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3.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 5 3.40 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Monica Ferris Narrator: Melissa Hughes Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Needlecraft Mysteries Release Date: June 2005 ISBN: 9781482975963
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After her good friend Godwin has a nasty quarrel with John, his significant other, full-time needlework shop owner and part-time sleuth Betsy Devonshire finds herself with a roommate. Betsy doesn’t mind having company, though Godwin is restless and unhappy over the sudden break-up. 

But sadness turns to grief when Betsy and Godwin discover John dead in his home, and Godwin is arrested for the murder. Betsy knows her friend couldn’t be the killer, and sets out to prove it. What she learns is that John had a cat’s cradle of secret dealings that had made him a bundle of money, and a lot of enemies. Now, Betsy has to untangle a web of lies if she’s going to save Godwin—and find the murderer.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Monica Ferris’ popular Needlecraft mystery series has established a delightful pattern of crafty mysteries that satisfy both stitchery fans and mystery readers.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Melissa Hughes’ performance is entertaining as she brings each of the characters to life. Her straight-faced delivery of the needlework puns adds a light touch of humor.

    AudioFile

  • “Spring in Minnesota is good for Betsy Devonshire, owner of needlecraft shop Crewel World until her manager and friend is accused of murder…A lighthearted tale.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane(Janelba) | 1/27/2014

    " This was a really good book with a great plot and loved getting to see the changes in Godwin. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julaine | 1/6/2014

    " Solid, quick mystery read, but nothing special. I admit though I do enjoy the references to knitting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimmie | 1/1/2014

    " Godwin is one of favorite characters of all time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ali | 12/24/2013

    " Another light, slightly fluffy read - perfect for a cold miserable weekend. In this one Betsy's shop manager Godwin is in a lot of trouble, as he is arrested for Murder. Thankfully Betsy comes to his aid, and begins her own investigation into the murder. Godwin is my favourite character in this series so it was great having him so much in middle of the story. There were a few places where I though Goddy's reactions to things were unrealistic, especially bearing in mind his boyfriend has just died. If I was being horribly picky I would have to say the characters have little depth to them in general, but this is a light cosy read, and not meant to be anything else. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessi | 12/5/2013

    " This is a story that is referred to in later Crewel World mysteries. Godwin and his boyfriend John have broken up. Actually, John threw Godwin out of the house. But, then John turned up dead. And Godwin turns up as the main heir. Can Betsy figure out who actually killed John? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 12/3/2013

    " I liked this one too...same characters with the same warmth and easy going writing as in the first 8 :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 10/16/2013

    " Very good entry in this long-running series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/6/2013

    " One of the better books in the series so far, actually. I was never entirely certain who the villain was until the end, so she did a much better job of extended the mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki Cline | 9/24/2013

    " This time Betsy has to help someone very close to her. Godwin has been accused of killing his long-time lover, John. Of course, he didn't do it, but Betsy has to dig into what's going on at John's law practice to find the truth. Personally, I'm not sorry John's gone - never liked him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luna | 9/11/2013

    " A good read as always. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betsy | 8/31/2013

    " I like the Betsy Devonshire series because it is a quick mystery that is enjoyable to read. Nothing spectacular but fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Mancini | 7/26/2013

    " I am happy to see that intensity I experienced on the last book continues........ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 7/4/2013

    " Fast, easy read. If you love needlecrafts you'll enjoy this mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 6/11/2013

    " It was a good book. There were some lose ends that needed tying together. The mystery was not explained too well at the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Norma | 3/30/2013

    " The book was enjoyable to a point, but a little too light reading for my taste. While I enjoyed the stitching references, as I do cross stitch when I am not reading, I found them irrelevant to the story.I would not read another from this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 1/20/2013

    " not bad. I'd probably give it 3.5. I liked the characters, but wasn't totally into the actually mystery itself. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Daisyaday | 8/20/2012

    " An ok story; The characters are actually good, but I don't understand why the author continues to call a crochet hook a "needle." Shouldn't the owner/operator of a needlework shop know the difference? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joann | 5/13/2012

    " I don't do needlework so was lost for part of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leigh | 7/29/2011

    " Embroidered Truths (Needlecraft Mystery) by Monica Ferris (2006) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dale | 3/6/2011

    " Mnt pb Godwin quarrels with John and stays with Betsy then John is found dead-- strong story for her "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy Gerbode | 12/24/2010

    " Another interesting, easy read from Monica Ferris. Typical murder mystery, except this time it's one of the main characters being accused. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandie | 12/7/2010

    " Another quick easy read from Monica Ferris. Trying to figure out who done it, while reading about knitting and cross stitch and all the other things I love? Well, really, could I have been more happy? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 10/2/2010

    " This time Betsy has to help someone very close to her. Godwin has been accused of killing his long-time lover, John. Of course, he didn't do it, but Betsy has to dig into what's going on at John's law practice to find the truth. Personally, I'm not sorry John's gone - never liked him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aimee | 9/22/2010

    " I listened to the audio version of this while doing hand work. It really helped me to get more reading and hand work done at the same time. I'm going to do more of this. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joann | 5/4/2010

    " I don't do needlework so was lost for part of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/1/2010

    " One of the better books in the series so far, actually. I was never entirely certain who the villain was until the end, so she did a much better job of extended the mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leigh | 1/17/2010

    " Embroidered Truths (Needlecraft Mystery) by Monica Ferris (2006) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/15/2009

    " May be the worst book I've ever read? I'll finish before making a final judgment.

    ...

    Definitely the worst book I've ever read. Can you give negative stars? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dale | 10/6/2009

    " Mnt pb Godwin quarrels with John and stays with Betsy then John is found dead-- strong story for her "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betsy | 4/30/2009

    " I like the Betsy Devonshire series because it is a quick mystery that is enjoyable to read. Nothing spectacular but fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Norma | 4/21/2009

    " The book was enjoyable to a point, but a little too light reading for my taste. While I enjoyed the stitching references, as I do cross stitch when I am not reading, I found them irrelevant to the story.I would not read another from this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane(Janelba) | 2/21/2009

    " This was a really good book with a great plot and loved getting to see the changes in Godwin. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/25/2009

    " The 9th book in the Needlecraft Mystery series.

    I liked that this one involved Goddy - but I thought the story could have been stronger. I wavered between a 2 star and 3 star on this - but given the enjoyment of the series as a whole I give it a three star. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 1/12/2009

    " Finished: January 11, 2009.

    I really enjoy Monica Ferris's characters and her developement of them. This was a good book in my opion. There are plenty of twists and turns in it.

    Book #1 for the 52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 12/9/2008

    " I liked this one too...same characters with the same warmth and easy going writing as in the first 8 :-) "

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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

Melissa Hughes’ career began in radio, where she was a staff announcer, DJ, and voice-over artist. Working in England for many years, she starred in the BBC Radio drama Trouble Brewing, appeared in numerous plays, and created the screams for the character of Lois Lane, as well as other voices in the film Superman.