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A Murderous Yarn
Berkley, March 2002, 5.99, 256 pp. ISBN 0425184032 Betsy Devonshire moved away from California after her divorce seeking solace with her sister who owned a needlepoint shop in Excelsior, Minnesota. When her sister was murdered, Betsy discovered the identity of the perpetrator. She stayed on in Excelsior, owning and operating the Crewel World shop established by her deceased sibling. Betsy has made a place for herself in the community while...
Cutwork
Berkley, Jan 2003, 6.99, 272 ISBN 0425193896 In the small Minnesota town of Excelsior, everyone looks forward to the yearly Art on the Lake Crafts Fair. At this year's event, Betsy Devonshire, owner of Crewel World mans the hospitality booth. When she hears sirens and sees people heading toward a booth near her, she stays away from it but people quickly tell her that someone slashed the throat of the woodcarver Robert McFey. It isn't long be...
Embroidered Truths
Betsey Devonshire owns a needlework shop in Excelsior, Minnesota where she employs her good friend Goodwin DuLac. Goodwin or "Goddy" as he is affectionately known, has been in a relationship with an older man, John Nye, who is a successful lawyer. The two have had several arguements in the past but have always made up in the end. This time John throws Goddy out of the house soon after they take a trip to Mexico that Goddy won. Heartbroken, Goddy mov...
Hanging By A Thread
Berkley, Jan 2003, 6.50, 272 pp. ISBN 0425187144 Betsy Devonshire owns Crewel Jewel, a needlework craft shop located in Excelsior, Minnesota, that is doing quite well. Thanks to the old Minnesota winters, Betsy needs extensive roof work done and she hires general contractor Foster Johns to perform the roofing. All her friends, workers, and customers are appalled and concerned because everyone believes Foster murdered his mistress Angela and her...

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Unraveled Sleeve
Betsy Devonshire, owner of the needlecraft shop Crewel World, is suffering from nightmares after helping solve local murders. To help Betsy recover her friend and policewoman Jill Cross suggests a weekend away at a "stitch-in." There Betsy finds a dead woman in one of the rooms, but when she returns with the manager, the body has disappeared....


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