Third installment in the needlecraft mysteries and the best one so far. The writing has really come together, the characters personalities solidified and the details fine tuned to perfection. Looking forward to reading the rest in this series!
So far, this is my favorite in the Needlecraft Mysteries. This was not so much a find-the-killer mystery as to find someone who is TRYING to kill (and failing with several attempts). A real page-turner.
I'm really enjoying this series, the characters are developing nicely. In this third volume, with Christmas approaching, someone is trying to kill Betsy Devonshire. She can't figure out why - aside from the two murderers she helped put away, the only new things she is involved with are volunteering to supply the materials for an old tapestry that the church is trying to restore, and trying to kick her ex-husband out of her life again, as he shows up in town to weasel his way back into her affections. With her good friend, police-officer-turned-bodyguard Jill, she tries to solve the mystery as fast as she can before the would-be killer strikes again.
When the needlework volunteers in Excelsior, Minnesota volunteer to restore a damaged tapestry found in the basement of a local church, Betsy offers to donate materials for the project, thinking that the free publicity will boost sales at her financially troubled needlecraft shop. Soon she discovers her good intentions have unleashed some deadly secrets.....