Embroidered Truths (Needlecraft Mystery Series #9)

Embroidered Truths (Needlecraft Mystery Series #9)

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by Monica Ferris
     
 

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Full-time needlework shop owner and part-time sleuth Betsy Devonshire has already sewn up her share of crafty conundrums in the USA Today bestselling Needlecraft Mystery series. Now, Betsy takes on her most difficult, dangerous, and deeply personal case yet...

After her friend Godwin has a nasty quarrel with his significant other, John, Betsy Devonshire finds… See more details below

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Full-time needlework shop owner and part-time sleuth Betsy Devonshire has already sewn up her share of crafty conundrums in the USA Today bestselling Needlecraft Mystery series. Now, Betsy takes on her most difficult, dangerous, and deeply personal case yet...

After her friend Godwin has a nasty quarrel with his significant other, John, Betsy Devonshire finds herself with a roommate. But heartbreak turns to grief when Betsy and Godwin discover John dead in his home, and Godwin is arrested for the murder. Betsy sets out to prove him innocent, and finds that John had some dishonest dealings that made him a lot of money—and a lot of enemies. Now Betsy has to untangle a cat’s cradle of lies if she’s going to save Godwin…before the murderer decides to cut off all the loose ends for good.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In Monica Ferris's Embroidered Truths: A Needlecraft Mystery, the ninth entry in this winning cozy series (after 2004's Crewel Yule), needlework shop owner Betsy Devonshire comes to the rescue of her friend and employee, Godwin, when Godwin is accused of killing his obnoxious and controlling lover, John. As always, Ferris sprinkles a generous helping of knitting and cross-stitch tips throughout. Agent, Nancy Yost. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Spring in Minnesota is good for Betsy Devonshire, owner of needlecraft shop Crewel World (Crewel Yule, 2004, etc.), until her manager and friend is accused of murder. Godwin Du Lac's been staying with Betsy since his lover, attorney John Nye, unexpectedly threw him out upon their return from a Mexico City vacation. When Goddy and Betsy find Nye's body, some valuables are missing. But the police arrest Goddy when they discover two wills. The unsigned second will cuts Goddy out of a substantial sum. Yes, Goddy was out of the house that night, but Betsy, who has a knack for sleuthing, knows he's incapable of murder, and she's happy when many of their customers pitch in to keep things going so that she can help prove his innocence. Betsy hires a topnotch lawyer and gets unexpected help when Susan Lavery, a customer who works for John's firm, offers to root around for possible lawyerly suspects. Meanwhile, John's brother has found that John had a false identity set up and an awful lot of money that couldn't have come from his day job. Susan narrowly escapes with her life when she's attacked and dumped in a car trunk. But it's Betsy who puts together the clues to the killer's identity. A lighthearted tale with no real sense of danger, unless you prick yourself working the included needlework pattern.
From the Publisher
“[A] winning cozy series…As always, Ferris sprinkles a generous helping of knitting and cross-stitch tips throughout.”—Publishers Weekly

“Fast-paced with several cross stitch twists that will please amateur sleuth fans…a fine who-done-it.”—Midwest Book Review

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440624155
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/06/2006
Series:
Needlecraft Mystery Series , #9
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
103,292
File size:
0 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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