A Murderous Yarn (Needlecraft Mystery Series #5)

A Murderous Yarn (Needlecraft Mystery Series #5)

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by Monica Ferris
     
 

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The art of needlecraft requires patience, discipline, and creativity. So, too, does the art of detection. Just ask Betsy Devonshire—who’s learning that life in a small-town needlecraft shop can reveal an unexpected knack for knitting…and a hidden talent for unraveling crime.

A Murderous Yarn

Heavens to Betsy Devonshire! She never

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The art of needlecraft requires patience, discipline, and creativity. So, too, does the art of detection. Just ask Betsy Devonshire—who’s learning that life in a small-town needlecraft shop can reveal an unexpected knack for knitting…and a hidden talent for unraveling crime.

A Murderous Yarn

Heavens to Betsy Devonshire! She never intended to get so caught up in this year’s antique car race. But as sponsor of one of the entrants, she can’t help but keep a close eye on the outcome—and it’s not pretty. One of the drivers never makes it to the finish line. His car is found exploded in flames. Now Betsy and her crafty friends must determine if it was an accident or the work of a jealous competitor. The answer may be in a piece of needlework, but pinning down a suspect won’t be easy…

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“Fans of Jessica Fletcher will devour this book.” —Rendezvous

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425184035
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/05/2002
Series:
Needlecraft Mystery Series, #5
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
548,416
Product dimensions:
4.24(w) x 6.78(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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“Fans of Jessica Fletcher will devour this book.” —Rendezvous

Meet the Author

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

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Murderous Yarn (Needlecraft Mystery Series #5) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read each book of this series and enjoyed them all, but I did tend to enjoy this one the most.
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nkell More than 1 year ago
Moved away from the needlework a little but the venue and plot was very interesting.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Betsy Devonshire moved away from California after her divorce seeking solace with her sister who owned a needlepoint shop in Excelsior, Minnesota. When her sister was murdered, Betsy discovered the identity of the perpetrator. She stayed on in Excelsior, owning and operating the Crewel World shop established by her deceased sibling. Betsy has made a place for herself in the community while solving several other homicides.

Lars, a local police officer, buys a Stanley Steamer antique automobile, which Betsy agrees to sponsor in the Antique for Run from New London to New Brighton. In an exhibition run that stops at Excelsior, Betsy becomes friendly with Charlotte Harrison. When Charlee¿s husband Bill is found murdered along the road, she asks Betsy to find the killer. Considering that Betsy never said a word to Bill, she manages to acquit herself quite nicely.

A MURDEROUS YARN is a delightful cozy that entertains as well as educates the audience. The heroine is a believable character whose investigations seem totally in character and very authentic though why the widow chooses an amateur sleuth rather than a pro to investigate always lingers in the back of the reader¿s mind. Monica Ferris is a talented writer who knows how to keep the attention of her fans throughout her latest novel. There is a secondary character that readers will want starring as a delightful private detective in his own series.

Harriet Klausner

Guest More than 1 year ago
I would like to correct Harriet's information, it is Charlotte Birmingham, not Harrison.