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    • 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

    • Unraveled Sleeve

    • By: Monica Ferris
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    Betsy Devonshire has settled into her new home in Excelsior, Minnesota, as owner of the town’s needlecraft shop. So why is she suffering from terrifying nightmares? She hasn’t a clue - but thinks maybe it would help to get away for a while. With her friend Jill in tow, she heads north for a “stitch-in” at a remote, rustic lodge. But her nightmares only get worse - especially after she finds a dead woman no one else had seen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another good!!!

    • By betty on 03-10-12

    Regular price: $15.36

    • 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 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    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

    • Knit Your Own Murder

    • By: Monica Ferris
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    The Monday Bunch and other local knitters are participating in a fundraising auction to save a community center, creating a growing pile of stuffed animals and toys right in front of the auctioneers as they bid. Among those contributing the most knitted goods is temperamental businesswoman Marsha Hanover, who keels over halfway through the event. After she is pronounced DOA at the hospital, an autopsy reveals that Marsha had been poisoned.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible editing.

    • By Janet on 04-26-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • 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 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    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

    • 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 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 128

    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

    • Crewel World

    • By: Monica Ferris
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 371
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 318
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 319

    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

    • Framed in Lace

    • By: Monica Ferris
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 142

    When the historic Hopkins ferry was raised from the bottom of the lake, who would have thought they were literally raising the dead! But there it was—a skeleton—right before their eyes. Unfortunately, the evidence is slim and soggy: the boat sank in 1949, the victim on board was a woman, and near the body is a piece of unidentifiable lacelike fabric. Sounds like a job for Betsy Devonshire. Betsy knows there's more to this story than what’s on the surface.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book!

    • By betty on 03-06-12

    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 92
    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Knitting Bones

    • By: Monica Ferris
    • Narrated by: Connie Crawford
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    The stitchers of the Embroiderers Guild raised over 20,000 dollars for charity - but the representative who accepted the check at the annual convention disappeared with it. It turns out that he's the husband of the local chapter president, Allie Germaine, who insists on his innocence. But if Bob Germaine didn't pocket the check, who did? And where is Bob now? Since needlework shop owner Betsy Devonshire has broken her leg horseback riding, solving the latest crime will have to be a group project.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Easy Listening

    • By Miriam R. Crump on 04-06-09

    Regular price: $15.36

    • 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 104
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    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

    • A Stitch in Time

    • A Needlecraft Mystery
    • By: Monica Ferris
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 220
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 190

    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

    • Blackwork

    • A Needlecraft Mystery
    • By: Monica Ferris
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    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

    • Threadbare

    • 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

    • Buttons and Bones

    • By: Monica Ferris
    • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 86

    Owner of the Crewel World needlework shop and part-time sleuth Betsy Devonshire heads for the Minnesota north woods to renovate an old cabin. But beneath the awful linoleum is something even uglier--the skeleton of a Nazi. Betsy's investigation yields the site of a former German POW camp, a mysterious crocheted rug, and an intricately designed pattern of clues to a decades-old crime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best Needlecrafts! (And performers)

    • By SN Rubin on 08-02-13

    Regular price: $15.36

    • Embroidered Truths

    • By: Monica Ferris
    • Narrated by: Melissa Hughes
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    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

    • Crewel Yule

    • By: Monica Ferris
    • Narrated by: Melissa Hughes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Light, fun, and easy mystery series

    • By Dale on 11-28-10

    Regular price: $13.96