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Behind the Seams

by Betty Hechtman

Molly Pink and her crochet group, the Tarzana Hookers, are thrilled when one of their own gets a shot at the spotlight--but Molly soon learns that life in the entertainment biz can be deadly... The crochet group's informal leader, actress CeeCee Collins, has a movie out, and she's scheduled to appear on a famous talk show. Molly and the girls are excited to tag along, but when one of the Hookers is ejected from the audience for her excited behavior, she manages to drag Molly along with her. It's no fun being stuck in the waiting room, but things really unravel when a producer drinks a cup of coffee with poisoned sweetener. To make matters worse, CeeCee's niece Nell--a production assistant on the show, is the one who served up the spiked drink. Molly and the Hookers must set aside their crochet projects to clear Nell's name and find the killer--before someone else becomes the next Hollywood headline...

By Hook or by Crook

by Betty Hechtman

Meet the happy crafter who believes every mystery should be unraveled. 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.

Dead Men Don't Crochet

by Betty Hechtman

When a member of Molly Pink's crochet group is suspected of murder, it's up to Molly and her pals to pick up the dropped stitches and catch a killer.

For Better or Worsted

by Betty Hechtman

In the newest national bestselling Crochet mystery, Molly Pink and her crochet group, the Tarzana Hookers, love an adventure. But when their newest member is accused of turning her wedding into happily-never-after for the groom, Molly's chance to find the truth hangs by a thread... When Molly is invited to a major society wedding, she expects some drama but not this much. The bride, the daughter of Molly's friend Mason, has been planning the nuptials for ages, but at the reception, things go amiss when the groom ends up dancing with the Grim Reaper. To make matters worse, the bride's mother is found holding the murder weapon--and, as a reality show star, she's happy to fuel the media frenzy. Molly agrees to open her home so Thursday, the distraught bride, can have some peace from the paparazzi. But when it's revealed that she and her groom were on shaky ground, Thursday takes the spotlight as the prime suspect. Now Molly and the Hookers must quickly stitch together unrelated clues and high-profile suspects--before a killer strikes again... Delicious recipes & crochet patterns included!

Gone with the Wool

by Betty Hechtman

The national bestselling author of Wound Up in Murder spins a deadly yarn of knitting bees, butterflies, and beauty queens. Every October, thousands of monarch butterflies flock to California's Monterey Peninsula to spend the winter there. To welcome their colorful guests, Cadbury by the Sea holds a weeklong festival complete with a butterfly queen and her court. Eager to show some town spirit, Casey Feldstein finds herself fluttering back and forth between setting up a yarn retreat, baking and helping out at the festival. But when a former butterfly queen is found dead with a knife in her back after a Bless the Butterflies service, Casey must set her loom aside to hook a killer with a score to settle. Includes knitting patterns and a recipe!From the Paperback edition.

Hooked on Murder (Crochet Mystery #1)

by Betty Hechtman

For Molly Pink, the weekly crochet group at Shedd & Royal Books and More was just another event to manage. Then she stumbled across the dead body of Ellen Sheridan, the group's leader. Now, after being handcuffed and questioned, Molly could use a little creative diversion -- especially since her complicated past with Ellen has made her a prime suspect. But while Molly's fending off a detective with a personal grudge, the killer is at large.

If Hooks Could Kill

by Betty Hechtman

When a television crew descends on Tarzana, Molly Pink and the rest of her crochet group, the Tarzana Hookers, put up with the inconvenience as best they can--until the residence of one of their own becomes a real-life crime scene... The television crime show L.A. 911 has taken over Tarzana, making cinematic backdrops out of the town's most mundane locations, including the yard of Kelly Donahue, the newest member of the Tarzana Hookers. And at the end of the day, the TV shoot isn't all that's wrapped. It seems someone silenced Kelly--permanently--and no one heard a thing. Without any leads, Molly and her pals must stitch together the clues to catch the killer--before someone else dials 911. Delicious recipes and crochet patterns included!

