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I am so excited about SILENCE OF THE LAMB'S WOOL. It is the second book in the Yarn Retreat Series. This time Casey Feldstein is up to her elbows in wool as she puts on her second retreat and calls it Sheep to Shawl.

I had lots of fun doing research. I saw sheep and gathered wool all over the country. I learned how to prepare wool and spin it. And I tried knitting with handspun yarn. There is a pattern for the shawlette the retreaters make and also directions for one using commercial yarn in case you're not a spinner. Check out the photos on the Yarn Retreat Projects page. There is a recipe for Casey's famous Ebony and Ivory Muffins, too.

Julius the cat is back and busy training Casey in the fine art of cat cohabitation.

Be sure to check out the Blue Schwartz Mystery tab. Blue Schwartz and Nefertiti's Necklace is now called STOLEN TREASURE. It has a new cover and is available as an e-book for a new low price. Everybody says it is a fast, fun read. Though it is technically a kids' mystery, readers of all ages can enjoy it. Blue includes some of her favorite recipes, too!



Latest in the Yarn Retreat Mystery Series!

Dessert chef Casey Feldstein has learned one end of a knitting needle from the other after inheriting her aunt's yarn retreat business, but a murder threatens to unravel her latest event.

Casey's running a new retreat called "From Sheep to Shawl" at a resort on the atmospheric Monterey Peninsula. Participants will learn about sheepshearing, fixing up the fleece, and spinning, and will eventually knit a lovely shawl.

Nicole Welton has been hired to teach the fleece-to-fiber portion of the retreat. She's an expert spinner, and her small shop in Cadbury by the Sea houses a beautiful assortment of spinning wheels and drop spindles. But when the new teacher fails to show up for class and is found lying dead on the boardwalk, it leaves everyone's nerves frayed.

Now Casey has to knit together clues faster than she can count stitches before someone else at the retreat gets dropped . . .

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"Yarn to Go is a cozy mystery
that you won't want to put down.
It combines cooking, knitting
and murder in one great book!
- Fresh Fiction


The Book that started the Yarn Retreat Mystery Series!

Dessert chef Casey Feldstein doesn't know a knitting needle from a crochet hook. But after her aunt dies unexpectedly leaving Casey to run her yarn retreat business, the sweets baker finds herself rising to the occasion - and trying to unravel a murder mystery.

A knitting pattern for Casey's first project and one of Casey's famous muffin recipes are included.



Read more in this excerpt from
Yarn To Go






The latest adventures of
Molly Pink & The Tarzana Hookers

When Molly is invited to a major society wedding, she expects some wedding drama. Though she never anticipated this much trouble. The bride is the daughter of Molly's close friend Mason - who has been planning this wedding for a long time. But at the reception, things go amiss when the wealthy groom ends up dancing with the grim reaper.

Three patterns are included (See Photos):
   • Party Scarf
   • Dr. Wheel's Meditation Washcloth
   • CeeCee's Pet Mat

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"Perfect Reading for the holidays"
- Fresh Fiction
Molly Pink &
The Tarzana Hookers


" I have done a lot of embarrassing things, but this morning I topped even myself... I watched as the detective walked out of the small blue stucco house. Everything about him gave off the vibe of somebody who'd been up all night chasing down evidence. His face featured a day-old beard, his tie was pulled loose from the collar of his pale blue dress shirt, and he gave out a weary sigh as he sauntered down the three steps to the front walk and moved toward the black Crown Victoria parked at the curb. "

Read more in this excerpt from
If Hooks Could Kill






"What fun -- crochet
and mystery!"

-Vanna White
cohost of Wheel of Fortune
and avid crocheter




Molly Pink &
The Tarzana Hookers

In their sixth adventure, Molly Pink and her crochet group, the Tarzana Hookers, are thrilled when one of their own gets a shot at the spotlight. But when a talk show set becomes a crime scene, Molly realizes that life in the entertainment biz can be deadly...

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Behind the Seams










Molly Pink &
The Tarzana Hookers

Molly Pink has so much going on this holiday season, it's hard to find time to crochet as much as a snowflake. The bookstore where she works is adding a yarn department and planning a huge launch party where the mysterious author of a popular series will reveal his or her true identity. But when Molly's neighbor turns up missing, she can't resist adding sleuthing to her to-do list and gets hooked on unraveling another mystery.


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