3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Blackwork doesn't work,
This review is from: Blackwork (Needlecraft Mystery) (Hardcover)
Betsy Devonshire, the main character, is the owner of needlecraft store Crewel World.
When a man dies after taunting a Wiccan (who after all, must have cast a spell on the poor man), ta-da!, Betsy must investigate.
Now, there is absolutely no reason for Betsy to become involved in the crime. However, Betsy and the townspeople (and it seems, some of the local police, rather frightening), feel that Betsy is The Only One who can solve the crime. Betsy goes around asking people for alibis, and people talk to her instead of telling her to get lost. What's up with that?
In addition to the unappealing smugness that Betsy is the Only One who can solve the crime, Betsy is a rather bland character. The characters surrounding her are rather bland. There really is nothing to this series. I don't think I'll be eagerly awaiting the next installment. Hopefully the Wiccan won't put a curse on me for saying that :)