By Monica Ferris
In the USA Today bestselling Needlecraft Mysteries, Betsy Devonshire, proprietor of the Crewel international needlework store, is familiar with tips to untangle even the main knotty of mysteries. yet a soggy homicide case may have Betsy in over her head…
Even even though operating Crewel international retains Betsy lots busy, a bit additional cash at the part doesn’t damage. So while the neighborhood senior advanced, Watered Silk, asks her to educate a category at the difficult punch needle strategy, Betsy jumps on the chance to win over a few new customers.
Unfortunately, the enterprise that Betsy drums up isn't of the needlework style. a tender girl is located floating in Watered Silk’s remedy pool, and Betsy’s sleuthing abilities are instantly known as upon to determine who drowned her. however the checklist of suspects is extra twisted than any Betsy has encountered sooner than. The younger girl had 3 lovers—each with a purpose for the murder.
It’s as much as Betsy to tackle the snarl of romantic entanglements and discover a killer, or the inaccurate guy is certain to get pinned for a criminal offense he didn’t commit…
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