Knot Guilty

by Betty Hechtman

Molly Pink and her pals, the Tarzana Hookers, are ready to bring the craft of crochet to the masses. But when one of their members finds herself the prime suspect in a murder, the Hookers are going to have to switch their focus to fighting her bad rap... Molly and her friends can't wait to get more people hooked on crochet at the annual SoCal Knit Style Show, where Shedd & Royal has been granted a vendor booth. In the past, the show has always been about knitting, and this is the first year there'll be crochet classes and a crochet competition. The show's organizer is K. D. Kirby, publisher of several knitting magazines and owner of a yarn store that caters to an elite Beverly Hills crowd. Everyone is shocked when K.D. doesn't show up for the opening reception, but that's nothing compared to how they feel when she's finally found--dead in her hotel suite. Suspicion immediately falls on Adele, one of the Tarzana Hookers, who locked horns with K.D., and whose handmade crochet hook is found at the murder scene. Certain that Adele's been framed, Molly starts her own investigation, hoping to get their pal off the hook and find a killer before another guest checks out... DELICIOUS RECIPES & CROCHET PATTERNS INCLUDED!

Prime Crime Holiday Bundle

by Emily Brightwell Maggie Sefton Cleo Coyle Betty Hechtman Claudia Bishop

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

Prime Crime Holiday Bundle

by Emily Brightwell Maggie Sefton Cleo Coyle Betty Hechtman Claudia Bishop

Holiday Grind by Cleo Coyle: Coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi has grown very fond of Alfred Glockner, the part-time comic and genuinely jolly charity Santa who's been using her Village Blend as a place to warm his mittens. When she finds him brutally gunned down in a nearby alley, a few subtle clues convince her that Alfred's death was something more than the tragic result of a random mugging--the conclusion of the police. <P> Fleece Navidad by Maggie Sefton: This Yuletide, Kelly Flynn and friends are helping the town's librarian, Juliet, teach children how to knit. Juliet has fallen in love-but just as she finds happiness, death finds her, facedown in her Christmas cape. Suspicion falls on a newcomer, a widow with a puzzling past, who-some believe-was sweet on Juliet's boyfriend. But Kelly and her knitting crew aren't convinced. It's up to them to find a killer- before someone else gets fleeced.<P> Mrs. Jeffries and the Yuletide Weddings by Emily Brightwell: Upper Edmonton Gardens looks forward to a jolly Christmas, until one humbug sings of murder-in Mrs. Jeffries's 26th mystery. 'Tis the week before Christmas, and all through the house, every creature is stirring... But just as Inspector Witherspoon's staff prepares for the long-awaited wedding of Betsy and Smythe, a Yuletide murder falls in the Inspector's lap. <P> Mrs. Jeffries and the Feast of St. Stephen by Emily Brightwell: A Yuletide dinner in West Brompton should have been a festive occasion, until the host, wealthy Stephen Whitfield, dropped dead before the second course. Now Mrs. Jeffries and the busy sleuths must rally in support of their Inspector -- especially since the clues are harder to find than a silver sixpence in a plum pudding.<P> A Carol for a Corpse by Caludia Bishop: For the Quilliam sisters, there's nothing jolly about this Christmas. Someone with a paintball gun is taking down inflatable Santas all over town. And Meg and Quill are near-broke. At least there's one bright star on the horizon: a big-time magazine and television show will feature the Inn. But soon the editor's husband skis to his death. Now, if the Quilliams are to save the Inn from a lawsuit, they'll need to prove this was no accident.<P> You Better Knot Die by Betty Hechtman: The bookstore where Molly Pink works is planning a huge party where the identity of a popular author will be revealed. But before the author appears, another person disappears: the husband of Molly's neighbor. When a suicide note arrives it seems the husband has jumped off the Catalina ferry, Molly smells something fishy-and she's soon hooked on unraveling another mystery.

