MONICA FERRIS SERIES:

Threadbare

Threadbare

Monica Ferris

Mystery & Thrillers / Historical Fiction

As full-time owner of the Crewel World needlework shop and part-time sleuth, Betsy Devonshire has unraveled more than her share of tangled clues in the USA Today bestselling Needlecraft Mysteries. But a cryptic embroidered message on a dead woman’s blouse may prove her greatest challenge yet… When an elderly homeless woman is found dead on the shore of Lake Minnetonka, she’s wearing a blouse embroidered with her will, which bequeaths everything she owns to her niece, Emily Hame—a member of the Monday Bunch at Betsy Devonshire’s Crewel World needlework shop! But Emily’s aunt is the second homeless woman to be found dead in Excelsior, Minnesota. Is someone targeting the homeless, or is it related to a sizable inheritance? Emily seeks the help of her fellow needlecrafter Betsy to discover the common thread between the deaths—and to determine if a murderer may strike again…   **
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A Murderous Yarn

A Murderous Yarn

Monica Ferris

Mystery & Thrillers / Historical Fiction

The art of needlecraft requires patience, discipline, and creativity. So, too, does the art of detection. Just ask Betsy Devonshire—who’s learning that life in a small-town needlecraft shop can reveal an unexpected knack for knitting…and a hidden talent for unraveling crime. A Murderous Yarn 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… **
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Knit Your Own Murder

Knit Your Own Murder

Monica Ferris

Mystery & Thrillers / Historical Fiction

In the USA Today bestselling Needlecraft Mysteries, Betsy Devonshire has her hands tied between running her needlework shop and turning her sharp eye for deduction to solving crimes… The Monday Bunch and other local knitters are participating in a fund-raising auction to save a community center, creating a growing pile of stuffed animals and toys right in front of the auctioneers as the audience bids. Among those contributing the most knitted goods is temperamental businesswoman Maddy Hanover—who keels over halfway through the event. After she is pronounced DOA, an autopsy reveals that Maddy had been poisoned. But how? And by whom? One of the prime suspects is her ruthless business rival Joe Mickels, who lost a bitterly contested property bid to Maddy. When Mickels pleads his innocence to Betsy, she reluctantly believes him. But if Betsy is going to uncover the real murderer’s identity, she must first untangle the knots Maddy made in her relationships throughout her life… From the Hardcover edition. **Review Praise for Monica Ferris’s Needlecraft Mysteries   “A comfortable fit for mystery readers who want to spend an enjoyable time with interesting characters.”—St. Paul Pioneer Press “Not just for needleworkers, this is a series that should appeal to anyone who enjoys a good cozy mystery populated by characters who continue to grow and evolve.”—CA Reviews   “Fans will enjoy the needlework lore, the included pattern, and the ongoing adventures.”—Kirkus Reviews   “A true accomplishment…The story flows seamlessly and makes for gripping reading.”—Mystery Scene “Filled with great small-town characters…A great time…Fans of Jessica Fletcher will devour this.”—Rendezvous About the Author Monica Ferris is the USA Today bestselling author of several mystery series under various pseudonyms, including the long-running Needlecraft Mystery series. She lives in Minnesota. Susan Boyce is an award-winning audiobook narrator. She has recorded over 90 audiobooks in a variety of categories, and her talents have been put to work by industry giants such as Amica, Hasbro, and Mattel. Susan earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1979. She has worked on-stage at Trinity Repertory Theatre, Worcester Foothills Theatre, The Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, and every major Ragtime and Traditional Jazz Festival in the United States.
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Embroidered Truths

