This is the 12th book in the Crochet Mystery series by Betty Hechtman. I know I’m notorious for wanting to read and stay in order but I couldn’t resist requesting this when I saw it at NetGalley–the cover is so adorable! I’d like to thank NetGalley and Crooked Lane for allowing me to voluntarily read and review this book. I have been collecting the series here and there but now I really want to start it at the beginning.
My Goodreads review:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was actually the first book I’ve read in this series but since I’d been wanting to at least read something in it, I was happy when the book was available on NetGalley to voluntary read and review it. I have to say, I like the characters a lot and definitely want to go back and catch up with their stories and history. But the author does such a good job of storytelling that new readers like me will have no issue if they decide to read this book as a stand alone.
Molly and her crochet friends got involved in another mystery when her friend Adele had wanted to go into a house that Elise was showing for a reason other than seeing the house, nothing illegal. When the house’s owner turned up dead and Molly’s scarf was found at the scene, the police detective, Barry, started hounding Molly. I got a kick out of her describing him as doing his Columbo act but I think she later found out he still liked her and wanted to be around her.
I always enjoy when a group of ladies get together to work on a mystery while working on their hobby. I actually did guess the killer but the reason was a complete and very cool little twist. I thought the take down was pretty exciting and kind of funny…you’ll just have to read it to find out. The killer was put away and most everyone in the book had a good ending. Except that Molly now had three men interested in her. I think I better hurry up and catch up (mainly because I’m just a little OCD about enjoying books more in order) before the next book comes out.
Molly has two really nice guys interested in her. Since I’ve only read this one book I can’t say if I’m Team Barry or Team Mason. The third is sort of a fluke which you will find out if you read the book. Dinah was an awesome friend that anyone would love to have. I thought her lady cave was really cool. She was married to a guy a little older (all these ladies are around their 40s or 50s to begin with) and made herself a little den so she and her bestie Molly could have girl talk when her hubby wanted to go to sleep early. I think once I read more about the others in the group I’ll have more to say in any reviews but since Dinah was Molly’s best friend and had a little more page time, she just stood out more to me.
A very enjoyable, well written and constructed mystery and thanks again to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to read and review.