Hanging by a Thread (Needlecraft Mystery Series #6)

Hanging by a Thread (Needlecraft Mystery Series #6)

by Monica Ferris

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Hanging by a Thread (Needlecraft Mystery Series #6) by Monica Ferris

“Monica Ferris has a talent for vivid detail,” raves the Old Book Barn Gazette. And her heroine, needlecraft shop owner Betsy Devonshire, is “a great character” says Midwest Book Review. Now it’s up to Betsy to unravel a five-year-old murder case that refuses to die…

 

Betsy is still new enough to Excelsior, Minnesota, to not know a scandal when she causes one. So, when she hires Foster Johns to fix her roof, the resulting uproar has her needled. The whole town has pinned a five-year-old unsolved double murder on him. Betsy believes Johns when he says he isn’t guilty. But she’ll have to use every stitch of her sleuthing skills to tie up all the loose ends that will prove his innocence once and for all.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425187142
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/2003
Series: Needlecraft Mystery Series , #6
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 503,657
Product dimensions: 4.22(w) x 6.65(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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

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Hanging by a Thread (Needlecraft Mystery Series #6) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good deductions in plot. Very enjoyable fiction
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nkell More than 1 year ago
Surprising and somewhat a stretch of the imagination, but always capitaving to the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A cold case for Betsy to solve. Anyone who enjoys mysteries would like this book. Attention to details solves the case.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although this reader realized halfway through how the 2nd vic died and where the lost gun must have gone (no, she is not going to betray which later Sherlock Holmes story gave away the killer's trick), Ferris's latest is a joy, as usual. (Can't wait until December '03 for her next Betsy Devonshire title.) The only disappointments are the comparative neglect of Sophie the store cat and the fact that Godwin is still enduring John instead of finding someone who can appreciate him.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Betsy Devonshire owns Crewel Jewel, a needlework craft shop located in Excelsior, Minnesota, that is doing quite well. Thanks to the old Minnesota winters, Betsy needs extensive roof work done and she hires general contractor Foster Johns to perform the roofing. All her friends, workers, and customers are appalled and concerned because everyone believes Foster murdered his mistress Angela and her husband Paul. After the roofing job is completed to Betsy¿s satisfaction, Foster asks her to find the evidence that will clear his name. He swears he killed neither of them and Betsy intuitively believes him. During her questioning she learns that Paul was an abusive husband and Angela was a battered wife who had an affair with Foster. She also learns that Paul¿s airtight alibi doesn¿t hold up which means that he could have killed his wife. Now she has to prove it as well as find the weapon that killed both victims in the hopes that clues will lead to answers. This is the sixth installment in the popular cozy series and it is every bit as good, if not better, than the first five novels. The heroine has shown tremendous growth as a character and the support cast makes the story line both colorful and humorous. There is no way anyone will guess how the victims died but once presented to the audience it becomes understandable and believable. Instead of knitting on a Minnesota wintry night, this a perfect work to read. Harriet Klausner