A Day in the Life of Molly Pink by Betty Hechtman

Knot GuiltyMy name is Molly Pink and I think I might have taken on too big a challenge this time in KNOT GUILTY. It’s one thing being the event coordinator at Shedd & Royal Books and More, along with handling the yarn department. Yes, we’re a bookstore with a yarn department. We even have a crochet group that meets there which I’m a part of. It comes under the “more” in our name. But it’s quite another having the whole responsibility of a booth at a yarn show. My co-worker Adele is supposed to be helping, but anyone who knows her can figure out how that’s going to go.

When I heard the Southern California Knit Style Show was going to include crochet for the first time, it seemed like a good idea for the bookstore to have a booth in the vendor area. We could sell yarn, books, and tools. Mrs. Shedd reluctantly went along with the idea thinking it would be a way to let people in the area know about us.

Then Mr. Royal designed a booth that takes up three spaces and we added free crochet lessons, and the chance to make a granny square pin. We have the best spot in the place, but we’re going to have to move a lot of yarn to make it profitable.

Luckily my crochet group, the Tarzana Hookers, is going to help out. Eduardo, our one guy in the group, is really going the extra mile to help draw customers. He used to be a cover model for romance novels and he’s cracking out the old outfits to wear while he offers free crochet lessons. Just imagine a handsome cowboy who can really handle a hook.

Elise is bringing her husband. I’m not sure how that’s going to turn out. Is she going to get him to dress up like Anthony, the vampire who crochets? The series of books is a super success and they’ve even made a movie out of the first book. Hugh Jackman played Anthony. Logan Belmont is no Hugh Jackman.

Part of my worries are that even though K.D. Kirby the head of the show and publisher of several knitting magazines decided to include crochet in the show, she seems half hearted about it at best. I wonder what she’s going to do when she sees the giant crochet hook logo Adele Abrams made based on the golden knitting needle logo K.D. has for the show. And the banner over our booth saying Crochet Spoken Here might not sit well with K.D. either.

And there’s something else. It seems like wherever people gather, drama follows, even at something that seems as friendly as a yarn show. Will I end up in the middle of it?

On top of it all, I have decided to make a big change in my life. But I really should just concentrate on the show and forget about trying to make a go of it with one of the two men in my life. I wonder if I am choosing the right one.


You can read more about Molly in Knot Guilty, the 9th book in the “Crochet” mystery series, published by Berkley Prime Crime. The first book in the series is Hooked on Murder.

GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment by 6 p.m. eastern on November 24 for the chance to win a copy of KNOT GUILTY. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Meet the author
Betty Hechtman writes two national best selling yarn related series for Berkley Prime Crime. KNOT GUILTY and FOR BETTER OR WORSTED are her latest in the Crochet series and SILENCE OF THE LAMB’S WOOL is the latest in the Yarn BettyHRetreat series. All books in both series feature patterns and recipes.

In addition, she has just released STOLEN TREASURE, a Blue Schwartz Mystery as an e-book. Formerly published as Blue Schwartz and Nefertiti’s Necklace, it features a 13 year-old babysitter who loves to cook and is accused of stealing a priceless necklace. Three of Blue’s favorite recipes are included in the book.

She has a B.A. in Fine Arts and has taken classes in everything from improv comedy to magic. She has written newspaper and magazine pieces, along with short stories and several scripts. She splits her time between Southern California and Chicago and has yarn stashes in both places. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and her website BettyHechtman.com. She blogs Fridays on Killerhobbies.blogspot.com.

72 responses to “A Day in the Life of Molly Pink by Betty Hechtman

  1. I love this series. Looks like another fun one.

  2. Sounds good!

  3. Ruth Lyons Mazur

    Betty Hechtman is a new author to me, Dru, but this book sounds like a hoot! I could use a good ” belly ” laugh! Thank you for this opportunity.

  4. I did not know about this series! Thanks so much for highlighting it. I must get going on it.

  5. I had a male crochet instructor briefly. I have a lot to learn and he has left the area. Maybe I can get some tips in the book offered??

  6. Love this series! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

  7. Sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. I have to play catch-up here 🙂

  9. Sounds like a great book to read while sitting by the fire on this cold, cold snowing day, along with a hot cup of tea! Thank you for an opportunity to win.

