Buttons and Bones (Needlecraft Mystery Series #14)

Buttons and Bones (Needlecraft Mystery Series #14)

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by Monica Ferris
     
 

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A new Needlecraft mystery from the USA Today bestselling author of Blackwork.

Owner of the Crewel World needlework shop and part-time sleuth Betsy Devonshire heads for the Minnesota north woods to renovate an old cabin. But beneath the awful linoleum is something even uglier- the skeleton of a Nazi. Betsy's investigation yields the site

Overview

A new Needlecraft mystery from the USA Today bestselling author of Blackwork.

Owner of the Crewel World needlework shop and part-time sleuth Betsy Devonshire heads for the Minnesota north woods to renovate an old cabin. But beneath the awful linoleum is something even uglier- the skeleton of a Nazi. Betsy's investigation yields the site of a former German POW camp, a mysterious crocheted rug, and an intricately designed pattern of clues to a decades-old crime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101475102
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/07/2010
Series:
Needlecraft Mystery Series , #14
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
151,529
File size:
381 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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

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Buttons and Bones (Needlecraft Mystery Series #14) 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
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
Patricia Mims More than 1 year ago
Another fun story at the needlework shop. Quick read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Michelle1948 More than 1 year ago
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!
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Claudia Duff More than 1 year ago
This was the worst book ever. It was like someone else wrote the book and not Monica Ferris.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!