Saturday, December 8, 2012
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.