Needlecraft Mysteries
Books in series19
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  • 1
    Crewel World | Monica Ferris

    Crewel World

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Monica Ferris
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    When Betsy Devonshire arrived in Excelsior, Minnesota, all she wanted was to visit her sister Margot and get her life in order. She never dreamed her sister would give her a place to stay and a job at her needlecraft shop. In fact, things had never looked so good - until Margot was murdered. In a town this friendly, it's hard to imagine who could have committed such a horrible act, but Betsy has a few ideas. There's an ex-employee who wants to start her own needlework store. And there's the landlord who wanted Margot out. Now Betsy's putting together a list of motives and suspects....

    Had to abandon it

    This was SO boring for me - and so generally popular with other readers - that I think it was just that I didn't like it. I listened whilst the scene ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 27 December 2012 by harriet (United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Framed in Lace | Monica Ferris

    Framed in Lace

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Monica Ferris
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    When the historic Hopkins ferry was raised from the bottom of the lake, who would have thought they were literally raising the dead! But there it was-a skeleton-right before their eyes. Unfortunately, the evidence is slim and soggy: the boat sank in 1949, the victim on board was a woman, and near the body is a piece of unidentifiable lacelike fabric. Sounds like a job for Betsy Devonshire. Betsy knows there's more to this story than what's on the surface.

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  • 3
    A Stitch in Time: A Needlecraft Mystery | Monica Ferris

    A Stitch in Time: A Needlecraft Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Monica Ferris
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    The cold, blustery Midwest winters don't exactly agree with Betsy Devonshire, but since moving to Excelsior, Minnestoa, she sure has met a lot of warm, friendly people. So she isn't too surprised when the town's most talented needleworkers volunteer to restore a damaged tapestry that was found in the basement of a local church. Betsy even offers to donate materials for the project, thinking that the free publicity will boost sales at her financially troubled needlecraft shop. But soon Betsy is afraid of losing more than her business....

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  • 4
    Unraveled Sleeve | Monica Ferris

    Unraveled Sleeve

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Monica Ferris
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Betsy Devonshire has settled into her new home in Excelsior, Minnesota, as owner of the town's needlecraft shop. So why is she suffering from terrifying nightmares? She hasn't a clue - but thinks maybe it would help to get away for a while. With her friend Jill in tow, she heads north for a "stitch-in" at a remote, rustic lodge. But her nightmares only get worse - especially after she finds a dead woman no one else had seen.

    A Typical Cozy Mystery

    An enjoyable addition to the needlecraft mystery series. A new setting, with our heroine sleuthing on vacation, provides a new raft of characters. S..Show More »

    Reviewed on 14 July 2013 by Alison (Dunfermline, United Kingdom)
  • 5
    A Murderous Yarn: A Needlecraft Mystery | Monica Ferris

    A Murderous Yarn: A Needlecraft Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Monica Ferris
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    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....

    Not up to usual standard

    All about antique cars. So much boring detail. Felt a bit like wading through mud. None of the usual charm.

    Reviewed on 30 January 2015 by Verity ()
  • 6
    Hanging by a Thread: A Needlecraft Mystery, Book 6 | Monica Ferris

    Hanging by a Thread: A Needlecraft Mystery, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Monica Ferris
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    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. Betsey 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.

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  • 7
    Cutwork: A Needlecraft Mystery, Book 7 | Monica Ferris

    Cutwork: A Needlecraft Mystery, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Monica Ferris
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Almost everyone in Excelsior, Minnesota - craftsy and non-craftsy alike - has turned out for the art fair. So when an artisan is murdered there, the list of suspects is practically endless. Betsy Devonshire wants to help out in the police investigation. Her best friend, Officer Jill Cross, confides that they have a lead: A bloody footprint in the woodcarvers' booth matches that of a local youth. But when Betsy can't keep the news to herself, Jill gives Betsy the cold shoulder. Everyone's on pins and needles - and when the family of the kid in question asks Betsy to prove his innocence, she must first regain Jill's trust.

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  • 8
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  • 9
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  • 10
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  • 11
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  • 12
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  • 13
    Blackwork: A Needlecraft Mystery | Monica Ferris

    Blackwork: A Needlecraft Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Monica Ferris
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    There's a witch running loose in the town of Excelsior, Minnesota, and her brew is...beer. Actually, Leona Cunningham, co-owner of The Barleywine, is a practitioner of Wicca, which many mistakenly believe to be sorcery or black magic. Then, after one too many pints, local alcohol aficionado Ryan McMurphy accuses Leona of being a real witch, blaming her for the series of accidents. When Ryan ends up dead, without a mark on his body, Leona is not only the target of a witch hunt but also the prime suspect.

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  • 14
    Buttons and Bones | Monica Ferris

    Buttons and Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Monica Ferris
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Owner of the Crewel World needlework shop and part-time sleuth Betsy Devonshire heads for the Minnesota north woods to renovate an old cabin. But beneath the awful linoleum is something even uglier--the skeleton of a Nazi. Betsy's investigation yields the site of a former German POW camp, a mysterious crocheted rug, and an intricately designed pattern of clues to a decades-old crime.

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  • 15
    Threadbare: A Needlecraft Mystery | Monica Ferris

    Threadbare: A Needlecraft Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Monica Ferris
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    When an elderly homeless woman is found dead on the shore of Lake Minnetonka, she's wearing something that holds the key to her identity but also opens up a mystery. Embroidered on her blouse is her will, in which she bequeaths everything she owns to her niece: Emily Hame, a member of the Monday Bunch at Betsy Devonshire's Crewel World needlework shop! Emily's aunt turns out to be the second homeless woman to be found dead under mysterious circumstances.

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  • 16
    And Then You Dye: A Needlecraft Mystery, Book 16 | Monica Ferris

    And Then You Dye: A Needlecraft Mystery, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Monica Ferris
    • Narrated By Susan Boyce
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    At Crewel World - the needlework shop in Excelsior, Minnesota, run by Betsy Devonshire - an array of beautifully hand-dyed yarns are supplied by Hailey Brent, an avid hand-dyer as well as a customer. But shortly after her most recent delivery of yarn, Hailey is found dead in her home, with a gunshot wound to the head. Betsy can't imagine who might have killed Hailey, but she is determined to find out.

    Very obvious plot

    At one point in the story someone mentions that it doesn't usually take months for the shop owner to solve the mystery. "Months?" I thought. "How can ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 14 June 2014 by Ms Lixie (London, United Kingdom)
  • 17
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  • 18
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  • 19
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