are becoming more familiar, the story was more involved, and the murder mystery kept me guessing until the last thirty or forty pages. I am finding myself more and more a fan of main character Molly Pink and her best friend Dinah, but less a fan of her semi-boyfriend Barry. He has got to go! The fact that the story revolves around a crochet circle, close enough to where I grew up in CA to make Satisfying Crochet Mystery On its own, this is another satisfying mystery in the series. The characters are becoming more familiar, the story was more involved, and the murder mystery kept me guessing until the last thirty or forty pages. I am finding myself more and more a fan of main character Molly Pink and her best friend Dinah, but less a fan of her semi-boyfriend Barry. He has got to go! The fact that the story revolves around a crochet circle, close enough to where I grew up in CA to make me nostalgic, is a definite bonus.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Mayda

    When one of the hookers gets paid less for her handmade scarves than was first agreed upon, she confronts the store owner. Her courage comes from the hookers who stand behind her. And when the store owner is found murdered, the hookers, mostly Molly with Dinah’s help, endeavor to find the real killer, thus stopping the suspicion that surrounds their friend. The book is an entertaining and quick read. The characters are lively and well thought out, and the plot is intriguing enough to keep reader When one of the hookers gets paid less for her handmade scarves than was first agreed upon, she confronts the store owner. Her courage comes from the hookers who stand behind her. And when the store owner is found murdered, the hookers, mostly Molly with Dinah’s help, endeavor to find the real killer, thus stopping the suspicion that surrounds their friend. The book is an entertaining and quick read. The characters are lively and well thought out, and the plot is intriguing enough to keep readers flipping the pages.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kristina

    This was another fun adventure following Molly Pink in her antics. The characters are absolutely ridiculous and I can't decide if Molly is likeable or annoying. I'm so entertained by the crochet group members and was actually surprised by the resolution to the murder mystery in this one. I related to Molly's first experience with thread crochet, but was dismayed to see errors in the included crochet pattern at the end of the book. Overall this is not the best book I've ever read, but will contin This was another fun adventure following Molly Pink in her antics. The characters are absolutely ridiculous and I can't decide if Molly is likeable or annoying. I'm so entertained by the crochet group members and was actually surprised by the resolution to the murder mystery in this one. I related to Molly's first experience with thread crochet, but was dismayed to see errors in the included crochet pattern at the end of the book. Overall this is not the best book I've ever read, but will continue with the entire series for the hilarity and crochet related stories.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Scarlett Sims

    So the plot in this mystery was fine but I hated every character not so much. And not in an Amy from Gone Girl way, in a way that made me wonder if the author has ever interacted with a real human being. That sounds harsh, I just felt that everyone was a caricature but not even in a conscious way? And I'm not a crocheter and this book had characters that were like, anti-knitting? So yeah I'm not gonna go out of my way to read more from this series.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Pamela Finney

    Bookstore and crocheting are favorites of mine. When the story is located in the bookstore and with the crochet group, it is interesting and humorous. The special events with authors are delightful and convincing. However, when Molly attempts to do investigating it is not very believable. And, then there is the strange relationship with Detective Barry.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Nancy Wright

    Great book! This is the second book that I've read in this series. I enjoyed it very much. In both books I wasn't able to guess who did it. It was a surprise both times. I plan on reading all the books in this series.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Ryley Balon

    You wonder how antiques come into play in this book? One is essential. Molly solves it yet again with Detective Heather breathing down her and her crochet club friends necks. Adele is such a pain the neck, but CeeCee is there to put her in her place!

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