Book Review – Crewel World

Crewel World (A Needlecraft Mystery, #1)Crewel World by Monica Ferris

My rating:  (3 / 5)

This was an okay read. If you know me, you know that I’m a needlecraft fiend. I even have a series of videos on youtube – check out CraftyDivaKat some time over there if you’re so inclined. And so, after seeing my mom give this book a good review, along with others in the series, I thought I’d pick it up and give it a go.

Betsy is newly divorced from her cheater of a husband, and has sold all her worldly possessions to restart her life. The first step on that journey is a visit to her sister, so she makes the trek from California to Minnesota, where Margot owns a needlecraft shop called “Crewel World” in a little town outside of the twin cities. When Margot is murdered during the visit, it turns Betsy’s world and her plans upside down. Not content with a police force that brushes off the crime as a burglary gone wrong, Betsy is determined to solve her sister’s murder herself, and begins with the customers and employees of her sister’s beloved shop.

The book was okay. I liked it; as far as cozy mysteries go this is fair enough. There were no overt problems with the writing itself, though it also didn’t wow me. I liked the world of the needlecraft shop and could relate to many of the characters. I didn’t, on the other hand, need lessons in what was what in that arena, so that got a little tedious sometimes. The characters were likable, but a little bit older and more stodgy than my preference usually is for reading. I’m not sure if I’ll read others in the series.

View all my reviews

What did you think?