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After her good friend Godwin has a nasty quarrel with John, his significant other, full-time needlework shop owner and part-time sleuth Betsy Devonshire finds herself with a roommate. Betsy doesn't mind having company, though Godwin is restless and unhappy over the sudden break-up. But sadness turns to grief when Betsy and Godwin discover John dead in his home, and Godwin is arrested for the murder. Betsy knows her friend couldn't be the killer, and sets out to prove it. What she learns is that John had a cat's cradle of secret dealings that had made him a bundle of money, and a lot of enemies. Now, Betsy has to untangle a web of lies if she's going to save Godwin--and find the murderer.
©2005 Mary Monica Kuhfeld (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks America

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Godwin

I really don’t like the new readers voice for him, he makes Godwin sound like he’s 4.

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Pleasure to listen to

This series is a new one for me. This was easy listening. It also had you hooked until the end. I could not guess whodunit. I can't wait until more of her books are on audible.

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Good, but bad pronouciation by the narrator

Love the books, but the narrator pronounces Aida cloth wrong and Wayzata wrong. I mean, really, do they do any research on pronouncing items? That might be a good thing to actually ask the author or someone familiar with the subject! Hmmmm

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Good cozy mystery

I may listen to this story again. I am a Jackie-of-all-crafters, and when I'm doing a long, rather boring job (spinning pounds of alpaca into yarn, for example), I like to listen to a pleasant-on-the-ears story that makes the tedium a little less...tedious. This book fits the bill. The characters are interesting and out-of-the-ordinary, and while the mystery plot is original and detailed, the ending is not, so while the cast of characters may not always do what you think they're going to do, the good guy always wins in the end. Ho hum, but OK if you're not going to give this book your full attention.
There are several things I like about Monica Ferris's stories, the first being that the main protagonist is a single woman of a certain age who is NOT slobbering over a man, but is instead focused on running her business and living her life. There are other core characters who are slightly formulaic but still interesting, and peripheral characters that vary from book to book vary greatly and give a unique and interesting twist to the story. I like that Ms. Ferris is willing to write outside of the box, which is why she is one of the few authors who I listen to over and over again.

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Not enough going on...

STORY - This is a light-hearted mystery about a young gay man (Godwin or "Goddy") accused of murdering his ex-boyfriend. Goddy works in a needlework shop called Crewel World, which is owned by Betsy, the main character. Betsy is an ameteur sleuth, and she sets upon proving Goddy's innocence. The story is obviously meant to be a simple small town whodunnit. IMHO, the mystery is not particularly interesting or complicated, there's no humor...the whole story is just "fluff." Also, I just never particularly cared for Goddy. His being gay could have added a clever dimension to the story, but he was just whiney.

NARRATOR - The narrator does a pretty good job with most of the characters; however, I thought Goddy sounded like a matronly older woman rather than a 20-something gay male.

BOTTOM LINE - This book is basically a waste of time, and I won't listen to any more in this series.

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Really great book. Ditto the previous books.

All I can say is, read my reviews on the preceding books. I am sure the rest of the books will get the same great raves.

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Entertaining

This was pretty good light read. I wish the entire series was on Audible. I gave it 4 and not 5 stars because while it is entertaining I figured out the killer before it was revealed. I gave it 4 stars because I liked the characters and the flow of the story. I will buy the next few books that are available on Audible.

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another GR8 MYSTERY

terrific story. still need to work on pronouncing MN towns- but still keeps me in the backyard

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Great Mystery

Love all the characters in Monica Ferris' books.

All the referrals to needlework, makes me remember all my friends (living and passed.)

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My only complaint

My only issue is that the narrator mispronounced all the city names.
I also wish there was more difference between voices.