Framed in Lace by Monica Ferris

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Framed in Lace by Monica FerrisFramed in Lace
Series: Needlecraft Mystery (Book 2)
Author: Monica Ferris
ISBN: 0-425-17149-3
Genre: Fiction, Mystery
Release: October 1, 1999
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
243 Pages

When the historic Hopkins ferry is raised from the lake, a skeleton is discovered. Unfortunately, the only evidence is a piece of lace-like fabric. But once Betsy Devonshire and the patrons of her needlecraft shop lend a hand, they’re sure to stitch together the details of this mystery…
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Framed in Lace by Monica Ferris

So this is another one of the books that my Mom sent over to me after she decluttered. I love cozy mysteries so she knew this one would be exactly the type I enjoy. The theme of the Needlecraft Mysteries is needlecrafts and Framed in Lace has a free cross stitch pattern included at the end of the book.

Betsey Devonshire’s sister died when she was visiting her in Minnesota. While she’s there, she is running her sister’s shop, Crewel World and taking some time for herself. One afternoon she goes to see the historic Hopkins ferry raised from the bottom of the lake and she finds herself in the middle of an old mystery.

They find a woman’s skeleton on the Hopkins and all the members of the needlecraft group are talking about it and trying to figure out who it was.  The skeleton was found with a piece of fabric that was edged with a very distinct type of lace. Everyone assumes that Betsey will help solve this mystery since she helped solved her sister’s murder.

As she starts to search for clues and talk to people who remember the time when the Hopkins was sunk, she starts to uncover secrets that some people would prefer she didn’t uncover. When there is another murder that’s tied to the discovery of the skeleton, she needs to figure out the connection.

If you enjoy cozy mysteries, I really think you’ll enjoy Framed in Lace . I really enjoyed the needlecraft theme since I love crafting. It was a fun, easy read & I hope to find a few more of the author’s books.

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2 thoughts on “Framed in Lace by Monica Ferris

  1. How unique to offer a free cross stitch pattern at the end of the book. I love little surprises like that, and mysteries too.

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