- Books

Darned if You Do #2020

Darned if You Do 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 mu

  • Title: Darned if You Do
  • Author: Monica Ferris
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 420
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Darned if You Do By Monica Ferris, 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 mThe 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 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 haystackFREE CROCHET PATTERN INCLUDED

    • [↠ Darned if You Do || ✓ PDF Read by ☆ Monica Ferris]
      Monica Ferris

    1 thought on “Darned if You Do

    1. Tom Riordan is an eccentric hoarder, and a most unfortunate victim of multiple injuries resulting from a storm toppled tree Shortly thereafter, recuperating in the hospital, fretting over folks going through his things back home, Tom is tragically the victim of foul play murder in the second degree And from there, not every thing is as it should be let alone, where it should be, or how it should be, or with whom Betsy Devonshire, amateur PI is on the case Since the first installment of Ferris s [...]

    2. This was a big improvement over Monica ferris s last couple of books in the series The whodunit was predictable, but the setting was diverting and she took time making Betsy, Connor, Jill, and Godwin three dimensional, where is the past they had been fading to cardboard cut outs Her descriptions were still a bit too lavish, but far restrained than they had been Perhaps she listened to the critics she was not over describing in a way that was just blatant word count padding.

    3. The books in this series are either a hit or miss This one was a miss The first half was nothing but buildup It took almost a hundred pages for the murder to happen, which for a cozy mystery is way too long I also noticed Ferris sometimes gives away the murderer I noticed this first in A Murderous Yarn Just a paragraph or two in their perspective and bam , we know it was them Why would you spoil your own mystery novel like that It ruins the fun in the reader figuring it out on their own.

    4. I love Betsy Devonshire and Goddy She is a smart woman who cannot help but get involved in murder investigations, especially if she feels it isn t being handled correctly I like how we get to see a glimpse of her human side, her relationships with friends, with her boyfriend, Connor, and her pets This series is wonderful

    5. This eighteenth installment of the Needlecraft Mystery series starts out with a bang No, really It starts with a raging storm, and a tree falling on someone s home And that s just the beginning of the excitement Ms Ferris has managed yet again to add a fresh take on a long running series I don t know how she does it, but the author always finds something new to get into for her protagonist, Betsy Devonshire and Betsy s Crewel World Monday Bunch As with her past books, DARNED IF YOU DO is very de [...]

    6. Another mystery from Monica Ferris that seems anything but Really, I think her well has run dry in the clever mystery department, at least for this setting A very long lead in to the murder gives lots of descriptions of everything and anything and very little plot You get a bit of development of the main character s personal life, but not enough to justify this book either There are some false leads, and bouncing POV, but very little to engage, very few twists or turns, and the whodunit was obvi [...]

    7. I was a bit disappointed in the ending of this book I felt as though some possible plot twists were missed and I found the resolution to be too pat and neat just not enough suspense and build up for me I do enjoy this series overall, but this one was enjoyable during the middle of the book when it was examining the life of a hoarder.

    8. These are getting yawnful each book I really dislike books that start out with different POVs, and you don t see the regular characters for awhile I think the mystery was pretty predictable and the entire hoarding plot tedious.

    9. This one was a drag I knew the culprit almost immediately Also, no one says spewth or makes an urn of coffee Glad I got this from the libraryo stars is generous.

    10. A nasty storm passed through the Midwest causing widespread damage to Excelsior and the surrounding areas Tom Riordan is trapped in his bed after a tree falls on his house His injuries are serious enough to prevent him from returning to his home which turns out to be packed with stuff He is a hoarder who never allowed anyone inside his door Now his only living relative, cousin Valentina Shipp is called upon to help out and take over matters for Tom until he recovers Tom never makes it out of the [...]

    11. openbooksociety article daDarned if You DoA Needlecraft Mystery 18By Monica FerrisISBN 9780425270110monica ferrisBrought to you by OBS Reviewer JeanieSynopsis Darned If You DoAfter 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 s [...]

    12. A tree falls on Tom Riordan s home and he is trapped When emergency personnel come they find his house filled from floor to ceiling with junk Or is it treasure Tom s only relative, Valentina comes to take care of Tom and his house but when he is found murdered, she is the only one who really stands to benefit She asks needlecraft shop owner and amateur sleuth Betsy to help find out who really killed her cousin I love the Needlecraft Mystery series Betsy makes for a great middle aged heroine, the [...]

    13. Still a fun series to read, especially in a stressful week like this one, but where are the editors these days One scene, Betsy Connor are cleaning up from dinner, decide to go to auction, say they ll stop get Jimmy John s to eat on the way spotted few other discrepancies, too Library

    14. I quite liked this one It involved a big storm that sets off a chain of events, one reveals a hoarder The story goes from there I did have the murderer picked out mid story but I enjoyed the details involved in getting to the conclusion.

    15. Love this seriesn t wait for the next installment yes, I started at the beginning and I m all caught up Now it s time for me to wait for new books to be published

    16. It all starts with a big storm that causes a tree to crash through Tom Riordan s roof, injuring him When a policeman comes to rescue him, he has to break down the door that Tom never opened to anyone, and discovered that Tom was a hoarder, his house so full of objects there s barely room to move With Tom in the hospital, his cousin Valentina comes north to help out She is told she must clean out his house or it will be condemned, even though Tom is so furious to hear it that he threatens to kill [...]

