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eBook Embroidered Truths (A Needlecraft Mystery) ePub

by Monica Ferris

  • ISBN: 0425206122
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Monica Ferris
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Berkley (June 6, 2006)
  • ePub book: 1205 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1573 kb
  • Other: azw lrf lit mobi
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 627

Description

Embroidered Truths book. Embroidered Truths by Monica Ferris is the 9th book of the Needlecraft Mystery series set in contemporary Minnesota.

Embroidered Truths book. Betsy Devonshire inherited needlework shop Crewel World from her sister. She runs the shop with the help of her gay manager Godwin. When "Goddie' and his lover John fight, and John throws him out (yet again) Betsy offers her guest room. This time they don't make up; instead John is found murdered, Goddie is arrested and sent to jail.

Praise for Monica Ferris’s Needlecraft Mysteries. Ferris’s characterizations are top-notch, and the action moves along at a crisp pace. A comfortable fit for mystery readers who want to spend an enjoyable time with interesting characters. St. Paul Pioneer Press. Filled with great small-town characters. Fans of Jessica Fletcher will devour this. Colorful and humorous. Monica Ferris is a talented writer who knows how to keep the attention of her fans.

Monica Ferris is the USA Today bestselling author of several mystery series under various pseudonyms.

Only 7 left in stock (more on the way). Monica Ferris is the USA Today bestselling author of several mystery series under various pseudonyms. Series: Needlecraft Mystery (Book 7). Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages. Publisher: Berkley (January 6, 2004).

Embroidered Truths- Monica Ferris. com User, October 4, 2005. I really enjoy the Betsy Devonshire mysteries, and this one is no exception, but it does fall a little short of the other books in the series

Embroidered Truths- Monica Ferris. I really enjoy the Betsy Devonshire mysteries, and this one is no exception, but it does fall a little short of the other books in the series. While we get to know a great deal more about Godwin and his relationship with John, there seems to be more description of setting than actual plot development. And to be perfectly honest, Ms Ferris almost gives it away about 2/3 of the way through.

A Needlecraft Mystery, Book 6. By: Monica Ferris. Narrated by: Susan Boyce. In Embroidered Truths, Godwin, the shop manager is involved in a mystery, and finds himself in a real bind. Betsy and the Monday sewing bunch have their work cut out for them and won't quit until the mystery is solved. Narrator Melissa Hughes reads the story with warmth and enthusiasm.

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Praise for Monica Ferris's Needlecraft Mysteries "A comfortable fit for mystery readers who want to spend an enjoyable time with interesting characters. Paul Pioneer Press" "Good stories, top-notch characters, and solid and seemingly effortless writing. Fans of Jessica Fletcher will devour.

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But Godwin, her store manager, insists that he can do the legwork.

After her friend Godwin has a nasty quarrel with his significant other, John, Betsy Devonshire finds herself with a roommate. But heartbreak turns to grief when Betsy and Godwin discover John dead in his home, and Godwin is arrested for the murder. Betsy sets out to prove him innocent, and finds that John had some dishonest dealings that made him a lot of money—and a lot of enemies. Now Betsy has to untangle a cat’s cradle of lies if she’s going to save Godwin…before the murderer decides to cut off all the loose ends for good.

Comments

Pameala Pameala
(2.5 stars) The 9th book in the Needlecraft mystery series focuses on Betsy's second in command at the shop, Godwin. He and his boyfriend John have always had a tempestuous relationship. Their relationship was unequal partly due to John's age and financial means as compared to Godwin. They have recently returned from a trip to Mexico City that Godwin won in a competition. In a fit of pique, John throws Godwin out again, and he ends up on Betsy's doorstep and she offers to have him stay with her until he works things out with John or finds a new place to live. In a few days, she goes with Godwin to their house, and they are shocked to find that John has been murdered. Circumstances lead the police to arrest Goddy for the crime and Betsy goes to work finding a lawyer for him and acting as an investigator to find out who really killed John. I didn't enjoy this one as some of the past books in the series, but I am relieved that the ugly relationship between Godwin and John is finally over. There is some interesting developments ahead for some of the other secondary characters in the book. Looking forward to a more needlecraft influenced story for the next book.
Rrd Rrd
Things are going well at Crewel World, the needlework shop owned by Betsy Devonshire, until her good friend and employee, Godwin comes to work, upset that his boyfriend, John has thrown him out again.

He still hasn't recovered from the last time when John threw all his clothes to the curb. This time he sends them to the shop, but "horrors" mixed the dirty clothes with the clean. John must really be serious about dumping him this time.

Sleeping in Betsy's guest room, Godwin becomes worried when John's office calls (he's an attorney) to ask if he knows where John is? Since John never misses work, Godwin convinces Betsy to go back to the house with him to be sure John's all right.

Unfortunately, John isn't ok, as Godwin discovers him laying on the floor with his head bashed in. It's even more unfortunate when Godwin is arrested for the crime.

Who would want to kill him? Someone he worked with? A jealous lover? Or did it have something to do with the secrets that are uncovered in John's computer?

It's up to Betsy and her needlepoint group to discover the answers, before Godwin finds himself locked up for good.

Highlights:

The relationship between Betsy & Godwin. I think Betsy see's Godwin as the son she never had.

Godwin's reactions to finding his lover dead and getting arrested for it. All true to his character.

The Monday Needlecraft group who come to work at the shop to free Betsy up to do the investigation.

Monica Ferris really brings her characters to life and I found myself crying along with Godwin.

Lowlights:

Not enough use of the minor characters. Jill Larsen is barely in the story.

A convaluted plot. I had to read the ending twice and am still not sure what was going on.

Killing John, who has been a character from the beginning of the books.

Although Betsy and the other ladies didn't like him, I always thought he was the perfect partner for Godwin. Sort of the rock for Godwin to steady himself on. If your husband flirted and came on to as many people as Godwin does, you'd throw him out too. It wasn't the perfect relationship but after 8 years, it seemed to work for them.

I'm sure that the next book will be better, and the series itself is very good and well worth reading.
Steep Steep
I'm reading the needlework series in order, but the library didn't keep most of the earlier titles.
Bluecliff Bluecliff
Good story made better by the wonderful narrator. Enjoyed it! Will listen to it again.
Naktilar Naktilar
Really enjoy all of the Needlecraft books I've read so far. Very likeable characters and great information on needlework. Will read all the books in this series. Thank you, Monica Ferris!
Broadraven Broadraven
Would highly recommend this book to all Monica Ferris fans. If you love Betsy and the Crewel World gang you will enjoy the twists and turns as they try to exonerate Goodwin of John's murder.
MegaStar MegaStar
I love her books. and if you are a knittter , cross stitcher or any of the needle arts you will enjoy the books. but start at book one.
Monica Ferris has created a fun world of mystery and stitchery. I enjoy her stories very much.