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Darned if You Do

A Needlecraft Mystery
Narrated by: Susan Boyce
Series: Needlecraft Mysteries, Book 18
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (125 ratings)

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After a tree falls on Tom Riordan's house, landing him in the hospital, the police discover a mountain of junk piled high in his home. Locals in Excelsior, Minnesota - including Betsy and her Crewel World Monday Bunch - offer to help with the cleanup while Tom recuperates. But when Tom is found murdered in his hospital bed, the sole heir to his property - his cousin, Valentina - becomes the number-one suspect. Betsy believes there's more to the case than meets the eye, but finding clues to the killer's identity in the clutter Tom left behind will be like looking for a needle in a haystack....

©2014 Mary Monica Pulver Kuhfeld (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Loved it!

This was one of the best in the series! I so hope that there are more to come, BUT only narrated by Susan Boyce. I had to return the last three because narrator was awful! Story plot and characters are wonderful! Love Betsy and Godwin!!!

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  • Beatrice
  • Houston, TX, United States
  • 03-07-15

Very Enjoyable

I have read and enjoyed all of the books in this series. The last one was a bit lacking but this one made up for it. This latest installment had plenty of twists and turns, keeping me guessing. The characters were all interesting and enjoyable. As always Betsy and the gang were prominently featured and helped made the story more enjoyable.

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good and fun to stitch to.

one of her better stories with accurate information on coins. lots of twists and turns

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welcome back Susan Boyce

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Susan reading is so much better for the character

Who was your favorite character and why?

Tom take I liked his resourceful ways, even if he did steal a lot.

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

Better then most.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both laugh and cried.

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for the next one.

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  • Carol
  • Dickinson, TX, United States
  • 04-06-17

Double take

This IMHO was one of the better books in the series. Looking forward to more!

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  • ADC
  • USA
  • 05-07-15

Not the best in series!

Not one of series Best but still entertaining - It is always great to visit the warm storytelling of Crewel World!

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Another fun mystery!

I love these books. I'm always surprised by the killer's identity. Also, as a stitcher myself, I love hearing the different stitching terms used across the country. Glad author is continuing to write in this series.

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fascinating plot

lots of twists and turns in this one, but good fare as usual from this author.

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Fun Story Yet,

I so enjoy Monica Ferris mysteries! They are fun, 'clean,' and intriguing. However, I didn't feel this story had the depth and intrigue most of her stories have.
Fun concept!
I will continue to read Monica's books! I SO enjoy her stories!

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Disappointing.

Would you try another book from Monica Ferris and/or Susan Boyce?

Yes. I've listened to every one of these mysteries.

What was most disappointing about Monica Ferris’s story?

It didn't hold up to the rest of the series. The favorite characters -- Jill, Goddy, Shelly, the crazy artist -- were missing. And Betsy seemed like she needed a Prozac.

What three words best describe Susan Boyce’s performance?

Consistent, easy to follow.

Could you see Darned if You Do being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No comment.

Any additional comments?

Hopefully the future books will go back to the Betsy we know and love.

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  • Claire Kendall-Price
  • 08-12-17

Another Excellent Mystery from Excelsior

Not much Betsy at start, but once she gets sleuthing its another jolly good romp.