Embroidered Truths

Monica Ferris

Mystery & Thrillers / Historical Fiction

Full-time needlework shop owner and part-time sleuth Betsy Devonshire has already sewn up her share of crafty conundrums in the USA Today bestselling Needlecraft Mystery series. Now, Betsy takes on her most difficult, dangerous, and deeply personal case yet...After her friend Godwin has a nasty quarrel with his significant other, John, Betsy Devonshire finds herself with a roommate. But heartbreak turns to grief when Betsy and Godwin discover John dead in his home, and Godwin is arrested for the murder. Betsy sets out to prove him innocent, and finds that John had some dishonest dealings that made him a lot of money—and a lot of enemies. Now Betsy has to untangle a cat's cradle of lies if she's going to save Godwin…before the murderer decides to cut off all the loose ends for good.
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Framed in Lace

Framed in Lace

Monica Ferris

Mystery & Thrillers / Historical Fiction

When the historic Hopkins ferry is raised from the lake, a skeleton is discovered. Unfortunately, the only evidence is a piece of lace-like fabric. But once Betsy Devonshire and the patrons of her needlecraft shop lend a hand, they're sure to stitch together the details of this mystery..."Filled with great small-town characters...A great time!"Rendezvous
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Thai Die

Thai Die

Monica Ferris

Mystery & Thrillers / Historical Fiction

The USA Today bestselling Needlecraft mystery series returns to pick up another deadly stitch�includes a free needlepoint pattern! As full-time owner of the Crewel World needlework shop and part-time sleuth, Betsy Devonshire has become skilled at weaving suspicious threads. But when one of her regulars unwittingly becomes involved in a deadly delivery of exotic antiquities, Betsy fears something is seriously warped.
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Hanging by a Thread

Hanging by a Thread

Monica Ferris

Mystery & Thrillers / Historical Fiction

“Monica Ferris has a talent for vivid detail,†raves the Old Book Barn Gazette. And her heroine, needlecraft shop owner Betsy Devonshire, is “a great character†says Midwest Book Review. Now it’s up to Betsy to unravel a five-year-old murder case that refuses to die…   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. Betsy 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.  
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Blackwork

Blackwork

Monica Ferris

Mystery & Thrillers / Historical Fiction

This Halloween, Betsy Devonshire, owner of the Crewel World needlework shop and part-time sleuth, is haunted by murder. After one too many pints, a local blames bar owner and Wicca practitioner Leona Cunningham for a series of "accidents" that have happened throughout town. When he ends up dead without a mark on his body, Leona's the main suspect. But Betsy being on the case spells trouble for the killer. **From Publishers Weekly Ferris's spooky 13th needlecraft mystery (after 2008's Thai Die) finds Betsy Devonshire, owner of the Crewel World needlework shop, preparing for the upcoming Halloween festivities in Excelsior, Minn., along with a host of other locals, including Leona Cunningham, a Wiccan and senior partner in a microbrewery pub, who's mixing a new brew called Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Ale. When Ryan McMurphy, an auto mechanic who's offered his restored antique fire truck for the parade, turns up dead in a friend's basement sewing room, Betsy once again puts on her sleuthing cap. Some of the stitchers, who serve as a sort of friendly Greek chorus, are into blackwork, an intricate reversible form of embroidery. Instructions for a blackwork pattern, Witchwork, appear at the end. (Oct.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. About the Author Monica Ferris is the USA Today bestselling author of several mystery series under various pseudonyms.
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Knitting Bones

Knitting Bones

Monica Ferris

Mystery & Thrillers / Historical Fiction

**PICK UP A STITCH WITH THE NEW NEEDLECRAFT MYSTERY? NOW IN PAPERBACK. FREE knitting pattern included!** The stitchers of the Embroiderers Guild raised over twenty thousand 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. **From Publishers Weekly In Ferris's 11th crafty cozy (after Sins and Needles), former cop Betsy Devonshire, now proprietor of the Crewel World needlework shop in Excelsior, Minn., tries to solve a mystery from home while recovering from a horseback riding accident. At the annual Embroiderers' Guild of America convention, which Betsy missed thanks to her busted leg, National Heart Coalition exec Robert Germaine accepted a check for a substantial charitable donation and then disappeared with it. Betsy reluctantly takes on the case when Germaine's wife begs for her help and Godwin Goddy Dulac, Betsy's overeager assistant, offers to do the legwork. Meanwhile, Tony Milan, an ex-con who was planning to mug Germaine for the check, wakes up three days later with a concussion. He's lacking some vital memories thanks to a car wreck, but he knows something's up when he discovers he arrived at the hospital wearing Germaine's suit and watch. Serious mystery readers might yawn at this less than intricate yarn, but Ferris's fans will be charmed. (Dec.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. About the Author Monica Ferris is the USA Today bestselling author of several mystery series under various pseudonyms. She lives in Minnesota.
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Darned if You Do

