The Drowning Spool

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Berkley Prime Crime, 2014 - FICTION - 297 pages
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In the USA Today bestselling Needlecraft Mysteries, Betsy Devonshire, owner of the Crewel World needlework shop, knows how to untangle even the most knotty of mysteries. But a soggy murder case might have Betsy in over her head…

Even though running Crewel World keeps Betsy plenty busy, a little extra cash on the side doesn’t hurt. So when the local senior complex, Watered Silk, asks her to teach a class on the tricky punch needle technique, Betsy jumps at the opportunity to win over some new customers.

Unfortunately, the business that Betsy drums up is not of the needlework variety. A young woman is found floating in Watered Silk’s therapy pool, and Betsy’s sleuthing skills are immediately called upon to figure out who drowned her. But the list of suspects is more twisted than any Betsy has encountered before. The young woman had three lovers—each with a motive for the murder.

It’s up to Betsy to sort out the snarl of romantic entanglements and find a killer, or the wrong man is bound to get pinned for a crime he didn’t commit…


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This eighteenth installment of the Needlecraft Mystery series starts out with a bang! No, really. It starts with a raging storm, and a tree falling on someone’s home. And that’s just the beginning of ... Read full review

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User Review  - carolvanbrocklin - LibraryThing

After loving most of this series, this one let me down. I knew who had done it almost from the beginning and the final "gotcha" was so unbelievable that even the most avid fan would have said "Oh Please!" Hopefully this does not mean that Ms. Ferris is losing her touch. Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Monica Ferris is the USA Today bestselling author of several mystery series under various pseudonyms, including the long-running Needlecraft Mystery series. She lives in Minnesota.

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