I received this book for free from Berkley Prime Crime in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Seams Like Murder (Crochet Mystery #10) by Betty Hechtman
Series: Crochet Mystery #10
Published by Berkley on May 3rd 2016
Number of Pages: 304
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Source: Berkley Prime Crime
Purchase: At Amazon
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...
I liked how many things were going on in the book. Besides the murder, Molly was planning a yarn event with lots of different classes. One of the teachers had a bit of stage fright, and another was constantly trying to be in charge. Besides that, her current boyfriends daughter and ex-wife move in with him, so there was all that drama. AND her ex-boyfriend seemed like he was trying to win her back.
I had no idea at all who the killer was. My only theories were completely wrong, and even the pages leading up to the reveal I didn’t quite guess it right. I liked all the characters, how different their personalities were. A few of them were annoying, the kind I would try to avoid in real life. But that didn’t detract from the book at all.
There is a lot of mention of crochet projects, and the fact that the main character is in a crochet group. But the book doesn’t really get into any details of how to crochet, or anything. It was just a personality facet.
Patterns And Recipes Included: Sheila’s Hug, Adele’s Hug, Vegetable Stew, Molly’s Delicious Drop Biscuits.