    17. I have been reading this series for a while now What I think I enjoy most about these books are the characters Many of the plots are ones I have read in other cozy mysteries However, because I enjoy the characters, the knitting and needle work discussion it doesn t matter if I figure out who did the dastardly deed before the end.Monica Ferris makes the characters real for me to the point I would love to meet them This story centers around a man Tom Riordan who keeps every thing he finds or picks [...]

    18. This was a pleasant outing of the series but a little slow The plotline has to do with Excelsior s local eccentric, Tom Riordan also known as Tom Take During a big storm a tree lands on his house injuring him and landing him in the hospital His next of kin is Valentina Shipp who arrives in Minnesota to help get Tom s house inhabitable again Unfortunately, Tom is a hoarder and Valentina recruits a volunteer clean up crew from the Crewel World regulars When Tom winds up dead, Valentina is the prim [...]

    19. I am so glad to be able to get back to reading one of the needlework mysteries by Monica Ferris I have known Ms Ferris for a number of years after meeting her at Magna Cum Murder and she is quite the character and has a wonderful sense of humor I m hoping that now that we ve read this for one of my book groups, I ll get back into reading the series again Just a great little cozy about Betsy Devonshire, who owns and operates Crewel World needlework shop in Excelsior, Minnesota She s a wonderful w [...]

    20. Betsy Devonshire and her Monday bunch from Crewel World are volunteering to help clear out Tom Riordan s house During a storm a tree fell on Tom s house and he was pinned in his bed with multiply injuries Valentina Shipp, his only relative, is called to come help straighten out his affairs while recuperating.Tom is a hoarder and his home is packed with everything under the sun The volunteers, from Crewel World, and others in the community work in shifts to clear out the house so it can be repair [...]

    21. This story tells a good bit of its tale before the murder occurs Tom Reardon is injured in a big fall storm when his neighbors big tree falls on his roof and through into his bedroom During the rescue, the townspeople find that the house is stuffed to the rafters with stuff Tom is a junker His only known relative, Valentina, is called in to help with cleaning out the house Tom is injured enough that he will be in the hospital a while and the state won t let him return to the house given its cond [...]

    22. I just love these characters Having gone to school in the Twin Cities, I even get the jokes Tom Riordon is trapped in his house full of things after a tremendous storm topples the neighbors tree into his upstairs and breaks his leg and concusses him However badly he is hurt, it takes a lot to get him out, get him fixed up, and decide that he can t go back into it until its habitable, which considering Tom is a third generation hoarder, means clearing, sorting and repairing the house so it won t [...]

    23. Betsy Devonshire, owner of Crewel World, a needlecraft shop, is drawn into helping the cousin of local eccentric Timothy Riordan, Valentina Shipp, clean out Timothy s house where he has stored the leavings and takings of his lifetime a house filled with his hoardings, some purchased, many stolen or lifted from the town s garbage bins A storm has caused a tree to fall onto Timothy s deteriorating house , pinning Tim in his bed with a broken leg, cracked rib and numerous bruises Once rescued, Tim [...]

    24. Darned If You Do is a cozy mystery It s the eighteenth novel in the series You don t need to read the previous books to understand this one, and this story didn t spoil the previous mysteries.The murder didn t actually happen until halfway through the book, but the storyline of the aftermath of a bad storm along with cleaning out a kleptomaniac s house was intriguing This was a clue based mystery There weren t a lot of clues, yet I could still correctly guess whodunit and why I liked that the he [...]

    25. Betsy Devonshire and the regulars of her shop, Crewel World, are back It seems that Elsinore, MN, has had a bad storm with power outages and people injured One of these is Tom Riordan, the local junk hoarder.It seems that Tom s roof was demolished by a tree falling on it, injuring him with a leg broken in 2 places, chest injuries and possibly head trauma His house beforehand wasn t in good repair and Hennepin County is threatening to condemn it if repairs aren t made Enter one Valentina Shipp, h [...]

    26. I had pretty much sworn off of this series after the last one I read, but this book is back to form, and I will try future books This is 18 in the Monica Ferris needlework mystery series, set in a cozy mystery perfect community outside of Minneapolis, with an amateur sleuth needlework shop owner protagonist This installment opens with a huge storm that sends a tree smashing into the house of the community s resident hoarder, and, as the community comes together to help the home s owner and clean [...]

    27. Betsy continues to run her embroidery shop with her co worker friend Godwin when a stranger named Valentina comes in begs for her help tidying up her cousin Tom s home Tom Take , as he is known in Excelsior, MN, is widely known in town for taking what is not his and hoarding When a tree falls on his home lands Tom in the hospital, Valentina comes to help Betsy decides she is too busy to help the cleanup efforts herself, but presents the idea to her Monday group of stitchers and they are only to [...]

    28. Darned If You Do is one of the best in this series, and the best one in some times Betsy is a believable character, busy with her own stuff, annoyed when others interfere and reluctant to get involved unlike most cozy sleuths, who seem to think the police incapable of solving mysteries Why do we waste public funds training them, when the amateurs do a better job There were lots of clues leading one way and another I honestly thought one event would lead to the killer and I was wrong Also, everyo [...]

    29. Ultimate Reading Challenge 2016 A mystery.A elderly man who lives alone was injured when a tree fell on his house, smashing through his roof, and trapping him in his bed Social services contacts a cousin, his only living relative It was discovered that he is a hoarder and she is given the option of cleaning out his house herself or allowing social services to hire someone who will undoubtedly steal anything of value and throw out everything else She asks Betsy to help her find some people to hel [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *