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Publisher's Summary

When the historic Hopkins ferry was raised from the bottom of the lake, who would have thought they were literally raising the dead! But there it was—a skeleton—right before their eyes. Unfortunately, the evidence is slim and soggy: the boat sank in 1949, the victim on board was a woman, and near the body is a piece of unidentifiable lacelike fabric. Sounds like a job for Betsy Devonshire. Betsy knows there's more to this story than what’s on the surface. And once she and patrons of her needlecraft shop start lending a hand, they're sure to stitch together the details of this unnerving mystery...

©1999 Mary Monica Kuhfeld. All rights reserved. (P)2011 AudioGO

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Great book!

I love this series. It is clean and a fun listen. Great for all ages.

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Mystery, History, Murder AND Needle Work!

This is the second in this series that combines murder mysteries with the goings on of a needlework shop, Crewel World and all those in the small town of Excelsior, Minnesota. I've grown to love the funny, experienced, as well as the fearful "I will never be able to do this" needle crafters, which by the way, include the shop's owner, Betsy, who inherited the shop from her sister. This audio book focuses on an old murder from 1949 when a boat sank in the harbor, and when they pull it up, a skeleton is found. The twists and turns in solving this very COLD CASE, are quirky, and will absolutely keep you listening and entertained. I didn't suspect who the murderer was until the very end. I will be listening to the next book in the series.

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An interesting cold case mystery. Well narrated and quite enjoyable. A cold case 50 years in the solving

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Charming and intriguing!

I’m delighted with this series which I’ve just discovered! The stories are better than good, and the narration is wonderful! I love the small town where these are set, and I can actually see the knitting shop where much of the dialogue takes place. I recommend this series and this author to anyone wanting a nice, cozy mystery that is hard enough to solve that you may have to go to the very end to find out.

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Kept me Tangled Up!

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

interlocking - intense - intrigue

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The plot stayed fresh & involved, NOT backtracking on previous story lines repeatedly like so many books are doing now so they feel like a newscast - same things said from 4 different angles...

Which character – as performed by Susan Boyce – was your favorite?

Jill

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The talk of the approaching winter weather and the views of those that live there always and those new to the area. Descriptions were great!

Any additional comments?

Getting the next 2 books now, gotta keep reading these!

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clever

I do enjoy this series of mysteries. Lots of suspects but the guilty party is always a suprise. No gruesome stuff just a mystery murder to unravel.

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This brings back memories!

My Mom grew up in Excelsior, well, not right in town, but their address was Excelsior, Minnesota. I road the roller coaster as a teen. It is still a lovely town. I am 75 yrs old, and I knit & do cross-stitch & other needle craft.

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Nice story to listen to while doing my own

needlework. I did not listen to the first book, but not to worry if you haven't either, authors of series go over and over the backstory so new readers can catch up. That's one reason I can get so tired of books in series, so much repetition annoys those already caught up. But this practice isn't going to go away, so tune out, or fast forward have become my options. The overall plot was well done, characters fine, and the descriptions of actual needlework weren't too cringe-y. It can't be very easy to write about an activity such as needlepoint, knitting, embroidery and their variations. I know, not having written about it in the sense of a main point in a book, but having watched the eyes of family and friends glaze over as I enthuse about yarn, or bamboo needles vs. acrylic, quilting fabric, etc. It's mostly about the people who sit together amongst their own and hash out patterns and life.
My favourite part was when the owner of an antique and decor store wants to find needle-workers who will make items she can sell. The explanation she is given as to why she probably couldn't make that work after all the time and investment required before she can even add on her shop mark-up to make her own profit is a conversation I have had many times.
I like the idea of the shop and new-in-town owner, struggling with learning new things, new places, making connections and keeping the shop open, but thought it was interesting the author out in a fail-safe if things don't work out, either for the main character of the author, time will tell. Worth a listen, enjoy.

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Love this concept!

Love mysteries, knitting, embroidery, crewel, etc. To have all of these together is so great!

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Love this series and narrator!!

I thought I might find needlecraft boring since I dont do needlework, but the narrator explains questionable subjects and has such a lovely friendly voice. I'm actually becoming int e eyed in starting needlework. Her mysteries unravel slowly and intelligently. I'm so excited there are over a dozen more to read.

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excellent very different

loved it it was very different and hugely enjoyable I would read.lots more of this authors work 10 out of 100

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