The Drowning Spool

The Drowning Spool

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780425270080
  • 304 Pages
  • Berkley
  • Adult


In the USA Today bestselling Needlecraft Mysteries, Betsy Devonshire, owner of the Crewel World needlework shop, knows how to untangle even the most knotty of mysteries. But a soggy murder case might have Betsy in over her head…

Even though running Crewel World keeps Betsy plenty busy, a little extra cash on the side doesn’t hurt. So when the local senior complex, Watered Silk, asks her to teach a class on the tricky punch needle technique, Betsy jumps at the opportunity to win over some new customers.

Unfortunately, the business that Betsy drums up is not of the needlework variety. A young woman is found floating in Watered Silk’s therapy pool, and Betsy’s sleuthing skills are immediately called upon to figure out who drowned her. But the list of suspects is more twisted than any Betsy has encountered before. The young woman had three lovers—each with a motive for the murder.

It’s up to Betsy to sort out the snarl of romantic entanglements and find a killer, or the wrong man is bound to get pinned for a crime he didn’t commit…

The Drowning Spool

The Drowning Spool

Monica Ferris


Praise for Monica Ferris’s Needlecraft Mysteries

“A comfortable fit for mystery readers who want to spend an enjoyable time with interesting characters.”—St. Paul Pioneer Press

“Fans will enjoy the needlework lore, the included pattern, and the ongoing adventures.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Ferris’s fans will be charmed.”—Publishers Weekly

“Ferris’s characterizations are top-notch, and the action moves along at a crisp pace.”—Booklist

“A first rate mystery supported by a wonderful heroine and vibrant supporting cast.”—The Romance Readers Connection

“Monica Ferris is a talented writer who knows how to keep the attention of her fans.”—Midwest Book Review

“A true accomplishment. The story flows seamlessly and makes for gripping reading.”—Mystery Scene

“Filled with great small-town characters…A great time…Fans of Jessica Fletcher will devour this.”—Rendezvous

“Good stories, top-notch characters, and solid and seemingly effortless writing.”—Cozy Library

“You need not be a needlecrafter to enjoy this…Delightful.”—Mystery Times


A Needlecraft Mystery
Monica Ferris
Monica Ferris
Monica Ferris