• Darned if You Do

  • A Needlecraft Mystery
  • By: Monica Ferris
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (220 ratings)

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Darned if You Do

By: Monica Ferris
Narrated by: Susan Boyce
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Publisher's Summary

After a tree falls on Tom Riordan's house, landing him in the hospital, the police discover a mountain of junk piled high in his home. Locals in Excelsior, Minnesota - including Betsy and her Crewel World Monday Bunch - offer to help with the cleanup while Tom recuperates. But when Tom is found murdered in his hospital bed, the sole heir to his property - his cousin, Valentina - becomes the number-one suspect. Betsy believes there's more to the case than meets the eye, but finding clues to the killer's identity in the clutter Tom left behind will be like looking for a needle in a haystack....

©2014 Mary Monica Pulver Kuhfeld (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Loved it!

This was one of the best in the series! I so hope that there are more to come, BUT only narrated by Susan Boyce. I had to return the last three because narrator was awful! Story plot and characters are wonderful! Love Betsy and Godwin!!!

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Very Enjoyable

I have read and enjoyed all of the books in this series. The last one was a bit lacking but this one made up for it. This latest installment had plenty of twists and turns, keeping me guessing. The characters were all interesting and enjoyable. As always Betsy and the gang were prominently featured and helped made the story more enjoyable.

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good and fun to stitch to.

one of her better stories with accurate information on coins. lots of twists and turns

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welcome back Susan Boyce

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Susan reading is so much better for the character

Who was your favorite character and why?

Tom take I liked his resourceful ways, even if he did steal a lot.

Have you listened to any of Susan Boyce’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Better then most.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both laugh and cried.

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for the next one.

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Double take

This IMHO was one of the better books in the series. Looking forward to more!

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Not the best in series!

Not one of series Best but still entertaining - It is always great to visit the warm storytelling of Crewel World!

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Another fun mystery!

I love these books. I'm always surprised by the killer's identity. Also, as a stitcher myself, I love hearing the different stitching terms used across the country. Glad author is continuing to write in this series.

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Thoroughly enjoyable novel

I have read all 19 novels written by Monica Ferris and have greatly enjoyed each h and every one.

Wish there were more.

Great characters, great mystery and great narration.

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Decent story, happy narrator is back

The story is entertaining and different, not as good as some previous ones, but I did really enjoy it.

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Darned if you do

Wonderful story, mystery & narrator.
Betsy, once again, comes through to solve a murder/theft situation.

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  • Mrs. A. I. Ilsley
  • 06-26-22

loved it!

always deliver!! Ms Ferris never fails to give us, cosy, twisty, comfortable, unusual and satisfying with sometimes an unexpected finale!! Well done, again.

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  • Claire Kendall-Price
  • 08-12-17

Another Excellent Mystery from Excelsior

Not much Betsy at start, but once she gets sleuthing its another jolly good romp.