Blackwork - Needlecraft Mystery, Bk 13 Author:Monica Ferris Another entry in the Needlecraft Mystery series: It's Halloween -- and Betsy Devonshire, owner of the Crewel World needlework shop and part-time sleuth, is haunted by murder. — In the town of Excelsior, Minnesota, Leona Cunningham, owner of a popular microbrewery, is a practitioner of Wicca, the nature-based religion often mistaken for ... more »black magic. But that doesn't bother the thirsty crowds. Then, after one too many pints, a local blames Leona for the 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's on the case, and that spells trouble for the killer.« less
I'm sorry to say that I did not like this book in the Needlecraft Mysteries. Waited for it a long time and was looking forward so much to reading it. To me at least, I didn't like the heavily Wiccan theme, I felt little attachment to the characters who were not regulars, and didn't really see enough of the main characters, and quite frankly didn't care "who done it." Seems quite a departure from all the others she has written. I'm sure there will be many folks who will like the book, but for me, not so much.