Buttons and Bones (Needlecraft Mystery Series #14) [NOOK Book]

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Helping friends renovate their summer cabin, Betsy uncovers a human skeleton hidden in the walls. It appears to be the body of a Nazi soldier-perhaps from the WWII POW camp that once operated not far from town. Stitching together the scant evidence, Betsy is determined to solve the murder-no matter how long ago it may have happened.


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Buttons and Bones (Needlecraft Mystery Series #14)

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Overview

Helping friends renovate their summer cabin, Betsy uncovers a human skeleton hidden in the walls. It appears to be the body of a Nazi soldier-perhaps from the WWII POW camp that once operated not far from town. Stitching together the scant evidence, Betsy is determined to solve the murder-no matter how long ago it may have happened.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101475102
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Series: Needlecraft Mystery Series , #14
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 131,158
  • File size: 372 KB

Meet the Author

Monica Ferris
Monica Ferris is the USA Today bestselling author of several mystery series under various pseudonyms.
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  • Posted October 16, 2010

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    terrific amateur sleuth

    In Excelsior, Minnesota Betsy Devonshire, owner of Crewel World needlework shop, was instrumental in getting Lars and his wife Jill a the fixer upper log cabin with six acres of land attached to it. The property is in a state park and part of the property is on the shore. While ripping up a floor and linoleum, they find a trap door that leads to a concealed basement. There they see the bones of a skeleton in the shape of a human are found. Whoever it was did not die a natural death.

    Jill has a need to know who the victim and the killer are. Betsy joins her on the investigation. They soon learn a former WWII German POW camp was nearby and one person successfully escaped never to be seen again. Twentyish Dieter Keitel had a cold crown on his tooth just like the corpse appears to have. To affirm they found Deiter's bones, the daughter of Betsy's friend does reconstructive forensic modeling from six pictures of him. The results stun Betsy and the audience

    There is no blood, or gore just bones in Buttons and Bones yet Monica Ferris once again (see Blackwork) knits together a hypnotic mystery due to the directions the investigations takes her. The murder happened over a half a century ago, but Betsy treats the killing as if it happened yesterday as she takes it as an affront in a believable manner as some of those involved back in WWII still live. This is a terrific 1940s whodunit investigated in the twenty-first century by an amateur sleuth who would have been a great police detective.

    Harriet Klausner

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2011

    Typical Monica Ferris

    Another fun story at the needlework shop. Quick read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 11, 2011

    Pass this one right by....

    I was so very disappointed!

    I have read all in this series and this was by far the very worst to read. It was predictable, slow and boring. I'm sorry to say this because I just loved all that came before in this series.

    The story plot was predictable....I had guessed who was the murderer and who was the dead body in the root cellar even before I was halfway thru the story.

    The conversations between characters was choppy....and the ending was totally unrealistic.

    It's time for this series to end! This was beyond bad!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2012

    Just OK

    The book was OK and took a while to finish because it did not hold this reader's interest at times.

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

    NOT worth the money I paid!

    This was the worst book ever. It was like someone else wrote the book and not Monica Ferris.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2011

    disappointed!!

    This was definately not one of her best. It was slow to get in to and not very interesting when you finally get there. It was literally filled with "baby talk" from her friend Jill's children. This is not why I buy a book. I will wait until her next book comes out in paperback so I don't waste the price of a hard cover!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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