WorldCat Identities

Ferris, Monica

Overview
Works: 68 works in 426 publications in 1 language and 27,214 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3566.U47, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Monica Ferris
Knitting bones by Monica Ferris( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stitchers of the Embroiderers Guild are thrilled to have raised over $20,000 for charity-but they're less pleased when the representative who accepts the check disappears with it. After breaking her leg in a fall from a horse, Betsy's confined to her apartment and loopy on pain killers-she can't possibly investigate. But Godwin, her store manager, insists that he can do the legwork. Little do they know that a man across town has a similar injury-and he too is wondering what happened to that check. Betsy and Godwin have got to figure it out first, or it'll be a bad break for everyone. --From publisher description
Thai die by Monica Ferris( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The owner of the Crewel World needlework shop, Betsy Devonshire must put her sleuthing talents to work when one of her regular customers unwittingly becomes embroiled in a deadly delivery of exotic antiquities
Blackwork by Monica Ferris( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the town of Excelsior, Minnesota, it's Halloween, and Betsy Devonshire, owner of the Crewel World needlework shop and part-time sleuth, is haunted by murder as she investigates the mysterious death of Wicca practitioner and microbrewery owner Leona Cunningham
Buttons and bones by Monica Ferris( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While renovating a cabin in the Minnesota woods, Betsy Devonshire, owner of the Crewel World needlework shop, discovers the skeleton of a Nazi. Her investigation yields the site of a former German POW camp and an intricately designed pattern of clues to a decades-old crime
Sins and needles by Monica Ferris( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When adoptee Lucille Jones arrives in town to research her roots, she discovers her striking resemblance to local Jan Henderson, but when Jan becomes a suspect in the murder of her great-aunt, Betsy Devonshire investigates to find the truth
Crewel yule by Monica Ferris( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The owner of Crewel World, a needlework shop, amateur detective Betsy Devonshire becomes caught up in the investigation into the death of a fellow shop owner, who tumbles to her death during the annual needlework convention
Embroidered truths by Monica Ferris( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Needlework shop owner and amateur sleuth Betsy Devonshire becomes embroiled in a dangerous and all-too-personal case when her friend Godwin is arrested for the murder of his significant other, John, after a nasty quarrel
Threadbare by Monica Ferris( Book )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this needlecraft novel from author Monica Ferris, Betsy Devonshire gets embroiled in an embroidery mystery. When an elderly homeless woman is found dead on the shore of Lake Minnetonka, she's wearing something that holds the key to her identity but also opens up a mystery. Embroidered on her blouse is her will, in which she bequeaths everything she owns to her niece Emily Hame, a member of the Monday Bunch at Betsy's Crewel World needlework shop! Emily's aunt turns out to be the second homeless woman to be found dead under mysterious circumstances. It's up to Betsy to discover the common thread between the deaths, and to determine if a murderer may strike again
And then you dye by Monica Ferris( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betsy Devonshire, full-time owner of the Crewel World needlework shop and part-time sleuth, investigates the murder of yarn maker Hailey Brent who had a penchant for stealing other's property for her own use
The drowning spool by Monica Ferris( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 punchneedle 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."--
Darned if you do by Monica Ferris( Book )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The USA Today bestselling Needlecraft Mysteries have shown that when it comes to murder, Betsy Devonshire, owner of the Crewel World needlework shop, doesn't mess around. But when a local hoarder is murdered, she'll need all her wits to dig a new friend out of a heap of trouble ... After a tree falls on Tom Riordan's house, landing him in the hospital, the police discover a mountain of junk piled high in his home. Locals in Excelsior, Minnesota--including Betsy and her Crewel World Monday Bunch--offer to help with the cleanup while Tom recuperates. But when Tom is found murdered in his hospital bed, the sole heir to his property--his cousin Valentina--becomes the number one suspect. Betsy believes there's more to the case than meets the eye, but finding clues to the killer's identity in the clutter Tom left behind will be like looking for a needle in a haystack .."--
Cutwork by Monica Ferris( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When murder enters the picture at the Excelsior, Minnesota, art fair, Betsy Devonshire, the owner of a needlework shop, along with her best friend, Officer Jill Cross, sets out to unravel the mystery and prove the innocence of a local youth, who stands accused of the crime
Hanging by a thread by Monica Ferris( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Needlecraft shop owner Betsy Devonshire tries to unravel the truth surrounding a five-year-old double murder and clear the name of her new roofer and friend, Foster Johns, in a mystery accompanied by a counted cross stitch pattern
A murderous yarn by Monica Ferris( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sponsor of one of the entrants in the local antique car race, Betsy Devonshire must put her needlecraft and sleuthing skills to work when one of the drivers turns up dead before he reaches the finish line. Original
Crewel world by Monica Ferris( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Betsy's sister is murdered in her own needlecraft store, Betsy takes over the shop and the investigation. But to find the murderer, she'll have to put together a list of motives and suspects to figure out this killer's pattern of crime
Knit your own murder by Monica Ferris( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the USA Today bestselling Needlecraft Mysteries, Betsy Devonshire has her hands tied between running her needlework shop and turning her sharp eye for deduction to solving crimes... The Monday Bunch and other local knitters are participating in a fund-raising auction to save a community center, creating a growing pile of stuffed animals and toys right in front of the auctioneers as the audience bids. Among those contributing the most knitted goods is temperamental businesswoman Marsha Hanover--who keels over halfway through the event. After she is pronounced DOA at the hospital, an autopsy reveals that Marsha had been poisoned. But how? And by whom? One of the prime suspects is her ruthless business rival Joe Mickels, who lost a bitterly contested property bid to Marsha. When Mickels pleads his innocence to Betsy, she reluctantly believes him. But if Betsy is going to uncover the real murderer's identity, she must first untangle the knots Marsha made in her relationships throughout her life.."--
Unraveled sleeve by Monica Ferris( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tormented by nightmares, Betsy Devonshire, the new owner of a needlecraft shop in Excelsior, Minnesota, decides to get away for a needlecraft get-together at a remote lodge, but her nightmares are transformed into reality when she stumbles across a body
A stitch in time by Monica Ferris( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of a damaged tapestry in a village church will bring together a group of sewing ladies to solve a crime
Framed in lace by Monica Ferris( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of needlecraft requires patience, discipline and creativity. so does the art of detection. Just ask Betsy Devonshire, who's learning that life in a small town can be pretty exciting
Crewel yule by Monica Ferris( Recording )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Snow is not the only thing falling this December, spirits are, too. That's because this year's needlework convention in Nashville is tragically interrupted when Milwaukee shop owner Belle Hammermill tumbles nine stories to her untimely death. At first, Betsy Devonshire thinks the fall was just an unfortunate accident. The trouble is, Belle's unsavory reputation causes suspicions to flare. She has plenty of enemies with more than enough motive. Leave it to Betsy and the other knitting hands to unravel the clues that will put the killer to rest ... for a long winter's night
 
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