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Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Amateur Sleuth
Despite a chaotic feel to the first section of this latest Betsy Devonshire needlework adventure, the plot is absorbing enough to keep readers turning the pages. This time, Betsy has left her needlework shop in Milwaukee for a convention in Nashville.
Unexpected and unseasonable snow keeps her and the other conventioneers inside the vast hotel, part of which has
Needlework fans will delight in the plethora of sewing details, and Ferris cleverly uses pattern-making as a possible motive for the crime. Too many time shifts, however, make the beginning of this novel a challenge to read. (Oct., 256 pp., $19.95)
Reviewed By: Cindy Harrison
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Published: October 2004