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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (493 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Monica Ferris Narrator: Connie Crawford Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Needlecraft Mysteries Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9781482978278
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As owner of the Crewel World needlework shop and part-time sleuth, Betsy Devonshire has become skilled at weaving suspicious threads together. Just back from a trip to Thailand, Doris Valentine is eager to show her stitching friends her souvenirs, which includes dazzling Thai silk. She also has a small stone Buddha that she agreed to deliver to an antique store in St. Paul. It’s wrapped in a dirty rag, which she throws away. When she meets the dealer, he is surprised that she unwrapped it, though relieved the statue’s delicate hands aren’t damaged. The next night, Doris’s apartment is broken into, and the things she bought in Thailand are taken. The antique shop owner is found murdered and his shop ransacked. The Buddha is gone. Then someone confronts Doris with a gun, demanding the “Thai silk.” Meanwhile, Betsy starts to wonder about the dingy wrapper she retrieved from the trash.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Among the many souvenirs Betsy’s friend Doris Valentine brings home from a Thailand vacation is a stone Buddha to be delivered to a St. Paul antiques dealer. When Doris discards the dirty cloth the Buddha was wrapped in, Betsy rescues the cloth, which turns out to be valuable silk more than 2,000 years old…After someone ransacks Doris’s apartment and murders the antiques dealer, Sgt. Mike Malloy of the Excelsior police and civilian detective Betsy find themselves involved in a case more complicated than any needlework pattern she’s ever attempted.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Betsy Devonshire and the other Monday Bunch regulars eagerly welcome back Doris Valentine from a trip to Thailand…Doris also shows them a small stone Buddha that she has agreed to deliver to an antiques store in St. Paul. Then the store owner is murdered, [and] the statue stolen…Excelsior police officer Mike Malloy and Betsy are soon trying to unravel the clues…This mixture of believable action, cozy scenes, and commentary on the problem of priceless artifact theft makes this one of the strongest entries in the series.”

    Booklist

  • “A wonderful cerebral whodunit.”

    Midwest Book Review

  • “Needlecrafters and fans of Maggie Sefton’s knitting mysteries will snap this up.”

    Library Journal

  • “[A] mixture of believable action, cozy scenes, and commentary.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbra | 2/17/2014

    " Great read with small-town characters, and you don't need to be a needlecrafter to enjoy the story. An interesting take on smuggling art objects into the country. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lavanche Rhodes | 2/11/2014

    " Really enjoyed this new series. Looking forward to the next one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diana Bringardner | 1/19/2014

    " Always enjoyed the Needlecraft Mysteries even though I do no needlecraft myself. The setting and characters were interesting and fun. This one seemed to have a LOT of needlecraft and not so much plot although what storyline there was I enjoyed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/17/2014

    " Monica Ferris' books are always a treat....a cozy mystery with a twist. Interesting to learn about ancient silk embroidery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Briansmom | 1/9/2014

    " This was a very fun read in a series that I love! Not heavy reading, but a very fun mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Faith | 12/27/2013

    " Liked it while I read it and would probably read more of this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 11/28/2013

    " These have really fallen off as far as I'm concerned. They're waaaaaaay too complicated, with far too many pov shifts for the cozy mystery genre. I dunno that I'll be reading anymore of these. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 11/28/2013

    " Doris goes to Thailand for a surgery that her insurance will not cover, but is cheaper in Thailand, including travel. When she comes back she is a changed woman. She brought back silk that she found for sale and silk that is made into threads for cross stitch. She shares with her friends. She also brings back a statue of a very old duplicate Buddha (standing). But it is wrapped in an old silk. She throws it away and Betsy rescues the silk because of the embroidery on it. In trying to find out how to clean it, many things happen. Doris's apartment is broken into. She is threatened by a woman wielding a gun. Someone shoots at her and when Betsy finally figures it out, she goes to Lars home and is attacked. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Artha | 11/23/2013

    " These books just keep getting better and better. Really good plot! Keeps your interest past the last page!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jillybean | 11/14/2013

    " Not my favorite from the series, but I enjoyed it . . . a quick read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlene | 11/12/2013

    " Love these light-hearted mysteries. As a needle worker, I also appreciate the accurateness of the info she includes in the book to provide background of the needlework shop and to round out her characters a bit. "

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

    " Easy reads that I always enjoy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deanna Hansen | 11/3/2013

    " My first Monica Ferris novel. Different with the backdrop of the needlecraft terms and setting. Quirky ending but suited the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne | 8/4/2013

    " I enjoyed this story. Interesting information about silk. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 7/30/2013

    " Excellent. All kind of people involved. Had an idea of who was the main killer but then it really became complicated again and had me guessing "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally Cook | 7/30/2013

    " Always enjoy Betsy and her cast of characters, especially Godwin. I do think the quality of this series has fallen off over time, but I'll keep coming back for more. Love the needlework theme. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn Gearheard | 4/3/2013

    " I am addicted to the Minnesota characters in this mystery series set in a needlework shop. Some of the books are better than others but I enjoy them all "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindig | 5/21/2012

    " As usual in this series, there's lots of good information. My only quibble with this one is that the villain and his reasons were a little obvious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 1/30/2012

    " This was a bit of a stretch but still fascinating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 12/24/2011

    " I enjoy doing all sorts of needlecraft so I was very happy when my hubby brought this home from the library, I enjoyed it so much I read it in one day. It was a suspenseful cozy mystery, I highly recommend it and I want to read the whole series now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 P.J. Coldren | 6/28/2011

    " Ferris just keeps turning out quality cozy mysteries; this is no exception. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 1/12/2011

    " Very enjoyable series! One of the best yet. "

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

    " This one has more menace than here other books. Doris, Betsy's tenant, has her apartment burgled and is nearly killed twice after she comes home from Thailand. Very interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 6/9/2010

    " I am addicted to the Minnesota characters in this mystery series set in a needlework shop. Some of the books are better than others but I enjoy them all "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deanna | 4/20/2010

    " My first Monica Ferris novel. Different with the backdrop of the needlecraft terms and setting. Quirky ending but suited the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 3/29/2010

    " Monica Ferris' books are always a treat....a cozy mystery with a twist. Interesting to learn about ancient silk embroidery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Briansmom | 1/30/2010

    " This was a very fun read in a series that I love! Not heavy reading, but a very fun mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 1/22/2010

    " Easy reads that I always enjoy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diana | 1/18/2010

    " Always enjoyed the Needlecraft Mysteries even though I do no needlecraft myself. The setting and characters were interesting and fun. This one seemed to have a LOT of needlecraft and not so much plot although what storyline there was I enjoyed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lavanche | 1/12/2010

    " Really enjoyed this new series. Looking forward to the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 12/28/2009

    " Too many elements of this book were off to make it a good entry in this series. The plot was weak, the ending was rushed, and the character, Doris Valentine, was unconvincing as a woman in her early 50s. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 12/15/2009

    " I enjoy doing all sorts of needlecraft so I was very happy when my hubby brought this home from the library, I enjoyed it so much I read it in one day. It was a suspenseful cozy mystery, I highly recommend it and I want to read the whole series now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Artha | 12/9/2009

    " These books just keep getting better and better. Really good plot! Keeps your interest past the last page!! "

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