- Series: Needlecraft Mystery (Book 3)
- Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Berkley; Reprint edition (July 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425175111
- ISBN-13: 978-0425175118
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.6 x 6.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #334,831 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Stitch in Time (Needlecraft Mystery) Mass Market Paperback – July 1, 2000
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About the Author
Monica Ferris is the USA Today bestselling author of several mystery series under various pseudonyms.
Top Customer Reviews
Betsy had returned to the cold midwest from San Diego for a much-needed respite from her immediate past while renewing the relationship with her sister, Margo. Unfortunately, Margo was the victim in book one, but she left her business "Crewel World" to Betsy, who, in spite of knowing little about the world of needlework, endeavored to settle into it.
Learning how to run a business, as well as learning about needlework exposes her to all sort of people and situations, while allowing her to use her not inconsiderable curiosity to help the small-town police department solve persistent puzzles.
In this episode, it's very near to Christmas, and while Trinity Episcopal Church prepares for the holiday season, it is also preparing for a major renovation. To the surprise of all, a mildewed, hand-worked tapestry is discovered hidden away in a closet. When it's discovered to be the work of the previous rector's wife, all concerned decide to restore the piece as a decoration for the new addition.
Immediately, strange things begin to happen to Betsy, who has agreed to furnish any yarn necessary for the renovation of the tapestry. One of the strangest, while totally unconnected, is a visit from her former husband, Hal the Pig, who seems to sincerely want to mend his fences and re-establish the relationship with Betsy. Not surprisingly, she is of the totally opposite opinion.Read more ›
Things are really buzzing a Trinity Episcopal Church, where renovations are underway. Hidden away in a room, they come across a huge tapestry that had been completed by Lucy Abrams, wife of the former rector, Keane.
Just before retiring, Keane had collapsed from a major stroke and Lucy had a fatal stroke as she tried to help him up from the floor. The current rector of the church, John Rettger is thinking about naming a room after the Keane, who now resides in a nursing home, unable to move or communicate.
It's decided that along with naming a room after Keane, they will restore the tapestry and hang it on the wall as a tribute to the late Lucy. Betsy volunteers to donate all the supplies necessary to repair the tapestry and while looking it over, (Worrying because she hadn't anticipated there would be so much work, or that it was so big), she notices little icons sewn onto the tapestry. Betsy wonders if they have some meaning and copies several of them down and borrows a book of Icons for John Rettger to try and decipher them.
Deciphering icons doesn't seem as important when Betsy has an accident while driving in a blizzard and having to spend the night in a freezing car, where she learns the important lesson of why people in Minnesota always have a survival kit in their car.Read more ›
Ferris is improving with each episode. In this book, Betsy keeps having scary "accidents" and can't figure out why someone would be out to get her. We, the readers, know of course. It's fun to follow the twists and turns as Betsy figures out what's up. Catching the culprit is almost an anti-climax.
A fun read with lots of snow and Christmas for atmosphere. Now, if they'd only produce the series on audio-tape so I could knit and "read" at the same time!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read these books years ago and remembered enjoying them very much although I had forgotten many of the plot points. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jane L
A light read and nice story line. The main character is continued in the story line for additional books.Published 6 months ago by donna harden
Another winner by another good author. Looking forward to finishing her seriesPublished 14 months ago by Lisa Anderson
love ,love monica ferris books, esp. her needpoint shop mysteries with Goddy !Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
Well written with a good and even pace. Mix of humor amid tension and fear was well placed. Overall real life facts contributed to the story line without being over bearing, boring... Read morePublished 17 months ago by G-Ma48
Monica Ferris has the easy going, but still in-depth writing style, like Simon Brett and Charlaine Harris. I've read 5 of her books now.Published on May 14, 2014 by Amandine