Seams Like Murder

by Betty Hechtman

The national bestselling author of Knot Guilty is back, as Molly Pink and the Tarzana Hookers get a dangerous lesson on crafty criminals... Knitting and crocheting books are selling like crazy at the bookstore where Molly works, so to keep the customers coming, she sets up a series of classes where the Tarzana Hookers can pass on their skills to others: a Yarn University. The only problem is the teacher of the most popular seminar--Sheila--is getting a massive case of stage fright about being in front of a crowd. To ease Sheila's nerves, the Hookers plan a practice class at crocheter CeeCee's mansion. But before the lesson begins, Molly and the gang stumble upon a dead body in the apartment above CeeCee's garage. Now, Molly must unravel the clues to find a killer quickly--or school might be out forever...Delicious recipes & crochet patterns included!

Silence of the Lamb's Wool

by Betty Hechtman

Dessert chef Casey Feldstein has learned one end of a knitting needle from the other after inheriting her aunt's yarn retreat business, but a murder threatens to unravel her latest event . . . Casey's running a new retreat called "From Sheep to Shawl" at a resort on the atmospheric Monterey Peninsula. Participants will learn about sheepshearing, fixing up the fleece, and spinning, and will eventually knit a lovely shawl. Nicole Welton has been hired to teach the fleece-to-fiber portion of the retreat. She's an expert spinner, and her small shop in Cadbury by the Sea houses a beautiful assortment of spinning wheels and drop spindles. But when the new teacher fails to show up for class and is found lying dead on the boardwalk, it leaves everyone's nerves frayed. Now Casey has to knit together clues faster than she can count stitches before someone else at the retreat gets dropped . . . Includes a knitting pattern and a recipe!

A Stitch in Crime

by Betty Hechtman

Molly and her Tarzana Hookers must untangle a twisted yarn... Molly's been handed the reins for this year's creative retreat-an exhilarating weekend out on the Monterey Peninsula, complete with crochet classes. Unfortunately for one teacher, though, the breathtaking scenery is where she'll take her last breath. Now Molly will have to find a new instructor, and, if she can squeeze it in, solve this murder-with the help of her pals from the Tarzana Hookers.

Wound Up In Murder

by Betty Hechtman

In the newest Yarn Retreat Mystery from the national bestselling author of Silence of the Lamb's Wool, dessert chef Casey Feldstein continues to develop her hidden talents for knitting...and solving murders.With two yarn retreats in the bag, Casey is looking forward to running her third one at Cadbury by the Sea's Vista Del Mar hotel on the Monterey Peninsula. This time, each knitter will get a Mystery Bag of knitting materials to turn into a personal project.But Casey gets tangled up in another retreat at the same hotel, when the organizer and his wife have a very public spat. As Casey is delivering her baked goods later that night, she finds the woman dead in the bushes with a magician's silk scarf nearby--just like the scarf Casey's ex-boyfriend, Sammy, used during his magic act at the retreat. As Sammy takes center stage as the prime suspect, Casey and her friends will have to stitch together the clues before the real killer pulls a disappearing act...Includes knitting patterns and a recipe

Yarn to Go

by Betty Hechtman

Dessert chef Casey Feldstein doesn't know a knitting needle from a crochet hook. But after her aunt dies unexpectedly, leaving Casey to run her yarn retreat business, the sweets baker finds herself rising to the occasion--and trying to unravel a murder mystery... When Casey finds out that her late aunt's business, Yarn2Go, has one more yarn retreat scheduled, she decides to go ahead and host the event, despite her complete lack of experience as a knitter. At least the retreat is on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula. But the idyllic setting is soured when a retreat regular is found murdered in her hotel room. Feeling a sense of responsibility, Casey begins to weave the clues together and detects a pattern which may shed light on her aunt's suspicious death. Despite the danger, the last thing Casey plans to do is retreat. She'll catch this killer...or dye trying. Includes a knitting pattern and a recipe!

You Better Knot Die

by Betty Hechtman

The bookstore where Molly Pink works is planning a huge party where the identity of a popular author will be revealed. But before the author appears, another person disappears: the husband of Molly's neighbor. When a suicide note arrives it seems the husband has jumped off the Catalina ferry, Molly smells something fishy-and she's soon hooked on unraveling another mystery.

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