Book Reviews of Crewel World (Needlecraft Mysteries, Bk 1)

Crewel World (Needlecraft Mysteries, Bk 1)
Crewel World - Needlecraft Mysteries, Bk 1
Author: Monica Ferris
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425167809
ISBN-10: 0425167801
Publication Date: 3/1999
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 188 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 14
The first in the series, and a very good read. It's fast, the characters are colorful and even though I'm not into needlepoint crafts, it's a fascinating way to learn about it. I'm looking forward to reading others in this series.
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Helpful Score: 5
Lighthearted Colorado sleuthette series, free cross-stitch pattern in every book.
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Helpful Score: 3
Enjoyable read although, a bit slow moving. I do recommend it for someone who likes needle arts such as knitting and needlepoint. I enjoy those things and I feel it will be more a satisfying read to someone who knows about those things than someone who does not. But don't take my word for it! =D
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Helpful Score: 2
BOOK 1
Cute story with a pattern included ;o)! Nice characters, eager for the next one!
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Helpful Score: 1
I'm a fan on Monica Ferris, so I'll even read her books about needlepoint (which I couldn't care less about). She's a wonderful storyteller and it's fun to learn about upper Minnesota, where this takes place.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the first in Needlepoint Series. I really enjoyed this and plan to read the rest.

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When her sister Margot turns up dead in her own needlecraft store in Excelsior, Minnesota, Betsy Devonshire launches her own investigation into the murder, uncovering an array of suspects ranging from an ambitious former employee to a greedy landlord.
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Helpful Score: 1
Cute cozy
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Helpful Score: 1
When Betsy arrived in Excelsior, Ninnesota, all she wanted was to visit her sister Margot and to 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 to figure out this killer's pattern of crime.
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Helpful Score: 1
a nice cozy mystery
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Helpful Score: 1
First in the Needlecraft Series. You are introduced to the small town of Excelsior, Minnesota and it's wacky inhabitants through the murder of the much loved owner of Crewel World Needlework Shop.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fantastic mystery for craft lovers. The first book in her Needlecraft Mystery series.

Excellent read.
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An easy read. Entertaining. A mystery centered around crewel/needlepoint/yarn shop.
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Wonderful cozy--the first in a series that was new to me. I was quite surprised that the person I thought would be the main character of the series was actually the murder victim instead. I'm quite looking forward to collecting the others.
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Enjoyed this start to her stitchery series. I do all the stuff she writes about and enjoy the characters. Hope they develop nicely for this cozy series.
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This book was quite an enjoyable read. I especially liked it being centered around the hobbies that I enjoy making it a bit more interesting.
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I think I have had most of the books in this series for quite awhile, but just finally got around to reading the first one. What a great series! This, for me, was one of those books that you automatically feel cozy with after the first two pages and just know you are going to like. The characters are all so interesting. While I was somewhat surprised to find out who done it, I have to say I kept flipping back and forth between likely suspects for the whole book. Very glad I have a whole bunch of them to go through!
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I decided to try this series when I discovered that Monica Ferris and Margaret Frazer (one of my favorites) are the same author, Mary Monica Pulver. Betsy Devonshire, in the middle of a mid-life crisis, has been invited by her sister Margot Bergelund for an extended stay at her home in Excelsior, Minnesota. She helps Margot run her needlecraft shop, Crewel World. But when Margot is found dead, she believes it to be deliberate instead of a burglary gone wrong, and is determined to find out the truth. The story exhibits the author's skill with character development; though it is not as engaging as her medieval mystery series, it's still enough for me to want to read more.
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The first in this series about a lady who inherits her sister's needlework shop then finds herself involved in the community and it's troubles. I liked it!
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Very enjoyable. Could not put it down and it kept my attention till the end. Will read more of this series.
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First in a "cozy" mystery series
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My first book by this author. I really don't think I'll try any of her other books. Took over half the book before I was really interested.
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very fun read!!
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Very interesting book
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The first round in an interesting mystery series. One is guessing along with her as to the resolution of the crime. Good read.
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I love the Monica Ferris books; warm fuzzy and a fun read.
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First in a series. Enjoyed this very much. Good story well told, good characters. Now I'm ready to find the others in the series.
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I adored this book and think anyone who likes any sort of needlework or sewing would LOVE this too! It is what is called "a cozy mystery" as there is no gore or violent, graphic language. I loved it!
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When Betsy 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.... (needlepoint pattern included in book)
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This is the first in the "needlecraft mystery" series and sets things up well. Very believable characters and situations. Great reading!
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1st in the series, I enjoyed the mystery, and the cross stitch pattern looks fun
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I liked it. Quick read.
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It took me until the end of the book to get attached to the main character, but now I can't wait to read the next one!

An unlikely female sleuth, 50+ Betsy Devonshire inherits her sisters needlcraft shop, and Betsy wants to find her murderer.

Includes a needlecraft pattern at the end of the book.
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Great light reading! I enjoy the entire series.
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Very cute book from a good series for needlecraft lovers.
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i loved the mystery and being a stitcher myself made it more interesting!
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A really fun mystery for needlecrafters or needlecrafter want-a-bes!
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It took me a while to get into this one. The first 70 pages or so were very slow going, but once the murder happened and the investigation began the pace picked up and it became quite interesting. I liked the setting and the information about the various needlework techniques. I'll be giving the others in the series a try for sure. This book is the first in the series.
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A good read!
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This is a mystery series based on a needlework store. The book is filled with fun characters - people I'd like to know. And I'd also like to linger and go through the merchandise! Very well writte; almost in the English style of "cosy mysteries". Recommend it to mystery lovers, and to needlework fanatics!
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The first in a series of Betsy Devonshire needlecraft mysteries, this is a quick, fun read.
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This was a great mystery for anyone who enjoys crafts. I especially liked the setting of the midwest. Looking forward to reading the rest of this series
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Betsy comes to visit her sister for a few days and ends up learning to knit with ribbon and uncovers a murder.
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Nice little mystery that kept me guessing until the end. If you like mysteries, as well as needlework, this is the series for you!
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This is a good "cozy" mystery. Set in a small town needlecraft shop.
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Easy read with good characters. Not the best I have ever read but I will read the rest of her books
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Great mystery series for needleworkers.
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A "shop in small town cozy" series-this time needlework. Well-drawn mystery.
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An engaging read. If you enjoy crafting (this book references cross stitch, needlepoint, knitting) and enjoy mysteries, you'll enjoy this lighthearted mystery. No parental guidance needed for this mystery.
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Where murder in a small town keeps one smart lady on pins and needles! The art of needlecraft requires patience, discipline, and creativity. So, too, does the art of detection.
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First in the needlecraft mystery series.
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Wonderful first book of the series!
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A delightful cozy mystery with humor and suspense! And a needlepoint pattern is included!
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Excellent mystery, another whodunit with twists in the plot.
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I really like this book! I'm looking forward to book 2 of the series!