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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,394 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: June 2011 ISBN: 9781482980677
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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 to figure out this killer’s pattern of crime…

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The mystery is tightly plotted, and needlecrafters will delight in the details.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie P | 2/20/2014

    " It's been a while since I read the first book in Monica Ferris' series, but _Crewel World_ doesn't disappoint, and I can see why so many of us were drawn in to the Minnesota needlework store. Even with the huge leap from supposition to accusation of the primary suspect in the murder of Betsy Devonshire's sister, it was nice to rediscover the characters of Crewel World. Definitely makes me want to break out all my unfinished needlework. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 2/20/2014

    " Love those cozies....nice small town, lots of needlework talk, and a couple of smart, 50 ish sisters. Well, until one is murdered. The other sister keeps working at it until she finds the murderer and then has to convince the police. Really pretty good. And I'm going to read the next ones in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma | 2/17/2014

    " This was a great example of "cozy crime," a very light read and enjoyable to pick up in a few spare minutes and then put back down. I really enjoyed it, but there was not much plot development. I was surprised when I looked back at how little actually happened in the book, considering that it doesn't seem to move slowly when you are reading it. The characters are enjoyable, they're well portrayted and you can see exactly the type of people they are. I also like the needlepoint references, the author clearly did some research towrite this book. Overall, I would recommend it for a bit of light relief. It won't change your world, but if you like mysteries or fibre crafts you'll probably enjoy it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 2/14/2014

    " Enjoyed it a lot, definitely interested in the rest of the series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fanny | 2/1/2014

    " A nice little cozy mystery. The beginning is quite slow but the characters are nice. I want to read the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eli | 1/30/2014

    " There was a snarkiness to Betsy that I enjoyed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Babs | 1/24/2014

    " Very uneven, choppy read. This is a first book, so hopefully it improves from here. I almost gave up, though, because the only character I really liked was the one that was murdered. What does that say for the future, when the one character you like has no possibility of returning? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Smart | 1/18/2014

    " My very first "cosy" mystery. No bad. I liked it because it was set in a stitching shop (my dream world!). The actual "mystery" was a bit weak but a quite nice read. I shall read more of hers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angel | 1/3/2014

    " Nice story. Needlework heavily mentioned. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karen Cameron | 1/3/2014

    " Mystery was easy to solve. The main character is not that interesting I may try the second book in the series to see if I can get into it because I do like the undertone of the needle arts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 12/25/2013

    " This was a fun, quick read that popped up when I was searching for something else...I enjoyed enough that I will go back to the "card catalog" and read more of her books. Fluffy, but not annoyingly so. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 12/11/2013

    " I love the references to cross stitch in this murder mystery {guilty shrug}. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 11/23/2013

    " Fun. Light read. Set in Excelsior, MN, so almost local. It is titled a needlecraft mystery - a good fit for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 10/10/2013

    " Okay, easy fluff, cozy mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elisabeth | 5/10/2013

    " This is an entirely guilty pleasure book. It's about knitting and needlework, has a cute cat and a mystery. What more could I want? This is 'brain on auto-pilot' read, but and I thoroughly enjoyed it and read the next one in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lanadal1 | 2/2/2013

    " This cozy was a very pleasant and enjoyable read. I got to know all of the characters and so I think I will enjoy the second book in the series even more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cleo | 8/25/2012

    " Good Mystery - I liked the characters - understated mystery, not intense - a fun read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynda Mills | 6/8/2012

    " This was a delightful cozy - Sister goes about checking on locals trying to find out who killed her sister. The sister is indeed loved by many and the suspects are numerous. Really a calm read after just finishing a thriller.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/26/2012

    " Anything by Monica Ferris is a good read! I learned a new pattern! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 11/24/2011

    " The first in a series of books - all mysteries, I think - set around the topic of a needlepoint sewing shop in Minnesota. Lots of detail about the area and a fun, light read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carmen Booz | 7/22/2011

    " A bit of fluff, if you are wanting to waste some time ~ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb Sharp | 4/7/2011

    " This is such a wonderful series GreaT BOOK! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dianne | 3/28/2011

    " I loved this book. Great series of Mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 3/25/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. It was a nice, relaxing, easy book to read. It had suspense along with interesting characters. I'm very glad that I have found another series to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 3/25/2011

    " An enjoyable mystery with some very surprising twists! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/27/2011

    " I think it will be a nice series to read. Very enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cleo | 1/1/2011

    " Good Mystery - I liked the characters - understated mystery, not intense - a fun read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/15/2010

    " Anything by Monica Ferris is a good read! I learned a new pattern! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geneve | 10/22/2010

    " This was a fun, quick read. Very clean. It would make more sense to someone who did needlepoint. :) But I really enjoyed it. Looking forward to continue the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kari | 10/7/2010

    " I really liked this first book in the series. Unlike many mysteries I really liked the victim in this book and I was sorry to see her killed. The mystery was good but I did figure out the who and why pretty early. I will be reading more in this series. Enjoy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 5/30/2010

    " My very first "cosy" mystery. No bad. I liked it because it was set in a stitching shop (my dream world!). The actual "mystery" was a bit weak but a quite nice read. I shall read more of hers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victoria | 5/22/2010

    " Relaxing eye candy for the escapist reader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 5/20/2010

    " Fun. Light read. Set in Excelsior, MN, so almost local. It is titled a needlecraft mystery - a good fit for me. "

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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.