Darned if You Do (A Needlecraft Mystery)

by Monica Ferris | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0425270114 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingReallyBookishwing of Furlong, Pennsylvania USA on 2/9/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingReallyBookishwing from Furlong, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, February 09, 2018
Reading now.

Journal Entry 2 by wingReallyBookishwing at Horsham, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, February 10, 2018
Not a terrible read, but I enjoyed earlier books in the series better. They just seemed to have more sparkle and shine somehow. This one felt a bit stilted and disjointed and contained a very narrow pool of suspects, which made for less suspense as to "whodunnit." Ferris and her needlecraft mystery series may simply be running out of steam. Then again, this is book number eighteen in the series, so it's had a good long run!

Released 2 yrs ago (2/15/2018 UTC) at RABCK, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases


This is headed out to a fellow BookCrosser who I think might enjoy it.

Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, February 20, 2018
The books arrived safely today - many thanks! I have enjoyed the needlecraft series to this point; will see whether I agree with you about this one.

Later: I enjoyed this quite a bit - perhaps because I have a sneaking fondness for those "hoarder" TV shows, plus an abiding interest in unexpected treasures. I got a kick out of the "collectibles porn" descriptions of the many and varied items in poor Tom's collection, showing how something that most people would toss in the trash without a second thought might actually be quite valuable - though perhaps that's not the best lesson to take away from the story {rueful grin}.

I also appreciated the little nods to the relationship between Betsy and Connor, as they worked through some issues of independent people trying to form a life together relatively late in the day.

The mystery itself wasn't that satisfying to me, not for the motive nor the execution. And the little postscript about the handkerchief lace pattern was... well, offputting, at least to me. I wish the whole "long-undelivered mail" parts of the story had had a larger impact; there were some really poignant elements to that...

Released 2 yrs ago (3/24/2018 UTC) at Exit 8 Park and Ride/Boston Express bus stop in Nashua, New Hampshire USA


I plan to leave this book on a bench in the terminal; hope someone enjoys it!

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*** Released for the 2018 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

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