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    • A Needlecraft Mystery
    • By: Monica Ferris
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    When an elderly homeless woman is found dead on the shore of Lake Minnetonka, she's wearing something that holds the key to her identity but also opens up a mystery. Embroidered on her blouse is her will, in which she bequeaths everything she owns to her niece: Emily Hame, a member of the Monday Bunch at Betsy Devonshire's Crewel World needlework shop! Emily's aunt turns out to be the second homeless woman to be found dead under mysterious circumstances.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One of the better entries in the series

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-02-12

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Crewel World

    • By: Monica Ferris
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 373
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 320
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 321

    When Betsy Devonshire arrived in Excelsior, Minnesota, all she wanted was to visit her sister Margot and get her life in order. She never dreamed her sister would give her a place to stay and a job at her needlecraft shop. In fact, things had never looked so good - until Margot was murdered. In a town this friendly, it's hard to imagine who could have committed such a horrible act, but Betsy has a few ideas. There's an ex-employee who wants to start her own needlework store. And there's the landlord who wanted Margot out. Now Betsy's putting together a list of motives and suspects....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • British style mystery set in America

    • By Sara on 01-13-14

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Sins and Needles

    • A Needlecraft Mystery
    • By: Monica Ferris
    • Narrated by: Connie Crawford
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    When adoptee Lucille Jones comes to town researching her roots, Betsy Devonshire notices that she bears a remarkable resemblance to local Jan Henderson. Betsy introduces the look-alikes and they quickly hit it off. But then Jan's wealthy great-aunt is found dead, helped to her grave by a stiff metal wire --a double-zero knitting needle, in fact. Just like the kind Jan knits with.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally addictive series

    • By karen on 02-03-13

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Cutwork

    • A Needlecraft Mystery, Book 7
    • By: Monica Ferris
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85

    Almost everyone in Excelsior, Minnesota - craftsy and non-craftsy alike - has turned out for the art fair. So when an artisan is murdered there, the list of suspects is practically endless. Betsy Devonshire wants to help out in the police investigation. Her best friend, Officer Jill Cross, confides that they have a lead: A bloody footprint in the woodcarvers' booth matches that of a local youth. But when Betsy can't keep the news to herself, Jill gives Betsy the cold shoulder. Everyone's on pins and needles - and when the family of the kid in question asks Betsy to prove his innocence, she must first regain Jill's trust.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • holds my interest

    • By Donna on 03-06-14

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Embroidered Truths

    • By: Monica Ferris
    • Narrated by: Melissa Hughes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    After her good friend Godwin has a nasty quarrel with John, his significant other, full-time needlework shop owner and part-time sleuth Betsy Devonshire finds herself with a roommate. Betsy doesn't mind having company, though Godwin is restless and unhappy over the sudden break-up. But sadness turns to grief when Betsy and Godwin discover John dead in his home, and Godwin is arrested for the murder. Betsy knows her friend couldn't be the killer, and sets out to prove it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pleasure to listen to

    • By Miriam R. Crump on 04-06-09

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Hanging by a Thread

    • A Needlecraft Mystery, Book 6
    • By: Monica Ferris
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    Betsy is still new enough to Excelsior, Minnesota, to not know a scandal when she causes one. So, when she hires Foster Johns to fix her roof, the resulting uproar has her needled. The whole town has pinned a five-year-old unsolved double murder on him. Betsey believes Johns when he says he isn't guilty. But she'll have to use every stitch of her sleuthing skills to tie up all the loose ends that will prove his innocence once and for all.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, however there seems to be an agenda for the writer.

    • By Amazon Customer on 06-02-16

    Regular price: $13.96

    • A Murderous Yarn

    • A Needlecraft Mystery
    • By: Monica Ferris
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 129

    Heavens to Betsy Devonshire! She never intended to get so caught up in this year's antique car race. But as sponsor of one of the entrants, she can't help but keep a close eye on the outcome - and it's not pretty. One of the drivers never makes it to the finish line. His car is found exploded in flames. Now Betsy and her crafty friends must determine if it was an accident or the work of a jealous competitor. The answer may be in a piece of needlework, but pinning down a suspect won't be easy....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another mystery!!

    • By betty on 03-20-12

    Regular price: $13.96

    • A Stitch in Time

    • A Needlecraft Mystery
    • By: Monica Ferris
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 221
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 191

    The cold, blustery Midwest winters don't exactly agree with Betsy Devonshire, but since moving to Excelsior, Minnestoa, she sure has met a lot of warm, friendly people. So she isn't too surprised when the town's most talented needleworkers volunteer to restore a damaged tapestry that was found in the basement of a local church. Betsy even offers to donate materials for the project, thinking that the free publicity will boost sales at her financially troubled needlecraft shop. But soon Betsy is afraid of losing more than her business....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun Mystery

    • By Beatrice on 05-12-12

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Darned if You Do

    • A Needlecraft Mystery
    • By: Monica Ferris
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Susan Warren on 04-19-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Blackwork

    • A Needlecraft Mystery
    • By: Monica Ferris
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    There's a witch running loose in the town of Excelsior, Minnesota, and her brew is…beer. Actually, Leona Cunningham, co-owner of The Barleywine, is a practitioner of Wicca, which many mistakenly believe to be sorcery or black magic. Then, after one too many pints, local alcohol aficionado Ryan McMurphy accuses Leona of being a real witch, blaming her for the series of accidents. When Ryan ends up dead, without a mark on his body, Leona is not only the target of a witch hunt but also the prime suspect.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Charming "Who Done It?"

    • By Anniebligh on 12-17-11

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Drowning Spool

    • A Needlecraft Mystery
    • By: Monica Ferris
    • Narrated by: Betsy Bronson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • narration ruins the story

    • By genevieve on 03-03-14

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Thai Die

    • By: Monica Ferris
    • Narrated by: Connie Crawford
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    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 include 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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worst narrator ever

    • By Beatrice on 03-25-14

    Regular price: $15.36

    • And Then You Dye

    • A Needlecraft Mystery, Book 16
    • By: Monica Ferris
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 104

    At Crewel World - the needlework shop in Excelsior, Minnesota, run by Betsy Devonshire - an array of beautifully hand-dyed yarns are supplied by Hailey Brent, an avid hand-dyer as well as a customer. But shortly after her most recent delivery of yarn, Hailey is found dead in her home, with a gunshot wound to the head. Betsy can't imagine who might have killed Hailey, but she is determined to find out.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • And Then You Dye

    • By Cheri on 01-07-13

    Regular price: $18.87