  10. This is a fun series. Thank you for the chance to win

  11. This is a new series to me. Love the story line. Thanks for a chance to win!

  12. Sounds like a fun series, and don’t we need more fun in our “reading time”? Thank you for a chance to win.

  13. Terri Crossley

    I love this series! I can’t wait to see what happens next! Thanks for the chance!

  14. Looks interesting. Have to add it to my TBR list.

  15. Cute title; thank you for the chance to win 🙂

  16. Sounds like my kinda store :). I would love to win read this book

  17. This sounds like a great series! Thank you!

  18. This is such a fun series and I’m glad to see it continue!

  19. Knot Guilty sounds great!

  20. Love any hook by Hechtman and any book about needlework. A winning combination.

  21. Sounds like a neat store and book. Thanks for the offer.

  22. Sounds like a great combination of ingredients for a good read.

  23. I wasn’t getting your e-mails for a while so I am glad that I am getting them again. I would love to read this cozy!

  24. Sounds like a great series.

  25. This is one of my favorite series – can’t wait to read – hopefully I can win!

  26. This sounds like a delightul series. I especially like the name of the crochet group, the Tarzana Hookers!

  27. This sounds like a delightful series. I especially like the name of the crochet group, the Tarzana Hookers! **Edited entry

  28. I’ve not heard of this series before. But after reading this, I’m definitely going to be checking it out!

  29. A lovely series which interests me. thanks.

  30. Will have to check out this series! Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. Love this series and can’t wait to read Knot Guilty!

  32. Andrea ( aka rokinrev)

    I’m putting this in my GoodReads TBR pile. Put my name in, thanx

  33. Thanks for the opportunity to obtain a book by this author. I am sure it will be a good read.

  34. Wow, it looks like I have quite a few to catch up on. Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. I am halfway through my library copy but would love my own to re-read and have the stash buster pattern! Plus I really want bejeweled hooks!! 🙂

  36. A male instructor might entice me into learning to crochet! Thanks for the contest.
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  37. I love finding a new series. Can’t wait to get into these, Thanks for introducing me to a new author.

  38. Molly sounds great! Wish I could visit a bookstore with a yarn department! Thanks for the chance to win!

  39. Jennifer Cline

    Love the series and I love knitting and crochet! Thank you!

  40. candace knight

    This book sounds great too. Lol. Very cute cover. Thank you

  41. amy butterfield

    Love the crochet mystery books! Last Christmas my teenage son even bought me one as a gift!

  42. I love these books. I look forward to every new book to see what is happening in the lives of Molly and her friends, not to mention the men in her life.

  43. karla syverson

    Sounds like a great read!

  44. your enterprise is very intriguing I always thought of doing something like that. I haven’t read your books but mystery is my favorite read. I will definitely be looking for your books now. Are they available in Canada?

  45. Very intriguing! Would love to read! 🙂

  46. The only thing I have crocheted is a necklace, but I would love to read the book.

  47. Can’w wait to read the new book! Loved them all.

  48. I would love a copy

  49. I just found out about your books. My favorite hobbies are crocheting & reading and I happen to work in a book store. I would love to read your book, however, money is tight. My husband has been out of work for almost two years. Hope I can win a copy.

  50. I love Molly Pink. I would love to have her life. Thanks for sharing this and giving everyone an opportunity to win the book.

  51. I love this series! Thanks for the chance!

  52. Valerie Melton

    I have read some of Her books already but not or should I say Knot this one! lol. Sounds like another book to read! I will have to give to
    a try!

  53. Nice cover. Sounds like a fun read.

  54. Sounds like a book I can get into!

  55. Nancy Roessner

    This book sounds like another winner! I’m still chuckling over the line saying Logan is no Hugh Jackman.

  56. This series just keeps getting better and better!

  57. Marilyn Watson

    I would love to read this Book. I have heard a lot of good things about the series…Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

  58. Thank you for the opportunity to win . I love this series!

  59. Absolutely this series!

  60. another series I definitely need to check out looks great, awesome contest as well!

  61. I’ve not read any in this series…more for the TBR pile.

  62. Love crafty books

  63. New author for me. This book sounds great. It is now on my TBR list. Great if I could win it.

  64. I would love to win a copy. I love mysteries about crochet. Time to re-read your books!!

  65. Love this series!

  66. Looks like I found a great new series to read!!

  67. I would love to win and read this

  68. Great cover

  69. Always looking forward to a good book and this author satisfies 100%! Looking forward to another good read!!

  70. I would love to read this book—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

  71. I would love to win!

  72. contest is closed.