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Author: Monica Ferris Narrator: Betsy Bronson Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Needlecraft Mysteries Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781629234144
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A crafty new mystery from USA Today bestselling author Monica Ferris.

Betsy Devonshire, owner of the Crewel World needlework shop, knows how to untangle even the most knotty of mysteries. But a soggy murder case might have Betsy in over her head.

Even though running Crewel World keeps Betsy plenty busy, a little extra cash on the side doesn’t hurt. So when the local senior complex, Watered Silk, asks her to teach a class on the tricky punch needle technique, Betsy jumps at the opportunity to win over some new customers.

Unfortunately, the business that Betsy drums up is not of the needlework variety. A young woman is found floating in Watered Silk’s therapy pool, and Betsy’s sleuthing skills are immediately called upon to figure out who drowned her. But the list of suspects is more twisted than any Betsy has encountered before. The young woman had three lovers—each with a motive for the murder.

It’s up to Betsy to sort out the snarl of romantic entanglements and find a killer, or the wrong man is bound to get pinned for a crime he didn’t commit …

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A comfortable fit for mystery readers who want to spend an enjoyable time with interesting characters.”

    St. Paul Pioneer Press

  • “Ferris’ fans will be charmed.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Ferris’ characterizations are top-notch, and the action moves along at a crisp pace.”


  • “Monica Ferris is a talented writer who knows how to keep the attention of her fans.”

    Midwest Book Review

  • “A first rate mystery supported by a wonderful heroine and vibrant supporting cast.”

    The Romance Readers Connection

  • “A true accomplishment. The story flows seamlessly and makes for gripping reading.”

    Mystery Scene

  • “Filled with great small-town characters…A great time…Fans of Jessica Fletcher will devour this.”


  • “Good stories, top-notch characters, and solid and seemingly effortless writing.”

    Cozy Library

  • “You need not be a needlecrafter to enjoy this…Delightful.”

    Mystery Times

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About the Author

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

About the Narrator

Betsy Bronson, a versatile singer and character actress, has appeared onstage in regional theater and opera, and in concert with several symphony orchestras. She has toured nationally and internationally with Michigan Opera Theatre, and with renowned children’s theater company, The Prince Street Players. She has worked in film and television, and frequently sits in on vocals with some of northwest Ohio’s finest jazz musicians.