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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (631 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Monica Ferris Narrator: Susan Boyce Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Needlecraft Mysteries Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781482982404
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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.  Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fascinating facts about cars as well as tidbits about needlework are smoothly woven into this enjoyable mystery.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Fans of Jessica Fletcher will devour this book.”

    Rendezvous, praise for the series

  • “Ferris's writing is, as always, crisp and clean, what you'd expect from someone who has been writing most of her life.”

    ReviewingtheEvidence.com

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathie | 2/20/2014

    " I finished this one in one day - a quick read with delightful characters and antique cars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 2/16/2014

    " Cute. I figured out the murderer pretty quickly and could have done with a lot less car stuff (just not my thing), but still enjoyed the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 2/14/2014

    " Least favorite so far of the needlecraft mysteries. However, nice seeing more of the relationship between Jill and Lars. Also learned a new needlepoint term Ort. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 2/6/2014

    " Monica Ferris' books tend to be my "disengage brain" books. Ones to read on the treadmill. I downloaded the audio book from the library this time. It was too predictable. Certain suspects suddenly jump on the scene and yet when the murderer and plot were revealed, I had known it for a long time, even though the build up was missing. It was too obvious how it had to develop. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 2/4/2014

    " Another great read from Monica Ferris. I enjoyed this one and am glad that she continues to allow for the characters to grow. With each book Betsy gets better and her friends become more lovable. Another good one that I recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leigh | 2/3/2014

    " A Murderous Yarn (Needlecraft Mysteries) by Monica Ferris (2002) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Havlovic | 1/31/2014

    " I liked the book and its characters "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lori | 1/30/2014

    " I thought I was getting a mystery, turns out I was getting a story about antique cars. The mystery and murder are hidden behind way to many details about cars and a few other minor story lines that seemingly have nothing to do with the plot. The mystery/murder is completely predictable and there are no twits or surprises. Very disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosalie | 1/20/2014

    " Another good summertime read -- I have read a couple of others from this series and enjoyed them all. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angie | 1/7/2014

    " I didn't like this book at all. It was more about antique cars than needlework. I can't think of anything more boring that reading about cars. I figured out the culprit quickly. I don't know if I'm going to continue this series. I liked the first three, but it seems to be going downhill. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nicola | 12/24/2013

    " BORING....the public library did not have this one so I had to online search for it. (Should have been the 1st clue!) This book was so bad I quit reading the series. Never finished the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hilary | 12/9/2013

    " Stanley Steamers and cross stitch -- not a combination I would have predicted. The outcome of the mystery, now THAT I could predict! But for a light read, to relax and not think too hard about, this book fits the ticket. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dale | 12/1/2013

    " Book sale bk Antiqur car event/race great setting plot not her strongest but fun read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 11/11/2013

    " Not a compelling mystery. I had this one figured out almost from the beginning; but I did learn a few things from it. Know what an ort is? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki Cline | 11/8/2013

    " This book had a lot about antique cars, which was interesting, but I missed the talk about needlework and the shop, although there was some. We did get to spend a good bit of time with Lars, Jill's boyfriend, and that was nice. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cece | 10/2/2013

    " Ferris must have a friend or relative involved with antique cars. Lots of background info wrapped around a thin mystery. The two not as connected as some of her books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 8/12/2013

    " Another winner from Monica Ferris, a great cozy mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 7/18/2013

    " Betsy's involved in an antique car race "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 7/7/2013

    " Listened to another one of the Needlecraft series. Discovered that I am not that interested in antique car tours -- the site of this mystery. Could have skipped this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 6/17/2013

    " Very good book! I spent most of the day reading it. It is very quick to start figuring out who done it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 6/7/2013

    " Another quick read with Betsy and her friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 6/6/2013

    " Yet another Needlecraft Mystery from Monica Ferris that was a pleasant read. All these murders make for interesting characterizations. That is the real appeal of the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura Deboer | 3/5/2013

    " This was okay--pleasant to listen to in the car--but too easy to figure out what happened. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dianna | 1/13/2013

    " This was a good book to me. I even enjoyed learning a few things about old cars but it wasn't her best story line. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynne | 11/13/2012

    " I especially enjoyed how the author showed that hobbyists of any stripe get really, really geeky about what they are into. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 10/23/2012

    " Not my favorite in the series, but enjoyable none the less. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate Millin | 9/14/2012

    " Really enjoyed the book and would like to read more by the same author. The cross stitch references were a nice touch. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melissa | 8/9/2012

    " I love this series, but I can't say that I loved this book. For me, it just really focused too much on antique cars and not enough on the shop. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 6/3/2012

    " This isn't the best book of the series but I still liked it. I was able to figure out the murderer pretty early in the story. I am looking forward to the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 5/22/2012

    " A few new characters but another great Crewel World mystery! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kitty | 5/10/2012

    " The murder in this one revolves around an antique car club. Not my thing, so this one did not appeal to me as much as the others. "

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About the Author
Author Monica Ferris

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

About the Narrator

Susan Boyce is an audiobook narrator and an actor who has worked onstage at Trinity Repertory Theater, Worcester Foothills Theater, the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, and every major ragtime and traditional jazz festival in the United States. She has won three AudioFile Earphones Awards.