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In the 14th Crochet Mystery, ONE FOR THE HOOKS, Molly gets a life changing offer while dealing with drones, short term rentals, orphan yarn and the news she's going to be a grandmother.

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Writer for Hire Mystery Series
Book 2

"Another convoluted puzzle with a side of romance." - Kirkus

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Writer for Hire Mystery Series
Book 1

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Where do ideas come from? For me, they often come from real life. An overheard conversation or what's happening on my own street. The idea for ONE FOR THE HOOKS started when a neighbor turned her house into self-supporting by renting it out for film production. It seemed every couple of weeks we got a notice there was another filming. Some were cheap video productions, and others high end car commercials and then there was a reality show. The owner ended up with a nice payday, but we the neighbors were left with parked up streets and crew members who treated the area as if they were on a soundstage seeming to forget that it was home to the rest of us.

It turned out there wasn't much we could do to stop it. There isn't even a limit on the number of days a year the place could be rented out. It got me thinking about the rights of what a homeowner could do with their property and how it affects the neighbors around them. Temporary rentals have added a whole new wrinkle. A homeowner can rent rooms out by the night and the neighbors suddenly find they're living next door to a hotel with no recourse. It would be even worse on a cul-de-sac where the kids are used to playing in the street and everyone is accustomed to a certain rhythm of life. How far would someone go to maintain their quality of life? Once Molly Pink and the Tarzana Hookers get involved the neighbors have even more to contend with.

The plot for WRITING A WRONG came from a very different place. The basic question is how can you tell the difference between someone you seem to have an instant rapport with and someone who is out to con you?





In a new Yarn Retreat Mystery from national bestselling author Betty Hechtman, Casey Feldstein will have to unravel an assortment of tangled clues to solve a knotty murder mystery . . .

"A cozy mystery that you won't want to put down. It combines cooking, knitting and murder in one great book!"
-Fresh Fiction on Yarn to Go

The yarn retreat group visiting scenic Vista Del Mar has already planned their own activities, so part-time dessert maker and retreat host Casey Feldstein is looking forward to a stress-free weekend. But the rustic locale is also playing host to a mindfulness retreat for Silicon Valley start-up entrepreneurs along with a flock of bird-watchers, and soon everyone at the resort is getting wound up. And when Casey discovers the dead body of one of the tech gurus on the rocky shore of the Pacific, she begins to suspect that what looks like an accident is actually a calculated murder.

With so many suspects to choose from and mysterious connections emerging between members of the groups, Casey will have to knit together a colorful array of clues as she wrangles with Vista Del Mar's prickly manager and the curmudgeonly local police lieutenant. And as she closes in on the likely culprit, she'll have to tie up the loose ends of her investigation before the killer can stitch her full of holes . . .

Includes a fun, easy knitting project and a mouthwatering muffin recipe!

More Praise for the Yarn Retreat Mysteries:


"If you haven't read this series yet, I highly recommend giving it a go. The mystery will delight you, and afterward you'll be itching to start a knitting or crochet project of your own."
-Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

"The California seaside is the backdrop to this captivating cozy that will have readers heading for the yarn store in droves."
-Debbie's Book Bag on Yarn to Go

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"A lively ensemble cast led by Molly Pink, assistant manager of Shedd & Royal Books in Tarzana, Calif. lifts Hechtman's entertaining, well-paced 13th Crochet mystery."
- Publisher's Weekly

"Hechtman's lucky 13th is a character-driven cozy whose mystery is solid enough to raise it above the average."
- Kirkus

The Tarzana Hookers crochet club is ready for its close-up! But Molly Pink may be getting too close to a case that will land her on the cutting-room floor.

Molly Pink's excitement level is off the hook: The Craftee Channel's new cable talk show &qupt;Creating with Crochet" has scheduled an upcoming taping at the bookstore. While she's there, TV host Rory Graham is to work with the Tarzana Hookers on a Make and Take bracelet project to draw bookstore customers to the yarn section. It's a win-win -- or so it "seams".


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