By Betty Hechtman
Molly purple and her crochet team, the Tarzana Hookers, are delighted whilst one in all their very own will get a shot on the spotlight—but Molly quickly learns that lifestyles within the leisure biz will be deadly...
The crochet group's casual chief, actress CeeCee Collins, has a film out, and she's scheduled to seem on a well-known speak convey. Molly and the ladies are excited to tag alongside, but if one of many Hookers is ejected from the viewers for her excited habit, she manages to tug Molly together with her.
It's no enjoyable being caught within the ready room, yet issues relatively get to the bottom of whilst a manufacturer beverages a cup of espresso with poisoned sweetener. To make issues worse, CeeCee's niece Nell—a construction assistant at the convey, is the one that served up the spiked drink. Molly and the Hookers needs to put aside their crochet initiatives to transparent Nell's identify and locate the killer—before another individual turns into the following Hollywood headline...
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