Darned if You Do

Monica Ferris

Mystery & Thrillers / Historical Fiction

The USA Today bestselling Needlecraft Mysteries have shown that when it comes to murder, Betsy Devonshire, owner of the Crewel World needlework shop, doesn’t mess around. But when a local hoarder is murdered, she’ll need all her wits to dig a new friend out of a heap of trouble… 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 … FREE CROCHET PATTERN INCLUDED **Review Praise for Monica Ferris's Needlecraft Mysteries "A comfortable fit for mystery readers who want to spend an enjoyable time with interesting characters."--"St. Paul Pioneer Press" "Good stories, top-notch characters, and solid and seemingly effortless writing."--"Cozy Library" "Filled with great small-town characters...A great time...Fans of Jessica Fletcher will devour this."--"Rendezvous" Praise for Monica Ferris's Needlecraft Mysteries"A comfortable fit for mystery readers who want to spend an enjoyable time with interesting characters."--"St. Paul Pioneer Press" "Good stories, top-notch characters, and solid and seemingly effortless writing."--"Cozy Library" "Filled with great small-town characters...A great time...Fans of Jessica Fletcher will devour this."--"Rendezvous" About the Author Monica Ferris is the "USA Today "bestselling author of the Needlecraft Mystery series, including "The Drowning Spool," " And Then You Dye," ""and "Threadbare," as well as several mystery series under various pseudonyms.
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Unraveled Sleeve

Unraveled Sleeve

Monica Ferris

Mystery & Thrillers / Historical Fiction

The art of needlecraft requires patience, discipline, and creativity. So, too, does the art of detection. Just ask Betsy Devonshire—who’s learning that life in a small-town needlecraft shop can reveal an unexpected knack for knitting…and a hidden talent for unraveling crime. Unraveled Sleeve 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 she 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. Then the body disappears—and she knows she won’t get any rest until she untangles the mysterious threads of the crime…. **About the Author Monica Ferris is the USA Today bestselling author of several mystery series under various pseudonyms. She lives in Minnesota. Susan Boyce is an audiobook narrator and an actor who has worked onstage at Trinity Repertory Theater, Worcester Foothills Theater, the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, and every major ragtime and traditional jazz festival in the United States.
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Buttons and Bones

Buttons and Bones

Monica Ferris

Mystery & Thrillers / Historical Fiction

A new Needlecraft mystery from the USA Today bestselling author of Blackwork. 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. **About the Author Monica Ferris is the USA Today bestselling author of several mystery series under various pseudonyms.
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The Drowning Spool

The Drowning Spool

Monica Ferris

Mystery & Thrillers / Historical Fiction

In the USA Today bestselling Needlecraft Mysteries, Betsy Devonshire, owner of the Crewel World needlework shop, knows how to untangle even the most knotty of mysteries. But a soggy murder case might have Betsy in over her head… 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. Unfortunately, the business that Betsy drums up is not of the needlework variety. A young woman is found floating in Watered Silk’s therapy pool, and Betsy’s sleuthing skills are immediately called upon to figure out who drowned her. But the list of suspects is more twisted than any Betsy has encountered before. The young woman had three lovers—each with a motive for the murder. It’s up to Betsy to sort out the snarl of romantic entanglements and find a killer, or the wrong man is bound to get pinned for a crime he didn’t commit… FREE EMBROIDERY PATTERN INCLUDED **
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