Threadbare : Needlecraft Mysteries

  • by Monica Ferris
  • Narrated by Susan Boyce
  • Series: Needlecraft Mysteries
  • 7 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When an elderly homeless woman is found dead on the shore of Lake Minnetonka, she's wearing something that holds the key to her identity but also opens up a mystery. Embroidered on her blouse is her will, in which she bequeaths everything she owns to her niece: Emily Hame, a member of the Monday Bunch at Betsy Devonshire's Crewel World needlework shop! Emily's aunt turns out to be the second homeless woman to be found dead under mysterious circumstances. It's up to Betsy to discover the common thread between the deaths - and to determine if a murderer may strike again.


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Customer Reviews

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One of the better entries in the series

If you could sum up Threadbare in three words, what would they be?

With Threadbare, Monica Ferris has gotten back into the swing with the Needlecraft Mystery series. A plot that you couldn't figure out immediately, more new characters, but retaining enough of the basic charm of the series to make it well worth reading/listening to.

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- Amazon Customer


When I'm in the mood for an "easy listening" book I often choose Monica Ferris. The stories are entertaining and the characters are likeable. I also enjoy the setting. Excelsior is a real place I have visited many times. I've had lunch at Antiquity Rose - it really does exist and the food is very good. If you've enjoyed other Monica Ferris books, you'll probably enjoy this one.

Narrator Susan Boyce has a pleasing voice, good diction, and did an acceptable job with character voices. However her pauses and emphasis on words seemed "off" to me. Many times it sounded to me like she was reading the text for the first time. I would definately listen closely to the audio sample of any other book she narrated before I purchased it.

The only needlework I've ever done was a few crewel embroidery projects many years ago. I enjoyed it, but it did not become hobby for me. The book includes discussions of needlework, but I don't find them overly long or tedious.

This is a relaxing "cozy" mystery. I believe I might have enjoyed it more with a different narrator.
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- Chalis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-06-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.