Patterns of Murder: Crewel World / Framed in Lace / A Stitch in Time (Needlecraft Mysteries, Bks 1-3)
Patterns of Murder Crewel World / Framed in Lace / A Stitch in Time - Needlecraft Mysteries, Bks 1-3 Author:Monica Ferris Crewel World — The art of needlecraft requires patience, discipline, and creativity. So, too, does the art of detection. Just ask Betsy Devonshire -- who's learning that life in a small-town needlecraft shop can reveal an unexpected knack for knitting... and a hidden talent for unraveling crime. — When Betsy arrived in Excelsior, Minn... more »esota, 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...
Framed in Lace
When the historic Hopkins ferry was raised from the bottom of the lake, who would have thought they were literally raising the dead! But there it was -- a skeleton -- right before their eyes. Unfortunately, the evidence is slim and soggy: The boat sank in 1949, the victim on board was a woman, and near the body is a piece of unidentifiable lacelike fabric. Sounds like a job for Betsy Devonshire. Betsy knows there's more to this story than what's on the surface. And once she and patrons of her needlecraft shop start lending a hand, they're sure to stitch together the details of this unnerving mystery...
A Stitch in Time
The cold, blustery Midwest winters don't exactly agree with Betsy Devonshire, but since moving to Excelsior, Minnesota, she sure has met a lot of warm, friendly people. So she isn't too surprised when the town's most talented needleworkers volunteer to restore a dam aged tapestry that was found in the basement of a local church. Betsy even offers to donate materials for the project, thinking that the free publicity will boost sales at her financially troubled needlecraft shop. But soon Betsy is afraid of losing more than her business because her good intentions have unleashed some deadly secrets...« less
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Helpful Score: 3
This book contains the first three novels by Monica Ferris. The stories center around a needlework shop and each novel has a pattern as well. I found the series made much more sense after I went back and started with the first novel (I had originally started much later in the series).
The characters are likable, the storyline was easy to follow, and I just love that the main character is learning to knit as the stories progress. It's a lovely, cozy series, perfect for the crafter who loves mysteries!
The three books in one, CREWEL WORLD, FRAMED IN LACE, and A STITCH IN TIME.
Crisp dialogue and sharp descipitions A cmfortable fit for mystery readers who want to spend an enjoyable time with interesting characters. A fun read that baffles the reader with mystery and delights with..romance. Real page turners
Very cleverly done. The characters are interesting and I learned some new things about needlework. The plots are believable and just surprising enough to hold my interest. Well-written. If you like needlework and mysteries, then you will probably like these stories.