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Crewel Yule

Narrated by: Melissa Hughes
Series: Needlecraft Mysteries, Book 8
Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (147 ratings)

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Snow is not the only thing falling this December - spirits are, too. That's because this year's needlework convention in Nashville is tragically interrupted when Milwaukee shop owner Belle Hammermill tumbles nine stories to her untimely death. At first, Betsy Devonshire thinks the fall was just an unfortunate accident. The trouble is, Belle's unsavory reputation causes suspicions to flare. She has plenty of enemies with more than enough motive. Leave it to Betsy and the other knitting hands to unravel the clues that will put the killer to rest for a long winter's night.
©2004 Mary Monica Kuhfeld (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks America

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  • Dale
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 11-28-10

Light, fun, and easy mystery series

Another 4 stars. This is a light and quick read. The characters lovable and realistic. If you are looking for a series with a likeable, honest, straightforward main character with friends & co-workers that are relatable and a peek into small town life with a who-done-it as the mechanism for spending time with them, this is for you.

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Great Narrator

Would you listen to Crewel Yule again? Why?

It was a cute story but I rarely listen to a book a second time.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The hotel manager whose name I forgot. She was a whoot.

Have you listened to any of Melissa Hughes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Melissa Hughes performance was excellent. Here reading was so much better than Susan Boyce whose reading is very robotic and grating.

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  • betty
  • west sunbury, PA, United States
  • 04-12-12

Another Great!!!

Without sounding like a broken record, I will just say ditto the preceding books. I have purchased all the books available on audio, and am working my way through. I have enjoyed each and every one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Easy Listening

Love this series. Can't wait until there are more of this series on audible. It is fun and I like the plots and the mystery of whodunit.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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You'll get hooked on this series

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!

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Well-drawn characters make this cozy absorbing

I found both victim and suspects so well described, that their motivations completely captured me. I think I wanted to murder the victim too, or at least I completely understood why somebody might. I enjoy Jill, the Minnesotan Sergeant, just as much as Betsy, the owner of Crewel World and the central character.
Getting a peek into a wholesale needlework market was intriguing, and I marvelled at how clearly drawn the whole setting was.
At first I thought I would have trouble with the change in narrators, but Ms Hughes did a fine job. Maybe not quite the Minnesota cadence that Susan Boyce achieves, especially for Jill. Very good on the Southerners though. All in all an excellent listen well worth your money!

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The narrator was changed after 7 books. I feel like the characters are all new and not the ones I had come to know.

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Not as good as others

Narrator was not up to par. Struggled to finish but love the series so I endured it with much difficulty.

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  • Donna
  • Toney, AL, United States
  • 03-06-14

love the setting

enjoyed the setting of the book Nashville, I could put myself there. good story that moved along.