This cozy mystery series is like eating potato chips - light, addicting and fun. Needlework shop owner Betsy Devonshire and her friend and store manager Godwin du Lac are at a December needlework convention in Tennessee when a woman falls from the 9th floor railing to her death inside the hotel. Everyone thinks it's an accident except Jill Cross Larson, Betsy's cop friend, who starts to investigate. Fortunately for their efforts, the hotel has been snowed in so no one can leave. It turns out the dead woman has made several enemies, but which one did it?
These familiar characters have become like good friends, growing and developing with each book, and it's fun to visit with them. I'm really enjoying this series, and surprisingly even the needlecraft portions are very interesting even though I've never liked needlecraft before. The revelation in this one was a little anticlimactic, but still a good read.
I hadn't read any Monica Ferris in a while, and it was good to get back to her. I couldn't guess who did it. I am one of those people who always peeks at the end. Even doing that , I had to read everything to figure out how and why. It was fun.
I've really enjoyed this series.
It's clear in this book Ferris is working on expanding her writing style. In this book, she breaks up the prose by listing a specific time and then telling the story from one of several character's point of view.
Her characters continue to develop in this book, and it's interesting to have it set outside of their home town.