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In the latest Needlecraft mystery, Betsy Devonshire is on a mission to solve the suspicious deaths of two homeless women. With compassion for the plight of the homeless, Ferris has penned a thought-provoking mystery with excellent plotting that maintains the suspense through the very end. An all-around solid mystery with the right amount of clues to keeps things rolling in the sleepy snowy town of Excelsior, Minn.
Betsy Devonshire, owner of the Crewel World needlework shop, is saddened to hear about the death of a homeless woman in Excelsior. The shocking part is that the woman was the cousin of Betsy’s customer, Margaret Smith, and she was found frozen to death behind the local movie theater. Although it appears she died from exposure, Sergeant Malloy believes foul play was involved and Margaret and her husband are suspects. When a second homeless woman is found dead in the same manner, Betsy knows there must be a link. Enlisting the aid of a homeless woman named Annie, Betsy sets out to find the answers she needs to clear her friend and catch a killer. (PRIME CRIME, Dec., 272 pp., $24.95)
Reviewed By: Sandra Martin
Publisher: PRIME CRIME
Published: December 2011