Saturday, December 8, 2012

Greetings

By Molly Pink of the Crochet Mysteries by Betty Hechtman
 
I just popped in from my latest adventure to say hello.  I don’t want to give away too much of the story, but here are a few clues.  A film crew shooting the TV show L.A.911 takes over the street near Shedd & Royal Books and More where I work as the event coordinator and manager of the yarn department.  Yes, a bookstore can have a yarn department.  If Target can sell groceries, we can sell yarn.
 
There’s a lot of fuss about at tricky crochet stitch.  There’s always a lot about crochet in my adventures.  The local crochet group, the Tarzana Hookers, which I am a member of, meet at the bookstore.  You might not know this, but crocheters are the underdogs of the yarn world even though it is rumored there are more of us than knitters.  If we weren’t viewed as the stepsisters of yarncraft, why would a yarn store feel the need to put a sign on their door saying “Crochet Friendly?”
 
Another hint about what happens, well, someone dies.  I hate to cast aspersions on myself, but ever since I’ve gotten involved in amateur sleuthing, I’ve turned Tarzana, California  into a West Coast slightly inland version of Cabot Cove, Maine.  I think even Jessica Fletcher would shake her head at the pileup of bodies.
 
Still, even with all those deaths, the Hookers and I manage to have a lot of fun.  The joke seems to be on me a lot.  I mean, how many times can one person end up handcuffed to a bench in the cop shop?
 
I can’t tell you what is going on between me,  homicide detective Barry Greenberg and attorney to naughty celebrities Mason Fields, but since this is a cozy mystery, you can figure it isn’t too kinky.  But if this was 50 SHADES OF PINK, it would be a different story.
 
In case you’d like to catch up with what’s happening with me, BEHIND THE SEAMS, Crochet Mystery #6 just came out in paperback.  IF HOOKS COULD KILL, Crochet Mystery #7 came out in hardcover the same day.  As a something extra, there are recipes and crochet patterns included.
 
For the Cozy Christmas Countdown giveaway, I’m offering a copy of BEHIND THE SEAMS and one of IF HOOKS COULD KILL, so that’s two winners.
 
If you would like more information and to see all the book covers and read excepts, visit BettyHechtman.com.  Stop by Killerhobbies.blogspot.com any Fridays when I blog.
 
Happy Holidays!

58 comments:

  1. I would love to win either one of these books. Please enter me in this giveaway.

    Kimberlee
    http://girllostinabook.blogspot.com
    girllostinabook@hotmail.com

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  2. I'd love to win behind the seams. As a young girl I loved to crochet, I made all kinds of things. I think my obsession with reading made me give up that hobby. Perhaps time to start it up again, I do think it is wonderfully creative to make little animals and flowers.
    auriansbooks at gmail dot com

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  3. I've not heard of this series before but I think I would enjoy reading it. I've never been very good at crochet but my oldest daughter learned it from a friend and does wonderful work.

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  4. My grandmother taught me how to crochet and my one big project was to crotchet an afghan designed as dominos - it took me forever, especially crotcheting all the little dots to sew on the individual dominos - and then I had to fringe the entire thing. I don't think I ever crotcheted anything after that! LOL I definitely have to try this series. kuzlin(at)aol(dot)com.

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  5. This is one of my very favorite series. Thanks for having this contest. :)

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  6. I can cross stitch and other simple embroideries but never got the hang of crochet, though my grandmother was excellent at it. Sounds like a great series!

    kagashi(at)fmtc(dot)net

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  7. There are so many things about this series that make it a good fit for me. I've been crocheting since my grandmother taught me when I was in elementary school. I love book stores. And I love Pink! I'm a bit behind on the series, but I'm hoping to catch up over the winter break. I'd love to add one of these to my list.

    Beverly aka Booklady
    bevarcher (at) me (dot) com

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  8. The book sounds so great. I'm both a knitter and a crocheter, ok and a quilter. Thanks for the description of the book and the great giveaway. Blessings, Susan Fryman susanngarrylee@yahoo.com

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  9. Would love love love to win this book! I am a knitter and crochet and love a good mystery. Thank you for doing this contest.

    Shelley
    cricketgirl33@yahoo.com

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  10. I would love to win either of these books. I love to crochet. I love to read. It sounds like the two meet up nicely in this series. Thank you.

    Nissa
    phizgig24@gmail.com

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  11. I just love the covers. They just wanna pull you right in.

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  12. Your book sounds very fun! And I have just recently started crocheting again so it sounds extra fun because of that!

