The next night, Doris' apartment is broken into, then the antique shop owner is found murdered, his shop ransacked, and the Buddha gone. And Betsy starts to wonder about the dingy wrapper she retrieved from the trash.
©2008 Mary Pulver Kuhfeld; ©2008 BBC Audiobooks America
I would listen to more of these books. Takes you right to the end until you find out whodunit. Can't wait for more of this series to become audible.
This is a typical, Crewel World mystery--ever growing regular characters, not particularly strong one-time only characters (including the killer) and really interesting information on needlework.
Only complaint? Don't like the reader. Not really sure why. It's mainly her voice for Betsy (our hero)--it's flat and low and not very interesting.
The story was typical light mystery, but listening to the reader's lack of inflection and pauses and emphasis on the wrong words was almost painful or at least irritating. I couldn't finish the book because of it.
I don't like the narrator. Just use the original narrator from now on!
Use the original narrator.
Yes, when the author made a sly reference to Southerners regarding racism during the water aerobics pool scene with the guy from Kentucky. Leave this garbage out of your books from now on please! As a Southerner I do not appreciate this!
RETIRED & LOVING IT.
A NICE COZY READ DURING THE LONG WINTER MONTHS, NOT TO MENTION JUST PLAIN FUN.
I've read many of Monica Ferris' mysteries in paperback so I was happy to see there were a few I hadn't read on audible.com. If you like this kind of small town/close community whodunit, you'll love Ms. Ferris' characters, plot action, and clear, move-right-along writing style. I even took up crocheting because of this series of books - it inspired me to try needlework!
oh for a well-crafted cozy mystery. after 30 minutes i was squirming, after 45 i gave up completely on this painfully overwritten and underplotted book...with a gang of five women in a needlework shop, each 'event' is told and retold to the point of wanting a sharp knitting needle at hand to poke the author out of the endless retelling and repeating...good idea, terrible execution. where was the editor????
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