Molly Pink is an amateur detective that happens to have her
ex-boyfriend homicide detective Barry and his son living in
her house. She is also juggling a relationship with lawyer
Mason, and the two men do not care for each other. When one
of the members of her crochet group is murdered, Pink can
not sit idly by and not try to help to catch the culprit.
With help from her friends Dinah and Adele, Pink sets out to
find justice for her friend Kelly. Detective Heather, the
other woman in Barry's life, thinks Kelly's husband Dan is
the murderer and is not looking at other suspects. Pink is
not so easily convinced that Dan did it and begins to look
for others who might have had a grudge against Kelly.
IF HOOKS COULD KILL is the seventh in the Crochet
mysteries written by Betty Hechtman. Even if the reader has
not read any of the previous books, it is not a problem. Ms.
Hechtman gives enough background on the characters that the
book becomes an easy read. Lots of offbeat characters that
will make you laugh your way through. One in particular is
Pink's friend Adele with her outlandish outfits and her own
foray into sleuthing. Then there is Barry's ex wife Jamie,
who continually looks down her nose at Pink and is making
Mason's life miserable.
IF HOOKS COULD KILL flows easily from beginning to end. The
well thought out and is one that will make you keep turning
the pages. You can't help but wonder what Pink and her
friends are going to get into and how much trouble they will
cause. I'm sure I will be reading many more books by Ms.
Hechtman and recommend this one very highly.
When a television crew comes to Tarzana, Molly Pink and the
rest of her crochet group, the Tarzana Hookers, deal with
the inconvenience as best they can. But when one of their
own goes down, Molly has to figure out who would want to
turn a Tarzana residence into a real life crime scene…
With a little showbiz razzle-dazzle, television crime show
L.A. 911 has taken some of the community’s most mundane
locations and turned them into cinematic backdrops,
including the yard of Kelly Donahue. The Tarzana Hookers’
newest member can’t always make the group meetings, so when
collecting crocheted items to sell at the local Jungle Days
street fair, Molly and the gang know better than to expect
an appearance from Kelly. Instead, they decide to visit her
at home to pick up her goodies—only to soon be ushered out
due to the television crew’s commotion.
Kelly’s cache of unique crocheted creations is a welcome
addition to their fair booty, but the news the Hookers get
later that day isn’t welcome at all. It seems someone
silenced Kelly—permanently—and no one heard a thing. With no
solid leads, Molly decides to conduct her own investigation.
Now, she and her pals will have to quickly stitch together
the clues to catch Kelly’s cold-blooded murderer—before
someone else dials 911.