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  13. thank you very much for this giveaway!!!! Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Holidays, to ALL!!!!

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  14. What a great giveaway! I'd love to win :)

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  15. Oh, a series I don't know about!!! yippee! I'll be buying one of the series, for sure. sounds just like I love. THANKS

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  16. what a wonderful contest, I have read some of your books and they were excellent. Of course being a crocheter, has nothing to do with it. LOL

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  17. I would love to win either one of these books! I love this series! :) It's wonderfully written, and I hope everyone who sees this post gets the chance to read it! Thank you :)

    Marie
    songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

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  18. The name of the main character in the series always makes me smile. I've never been sorry I have read any of the books in the series.

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  19. Oh how I would love to win especially winIF HOOKS COULD KILL

    nlb1050@yahoo.com

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  20. The books sounds great. I would love to have either one. I have never read this author or this series, but I will be adding them to my TBR pile. rmkrejsa42(at)att(dot)net

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  21. Love both the covers and would love to win! beniceplayfair@hotmail.com

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  22. This book is so me! The dog on the cover looks like mine. I love to crochet! My grandmother taught me the chain (she was a master at crochet). Years later after she died I self taught myself. I've also taught my daughters, one is a master at thread like her great grandma was! I also love a good mystery!
    Thank you! I look forward to starting your series.

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  23. I can't crochet, but I can do stamped cross stitch.

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  24. I haven't crocheted in years but would love to win either book!

    kpbarnett1941@aol.com

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  25. Wow! Two books with such beautiful covers. Would love to win and Thank You Betty for the chance. Love to crochet and especially counted cross stitch.

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  26. I have not read any of your books but I definitely would like to. Winning them would be even better! :)
    Where can I find your books locally? Does Target or Barnes & Noble carry them?
    My email is swanson.cynthial@gmail.com

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  27. This series sounds wonderful :) and I love the covers adorable!

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  28. Great giveaway, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  29. What a wonderful giveaway! I actually started re-reading the series this month in anticipation of getting the newest book.

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  30. Would love to win one of these books. My grandmother taught me how to knit, never learned how to crochet.

    Amy
    a.connolley@gmail.com

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  31. The book covers are terrific.

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  32. Thank you for the chance to win. This looks like a fun series.

    griperang at embarqmail dot com

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  33. I love Crochet and finding good books based on a crocheter are a wonderful find for me.

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  34. Love these books but I think the the local library doesn't like me much. I am always asking the for books that they have to go and find. It is almost as if I have an secret source of information as to when these books are coming out.

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  35. My facebook account is mudder027@live.ca

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  36. My grandmother crocheted me a beautiful blanket in a zig zag pattern that i love. Many warm memories in that blanket.
    Sandy 2012

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  37. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. I appreciate the opportunity to win this.

    jcalvert719(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. I have read all your books and these are such nice reads! I love them!
    Patti Smith

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  39. Sounds like a good book. Can't wait to read it.


    xzjh04(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  41. I enjoy hanging out with the Tarzana Hookers!

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  42. I always enjoy a goody mystery. Would love to win!

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  43. I love to crochet and knit, so these book sound like so much fun!

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  44. I love this series of books

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  45. I've crocheted lots of items from tiny doilies to big afghans (is that spelled correctly?)and even mittens and hats. I tried to knit once. That sweater should have been made for an ape - arms way too long. Your series sounds delightful (and one I haven't seen before). Love to win a book.

    rhuss at willow gables dot com

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  46. There used to be a coffee shop that was also a yarn store.

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  47. This series is on my TBR list. I can't wait to get started on it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. Cute titles

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  49. Both books look fabulous. My crochet is very basic, but it is relaxing. I mostly do edges & borders.

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  50. A wonderful series! I am so looking forward to reading these 2 new books. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  51. I don't do much in crafts but I really enjoy crochet. It's so soothing to do.

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  52. This is a fun series. I always wish I could find a group like this to learn to crochet and then hang out with them. And solve mysteries.

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  53. i have only read the first two due to financial constraints but they were really good. i can't wait until i get the next ones.

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  54. Seems I missed out yesterday but I still think cover is excellent choice.

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  55. I love to crochet and knit and it is a great past time during the colder months, the only thing better is reading cozy mysteries about these wonderful pastimes. The covers are fab on these books too ,really fun.

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  56. Thought I entered yesterday! Hope this goes through today! Always curious to see what Adele's up to in your latest mystery! Love your writing!

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  57. This sounds great! Thank you for the opportunity to win!
    luvs2read4fun(at)gmail(dot)com

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