• Hooked on Murder

  • Crochet Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: Betty Hechtman
  • Narrated by: Margaret Strom
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (142 ratings)

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Hooked on Murder

By: Betty Hechtman
Narrated by: Margaret Strom
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Publisher's Summary

When bookstore event coordinator Molly Pink stumbles across the dead body of a crochet group's leader, her complicated past with the woman makes her a prime suspect.

But while Molly's fending off a detective with a personal grudge and navigating the pitfalls of crochet group politics, the real killer remains at large. And it's up to her to catch the culprit - before she winds up in a tight knot....

©2008 Betty Hechtman (P)2016 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Hechtman's writing is fun and introspective, and Molly is a likable character." ( RT Book Reviews)

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Good Book, Clean content for the most part.

Would you consider the audio edition of Hooked on Murder to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version.

What did you like best about this story?

Its crochet theme, Not too many cuss words, not too much sexual content. One thing that grates at me in books is when authors use the name of God in vain, this one didn't, or didn't very often, so I was able to listen to the whole thing. I listened to the first of a different series and could not even listen the whole way through because of that. It just grates on my ears and makes me flinch. I know that is not everyone's opinion, but this is mine, and I would choose or not choose a book if this kind of thing was mentioned in a review.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The narrator did different voices, Not as seemlessly done as some other readings I've heard, but it did not put me off either. I will definitlely listen to another book by this narrator if the story interests me.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This wasn't a particularly amusing book, so I didn't laugh or cry. I listened to it because it is a quick, cosy mystery. It is perfect for what I wanted, something with no stress attached. It didn't scare me, but still made me think, "Who done it"?

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Love it!

Love this series. I just wish the rest of the books in the series were available on audible instead of just the first three...

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Light and Fluffy

What made the experience of listening to Hooked on Murder the most enjoyable?

For a change crocheting got to be the star in fiber arts. Crocheting has come a long way since the day of simple afghans, doilies, and scarves although this book hasn't taken it any further than the past. This reader loves to knit, crochet, and tat so happy to see the step child come to it's own.

What did you like best about this story?

The topic

Which character – as performed by Margaret Strom – was your favorite?

I enjoyed all the characters.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. The first 3 chapters were not that interesting although introducing all the characters.

Any additional comments?

If you love to crochet, you will enjoy the book. It's a good story with old fashion morals.

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eeeeee loved this book!!!

I lived this book, it bought me back to a time when I loved my Agatha Christie novels. Good pure fun and i just loved the fact that it also integrated my ultimate favorite hobby crocheting. Ms.Henchtman really outdid herself. looking forward to the next in the series.

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relaxing read

Relaxing and easy listening while crocheting. Fun story not to serious but entertaining and light.

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Meh

Sorry, but this one had my rolling my eyes .. a lot. The protagonist is a Mary Sue who, in the LA area no less, has every man she meets in love with her. She treats her boyfriend like crap, yet he still wants to whisk her away to Maui, and she doesn't like that. The story was ok, if nothing special. The part about the crochet group getting together to make an afghan for a charity was probably the best part of it, which isn't saying much. The narrator's different voices were all very cliche.

If I hadn't had to read a book that was based on a hobby for my 2019 reading challenge, I wouldn't have made it through this one. Written for the lowest common denominator of readers, that's for sure.

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So Slow

Honestly, The main character is very likable in this book, but the story took so long to get going that I almost threw in the towel more than a few times. I kept questioning why I was continuing to listen to it, but I’m completion oriented and just couldn’t give up until the end.

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nice book

nice story. easy listening to relax to. want to hear the next one so will look to download

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Disappointing

I love cozy mysteries about people who are crafty. However, I can't say that about this one. The characters were a cliche. A bunch of women getting together to moan and grown about their failed relationships. Of course, the lead character, Molly, had a faithful and loving husband. Now that he is dead, she has a wonderful boyfriend, Barry, who wants commitment. She however wants freedom. The lead detective on the case has feelings for Barry , so, she is doing her best to pin the crime on Molly. It's all a boring cliche. When they are not talking about men or dabbling in the murder mystery, they are creating a rivalry between knitters and crocheters, which is an unnecessary diversion. I couldn't finish this book because it wasn't very interesting. I skipped forward to get past clunky dialogue and got lost. After that happened a couple of times I gave up on the book. I can't recommend it.

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Light reading

Basic story is fine but the juvenile musings of the main characters can be annoying. But having said that, I am about to listen to book two. No heavy lifting here.