And Then You Dye (Needlecraft Mystery Series #16)

And Then You Dye (Needlecraft Mystery Series #16)

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by Monica Ferris
     
 

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Betsy Devonshire, full-time owner of the Crewel World needlework shop and part-time sleuth, has hooked more than a few crooks in the USA Today bestselling Needlecraft Mysteries. Now Betsy learns the hard way that a murder is still murder, any way you color it…
 
And Then You Dye
 
Betsy is a natural-born yarnsmith—so

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Betsy Devonshire, full-time owner of the Crewel World needlework shop and part-time sleuth, has hooked more than a few crooks in the USA Today bestselling Needlecraft Mysteries. Now Betsy learns the hard way that a murder is still murder, any way you color it…
 
And Then You Dye
 
Betsy is a natural-born yarnsmith—so it’s only fitting that some of her favorite items to stock come from the dye-works of Hailey Brent. But when Hailey is found dead in her workshop, Betsy discovers that there was a lot about Hailey she would have never guessed. Like her penchant for stealing, her use of dangerous additives to create her so-called all-natural fibers, and a scheming mind that had made her more than one enemy. Now Betsy must wring the truth from a bevy of colorful suspects. Because what she knows just might mean the difference between living—and dyeing…
 
Included free in this edition: a never-before-published Needlecraft Mystery story and a counted cross-stitch pattern

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the bestselling Needlecraft Mysteries
 
“Fans of Jessica Fletcher will devour this.”—Rendezvous
 
“Ms. Ferris has a talent for telling a story with just the right amount of suspense and humor.”—Fresh Fiction

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425255261
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/03/2013
Series:
Needlecraft Mystery Series , #16
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
174,248
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher

Praise for the bestselling Needlecraft Mysteries
 
“Fans of Jessica Fletcher will devour this.”—Rendezvous
 
“Ms. Ferris has a talent for telling a story with just the right amount of suspense and humor.”—Fresh Fiction

Meet the Author

Monica Ferris is the USA Today bestselling author of several mystery series under various pseudonyms. She lives in Minnesota. 

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And Then You Dye 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
R68 More than 1 year ago
I have long been a fan of Monica Ferris and her needlecraft mystery series. Now that I have my NOOK, I can take her everywhere. This is the 16th in her series and I love how she brings in new applications for needlecraft projects. This one focuses on dyeing yarns and, of course, how these natural yarns can be used. Yes, there is mystery and mayhem but I read the books more for the needlecraft tidbits than for the mystery. And living in the area around Minnetonka and Excelsior, MN also gives Ms. Ferris' mysteries a special place on my reading list.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found the Needlecraft series by accident at the library one day, and now am an avid fan and promoter. It's not soly on the writing, but I have learned so much about needlecraft from these books! Betsy Devonshire, Godwin and Monica Ferris are people I would love to have lunch with sometime. I'm "dyeing" to read the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the series by this author and have really enjoyed them. It keeps your interest until the very end when you find out who done it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series and the characters and their relationships and how they work to solve the mysteries. Betsy and Goddy along with Betsy's man friend, Connor, Jill the former policewoman now stay at home Mom, all get into the solving of the Dying of a dyer.
Redcatlady More than 1 year ago
This latest Betsy Devonshire mystery begins, innocently enough, with a very informative evening session at Crewel World, conducted by fifty-something local spinner/dyer Hailey Brent, who is teaching Betsy and her group how to color both protein (animal -- including, strangely enough, silk) and plant fibers with natural vegetable dyes. (By the way, who knew sugar could be used to set a dye color?) When local busybody artiste Irene Potter visits Hailey's home and discovers her dead in her workshop basement, Betsy is cajoled into investigating by plant seller Marge Schultz, who had been ribbed mercilessly by Hailey at the session, and who had crossed swords with Hailey over her habit of pilfering materials for her dyes -- and who fears she may be the prime suspect in the dyer's murder. But she isn't the only one. Hailey not only pilfered plants, she had a habit of worming her way into people's confidences just enough to pilfer gossip and then turn around and inform the gossip victim. Still angry over her own divorce decades ago, Hailey had been encouraging a young woman to divorce her husband. Then there's a local man with the unpredictably angry wife -- could one of those rages have led her to murder? And then there's Hailey's daughter Del, a nurse with blue-green hair. Does she have anything to hide? Throw in Crewel World's first-ever needlework competition and the return of Annie, and you've got an interesting tale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like Monica's books. A friend of mine got me a signed copy of one of her books at a Quilt show and I will treasure it. I like all the characters and can't wait for the next book to come out.