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Subject: Monica Ferris's needlework cozies
Date Posted: 9/9/2008 2:22 AM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2007
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A few months ago I posted that, although I had previously liked her books, I was very disappointed in A Murderous Yarn.  Although I was obtaining all the books in this series, I stopped reading them for a while after that one.  However, just recently, I just grabbed one off my shelf (not the next one in order), and found that I liked it.  It was Sins and Needles.  In fact, I was punished for reading out of order by mentions of certain events that I had missed by skipping a couple.

I guess this is a good example for me of not giving up on an series that I like because of one book.  Perhaps A Murderous Yarn wasn't good to me because I have no interest in antique cars.  However, it seemed to me that the book was also poorly written.  So, Monica Ferris, here I go again to read the rest of your books.  Note:  Since joining pbs, I don't like to read books in a series, one after another.  I will read other books and then go back to the next one in the series.

Kim (Mistry) -
Date Posted: 9/9/2008 12:54 PM ET
Member Since: 6/23/2006
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      I've also come across authors, that, for some reason or another, write what I consider, in my lowly little opinion, a "stinker".    I usually give that author a rest for a couple months and then go back and give them another try.  I'm usually happy that I did.  I'm glad you gave her another shot, she does have good books, and sometimes we just need a break after reading a not particularly well written book :)

Date Posted: 9/9/2008 2:56 PM ET
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I thought the fourth one in the coffeehouse mysteries was a "stinker" and am also taking a break. I guess every author has potential for skunkiness. Hee, hee.

Date Posted: 9/9/2008 7:32 PM ET
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i like Murderous yarn.. casue it got her out of the shop a lot more... i hated the most recent one Knitting Bones..mainly cause she was stuck in her apartment,sot it was all Goddy telling her what he had done that we had read about in the previous chapter.. that and she tells you who did it in the 2nd chapter... I have high hopes for Thai Die coming soon :)
Date Posted: 9/11/2008 10:57 AM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2006
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I read this series mainly to read about their knitting and needlework projects! the mystery is secondary..the main character isn't my favorite person and Jill usually seems so cold yet in the latest one I read she was a new mom and not so blunt.

I didn't care for the one with the old cars either..and the one where she hired this guy who the whole town believed killed this woman years before and she solved that mystery...that one was creepy. and then there's the one that took place at some convention/show and they were snowed in andI thought the 'victim' deserved to get whacked and was mad she even bothered to solve that one...

Date Posted: 9/20/2008 9:34 PM ET
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