Reviews for On the Hook: A Crochet Mystery

Publishers Weekly
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The murder of former TV actor Timothy Clark, who was found dead in the den of the house he was renting, drives Hechtman's uneven 12th Crochet mystery (after 2016's Hooking for Trouble). Molly Pink, one of the Tarzana Hookers, a crochet club in Tarzana, Calif., happened to leave her scarf at the house around the time of Clark's death, which leads to her becoming former boyfriend Det. Barry Greenberg's prime suspect. Other Hookers also become suspects, including aspiring actress Adele Abrams Humphries, who had hired the victim as her acting coach. Sleuthing takes a bit of a back seat to Molly's romantic entanglements and to the group's charity project, crocheting baby blankets. Molly's obstructionist behavior, a few highly annoying characters (notably "always over the top" Adele), and confusion caused by a large cast make this somewhat less fun than other entries in this cozy series. Still, fans will enjoy spending time with the Hookers and welcome the pair of crochet patterns and a recipe that round out the volume. Agent: Jessica Faust, BookEnds Literary. (May) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.