Even though running Crewel World keeps Betsy plenty busy, a little extra cash on the side doesn’t hurt. So when the local senior complex, Watered Silk, asks her to teach a class on the tricky punch needle technique, Betsy jumps at the opportunity to win over some new customers.
Unfortunately, the business that Betsy drums up is not of the needlework variety. A young woman is found floating in Watered Silk’s therapy pool, and Betsy’s sleuthing skills are immediately called upon to figure out who drowned her. But the list of suspects is more twisted than any Betsy has encountered before. The young woman had three lovers—each with a motive for the murder.
It’s up to Betsy to sort out the snarl of romantic entanglements and find a killer, or the wrong man is bound to get pinned for a crime he didn’t commit…
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Praise for Monica Ferris’s Needlecraft Mysteries
“A comfortable fit for mystery readers who want to spend an enjoyable time with interesting characters.”—St. Paul Pioneer Press
“Fans will enjoy the needlework lore, the included pattern, and the ongoing adventures.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Ferris’s fans will be charmed.”—Publishers Weekly
“Ferris’s characterizations are top-notch, and the action moves along at a crisp pace.”—Booklist
“A first rate mystery supported by a wonderful heroine and vibrant supporting cast.”—The Romance Readers Connection
“Monica Ferris is a talented writer who knows how to keep the attention of her fans.”—Midwest Book Review
“A true accomplishment. The story flows seamlessly and makes for gripping reading.”—Mystery Scene
“Filled with great small-town characters…A great time…Fans of Jessica Fletcher will devour this.”—Rendezvous
“Good stories, top-notch characters, and solid and seemingly effortless writing.”—Cozy Library
“You need not be a needlecrafter to enjoy this…Delightful.”—Mystery Times
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Good, no nonsense read. Finally a woman sleuth who isn't the town busy body & gossip. Betsy has like able personality... Plus an enjoyable setting. Highly recommend.
I enjoyed this totally. Betsy is always a worthwhile read and she switched things up in a good way. Loved it! Thanks for a great read!
This was a very good addition to the series, but all of the books have been a joy to read.
It always amazes me how an author of a long running series can keep each new book fresh. How they are able to find new ways to commit the crimes, and come up with new locations and settings. But in this seventh installment of her Needlecraft Mystery series, author Monica Ferris does just that. THE DROWNING SPOOL was a well written mystery that kept me engaged and guessing. I had no idea who had perpetrated the crime until it was revealed. Ms. Ferris has a knack for creating “visual” stories. This book was filled with vivid descriptions making me feel as though I was in each situation with the story’s heroine, Betsy Devonshire. There is a fun Embroidery pattern for needlecraft lovers. But be assured, you do not need to know needle work to enjoy this book.
Istumbled upon Monica Ferris as I was discovering cozy mysteries many years back, and have yet to be dissapointed. This series focuses around Besty Devonshire, owner of Crewel World outside of the Twin Cities in MN, and her friends and employees. And, as I have found, I always learn something about stitchery in these books too. Betsy is asked to help clear one of "The Monday Bunch's " relatives of misconduct at a retirement community. With her expertise in fabric arts, she finds out things no one else can as she gets more and more involved, to both benefit and detriment of her and the relative. Thanks again Monica Ferris for a great story