A Murderous Yarn (Needlecraft Mystery Series #5)

A Murderous Yarn (Needlecraft Mystery Series #5)

by Monica Ferris

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ISBN-13: 9780425184035
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/05/2002
Series: Needlecraft Mystery Series , #5
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 202,182
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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

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

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Murderous Yarn (Needlecraft Mystery Series #5) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
sdunford on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I've been reading this series pretty much non-stop for about a month. This is book # 5. I can't tell if I didn't like this one because its getting way to predictable, or if its me -- at any rate its time to take a break
ovistine on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Sorry as I am to say this, this is the second in a row of my knitting mysteries (the other one being a Sefton book) that don't have anything to do with needlecrafts. It gets short shrift in this one, and for me, the immediate drop in interest level was really noticeable. I don't find mysteries very engaging, so what I'm really there for is the yarn porn. When the books don't have it, it's hard to slog through them. This one didn't. While fixing up antique cars isn't a half-bad hobby and all, it ain't needlecrafts.
Minne2 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Cute story but I figured out the killer early on. Love the accurate Minnesota references.
khoov00 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
As I stated in a previous review of this series these are a quick, enjoyable read of a somewhat fluffy type of mystery book. If you take that into account and like any type of needlework you will enhoy this series. As far as this book by the time I read this one I was completely entrenched in Betsy's life and couldn't wait to hear more. I also loved hearing about the antique cars and learned some things I never would have otherwise. I did feel like the plot/mystery in this book were a little bit lacking and it isn't my favorite in the series. However, it was an enjoyable read and I am considering reading the series through again. Sometimes a little fluff is necessary right?
ilembach on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I can't believe I read this book. It was awful. REALLY awful. I figured out the 'mystery' by the 3rd chapter, and managed to finish the book. I hate not finishing a book. Remind me to stay out of the mystery section of the library.I can't believe I read this book. It was awful. REALLY awful. I figured out the 'mystery' by the 3rd chapter, and managed to finish the book. I hate not finishing a book. Remind me to stay out of the mystery section of the library.
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.