Hooked on Murder (Crochet Mysteries #1)

Hooked on Murder - Betty Hechtman

This is actually my second time reading this book, and I remember enjoying it much more the first time I read it.  For me, the book was pretty boring and not well written, especially with overly repeated use of one action like eye rolling.  I felt that there were a lot of parts that just seemed pointless which wound up slowing down the mystery.  Then there were Molly's other actions, which wound up putting her in considerable danger, and yet it was perfectly acceptable for her to do so in the name of solving the mystery!  I thought it was mostly just stupidity on her part.  I got pretty annoyed at the knitter bashing too, especially seeing as how most crafting is falling by the wayside.  I did enjoy the parts that dealt with learning the craft, though!  The romance angle was very downplayed, and felt forced, and I couldn't really see what Molly saw in the detective.  All in all, a bit of a disappointment, but I'll read the second book before passing judgement on the series.